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Creative: Our Story Continues…

Our Story Continues is our way to connect parents to what kids are talking about and experiencing in the Sunday morning teaching. We want to help to equip parents and spiritual parents with Scripture, talking points, and experiential activities to continue to disciple their kids well every day of the week.

Preschool

1-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Community
Summary: This week, children focussed on the description of the early church found in Acts. This group of believers shared their lives and possessions with each other and this caused others to want to be part of the early church.
Big Idea: We are the church together.
Key Verse: Encourage each other and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
God Story: The Very First Church | Acts 2:42-47

  1. SING Download “We are the Church” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of the early church in a children’s Bible.
  3. SHOW AND TELL Find an opportunity to have a play date with another church family. As you prepare your child for the play date, talk about the importance of sharing (toys, books, craft materials) with everyone in God’s family (the church).

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Community
Summary: This week, children heard the story of the people in the early church who shared everything with each other so that everyone had what they needed.
Big Idea: We are the church together.
Key Verse: Encourage each other and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
God Story: The Early Church Shared| Acts 4:32-37

  1. SING Download “We are the Church” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. LEARN the key verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of the early church sharing their possessions in a children’s Bible.
  4. MAKE a favourite snack or treat with your child and invite a friend over from church for a playdate to share the treat with them. As your children play together encourage sharing toys and other belongings.
  5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.
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4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Community
Summary: This week, children heard the story of the people in the early church who shared everything with each other so that everyone had what they needed.
Big Idea: We are the church together.
Key Verse: Encourage each other and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
God Story: The Early Church Shared| Acts 4:32-37

  1. SING Download “We are the Church” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. LEARN the key verse as a family.
  3. READ the story of the early church sharing their possessions in a children’s Bible.
  4. SHOW AND TELL Take some time to do some spring cleaning with your child. Sort through their toys or books and help them to choose ones they don’t use that are in good condition. Think of friends or neighbours that might need these items or donate them. Remind your child of how the people of the early church also shared their belongings.
  5. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned about Paul’s ministry in Athens. Paul was led by the Holy Spirit to share the good news of Jesus by using something with which the people in Athens were familiar. This was a creative way to share the story of Jesus.
Series: Acts | Holy Spirit
Big Idea: The Holy Spirit gives us creativity.
God Story: Paul Connects | Acts 17:16-34
Key Verse: “…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. Then you will tell people about me…from one end of the earth to the other.” Acts 1:8

  1. READ the story of Paul’s time in Athens in Acts 17:16-34. As you read ask your child, what did Paul use to share the message of Jesus with the people of Athens? Why did he use this? Was it effective? Explain to your child that Paul was led by the Holy Spirit to share the good news of Jesus in the creative way that he did and that the Holy Spirit provides us with creativity to share the message of Jesus with others.
  2. WATCH the video teaching below with your family this week. Talk about the video as a family. What stood out to you? What did you like? What did you want to ask a question about? (Tip: If it’s helpful, consider pausing the video as you watch it together, and ask questions or talk about things that stick out to you as you go!)
  3. Download the midweek activity page.

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