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Reminder: Please send your kids into CoaH Kids ready to worship. Please make sure they've eaten breakfast and have used the restroom. Do not send your child into CoaH Kids while they are actively eating a bagel (or any other food/snack). All food must be consumed before entering the theater or music room under the supervision of the child's parents. We will give a snack and have a bathroom break at some point during CoaH Kids but individual kids eating and using the bathroom during worship or the lesson is disruptive. We want everyone to be able to fully participate when they are checked into CoaH Kids. Thanks!
9AM Nursery: Children ages 0-1 year old are welcome to come play in the nursery at this service. There is a separate ministry for 2 - 3 year olds during this service. We provide cheerios for children over age 1 (unless specified by parents) and we try to spend a little bit of time reading the Bible story books.
11AM Nursery: Children ages 0-3 years old are welcome to come play in the nursery at this service. We provide cheerios during Bible story reading time for children 1 year and older!
***IMPORTANT*** We have severe allergies in our nursery-aged kids. Only cheerios are give as a snack to children ages 1 years+. If your child cannot have cheerios, we will make an exception but feed him/her separately from the group. If possible, please bring a labelled water cup for your child to use during the nursery. If you've forgotten a label, the check-in coordinator would be happy to print out a label for you!
2 - 3 YEAR OLDS
February Memory Verse: "Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right." Ephesians 6:1
February Theme: Jesus Love Me (Jesus Loves the Little Children from Matthew 19:13-15)
From the parent take-home page: Show your child a picture of Jesus and the children from a picture book. Talk about Jesus' love. For example, "Jesus loves this girl. Jesus also loves this girl. Jesus loves this boy. And Jesus loves you. "
Play a "Who loves you?" game with your child. Help your child make a list of people who love him. Make your child understand that Jesus loves him the most. For example, "who loves you?" [Daddy] "Yes!" End with "Jesus loves you the most!" In time you should be able to ask "Who loves you the most?"
Pray: Thank Jesus for loving you. Tell Jesus that you love Him.
PRE-K - 5TH GRADE
This Week's Story is from: Acts 1:3-11
Memory Verse: Matthew 28: 19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Summary: We’re glad your child joined us this week in The Gospel Project® for Kids. This week’s Bible story comes from Acts 1:3-11 and centers on Jesus’ ascension into heaven.
After Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus showed His followers that He is alive. (Matt. 28:9-10; Mark 16:14; Luke 24:36-43; John 20:16-17,19-20,26-27; 21:14) Jesus taught them about Himself and about God’s kingdom. (Luke 24:25-27,44-48) Jesus told them that He would soon return to the Father. (John 20:17)
Jesus directed the Eleven to go a mountain. When they arrived, Jesus appeared. Some of them worshiped Jesus, but some of them doubted. (Matt. 28:17) Some of them wondered if Jesus was going to overthrow the Roman government and set up His kingdom on earth. “Lord, are You restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” they asked. (Acts 1:6)
Jesus said to them, “It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7-8). Jesus also told them to remain in Jerusalem until they received the Father’s promise—the Holy Spirit. Those who repented of their sins and trusted in Jesus’ death and resurrection would be baptized by the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:5) The Holy Spirit would give them power to live holy lives and take the gospel to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
After Jesus told the disciples these things, Jesus was taken up into the sky—right in front of their eyes! (Acts 1:9) Suddenly two men stood on the mountain next to the disciples. “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven?” they asked. They said Jesus would return the same way. (Acts 1:11) Until Jesus returns, His followers need to work faithfully.
Christ Connection: Jesus is alive in heaven, waiting to return for His people. Jesus told the disciples He was going to prepare a place for them, and when we die, we will be with the Lord in heaven. (John 14:1-3) In the meantime, Jesus has not left us alone. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to be with us and help us do God’s work. One day Jesus will return to make all things new and to rule as Lord over all.
Family Activity Suggestion: Ask your family members to tell about a time when they felt lonely. Read Acts 1:3-11. Jesus’ disciples were probably sad that Jesus would not be with them any longer, but Jesus told them that He’d send Someone who would be with them forever. Jesus didn’t leave us alone. When we love and trust Him, the Holy Spirit comes to be with us and help us do God’s work. We don’t have to be lonely when we remember that God’s Spirit is always with us!
- Who did Jesus say God was going to send to help His friends? (the Holy Spirit)
- What will the Holy Spirit give Jesus’ friends? (the Holy Spirit will give Jesus’ friends the power to tell people about Jesus)
- Where did the cloud take Jesus? (to heaven)
- What did the men tell Jesus’ friends after Jesus left? (They told them that Jesus was in heaven, but He will come back to earth one day)
- Big Picture Question: Where is Jesus today? Jesus is alive and in heaven!
- John the Baptist baptized with water, but what would the disciples be baptized with? (the Holy Spirit. Act 1:5)
- Big Picture Question: How does the Holy Spirit help believers? The Holy Spirit gives us power to do God’s work.
- Where would the disciples be witnesses? (Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, ends of the earth; Act 1:8)
- How did Jesus ascend into heaven? (on a cloud, Acts 1:9)
- What did the men in white say about Jesus? (Jesus will come again the same way He left, Acts 1:11)