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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Worship: Upcoming dates - 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.
Family Worship Sunday: Mark your calendars, our next Family Worship Sunday is May 28th 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.
PRE-K - 5TH GRADE
This Week's Story is from: "What's in the Bible?" - Paul's Letters
Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Summary: For the next few weeks your children will be learning about how Paul continued to share the Gospel by writing letters to the churches he had planted on his missionary journeys. Here's a short clip to highlight what we'll be covering using the "What's in the Bible?" curriculum. Today they learned about more about Paul's letters, why they were written and to whom they were written.
Paul’s letters are filled with ideas on how to live and follow Jesus. Paul wrote letters to the people to remind them how followers of Jesus were supposed to live. Today we spent time looking at the letter written to the people living in Corinth.
What do we know about Corinth and why did Paul need to write a letter to the church of Corinth? Corinth was the 2nd richest city in the Roman Empire after Rome – and it was kind of nasty. People there did TERRIBLE things! The NASTINESS kept sneaking into the church, so Paul had to write them letters to REMIND them how followers of Jesus were supposed to live! Live like THIS! Not like THAT! Treat each other like THIS! Not like THAT!
Christ Connection: Today the children learned about Paul’s letters and discovered they can love others!
Family Activity: Pray together as a family. Here’s a suggested prayer that is related to the lesson.
God, thank you for Paul’s letters. Please speak to us now showing us how to love others. We ask that you tell us the names of people we can love, and specific ways we can love them. We believe you’ll speak to each of us. Thank you.
God, help us to be patient. Speak to us. How can we be patient this week? (Pause for silent reflection)
God, give us strength to be kind. Speak to us. Who can we be kind to? (Pause for silent reflection)
God, show us how we can think of others first and to not be selfish. Speak to us. (Pause for silent reflection)
God, give us courage to protect others.Who can we protect this week? Speak to us. (Pause for silent reflection)
In the book of Galatians, Paul argues that we have “freedom from the law.” What laws were Paul talking about? (The Jewish laws of the Old Testament that God gave to Moses)
In the book of Ephesians, Paul talks about reconciliation. What does it mean to reconcile? (To put a relationship back together. To fix a broken relationship)
To whom was the book of Philippians written? (The church at Philippi)
Which book did Phil say was his favorite book in the Bible when he was growing up? (Philippians)
Do you have a favorite book? Would you like to share?
Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica. What were they confused about? (Jesus’ coming back)
The books of 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus were written to people instead of churches. What were the names of those 2 people? (Timothy and Titus)
What is the name of Paul’s last letter? It is also one of the shortest books in the Bible. (Philemon)
Which letter was written to the Christians who lived in the capital of Rome? (Romans)
Which letter has the “Love” chapter and teaches Christians that love is something you do? (1 Corinthians)
Who reconciled our relationship with God that had been broken by sin? (Jesus)
Which letter is filled with encouragement to the church at Philippi to keep growing in Jesus and to be filled with joy? (Philippians)
Why was Paul in prison? (He preached about Jesus)
True or False: Paul writes to the church in Thessalonica to tell them that everyone who has followed Jesus will be saved and will see the Kingdom of God explode in full bloom (True)
How many of Paul’s epistles are there in the New Testament? (13)
Which three letters were written to help pastors lead their churches? (1st & 2nd Timothy, Titus)
2 - 3 YEAR OLDS
May Memory Verse: "For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish." Psalm 1:6
May Theme: God frees His people from Pharaoh (Ex 5-12)
From the parent take-home page: When things are hard for you or your child, make statements like “God, please help us.” For example, if you are having a hard time lifting something heavy, say, “God, please help me.”
Remind your child that God is strong; God is big.
Help your child understand the meaning of the word “wins.” Use it frequently in conversation. Remind your child that the bad man said “no." And God said “yes." Make the statement, “God always wins.”
Pray: Praise God because He always wins.
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!