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 tyler@coahchurch.org. 

Family Worship Sunday: Family worship Sunday has been moved to July 2nd at both 9am & 11am services. On Family Worship Sundays your kids (Pre-K through 6th grade) will be taking a break from their regular CoaH Kids curriculum and joining everyone in the larger gathering for worship. 

We regularly have Family Worship Sunday to remind you as parents that you are the primary disciple-maker of your children. You have the opportunity to model worship for your kids as we do in the larger gathering. We also think this is a great opportunity for the larger church body to identify our families and celebrate our children as part of the church.  Read about Family Worship Sunday here.

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. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the week! Sign up to serve here.

 

PRE-K - 6TH GRADE

This Week's Story is from: 2 Thessalonians 1-3

Memory Verse: Revelation 22:12-13 "Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

Summary: We are continuing along in The Gospel Project® for Kids curriculum! Today’s Bible story picks up in Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians. Paul helped start the church at Thessalonica about 20 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus and was writing to check up on them, answer some of their questions, and encourage them. 

Paul begins by speaking very highly of the members of the church, praising them for their growing faith and love for each other despite growing persecution. He said that God would reward them in heaven for their suffering on earth!

Jesus did promise that He'd return someday, and there were people in the in the church at Thessalonica that thought Jesus had already returned to earth. Paul told them that this was not true; that He had not come back yet. No one knows exactly when Jesus will return except God. 

Paul then encouraged the believers in Thessalonica to continue standing strong in their faith, and prayed for them saying "Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good word." 

He then finished the letter by encouraging believers to "not grow weary in doing good... may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all."

Christ Connection: No one knows when Jesus will return, only God. As Christians we should be ready for Him. When He does return unbelievers will be punished for their sin and those who trust Jesus as Lord and Savior will be saved. This should make us want to tell others about Jesus!

Family Activity: Invite your spouse or an older child to step out of the room. Before they go, whisper to them when you want them to return (in 60 seconds, for example). Invite the others to write down when they think he or she will return. Did they guess correctly? Read Matthew 24:36. How should Christians live if we don’t know when Jesus will return?

Review Questions for Pre-K – Kindergarteners:

  • What did Paul help start in different cities? (churches)
  • To which church did Paul write this letter? (the church in Thessalonica)
  • What did Jesus promise He would do? (Jesus promised that He would come back to earth)
  • What were some people telling the Thessalonians? (Jesus had already come back)
  • Big Picture Question: When will Jesus come back? Only God knows when Jesus will return.

Review Questions for 1st - 3rd Graders:

  • Why did Paul write a letter to the Thessalonian church? (to teach the believers there and encourage them)
  • What was happening to some of the believers in the Thessalonian church because of their belief in Jesus? (They were being hurt or killed, 2 Thess 1:4-5)
  • Where did Paul say the Thessalonian believers would be rewarded for their suffering? (in heaven; 2 Thess 1:5-12)
  • What had the Thessalonian believers heard about the Day of the Lord? (It had already come, 2 Thess 2:1-2)
  • Big Picture Question: When will Jesus come back? Only God knows when Jesus will return. 

 Review Questions for 4th – 6th Graders:

  • What did Paul ask the Thessalonian believers to pray for? (For the Lord’s message to spread quickly and for safety from the wicked; 2 Thess 3:1-2)
  • What did Paul say about those who were not working? (They should not eat, 2 Thess 3:10)
  • What did Paul tell believers not to grow weary of doing? (doing good, 2 Thess 3:13)
  • Big Picture Question: When will Jesus come back? Only God knows when Jesus will return.

 

2 - 3 YEAR OLDS

June Memory Verse: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and they are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

June Theme: God knows everything! (1 Kings 17:1-6)

From the parent take-home page:  Make statements comparing your knowledge to God's knowledge. For example, "I don't know how to make it rain. God knows! God knows everything!"

Ask your child about things he doesn't know. Then tell him that God knows everything. For example, "Do you know that person's name? God knows. God knows everything."

Talk about Elijah. Remind your child that Elijah didn't know how to find water.  Elijah didn't know how to find food. God knew how to find food and water.  

Pray: Praise God that He knows everything!

 

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!