This week in CoaH Kids

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The the CoaH Kids Blog posts are designed to give you an overview of what your kid(s) learned on Sunday mornings. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to email me at mollie@coahchurch.org. 

Kids Worship: Upcoming dates - May 14th & June 11th. Once a month we are going to ask that you take your children into the larger gathering and sing together as a family after you've checked them into CoaH Kids. Then they will be dismissed with their teachers for the regular CoaH Kids program. 

Kids' Summer Adventure: Join us for Kids' Summer Adventure July 24-28, 2017. During this fun week of games, songs, snack and bible lessons your kids will uncover the Truth about who God is! Register here.

 

PRE-K - 5TH GRADE

This Week's Story is from: Acts 18:18 - 21:16

Memory Verse: Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..."

Summary: Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story picks up with Paul’s third missionary journey. Paul traveled from place to place, teaching about Jesus and encouraging the believers. Luke, the writer of Acts, records that a major disturbance arose in Ephesus concerning Christians. Ephesus was a large city in Asia Minor. It was a central location for politics, religions, and business.

Some men there made their living by making silver shrines for false gods, like the goddess Artemis. If people started to believe what Paul was saying, they could lose their livelihood! The men started a riot. Paul wanted to speak to the people, but the disciples would not let him. They feared for Paul’s life. After the uproar was over, Paul left for Macedonia.

In Troas, a city in Macedonia, Paul spoke about Jesus late into the night. One young man named Eutychus (YOO tih kuhs) was sitting on a window sill, listening, when he fell asleep. He fell out the window from the third story and died. But Paul—through the power of God—brought him back to life.

Sometime later, Paul decided to go back to Jerusalem. Along the way, a prophet named Agabus came to Paul. He took Paul’s belt and tied his own feet and hands. Then he said that the Jews in Jerusalem would bind Paul’s hands and feet in the same way. Paul’s friends begged him not to go. But Paul was not afraid to be arrested—or even to die—for the name of Jesus, so Paul kept going toward Jerusalem.

Christ Connection: Paul told about Jesus even when he was in danger. Paul shared the gospel with people who didn’t know Jesus. He told people to turn from their sins and trust in Jesus, and he encouraged believers in the church to keep loving Jesus. God changed the people’s hearts, and they turned away from their sin. The good news about Jesus is powerful and life-giving.

Family Activity: Read Acts 21:10-14 to your family. Talk about Paul’s willingness to suffer and even die for the good news about Jesus. Talk about some ways Christians in your neighborhood, city, or country face trouble for being disciples of Jesus. Pray for Christians all around the world to be encouraged.

Review Questions for Pre-K – Kindergarteners:

  • Who heard the truth about God in Asia? (everyone)
  • What did the people in Ephesus make out of silver? (statues for made –up gods)
  • What did Paul say was the most important thing? (to finish the work God gave him to do)
  • Where did Paul go even though it was dangerous? (Jerusalem)
  • Big Picture Question: Did anything stop Paul from telling people about Jesus? No, Paul told about Jesus even when he was in danger!

Review Questions for 1st - 3rd Graders:

  • With whom did Paul travel from Corinth to Ephesus? (Aquila & Priscilla, Acts 18:18-19)
  • How long did Paul teach in the synagogue in Ephesus? (3 months; Acts 19:8)
  • Why did trouble start in Ephesus for Paul? (People who trusted in Jesus did not buy idols anymore. The people who made idols were angry that they lost business; Acts 19:23-27)
  • What happened to Eutychus? (He fell asleep and fell out of the window, but God used Paul to raise him from the dead; Acts 20:9-12)
  • Agabus told Paul that he would face trouble in Jerusalem. Why did Paul go anyway? (The Holy Spirit told him to go there; Acts 20-22)
  • Big Picture Question: What did Paul tell people to do? Paul told people to turn from their sins and trust in Jesus.

Review Questions for 4th – 6th Graders:

  • What city did Paul visit on his third journey? (Ephesus, Acts 18:18-19)
  • How many months did Paul speak at the synagogue? (three months, Acts 19:8)
  • How did the Jews respond to Paul’s message? Some Jews refused to believe, Acts 19:9)
  • What did the businessmen in Ephesus shout? (“Great is Artemis of Ephesus!”, Acts 19:28, 34)
  • Where did Paul go when he left Ephesus? (Troas, Acts 20: 6)
  • What happened to the young man listening to Paul? (He fell asleep and fell out the window, Acts 20:9)
  • Where did Paul tell the church leaders he was going? (Jerusalem, Acts 20:22)
  • What did Paul say is the most important thing? (to finish the work that Jesus gave him to do, Acts 20:24)
  • What did the prophets say would happen to Paul? (he would be tied up, Acts 21:10)
  • Big Picture Question: What did Paul tell people to do? Paul told people to turn from their sins and trust in Jesus.

 

 

2 - 3 YEAR OLDS

April Memory Verse: "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

April Theme: Jesus died and is alive again (John 19:16b-20:31)

From the parent take-home page:  Show pictures of Jesus on the cross. Talk about Him, being sad because Jesus is on the cross. Tell your child that Jesus had many owies and then Jesus couldn’t move or talk. Then tell your child that Jesus came back! Jesus could move and talk again. Jesus is alive.

Throughout the day, point out to your child things that are alive and things that are not alive. (You may want to stay with the simplest meaning possible. For example, “the dog can walk. The dog can lick my face. The dog is alive. The table can’t walk. The table is not alive.”)

Pray: Thanks Jesus for coming back. Praise Jesus that He is alive.

 

NURSERY

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!