This week in CoaH Kids


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 

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!



February Memory Verse: "A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17

February Theme: Jesus is a Friend (Zaccheus, Luke 19:1-9)

From the parent take-home page:  Talk about friends. Help your child make a list of his or her friends. Remind your child that Jesus is your best friend. 

Pray: Praise Jesus that He is a friend. 



This Week's Story is from: Acts 6:8 - 7:60

Memory Verse: Mark 12:30-31 "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these."

Summary: Thank you for continuing this journey of The Gospel Project® for Kids. Today’s Bible story is about the first Christian martyr, Stephen. Stephen was one of the seven men chosen to serve as leaders in the early church at Jerusalem. (See Acts 6:1-7.) God blessed Stephen, and God gave him power to do wonders and miracles like some of the apostles.

Some of the Jews accused Stephen of blasphemy and dragged him to the Sanhedrin, a group of Jewish leaders that acted as a legal council. Stephen addressed the group. He drew from the Old Testament, which the leaders in the Sanhedrin would have known well. He reminded them of Abraham’s faith in God and of Joseph’s plight in Egypt. He talked about Moses and the Israelites who rejected God’s plan. But God did not give up on them.

Stephen also showed how the Old Testament pointed to a coming Savior and how that Savior was Jesus. Stephen pointed out that the Jews’ ancestors had rejected God’s prophets. And they were just like their fathers; they rejected the Messiah, the Lord Jesus. Not only did they reject Jesus, they killed Him!

The Jewish leaders rushed at Stephen. The Holy Spirit filled Stephen, and he looked into heaven. He saw God’s glory, and Jesus was standing at God’s right hand. The Jews forced Stephen out of the city, and they stoned him. As he died, Stephen called out, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin!”

Christ Connection: Stephen was killed because he was a Christian. Jesus told His followers that they would be persecuted—hated, hurt, or even killed—for loving Him. (Mark 13:9-13; John 16:2) Jesus also said that those who suffer for Him would be blessed. (Matthew 5:11) Stephen was not afraid to die because he saw Jesus waiting for him in heaven. We can face suffering in this life because we know great joy is waiting for us in heaven.

Family Activity: Open your Bible to Acts 7 and review some of the Bible stories your kids have learned that Stephen mentioned in his address. Stephen reminded the Jews of all that God had done for them, including sending His Son, Jesus, to save people from their sins. Make a list of things God has done for your family. Then pray, thanking God for the items on your list. 



Pre-K – Kindergarteners

  • Who was Stephen? (Stephen was a man who loved and followed Jesus)
  • Why were the Jewish leaders mad at Stephen? (They were mad because Stephen told them that Jesus is the Messiah)
  • What did Stephen do when the people brought him in front of the court? (Stephen told people Bibles stories to show that God sent Jesus)
  • What did the people do to Stephen? (They threw rocks at him until he died)
  • Big Picture Question: Why did the people hurt Stephen? They wanted Stephen to stop telling people about Jesus. 

1st -3rd Graders

  • Name some of the Old Testament people about whom Stephen preached. (Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon; Acts 7:2-50)
  • Why did Stephen tell the Jewish leaders Old Testament stories? (to explain that Jesus is the Messiah; Acts 7:52)
  • Whom did Jesus see when he looked up to heaven? (Jesus, Acts 7:55)
  • What did Stephen say as he died? (“Lord, do not hold this sin against them,” Acts 7:60)
  • Big Picture Question: Why was Stephen not afraid to die? Stephen saw Jesus waiting for him in heaven.

4th – 6th Graders

  • Who gave Stephen wisdom when he spoke? (the Holy Spirit; Acts 6:10)
  • Where did the Jews take Stephen? (to the Sanhedrin, or Jewish court; Acts 6:12)
  • What part of the Bible did Stephen preach about? (the Old Testament, Acts 7:2-50)
  • What did Stephen accuse the Jewish leaders of doing? (rejecting Jesus, the Messiah, and murdering Him; Acts 7:52)
  • Whom did Stephen say he saw in heaven? (Jesus standing at the right hand of God; Acts 7:55-56)
  • What did the Jewish people do to Stephen? (threw him out of the city and threw stones at him, Acts 7:58)
  • What did Stephen as the Lord to do? (to receive his spirit and to not hold his murderers’ sin against them; Acts 7:59-60)
  • Big Picture Question: Why was Stephen not afraid to die? Stephen saw Jesus waiting for him in heaven.