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Family: 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: Serve
Summary: This week, children focussed on the story of Jesus welcoming a group of children to him and explaining to the adults that they could show them how to accept the Kingdom of Heaven.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b

  1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus welcoming the children to him together in a children’s Bible.
  3. SHOW AND TELL Throughout the week, find examples of things that make children around you special (friends, cousins, neighbours). As you talk about these special children with your child remind them Jesus thinks they are special and loves them too.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Serve
Summary: This week, children heard the story Jesus welcoming the children to him even when other adults thought they would bother Jesus.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b
God Story: Jesus and the Children | Luke 18:15-18

    1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
    2. READ the story of Jesus welcoming the children to him together in a children’s Bible.
    3. SHOW AND TELL Throughout the week, look for opportunities where your child or other children might interrupt adult activities. As this occurs, allow the interruption and remind your child that Jesus too welcomed the children that others thought were interrupting him because they are special to him. Remind your child that they are special to you and Jesus.
    4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Serve
Summary: This week, children heard the story of Jesus welcoming the children to him even when other adults thought they would bother Jesus. Jesus explained to the adults how they could learn from children to accept the Kingdom of God.
Big Idea: Jesus wants us to serve others.
Key Verse: Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13b
God Story: Jesus and the Children | Luke 18:15-18

  1. SING Download “Gonna Serve” from Little Praise Party: Taste and See album.
  2. READ the story of Jesus welcoming the children to him together in a children’s Bible
  3. PLAY Gather a piece of green and red paper. Glue them to each other. Write Go on the green side and Stop on the red side. Play a game of Stop and Go. Have your child stand a good about 4-5 meters away from you. Flash the Stop/Go sign and instruct your child to come towards you when the green side is showing and to stop when the red side is showing. When they reach where you are, remind your child of why the disciples wanted to stop the children from coming to Jesus and Jesus’ welcoming response to the children.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: This week, kids learned that God’s family is made up everyone who follows Jesus.
Series: Mark | Redefined
Big Idea: Jesus shows us a new kind of family.
God Story: Jesus’ True Family | Mark 3:31-35
Key Verse: Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me also welcomes the one who sent me. Mark 9:37

  1. READ the story of Jesus explaining who makes up the family of God in Mark 3:31-35. After reading, talk with your child about how your church family is the same as a family (take care of each other, work together to accomplish goals, share meals or celebration times together, etc.).
  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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