From Pastor Donne’s Desk

Take a look below to see what our Kids Ministry is teaching this week!

Jungle_Unit_6_art_157x157 In the Lima Campus 34’s classroom: I Love To Share- A Little Boy Shares His Lunch

Talk About It: God has given us everything we have. He wants us to share with others.

Bible Connection: Share with him some of the bounty with which the Lord your God has blessed you. Deuteronomy 15:14 NLT

Challenge for families: Prepare a plate for each family member with 3 different yummy treats on it. Perhaps you will have a cookie, a piece of candy and a pretzel with cheese – just make sure that they are all 3 things that your family enjoys eating. Ask everyone to pick their favorite item off of their plate and hold it in the air. Now ask everyone to pass the treat they chose to the person on their right. Everyone should eat the treats they now have in front of them. Talk to your child about how everything we have is from God and it pleases God when we share what we have, even our favorite things, with others. 
 Pray with your child about having a sharing heart! God loves it when we share the things we enjoy with our family and friends. 
Remind your child everything we have is a gift from God and it pleases Him when we share.


In the Lima Campus 5K’s classroom and the Henrietta Campus Preschool classroom: I Will Follow Jesus- Jesus is in the Temple.

Talk About It: Jesus showed how much He loved God by spending time in God’s house. We can follow Jesus’ example by spending time with God, too!

the_ark-unit6_157x157Bible Connection: “I follow the example of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV

Challenge for Families: Draw a stick figure or print a picture of Jesus and have your child color Him. Hide the picture somewhere in a room, then both of you pretend you are Mary and Joseph, Jesus’ parents. Pretend you can’t find Him in Jerusalem (for more about this story read Luke 2:41-52). When you find Him, say, “I am about my Father’s business,” and hide Him again. Before bed, pray with your child and pray over them that God would train them to be “about His business” by always loving Jesus and loving others.

In the Grade School classrooms: There’s a Verse for That: Run!- We live in a sinful world, and temptation comes at us from all directions. When we see temptation, we need to get away fast and focus on God.

Main point: Kids will learn that when they are tempted, the best plan is to run! When temptation comes, there’s only one sure way to defend yourself – run to Jesus.

Memory verse: ‘Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path.’ -Psalms 119:105 

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