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Hand-off: 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: Listen
Summary: In this series, children will learn that God wants to speak to us. We need to take time to listen to him.
Big Idea: Listen to God. 
Key Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God” | Psalm 46:10 (NLT)

  1. SING Download “Pray” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) on Spotify or Apple Music. Remember that praying is talking to God and listening.
  2. READ the the story of baby Moses in the basket, and his sister Miriam watching over him.
  3. ROCK AND TALK Consider sitting with your little one during a down time, (maybe in a rocking chair), and letting them know that we can read in the Bible that God says, “Be still, and know that I am God,” and he is with us and he loves us so deeply.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Listen
Summary: In this series, children will learn that God wants to speak to us. We need to take time to listen to him.
Big Idea: Listen to God.
Key Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God” | Psalm 46:10 (NLT)
God Story: Moses & Miriam | Exodus 2

  1. SING Download “Pray” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) on Spotify or Apple Music. Remember that praying is talking to God and listening.
  2. READ the story of Miriam watching over baby Moses as he travels down the river (in Exodus 2).
  3. ROCK and TALK Consider sitting with your little one during a down time, (maybe in a rocking chair), and letting them know that we can read in the Bible that God says, “Be still, and know that I am God,” and he is with us and he loves us so deeply.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Listen
Summary: In this series, children will learn that God wants to speak to us. We need to take time to listen to him.
Big Idea: Listen to God. 
Key Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God” | Psalm 46:10 (NLT)
God Story: Moses & Miriam | Exodus 2

  1. SING Download “Pray” (from The Meeting House Kids Music) on Spotify or Apple Music. Remember that praying is talking to God and listening.
  2. READ the story of Miriam watching over baby Moses as he travels down the river (in Exodus 2). Then ask your child: Even though Moses was a baby, God was watching over him then. Do you think that God is watching over you? How does he help you right now?
  3. LEARN the Key Verse together as a family. Make up actions or say it in a rhythm or to a familiar tune.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will discover that God is with us everywhere we go, working through unlikely people and situations that we often would never expect. People may think it is impossible, but God makes the impossible possible! 
Series: Joshua | Strong
Big Idea: God is with us everywhere we go. 
God Story: Moses Passes the Torch to Joshua | Deuteronomy 33-34 & Joshua 1:1-9
Key Verse: “Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go.” Joshua 1:9, NIrV

  1. READ Joshua 1:1-9. Take time to show your child how to look up a passage in the Bible. Show them how to navigate books, chapters, and verses. Ask your child: How do you think Joshua felt when he heard all of this? What was the “command” God gave Joshua at the end? Do you think that was helpful to him? How can it be helpful to you?
  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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