This week in CoaH Kids - July 31st, 2016
CoaH Kids worship together at 11am this summer! Nursery is provided at both services.
Family Worship Sunday: Mark your calendars, our next Family Worship Sunday is Aug 14th at both 9am & 11am services. On Family Worship Sundays your kids (Pre-K through 5th 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.
Please label your child's water cup before you come or ask the check-in coordinator to print out a label for you, thanks!
***IMPORTANT*** We have severe allergies in our nursery-aged kids. We'll have a Cheerios snack (for ages 1 yrs old and up) during Bible story time, but please don't give your child a bagel or other snack when you are checking them in. We clean our toys regularly, but we don't like to take chances.
2 - 3 YEAR OLDS
July Memory Verse: Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters."
July Theme: There is only ONE God! Based on 2 Kings 5:1-15, the story is about God healing Namaan.
From the parent take-home page: Talk about owies (booboos). Remind your child that Namaan had owies. Remind your child that only God could help Namaan. When observing nature or acts of God, tell your child that God is strong. God is good. There is only one God. Count different things. Then say, "there is only one God". Praise God that He is the only God. (A Sure Foundation, 2005)
PRE-K - 5TH GRADE
Memory Verse: John 11:25-26 "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believe in me shall never die."
Bible Passages: Matt 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-14
This Week's Story: This week in The Gospel Project® for Kids, kids will learn about Jesus’ power to provide. Jesus’ disciples had been working hard, teaching people and healing them. Jesus called them to go away with Him to a place where they could rest. By now, Jesus’ popularity was so great that finding a place to be alone was difficult. When Jesus and His disciples crossed the Sea of Galilee, the crowd of people were already waiting for them on the other side.
Jesus saw the crowds. He wasn’t frustrated or angry. He didn’t tell them to go away. Instead, He had compassion on them because they were lost—like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who seeks and saves the lost. (See Luke 19:10; John 10:14.)
The miracle Jesus performed that evening—feeding 5,000 men plus women and children—is the only miracle during Jesus’ earthly ministry that is recorded in all four Gospels. God was clearly at work. The same God who provided manna for the Israelites in the wilderness multiplied loaves and fish to satisfy the crowd.
Christ Connection: But Jesus’ didn’t intend to only meet the people’s physical needs. He came to satisfy their spiritual needs as well. By feeding the five thousand, Jesus provided for the physical needs of the crowd. The next day, Jesus called Himself the bread of life. (John 6:35) Only Jesus is able to satisfy our souls by providing forgiveness, friendship with God, and eternal life.
Younger Kids Review Questions
- How far did the people go to hear Jesus preach? (They ran around the sea to see Jesus)
- How many loaves of bread did Jesus' friends find? (Five)
- How many fish did Jesus' friends find? (Two)
- How many people did Jesus fee with five loaves of bread and two fish?( Over 5,000 people)
- Why was Jesus able to turn five loaves of bread and two fish into enough food for everyone? (Jesus is God's Son)
- BP Question: Who will always take car of us? God will give us what we need.
Older Kids Review Questions
- Why did Jesus and His disciples go away? (To be alone and rest; Matt 14:13, Mark 6:31, Luke 9:10)
- Who followed Jesus to the other side of the sea? (A huge crowd; Matt 14:13, Mark 6:34, Luke 9:11, John 6:2)
- What did the crowds need? (Food; Matt 14:15, Mark 6:36, Luke 9:12, John 6:2)
- How much food did the disciples find? (five loaves & two fish; Matt 14:15, Mark 6:36, Luke 9:13, John 6:9)
- How many men were in the crowd? (About 5,000; Matt 14:21, Mark 6:44, Luke 9:14, John 6:10)
- How many baskets of food were left over? (12 baskets; Matt 14:20, Mark 6:43, Luke 9:17, John 6:13)
- What did the people say about Jesus? ("This really is the Prophet who was to come into the world!"; John 6:14)
- BP Question: Who will always take care of us? God can and will provide for our needs.