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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: Encouragement
Summary: In this series, children will learn that we are all part of the church and one part of our job is to encourage each other!
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | 2 Corinthians 13:11, NLT

  1. SING Download “Cheer Each Other On” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. PRAY for your little one and that they would know God loves it when they show their love to others.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: Encouragement
Summary: In this series, children will learn that we are all part of the church and one part of our job is to encourage each other!
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | 2 Corinthians 13:11, NLT
God Story: Ephesians 6:18-23; Philippians 2:25-30; 2 Timothy 1:3-10, 3:14-17 | Encouraging Letters

  1. SING Download “Cheer Each Other On” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ a glimpse of one of the aforementioned letters in a children’s Bible. If not, look up one of the excerpts and read to your child in a way they can understand. Let them know this was a letter written from Paul to other Christians to encourage them.
  3. WRITE a letter! With your little one, write a letter dictated by them to someone they want to encourage. Encourage them to draw pictures or add stickers. Don’t forget to mail it!

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: Encouragement
Summary: In this series, children will learn that we are all part of the church and one part of our job is to encourage each other!
Big Idea: We can encourage each other.
Key Verse: “Encourage each other.” | 2 Corinthians 13:11, NLT
God Story: Ephesians 6:18-23; Philippians 2:25-30; 2 Timothy 1:3-10, 3:14-17 | Encouraging Letters

  1. SING Download “Cheer Each Other On” from The Meeting House Kids on Spotify or Apple Music or Google Play.
  2. READ a glimpse of one of the aforementioned letters in a children’s Bible. If not, look up one of the excerpts and read to your child in a way they can understand. Let them know this was a letter written from Paul to other Christians to encourage them.
  3. WRITE a letter! With your child, write a letter dictated by them to someone they want to encourage or make it a fill in the blank so they can write some words as able. Encourage them to draw pictures or add stickers. Don’t forget to mail it!
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will take a kid-appropriate journey through the book of Revelation and discover that God is making all things new.
Series: Revelation | New
Big Idea: God is making all things new.
God Story: Revelation 21-22 | New Heaven and New Earth
Key Verse: “May you have power together with all the Lord’s holy people to understand Christ’s love. May you know how wide and long and high and deep it is.” | Ephesians 3:18 (NIRV)

  1. READ Revelation 21:1-5. 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: What is happening? Who is writing? What did they see?
  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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