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Learn: 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.

Early Years

1-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Family
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus grew up, just like we do! They will start with the story of Jesus as a boy, and journey through his early ministry life. As they journey with Jesus, they will discover that Jesus grew up with friends and family, as that will be seen throughout the stories from this series. 
Big Idea: Jesus grew up with friends and family.
Key Verse: This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” | Matthew 17:5b
  1. SING Download “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ a story from the life of Jesus’ from a children’s Bible.
  3. PLAY a game with your little one about how we treat our friends. Use a stuffy and ask: “do we hurt or hit friends?” (Show). “Are we nice and gentle?” (Show).

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Family
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus grew up, just like we do! They will start with the story of Jesus as a boy, and journey through his early ministry life. As they journey with Jesus, they will discover that Jesus grew up with friends and family, as that will be seen throughout the stories from this series. 
Big Idea: Jesus grew up with friends and family.
Key Verse: This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” | Matthew 17:5b
God Story: Jesus Calls the Disciples | Luke 5:1-11 
  1. SING Download “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus calling his disciples from a children’s Bible.
  3. PLAY have your child stand at one end of a room. Tell them to take a step if you say a good way to treat their friends, but if you say a bad way, don’t move.
    – Hit your friend (don’t move)
    – Hug your friend (move)
    – Share with friend (move)
    – Help your friend (move)
    – Pinch your friend (don’t move)
    – Give your friend a treat (move)
    – Kick your friend (don’t move)
    – Invite your friend to play (move)
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.
 

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Family
Summary: In this series, children will learn that Jesus grew up, just like we do! They will start with the story of Jesus as a boy, and journey through his early ministry life. As they journey with Jesus, they will discover that Jesus grew up with friends and family, as that will be seen throughout the stories from this series. 
Big Idea: Jesus grew up with friends and family.
Key Verse: This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” | Matthew 17:5b
God Story: Jesus Calls the Disciples | Luke 5:1-11 
  1. SING Download “J-E-S-U-S” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ the story of Jesus calling his disciples from a children’s Bible.
  3. PLAY have your child stand at one end of a room. Tell them to take a step if you say a good way to treat their friends, but if you say a bad way, don’t move.
    – Hit your friend (don’t move)
    – Hug your friend (move)
    – Share with friend (move)
    – Help your friend (move)
    – Pinch your friend (don’t move)
    – Give your friend a treat (move)
    – Kick your friend (don’t move)
    – Invite your friend to play (move)
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.
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Grades 1-5

Summary: Jesus is the son of God. Through this series, kids will grapple with the idea that Jesus lived a human life just like them. He was tempted and uncomfortable. He was hungry and thirsty. He felt joy and sadness. He felt all of the things that we feel. He lived on earth being tempted, but never sinned. Because even though Jesus was fully human, he is also God. This series is jam-packed full of incredibly rich Jesus- centred conversations waiting to happen!  
Series: Luke | Son of God
Big Idea: Jesus invited others to learn from him. 
God Story: Jesus Calls His First Disciples | Luke 5:1-11 
Key Verse: “We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God..” | John 6:69 
  1. READ Luke 5:10-11. Ask: What did Jesus mean when he said that?
  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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