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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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!

Week 4 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock continues this week, it is a series where kids get to see how children from the Bible did some pretty amazing things.

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 do brave things

David and Goliath * 1 Samuel 17:1-50

 This time in Israel there was constant rivalry and war with the neighboring nation of Philistine. Unfortunately for the Israelites the Philistines brought a soldier named Goliath who was taller and stronger than any man they had ever seen before. The Bible described him as a giant standing over 9 feet tall! Goliath everyday would march onto the battlefield and challenge the Israelites to fight him, but nobody was brave enough to face him. That was until a voice had shouted out that he will fight Goliath. Everyone in the Israelite camp were shocked to see that it was a young David who was only a young boy wanting to fight Goliath. The soldiers immediately began to plead with him telling him he was too young to fight, but David knew that with God’s help he could accomplish anything. So as David walked out and began to torment him, undeterred he responded “Goliath, you may come at me with all your big weapons, but GOD is with me!”. It was then he charged at David and in response David launched a stone striking Goliath down instantly. 

Last week we saw David be given the immense responsibility to be the next king which showed how we can lead others and do great things no matter who or where you have come from. This week he showed us that we can do incredible things we trust God.

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 brave things

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

Week 4 Parent Guide

Elementary

This week we continue our monthly theme of Creativity in a series called Gadgets and Gizmos Uniquely Wired>> Wonderfully made. We have also defined Creativity as imagining what you could do because your made in God’s image.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Psalms 139:14 14 How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful.  I know that very well.”(NIrV)

Week Four

This Week we head to Genesis 3:1-23 and find out what happened when Adam and Eve decided to do what they wanted to do instead of following God’s plan for them. Adam and Eve had one rule: don’t eat fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. But the serpent tempts them, and they decided to give into the temptation so they could become like God. And in a moment, everything changed. All that was perfect was now broken. Thankfully, although the consequences for Adam and Eve were severe, God never gave up on having a relationship with His creation.

Bottom Line: God made you to know Him. We know now that God sent Jesus to make a way for us to truly know Him again. We pray that kids will discover that no matter what they’ve done or how far away they feel from God, that Jesus came to make a way for them to be right with God. God made us know Him, and that’s possible because of Jesus.

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

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Week 3 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock continued this week, it is a series where kids get to see how children from the Bible did some pretty amazing things.

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 lead others 

David Anointed King * 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Samuel, now grown up, was given a big task by God. He was told to go the house of a man named Jesse because one of his sons was to be the next king of Israel! God told them that once Samuel got there that he would show him which one would be the next king. Jesse when he heard this was amazed and honored and asked if he wanted someone older and wiser or strong and handsome. He immediately pointed to his oldest son who was handsome and strong, and Samuel thought surely God would pick him but God did not choose him. Samuel went through the other six sons but God did not choose any of them. Samuel was confused as to why God did not pick any of them, but he also knew that it was not up to him and God would choose the right one. He asked if Jesse had any more sons and he replied that there was the youngest named David  who was not home and out taking care of the sheep. He had Jesse send for him and when David came home God decided to make David the next king and Samuel anointed him.

Even though David was only a kid when he was selected still was chosen to take on a massive responsibility, showing that no matter who you are, how old you are, or where you came from that you can do great and amazing things.

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 lead others

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

Week 3 Parent Guide

Elementary

This week we continue our monthly theme of Creativity in a series called Gadgets and Gizmos Uniquely Wired>> Wonderfully made. We have also defined Creativity as imagining what you could do because your made in God’s image.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Psalms 139:14 14 How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful.  I know that very well.”(NIrV)

Week Three

This week in Genesis 2:19-20, we get a glimpse into life for Adam in the garden. One of the first tasks as caretaker of the garden was to name the animals. What a fun job for Adam to imagine the names for the creatures as they passed. Adam’s imagination would be crucial for take care of his responsibility of God’s world.

Bottom Line: God made you to imagine. Adam’s job of taking care of the earth has become our job. We need our God-given imagination to solve problems, help people, and create whatever is necessary to fulfill our responsibilities. We pray that kids will discover that imagination is more than creating art and music, but is something that God has given them to make a difference in the world.

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

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Week 2 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock continued this week, it is a series where kids get to see how children from the Bible did some pretty amazing things.

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 listen to God.

Samuel 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19

Samuel as a young boy served under a priest at the temple named Eli. One night as they were headed to bed, Samuel heard someone calling his name. Thinking it was eli he ran to him and asked him if everything was alright, but Eli did not call him. Confused, Samuel went back to bed but as he was about to go back to sleep he heard the voice calling his name again, once more he ran to Eli, but he did not call him. This repeated once more but Eli realized that it was God speaking to Samuel! Eli told Samuel to go back to sleep but this time say “Speak Lord, I am listening”. He followed these instructions and sure enough God spoke to Samuel about all the plans that he had for him. Samuel even though he was just a kid learned to listen to God, and show how anyone no matter their age can do great things for God!

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 listen to God.

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

Week 2 Parent Guide

Elementary

This week we continue our monthly theme of Creativity in a series called Gadgets and Gizmos Uniquely Wired>> Wonderfully made. We have also defined Creativity as imagining what you could do because your made in God’s image.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Psalms 139:14

Week Two

This week we dive deeper into the story with Genesis 1:26-2:25 and we begin to see how God created Adam and Eve. God saw the earth and wanted to fill it with his image, So Adam was formed from the dust of the earth and formed Eve from Adam’s rib. He wanted mankind to bring him glory as they spread out on the earth.

Bottom Line: God made you, this is probably the most crucial message for anyone to understand, and it is not to be taken lightly. We pray that kids learn how creatively and wonderfully made we are, most importantly they will know that they will have value because they are God’s child.

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

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Week 1 Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series Kids Rock begins this week, its a series where kids get to see how children from the Bible did some pretty amazing things.

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 tell others about God

Jesus Teaches at the Temple: Luke 2:41-50

Mary, Joseph and little Jesus went on a long journey to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration. Once they reached the city they stopped at the temple where many people were celebrating God. They joined in and when it was all over they decided to leave. However after some time Mary and Joseph realized Jesus was not with them. They went back to the city and found Jesus in the temple teaching others about God! The teachers were shocked to see Jesus who was only a kid at the time know so much about God. Jesus as a boy showed just how kids can do some pretty incredible things.

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 tell others about God.

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

Week One Parent Guide

Elementary

This month we are going through a series about Creativity. We have also defined Creativity as imagining what you could do because your made in God’s image.

Our memory verse for this month is found in Psalms 139:14

Week One

This week we looked to Genesis 1:1-25, In the beginning….. I mean the very beginning, God set out to create the universe and all the creation within it. He made the planets, stars, the sun and the moon, but most importantly he made the earth and all we see and know today. When we look all around us we see that are beautifully and creatively made.

Bottom Line: God made everything.  We pray that by knowing this message that will help the kids learn how God’s creativity is not only all around but within us, and to use it for Gods plan for their lives.

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

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Hey June!

As May draws to a close and June approaches, brings in the fresh summer days on the beach or maybe a campfire with s’mores at night.

Most importantly it also means new themes for Waters Kids!

Preschool/Kindergarten

This month brings a series we like to call Kids Rock

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 them. As we go through this series we will learn this point along the way.

I can tell others about God.

I can listen to God.

I can lead others.

I can do brave things.

Elementary

This month, our big theme is CREATIVITY in a series we call Gadgets and Gizmos “Uniquely wired and wonderfully made.”

As we read the Bible very quickly we learn just how creative God was, using only words night and day were placed, spoke the galaxies into motion, and breathed the earth into existence and gave it the incredible plants and animals we know today. Even then he wasn’t done and decided to make something amazing in his image…. us! All of us are creatively made as we all have our given talents and skills, we can create paintings and play music, build enormous cities, and solve problems. We all have the ability to do great things thanks to the creativity God formed us with.

We think it’s important for us to help our kids and families discover how we each are wonderfully and creatively made

Our Memory Verse for June comes from Psalm 139:14

In Psalm 139:14 we see 14 How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that. What you have done is wonderful.  I know that very well.”(NIrV)
    The way we are made is amazing and it is important that we realize it. Throughout the week we will see God’s creativity in motion as we see how we created all that we see today.

We are looking forward to all that is happening this month!

May 27th & 28th Recap

Preschool/Kindergarten

Our series called Come To The Castle continued this weekend. It’s fantastic series where we’ll be telling stories all month about how God is King and He’s got this.

Week Four

Basic Truth: God loves me.

Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17, NLT

Key Question: Who’s got it?

Bottom Line: God’s got it.

Bible Story: God protects me.

Daniel and the Lions: Daniel 6:1-23

In this week’s story, we heard a story about a man named Daniel who loved God very much and prayed to him three times a day. King Darius, the ruler at the time, loved Daniel but the king’s friends did not and decided to talk him into making a rule that the people could no longer pray to God and only to him. The rule also stated that if anyone was to break this rule, they would be thrown into a lions den! Daniel however knew the Lord would protect him and decided to keep praying. King Darius stayed true to his word and threw Daniel into the lions den, but God sent down an angel which calmed the lions and saved Daniel! God protected Daniel much to the astonishment of Darius and his friends. We hope that the kids learned this weekend that as God protected Daniel, he will protect us even when we are afraid.

We helped kids to remember this story in a couple ways:
We called out different animal names like dog, cat, sheep, lion, and cow and had them pretend to be that animal to remember the lions from the story.

We also took small mirrors and markers to draw a lions mane and face on the mirror then have the child look into the mirror to see how they look just like a lion.

Try going over this story with your child to remind them that even when bad things happen, God protects me!

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

Parent Guide Week 4

Elementary

This month, our theme for 6-11 year olds is DETERMINATION in a series we call The Amazing Maze.  We’ve also been saying that determination is deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started.

Our Memory Verse is found in Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up” (NIrV).

Week Four

In Revelations 21:1-5, 21:23-25 and 22:1-5 we read a part of the letters sent by John to the early church when he was exiled on the island of Patmos towards the end of his life. It was there Jesus appeared to him and told him that he was no longer dead but alive! Jesus told him all the things that would happen and what was to come when he returned. God showed him the future and Heaven. God showed him how the story was going to end for all those who believed in him.

Bottom Line: Keep going because God knows the end of the story. We hope that through this message, kids will realize that through their determination to keep going in the knowledge they know God has the answers for us and will guide us through even when it seems like they can’t.

You can help your child remember to keep going all week with these take home materials:

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