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.
Family Worship Sunday: Mark your calendars, our next Family Worship Sunday is June 25th 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 - 6TH GRADE
This Week's Story is from: "What's in the Bible?" - Righteousness.
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 the children learned about righteousness, the fruit of the Spirit, and that they are sanctified through Jesus.
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 learned that focusing on God Himself is more important than just focusing on God's rules. We learned that walking with Jesus is what truly leads to our hearts being changed by the Holy Spirit, rather than just following a lot of rules. Because of this, we become more loving, kind, and grow in the fruit of the Spirit!
After learning about justification last week, we now know that sanctification is a life-long process of becoming more like Jesus that is done by the power of the Holy Spirit in us.
Family Activity: Spend some time memorizing Galatians 5:22-23 with your kids, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
How can we display the fruit of the Spirit this week?
What are the letters of Paul are also called? (Pauline Epistles)
What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit? (Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control)
What do we become in God's eyes when we are justified? (Righteous)
What does sanctify mean? (To make holy and free from sin)
In the Bible Paul gives us examples of the fruits of our sinfulness, can you name some? (Pride, anger, selfishness)
Who was the one person who showed the fruit of the Spirit more than anyone else? (Jesus)
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!
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!