Week 3 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Wonderful World continued this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week Three

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Bible Story Focus: 

God made the animals and they are wonderful

Animals • Genesis 1:20-25

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

This time around we see the fifth day of creation, where God created the seemingly innumerable kinds of creatures that surround us everyday. When God later makes Adam his job was to name all of the animals that God had created. There were so many that even today we are still discovering new species, each one just like us are incredibly unique and amazing with none the same as another. The point for this week is God made the animals and they are wonderful.

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Parent Guide Week 3

Elementary

This Week we continue our new series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respecta response to the character of God.  

Week Three

In Ephesians 6:1-3, Paul writes about God’s clear instruction to honor our parents. But he wasn’t the first one in the Bible to say this. Moses said this way back in Deuteronomy 5:16 when God’s people were entering the promised land. Honoring one’s parents is foundational to showing respect to God.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect your parents. Showing respect to our parents can be difficult, but it is something God wants us to do. Since God put us in our families, we pray that our kids will start to understand how respecting their parents is related to how they can show respect to God. And He can help us respect them even when it’s difficult.

can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times (K-5)

Week 2 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Wonderful World continued  off this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week Two

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Bible Story Focus: 

God made the water and sky and they are wonderful.

Water and Sky • Genesis 1:6-10, 14-19

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times,and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

This time around we look into the fourth day where we begin to really see the beauty in God’s creations as the Earth takes shape as sky and oceans form. We today seem to take for granted more an ever as we seem to ignore the sights around us. The skies seem to produce spectacular colors during sunrise and sunset. The oceans are filled to the brim with incredible creatures each working together to balance their ecosystem. The main point of the weekend is God made the water and the skies and they are wonderful, as we love and appreciate God we need to take the time to notice the amazing world he made for us.

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Week 2 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we continue our new series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respecta response to the character of God.  

Week Two

In James 2:1-4, 8-9

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

 We discover that the early church struggled with respecting those who weren’t like them. James reminds us that it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. It’s what’s on the inside that shapes our respect for others.

Bottom Line: You respect God when you respect the people God made. We pray that kids will start to see others like God sees them. All people are created in God’s image and deserve our respect not because of what they’ve done or have but because of who they are.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times Week 2 (K-5)

 

Week 1 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Wonderful World kicked off this week where we learn about the all the amazing things God has created!

Week One

Memory Verse: “You have done great and wonderful things.” 2 Samuel 7:23, NIRV

Key Question: Who made everything wonderful?

Bottom Line: God made everything wonderful.

Basic Truth: God made me.

Bible Story Focus: God made the land and plants and they are wonderful.

Land and Plants • Genesis 1:9-13

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

As we read in the verses for the story, God on the third day of creation God created on the earth the land and seas, vegetation, vegetables and fruit. God made the land and plants wonderful as is our lesson of the week, but he made the world beautiful. Everytime we go for a hike or climb a mountain or even fly we can look around and see the beauty in what God has made for us. We want your children to know that as they see and learn from the world around them to know that God made it as he made us creative and wonderful.

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Parent Guide Week 1

Elementary

This Week we begin our new series Drumline: Respect the Rhythm where our main focus is on Respecta response to the character of God.  

Week One

We start the month in Matthew 8:5-13 where we find a Roman Commander. The commander was in charge of his men, who did whatever he told them to do. Yet, when his servant became seriously ill, he realized that he wasn’t in charge anymore. He had no power over his servant’s health. He respected that Jesus had authority to heal his servant and had faith He could do it. Jesus honors the centurion’s faith and heals the servant.

Bottom Line: Show respect to God because He’s in charge of everything. Our respect begins and ends with how we respond to the all-powerful creator of the universe. Our respect for others flows from how we understand God’s power over the world. We don’t have respect anymore because we always strive to be in charge and have the ever burning desire to not have to be told what to do and because of that we lose our sense or respect and care. Through this story we hope to bring that

 

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times K-5

August Series is Upon Us!

July has now come and gone and August now has its turn to shine with our New Series!

Preschool/Kindergarten

This Month we are starting a brand new series Wonderful World!

The Bible is full of amazing stories, but none are more incredible than creation. Throughout this series we will learn how God made the Plants and animals, Dark and Light, and well… us! We want to teach that God made everything wonderful which includes us and by knowing this we hope that the kids will see how unique we are and how we are each made for an amazing purpose.

Our memory verse for this month comes from 2 Samuel 7:23 – “You have done great and wonderful things.” 

God made the land and plants and they are wonderful.

God made the water and sky and they are wonderful.

God made the animals and they are wonderful.

God made people and they are wonderful.

Elementary

This month, starts our new series Drum line: Respect the Rhythm

God is the all-powerful, Creator of the universe. There is no one else who has the position or power of God. We can’t help but respond to Him with respect. 

Respect is a response to the character of God.  

When it comes to people, everyone is important for two reasons: God made them in His image and Jesus died for them. That’s why respect is also a reflection of the character of Christ in us. When we see people like Jesus sees them, we can show everyone they matter to God.

 For those of you that remember in the main services with Pastor Tim we recently had a series named Honor In The House, where respect played a large role in not just to each other but that same respect held to God. We want to bring the same message to the kids as society brings a message of rebellion, dishonour and a “me” oriented society. By bringing respect back into our lives and apply it to our friendships, family, elders and most importantly God we can see an amazing difference in our lives and those around us.

Our Memory Verse for June comes from 1 Peter 2:17  

17 “Show proper respect to everyone, Love the family of believers, Have respect for God.”
 

Respect is how we look up to whether it be our parents or a person who did amazing things. Jesus is no exception from this as he died for us just so we could be free from sin!

We cannot wait for all of what is to come this month!

Week 5 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock Part.2 concluded this week where we get to move into the Bible for children who did amazing things throughout the Bible.

Week Five

Basic Truth: God made me.

Memory Verse: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV

Key Question: Who can do what God wants you to do?

Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do

Bible Story:  I can do what God wants me to do

Kids Rock Review .  1 Timothy 4:12

In the first week we talked about a young Jesus in Jerusalem after he went missing from his family, they later found him in the temple teaching the elders and adults about God and they were astonished that a young boy knew so much about scripture and God! Jesus here showed us that no matter how old you are you are never too young or old or no matter where you come from you  can tell others about God.

Next, we talked about how a teen David who took on the Philistine giant Goliath when nobody in the entire Israelite army would not. He trusted in God and using only a slingshot and a single smooth stone he managed to take down Goliath. David showed that by trusting in God we can do brave things.

In week 3 we discussed about how Daniel and his friends were invited to work for the king. By working for the king it meant they got to eat what he ate which meant wine and loads of meat. God had wanted Daniel to eat healthier foods and felt that eating mostly vegetables and water were better and it proved to be the right choice as they were in better in shape than all the other servants, by proving this everyone else were then fed the same way. Daniel showed that we can do what God wants us to do. 

Finally, last week we discussed that when Jesus was teaching an enormous crowd of five thousand people, after he finished Jesus could tell they were very hungry and they knew they had no money or food to feed them all but a little unnamed boy stepped up and gave them 5 loaves of bread and two fish. After blessing the food Jesus told them to distribute the food and they could have as much as they wanted. When they were done there were more than 12 baskets of leftovers and everyone had their fill! The young boy showed that once more at any age you can help others.

The past two months were all about finding the stories that even children did amazing things that made massie impacts in the Bible. This story can go even deeper to show that no matter your background, your situation God can use you for amazing things and he has a great and and powerful plan for all of us.

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Week 9 Parent Guide

Elementary

This Week we conclude  Gadgets and Gizmos  but start a theme centered on Uniqueness – discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Ephesians 2:10 10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.

Week Five

 

Finally, we head to 1 Corinthians 12 and learn more about the Gifts of the Spirit. We each have role to play in this world. God gives each one of us a unique gift through the Holy Spirit to help make a difference in the lives of the people around us.

Bottom Line: God made you to do good. God doesn’t give us these special gifts just for us. He gives them to us, so we can help Him change the world and tell others about Him. We pray that through this passage, kids will start to search for and discover how God has uniquely gifted them to help Him do good in the world.

Some people may have incredible skill in music, others art, writing, acting and many more  each one able to fulfill a profoundly important purpose. This series was all about the uniqueness and creativity that God placed into us and helping kids realize we are more important than we think in a world where kids aren’t seen as much as they should. By knowing this we pray kids will be empowered to be able to share God’s message anywhere they go.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times Week 5 (K-5)

 

Week 4 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock Part.2 continued this week where we get to move into the Bible for children who did amazing things throughout the Bible.

Week Four

Basic Truth: God made me.

Memory Verse: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV

Key Question: Who can do what God wants you to do?

Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do

Bible Story:  I can help others

A boy and his 5 loaves and 2 Fish

Jesus as he continued his teaching the amount of people he taught to grew amazingly. This crowd however had grown to Five thousand people! Jesus seeing that the people instructed the disciples to food them but they were astonished at the request because none of them had enough money to buy food for every person. There was a young boy that thankfully had brought five loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus thanked God for the food given to them and told the disciples to hand out the food but they doubted that so little food could feed so many. God blessed the food and sure enough more bread and fish appeared until all five thousand people were able to be fed until they were full! Even more so there was enough even for twelve baskets stuffed with leftovers. A child’s faith that the food could at the very least help some of the crowd and his willingness to give it away showed how that I can help others.

Try reviewing this story with your little one to remind them that I can help others. The world we live in today has a massive focus on ourselves and few take the time to help others. Knowing that being a friend and helping others especially new kids can go a long way in their lives and others and show God’s message at work.

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WEEK 8 Parent guide

Elementary

This month we continue our series Gadgets and Gizmos  but start a theme centered on Uniqueness – discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Ephesians 2:10 10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.

Week Four

Next, we head to Acts 16:11-15 and meet a woman named Lydia. Paul and Silas were traveling around and telling people about Jesus. In the city of Philippi, they headed down to the city riverbank where they thought they’d find people worshipping God. While they were there they met Lydia, a wealthy business owner. Lydia used her gift of hospitality to make Paul and Silas feel welcomed. She used her gifts to help others feel loved.

Bottom Line: God made you to love others. God has given each of us gifts that we can use to show love to others. We pray that kids will realize that part of what it means to be created in God’s image includes reflecting His love to the people in the world around them.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials:

God Times K-5

 

Week 3 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock Part.2 continued this week where we get to move into the Bible for children who did amazing things throughout the Bible.

Week Three

Basic Truth: God made me.

Memory Verse: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV

Key Question: Who can do what God wants you to do?

Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do

Bible Story:  I can do what’s right.

Josiah (Young King) 2 Chronicles 34

Josiah began his rule as a king at only 8 years old,  Josiah was different than the kings before him, he did not want money or fame, he just wanted to follow God and did everything God asked him to. The  two kings before Josiah were evil and refused to follow God but Josiah though only a child decided to break that mold and ruled how God wanted him too and as Josiah learned we can to that I can do what’s right.

Try reviewing this story with your little one to remind them that we don’t have to be worried so long as we remember that I can do what’s right. Most of us grew or currently grow up in a world where we are pushed into things or pressured to do things that are wrong and the story of Josiah shows how a child had decided to not continue in a bad path and finally fix an entire nation back towards God. Though many of us won’t be presidents, kings or leaders we can still do what is right in God’s eyes.

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Week 3 Parent Guide

Elementary

This month we continue our series Gadgets and Gizmos  but start a theme centered on Uniqueness – discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Ephesians 2:10 10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.

Week Three

In Acts 8:26-40; we learn more about an encounter between Philip and an official from Ethiopia. As the Ethiopian searched God’s word and had many questions about faith and scripture. Philip pointed him in the right direction, and showed him that Jesus was the answer to those prophesies from long ago.

Bottom Line: God made you to follow Jesus. God wants to have a relationship with us and made a way for that to happen through Jesus. This week, we pray that kids will realize that no matter who they are or what they’ve done that God made them to have a relationship with Him when they believe in Jesus.

Even when we don’t expect it, God can use us for amazing things as God did with Phillip to bring a man to Jesus. As we learned last week God made us for an adventure as God has a great an amazing plan in our lives and even little things can lead to big moments.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials.

God Times K-5

Week 2 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock Part.2 continued this week where we get to move into the Bible for children who did amazing things throughout the Bible.

Week Two

Basic Truth: God made me.

Memory Verse: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV

Key Question: Who can do what God wants you to do?

Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do

Bible Story:  I can protect others.

Miriam * Exodus 1:22-2:10

In Exodus we see the Israelites under the control of the Egyptians and they were ruled by a Pharaoh  or leader. This Pharaoh was an evil ruler who at one point sought to eliminate all the male children in Egypt! Now there was one baby in particular who was now in danger, his name was Moses and his mother and big sister Miriam wanted to protect Moses. So they placed him in a basket and had it float down the river, Miriam boldly decided to follow and watch over Moses from the shore as he floated downstream. Amazingly the princess of Egypt was in the river and heard a baby crying and sure enough it was Moses in a basket. The princess took pity on the child and decided that she would care for him. It was then Miriam jumped in to offer her mother as the person to help her raise baby Moses.  Miriam did an amazing thing helping her baby brother to be safe and finding a way to guarantee his safety, because of this Moses went on to do some of the most incredible things in the Bible! Miriam showed that I can protect others. 

Try reviewing this story with your little one to remind them that we don’t have to be worried so long as we remember that I can do what God wants me to do.  Children grow up in a world where many only seek to protect themselves, and we hope that this week they learn to protect others and be a friend to everyone they meet.

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July Series Week 2 Parent Guide

Elementary

This month we continue our series Gadgets and Gizmos  but start a theme centered on Uniqueness – discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Ephesians 2:10 10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.

Week Two

In Genesis 12, we find a man named Abram, who eventually we come to know as Abraham, the father of God’s people. But long before that, God called Abraham to go on a journey with many unknowns because of a really BIG promise. Abraham was willing to follow God and go wherever He led. In the end, God made good on each of the promises He made to Abraham.

Bottom Line: God made you for an adventure. God may not call us on a journey to another country, but at some point, God will call us to do something out of our comfort zone. We pray that kids will learn to trust that God will keep His promises to us, and that no matter what happens, He made them unique for whatever adventure comes their way.

Everyday is made for us to have little adventures or big ones as we explore the world around us and we hope the kids learn to love the life God has blessed them with!

Week 1 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock Part.2 kicked off this week where we get to move into the Bible for children who did amazing things throughout the Bible.

Week One

Basic Truth: God made me.

Memory Verse: “God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10, NCV

Key Question: Who can do what God wants you to do?

Bottom Line: I can do what God wants me to do.

Bible Story:  I can do things God’s way.

Daniel – Daniel 1

Daniel as a young boy along with 3 of his friends were chosen to work for the king which was considered a great honor. All those who worked for the king received the best food in the land and even got to eat with him too. However Daniel and his friends knew that God did not want them to eat the fancy food. Daniel asked the guard if they could eat vegetables and water, but the guard was concerned he would be punished if he did so because the king demands that all who work for him to eat the food so they can be strong and healthy. So Daniel and friends set up a test to have the vegetables and water for 10 days and compared their results to the other who ate from the king’s table. Sure enough Daniel and his friends showed the best results because they knew God’s way was the best way. From that day on the guard had all the king’s servants eat just as Daniel and his friends had.

Try reviewing this story with your little one to remind them that we don’t have to be worried so long as we remember that I can do what God wants me to do.

You can use this guide to revisit this lesson throughout your week:

Parent Guide July Week 1

Elementary

This month we continue our series Gadgets and Gizmos  but start a theme centered on Uniqueness – discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Ephesians 2:10 10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do.

Week One

We kick off the month in 1 Samuel 17 and rediscover the familiar story of David and Goliath. David was the newly anointed king of Israel. He saw that Goliath was bullying God’s people, and he knew that God would help him defeat the giant. Instead of wearing the typical armor, he decided to use what God gave him through his experience as a shepherd. With a rock and a sling, he knocked Goliath to the ground and defeated the Philistines.

Bottom Line: God made you to be you. God uniquely made each and every one of us. On top of that, God’s given us unique experiences that we can use to help others. We pray that kids will understand how their unique story can impact the world for God.

You can help your child remember this all through the week with these take home materials.

God Times K-1st

July Series is here!

June may have ended but summer has just begun with July! Which brings America’s birthday, fireworks and endless beach days bring in the next themes for Waters Kids!

Preschool/Kindergarten

Last month we learned about children who did some incredible things in the Bible and this month we decided to continue that with Kids Rock Part. 2!

Throughout the Bible we have seen many adults like the disciples, Paul and many others, but what about the kids of the Bible? The Bible is full of children who did some pretty amazing things and this month we want to highlight a few more to show just how important kids are especially in today’s world as they were in the Bible.

I can do things God’s way.

I can protect others.

I can do what is right.

I can help others.

I can do what God wants me to do 

 Elementary

This month, we also continue our series  Gadgets and Gizmos “Uniquely wired and wonderfully made.” This time around we are talking about Uniqueness- discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

No one is like our God. And God created people in His image. Every single person on earth is unique. We have DNA, personalities, experiences, and relationships that make us different from each other. This makes us uniquely wired and wonderfully made. Jesus, as the Son of God, was fully God and fully man. No one else before or since has been able to make that claim. Jesus was uniquely positioned to rescue us from the consequences of our sin. He alone could live the perfect life, die a human death, yet be raised to life again. And because of that, we can now experience a renewed relationship with God and live with Him forever.

Our Memory Verse for June comes from Ephesians 2:10

In Ephesians 2:10 We are God’s creation. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good works. Long ago God prepared these works for us to do. (NIrV)
    The way God made us is incredibly special as he has made each of us for a unique purpose. We hope that your children will be able to learn this through the series. 

We cannot wait for all of what is to come this month!