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Running: 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: What Does Love Look Like?
Summary: In this series, children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit, and how they all show us what God’s love looks like! Children will see the fruit of the Spirit throughout God’s story as various Bible stories highlight them.
Big Idea: Love looks like joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22

  1. SING Download “What Does Love Look Like?” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Ruth (from Ruth 1-4) and Daniel (from Daniel 6) in a children’s Bible.
  3. MAKE Help your little one create a “gift” for a friend to show kindness. E.g. Use Fruit Loops to create and necklace, and have them give it to someone. Or have them colour a picture or finger-paint some artwork to give to a grandparent or neighbour.

2-3 YEAR-OLDS

Series: What Does Love Look Like?
Summary: In this series, children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit, and how they all show us what God’s love looks like! Children will see the fruit of the Spirit throughout God’s story as various Bible stories highlight them.
Big Idea: Love looks like joy.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22
God Story: Hezekiah and Isaiah | 2 Kings 20:1-11

  1. SING Download “What Does Love Look Like?” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Hezekiah and Isaiah (from 2 Kings 20:1-11) in a children’s Bible, or check out the Bible App for Kids.
  3. MAKE a pair of binoculars using two toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls, or simply by rolling to pieces of paper into cylinders and gluing them together. Then, go on a JOY hunt with your little one to find what LOVE and JOY look like.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

4-5-YEAR-OLDS

Series: What Does Love Look Like?
Summary: In this series, children will learn about the fruit of the Spirit, and how they all show us what God’s love looks like! Children will see the fruit of the Spirit throughout God’s story as various Bible stories highlight them.
Big Idea: Love looks like joy.
Key Verse: “The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, and peace…” Galatians 5:22
God Story: Hezekiah and Isaiah | 2 Kings 20:1-11

  1. SING Download “What Does Love Look Like?” from The Meeting House Kids Music album.
  2. READ the story of Hezekiah and Isaiah (from 2 Kings 20:1-11) in a children’s Bible, or check out the Bible App for Kids
  3. MAKE a pair of binoculars using two toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls, or simply by rolling to pieces of paper into cylinders and gluing them together. Then, go on a JOY hunt with your child to find where they see LOVE and JOY around them.
  4. MORE Download the midweek activity page.

Grades 1-5

Summary: In this series, kids will be reminded of what it means to be on God’s path, and to follow Jesus, and that is how we can best impact other people as we go!
Series: Hebrews | Training
Big Idea: Following Jesus is like running a long-distance race.
God Story: Long-Distance Race | Hebrews 12:1-3
Key Verse: “My child, think of the Lord’s training as important. Do not lose hope when he corrects you. The Lord trains the one he loves. He corrects everyone he accepts as his child.” | Hebrews 12:5-6

  1. READ Hebrews 12:1-3. 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 happened before this? What happened after? What do you think that was like?
  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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