This week in CoaH Kids
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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 2:1-42
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: Today’s Bible story is found in Acts 2:1-42. We studied about the time when the Holy Spirit came to God’s people.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. Through the Holy Spirit, God reveals His will (John 16:13), helps believers tell others about Jesus, and helps them live holy lives. The Holy Spirit lives within those who trust Jesus as Savior and Lord. (John 14:17) Jesus told His disciples that God would send the Holy Spirit to teach them. (John 14:25-26)
Fifty days after Passover was another major Jewish festival called Pentecost, or the Feast of Weeks. (See Ex. 34:22; Num. 28:26-31; Lev. 23:15-21.) All males had to appear at the temple for Passover, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of the Tabernacle. Once again, Jerusalem would be packed with Jews from all over the Roman Empire.
The disciples were gathered together in one place. Suddenly, they heard a sound like a violent, rushing wind that came from heaven and filled the entire room. The Holy Spirit filled them and they were able to speak in foreign languages. They went out into the city and began to preach.
A crowd of Jews from all over the world was astonished. Weren’t the disciples Jews from Galilee? How were they able to speak in specific dialects? (See Acts 2:6-12.) Some people thought the disciples were drunk. The prophet Joel had prophesied that God would pour out His Spirit on all people, Peter said, “Then everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved” (Acts 2:14-21).
The Holy Spirit helped Peter teach about the Messiah: Jesus is the Messiah because Jesus was killed, but He is alive! (Acts 2:22-36) The Holy Spirit convicted the crowd and they asked, “Brothers, what must we do?” Peter told them to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus. (Acts 2:37-38). That day, 3,000 people received salvation!
God kept His promise to send the Holy Spirit. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Jesus’ disciples could share the gospel with the entire world. God gives the Holy Spirit to those who trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit gives us power to do God’s work, and He changes us to be more like Jesus.
Christ Connection: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within His followers. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, the disciples were able to begin their work in sharing the gospel with the entire world. Through them, many churches were begun! God gives the Holy Spirit those who trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior. We can be thankful for the Holy Spirit’s work that gives us power to follow Jesus and changes us to be more like Him.
Family Activity Suggestion: Discuss a time when you broke a promise or someone broke a promise to you. Read Acts 2:1-42. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to be with us. We can trust that Jesus will always do what He promises! He has never broken a promise before and He never will! The Holy Spirit lives within all who love and trust Jesus and helps us tell others about God and live a life that pleases Him. The Holy Spirit gives us power to do God’s work.
- What did Jesus tell His friends to wait for? (for God to send the Holy Spirit)
- How did Jesus’ friends speak to others about Jesus in different languages? (the Holy Spirit gave them power to speak in other languages so everyone could hear about Jesus)
- Why did Peter say they could speak in different languages? (Peter told the crowd that God had given the Holy Spirit to His friends like the prophet Joel had said)
- How many people became followers of Jesus after the Holy Spirit spoke through Jesus’ friends? (3,000 people turned from their sins and began to follow Jesus)
- Big Picture Question: Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God.
- On what day did the Holy Spirit come? (Pentecost, Act 2:1)
- What did the Holy Spirit give the disciples the ability to do? (speak in different languages, Acts 2:4)
- About whom did Peter preach? (Jesus, Acts 2:22-36)
- How many people became followers of Jesus on that day? (About 3,000, Acts 2:41)
- Big Picture Question: Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, and He is the third Person in the Trinity.