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Children’s Church Lessons – Fall 2016

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Hey Parents!!

Below is the list of lessons that we will be covering during Children’s Church this Fall! If you would like additional activities or information, please use the take home sheets that we send home weekly with the kids. Also, you can download the Bible Studies for Life App (Title in App Store – Bible Studies for Life: Kids and Worship for Life: Kids) or contact Sara for additional info!

Unit 1 – God Made the World

  • September 11 – God Made the World (Genesis 1:1-19)
  • September 25 – God Made Animals (Genesis 1:20-25, 30)
  • October 2 – God Made People (Genesis 1:26-31; 2:7, 15-24)
  • October 9 – The First Family (Genesis 4:1-7)

Unit 2 – God Loves My Family

  • October 16 – Noah and His Family (Genesis 6:9-8:18)
  • October 23 – Abram and Lot (Genesis 13)
  • October 30 – Isaac was Born (Genesis 15: 21:1-6)
  • November 6 – Jacob and Esau Were Brothers (Genesis 25:19-28)
  • November 13 – Isaac was Kind (Genesis 26:1-6, 12-33)

Unit 3 – Do What God Says

  • November 20 – Joseph (Genesis 37:1-4, 12-17)
  • November 27 – Miriam and Moses (Exodus 1:8-2:10)
  • December 4 – The Israelites Crossed the Red Sea (Exodus 13:17-15:21)
  • December 11 – God Gave the 10 Commandments  (20; 31:18)

 

Wednesday Night Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Resources

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On Wednesday nights, both students and kids will be using the D6 Curriculum. If you download the D6 Family App (on your phone), you will have access to three free activities per week to go along with the lesson the kids learn at church.  Click the “Splink” Tab after you open the App to find free resources. Additionally, you may purchase devotionals through the app for you and your kids to read. Also, you can use the weekly take home sheets as a tool to talk about the lessons.

(Note: The App dates the lessons by Sundays, rather than Wednesdays. Check the Below Schedule to ensure you are on the correct lesson each week.)

Wednesday Night Bible Studies – 

Fall 2016/Spring 2017

Investigating the Impact of Faithful Messengers of the Gospel (New Testament – Acts)

  • August 31 – Faithful to the Gospel: The Persecution of Stephen (Acts 6:8-15; 7:51-60)
  • September 7 – Power of the Gospel: Conversion of Saul (Acts 9)
  • September 14 – Spreading the Gospel (Acts 13)
  • September 21 – Defending the Gospel: Salvation is for Everyone (Acts 15)

Living Faith: Matching Behaviors with Beliefs (New Testament – James)

  • September 28 – Faithful Under Trial: Keep Believing (James 1:1-18)
  • October 5 – Faith in Action: Keep Serving (James 2:14-26)
  • October 12 – Godly Conduct: Keep Obeying (James 3:1-4:12)
  • October 19 – Godly Attitudes: Keep Praying (James 5:7-20)

How to be an Overcomer through Christ (New Testament – Matthew)

  • October 26 – No Wash (Lotta)
  • November 2 – Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:1-17)
  • November 9 – Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11)
  • November 16 – Transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:1-13)
  • November 23 – No WASH (Thanksgiving)
  • November 30 – Birth of Jesus (Matthew 1:1-25)

Last Night of the Semester – Christmas

  • December 7 – TBA

Seeing God in the Big Picture of our Lives   (Old Testament – Exodus)

  • January 18 – God Raised Up a Deliverer: God had a Plan for Moses (Exodus 2:1-25)
  • January 25 – God Executed His Plan (Exodus 3:1-22)
  • February 1 – God Delivered His People: God is our Deliverer (Exodus 12)
  • February 8 – God Demonstrated His Power: God is Our Guide (Exodus 14)
  • February 15 – God Met the Needs of His People: God is Our Provider (Exodus 16:1-17:7)

Rules and Relationships Work Together (Old Testament – Exodus/Numbers)

  • February 22 – Rules to Live By (Exodus 20:1-21)
  • March 1 – The Snare of Idolatry (Exodus 32:1-35)
  • March 8 – The Glory of God’s Presence (Exodus 40:1-38)
  • March 15 – Consequences of Rebellion (Numbers 14:1-38)
  • March 22 – No Wash (Spring Break)
  • March 29 – A Covering of Sin (Numbers 15:1-31)

The Attitude of Privilege, not Obligation, in Serving Christ (Special Topic – Grace)

  • April 5 – Saved By Grace (Romans 5:15-21; 11:5-6; Ephesians 2:1-10)
  • April 12 – Freedom from Guilt (Psalm 103:1-22)
  • April 19 – Grace-based Relationships (Romans 14:1-23)
  • April 26 – The Law of Love (Matthew 22:34-40; Romans 13:8-10; 1John 4:7-5:5)

Explaining the Supernatural from the Bible, not the Box Office (Special Topic: Difficult Questions)

  • May 3 – How Does Prayer Work? (Matthew 7:7-11; Romans 8:26-27; John 14:13-14)
  • May 10 – What is Heaven Really Like? (Revelation 21:1-22:5)

Bible Drill 2016-17

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Hey Parents!!

We are so excited and thankful that your child is participating in Bible Drill this year! We are praying that your child’s life will be deeply impacted as they learn how to study and memorize God’s word. Please help and encourage your child to work hard in memorizing scripture!

Here are some important dates for the school year:

  • November 6, 2016 – No Bible Drill for OCC Packing Party
  • November 27, 2016 – No Bible Drill for Thanksgiving
  • December 4, 2016 – Last Bible Drill of the Semester
  • January 15, 2017 – Bible Drill Resumes (5:15-7:15 pm)
  • February 12, 2017 – Church Drill, 6pm
  • February 2017 – Regional Bible Drill (TBA) (4th-6th Grade Drill Group Only)
  • March 4, 2017 – State Drill, 10 am (Location TBA)
  • March 19 & 26, 2017 – No Bible Drill (Spring Break)
  • April 16, 2017 – No Bible Drill (Easter)
  • May 14, 2017 – No Bible Drill (Mother’s Day)
  • May 21, 2017 – Last Bible Drill of the year

Also, by clicking on the following link (Verse List), you will find a list of the verses and key passages that the kids will be learning this year. The children should already have this verse/key passage list on the Green card that they received the first night of Bible Drill.

In order for your child to have a successful year of Bible Drill, it is important that you help them and encourage them as they learn the verses, key passages, and books. I know it can be difficult to keep up with the papers that we send home each with assignments, so I have included two PDF documents on this blog that list the content we will be learning each week. Feel free to download and print this for yourself and/or your child.

Lastly, while they are learning/memorizing Bible Drill content, remember to talk about the verse meanings and key passage themes with your children. Our hope is that the kids not only memorize the words of Scripture, but also apply these truths to their lives. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

 

 

Sunday School Fall 2016 Lessons

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Hey Parents!!

Below is the list of lessons that we will be covering during Sunday School this Fall! If you would like additional activities or information, please use the take home sheets that we send home weekly with the kids. Also, you can download the Gospel Project for Kids App or contact Sara for additional info!

Theme: Prophets and Kings

  1. September 4:  Elijah Confronted Evil Ahab (1 Kings 18)
    • Main Point: The one true God defeated the prophets of Baal.
  2. September 11: Elijah Ran from Jezebel (1 Kings 19)
    • Main Point: God revealed Himself to Elijah in a whisper.
  3. September 18: Elisha and Naaman (2 Kings 5)
    • Main Point: God healed Naaman’s skin disease.
  4. September 25: God Called Isaiah (Isaiah 6)
    • Main Point: Isaiah saw the holy God in His glory.
  5. October 2: Isaiah Preached About the Messiah (Isaiah 53)
    • Main Point: God said the Messiah wold be a suffering servant.
  6. October 9: Hezekiah, Judah’s Faithful King (2 Kings 18-19)
    • Main Point: God answered Hezekiah’s Prayer.
  7. October 16: Hosea, Prophet to Israel (Hosea 1-14)
    • Main Point: God loves people when they do not deserve it.
  8. October 23: Jonah, Prophet to Nineveh (Jonah 1-4)
    • Main Point: God showed mercy to the Ninevites.
  9. October 30: Joel, Prophet to Judah (Joes 1-3)
    • Main Point: God warned His people to depend before the Day of the Lord.
  10. November 6: God Called Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1)
    • Main Point: God chose Jeremiah as a prophet to the nations.
  11. November 13: Jeremiah Prophesied a New Covenant (Jeremiah 17:1-10; 31:31-34)
    • Main Point: God promised a new and better covenant.
  12. November 20: Judah Was Taken Into Captivity (2 Chronicles 36:1-21)
    • Main Point: God sent Judah into captivity because of their sin.
  13. November 27: Ezekiel Told About a Future Hope (Ezekiel 37)
    • Main Point: God planned to bring His people back to their land and give them new life.

VBS Parent Follow Up

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Hello Parents!

We had a great year of VBS! Thank you to all of you who helped make this week possible by giving of your time and bringing your children! The stories that the kids learned this year were SO foundational in helping the children understand the gospel. The stories together showed the kids what it means to follow Christ, as well as how our lives should be changed after we make the decision to follow Jesus.

You have the opportunity to follow up and help your kids dive deeper into God’s Word! You can help your kids continue to understand the VBS stories, as well as apply them to their lives. Below are a few resources I have available:

  1. Lifeway VBS Parent Guide: Below, you will find a link to the VBS 2016 Parent Guide, which has five daily devotions for families, an overview of the VBS stories, fun activities for summer time, and a gospel presentation. The link below is a link to purchase a pack of parent guide; however, I have guides available at the church on the canoe desk for you to pick up for free! Please pick those up! Parent Guide Link
  2. Kid’s Devotional Bibles: Lifeway has also created a devotional Bible, which includes 30 days of short devotionals that will help the kids apply what they learned at VBS. I have many devotionals available a the church! Please contact me if you would like one!

I hope you all have a great summer, and I hope this summer will be a time of rest and spiritual growth for you and your children!

 

Summer 2016 Sunday Morning Lessons

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Hey Parents!!

Summer is a great time to spend extra time reviewing what the kids will be learning at church! Below is the list of lessons that we will be covering during Sunday School and Children’s Church this summer! If you would like additional activities or information, please use the take home sheets that we send home weekly with the kids. Also, you can download the Gospel Project for Kids App or contact Sara for additional info!

6/5/16 – Israel Demanded a King (1 Samuel 8-10)

  • Main Point: God chose Saul as Israel’s first king.

6/12/16 – God Rejected Saul as King (1 Samuel 13:1-14; 15:1-35)

  • Main Point: God rejected Saul as king because of his sin.

6/19/16 – David was anointed and fought Goliath (1 Samuel 16-17)

  • Main Point: God gave David power to defeat Goliath.

6/26/16 – David and Jonathan Became Friends (1 Samuel 18:1-12; 19:1-10)

  • Main Point: God used Jonathan to save David’s Life

7/3/16 – God Made a Covenant with David (2 Samuel 7)

  • Main Point: God promised that Jesus would come from David’s Family.

7/10/16 – David Sinned and Was Restored (2 Samuel 11:1-12:14; Psalm 51)

  • Main Point: God forgave David when he repented of his sin.

7/17/16 – Solomon Asks for Wisdom (1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 3:1-15)

  • Main Point: Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.

7/24/16 – Wisdom for God’s People (Proverbs 1:1-7; 3:1-12; 4:10-19)

  • Main Point: Wisdom is fearing the Lord and obeying His Word.

7/31/16 – Solomon Built the Temple (1 Kings 6-8)

  • Main Point: God chose Solomon to build a temple where He would dwell with His people.

8/7/16 – Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom (1 Kings 11-12)

  • Main Point: God divided Israel into two kingdoms because Solomon sinned.

8/15/16 – Solomon thought about Life (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

  • Main Point: Life has a purpose only with God.

8/22/16 – Job (Job 1-42)

  • Main Point: Job learned that God is all-powerful, sovereign, and goo.

8/29/16 – Praises of God’s People (Psalms 1; 100; 110)

  • Main Point: People wrote songs to praise God because of who He is.

SBC VBS 2016 – Submerged

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Please make plans to join us for VBS this year on June 5 – 9, as kids dive deep into God’s word and discover that Jesus sees them, knows them, and came to be their Savior. The submarine expedition will begin at the Aquatic Park on Sunday night, June 5 from 5 – 7 pm, and continue each evening at the church from 6 – 8:10 pm. Be sure to invite friends and family to join us for this deep-sea adventure!

Register your child to attend or register to be a volunteer though the link below!

https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=34880

Wednesday Night Spring 2016 Resources

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On Wednesday nights, both students and kids will be using the D6 Curriculum. If you download the D6 Family App (on your phone), you will have access to three free activities per week to go along with the lesson the kids learn at church.  Click the “Splink” Tab after you open the App to find free resources. Additionally, you may purchase devotionals through the app for you and your kids to read.

(Note: The App dates the lessons by Sundays, rather than Wednesdays. Check the Below Schedule to ensure you are on the correct lesson each week.)

Wednesday Night Bible Studies – Spring 2016 (Elementary) 

Unit 1 – God’s Big Plan for Redemption (Old Testament – Genesis)

January 13 – Noah Built an Ark (Genesis 6:5-22; 7:1-5)

January 20 – The Rain Came Down: God Delivered Judgment & Grace (Gen. 7:11 – 8:22)

January 27 – God Scattered the People (Genesis 12:1-9; 15:1-6)

February 3 – God’s Covenant (Genesis 22:1-19)

February 10 – God Provided a Sacrifice (Genesis 22:1-19)

Unit 2 – Understanding the Role of the Church in the Great Commission (New Testament – Acts)

February 17 – The Church is Born (Acts 2:1-47)

February 24 – The Church Perseveres (Stands Together) (Acts 4:1-31)

March 2 – The Church Expands (Grows) (Acts 10:1-48)

March 9 – The Church is Persecuted (Acts 12:1-25)

Unit 3 – Examining How Jesus Fulfilled the Promises of the Messiah  (New Testament – John)

March 16 – The Compassionate Savior (John 11:1-44)

March 23 – No Wash (Spring Break)

March 30 – The Humble Savior (John 13:1-20)

April 6 – The Sacrificial Savior (John 19:1-42)

April 13 – The Resurrected Savior (John 20:1-31)

Unit 4 – Understanding the Character of God through His Names (Special Topic- Calling God by Name)

April 20 – God is LORD (Exodus 33:12 – 34:8)

April 27 – God is the Almighty (Genesis 17:1-8)

May 4 – God is the Shepherd (Ezekiel 34:11-31)

May 11 – God is the Father (John 17:1-26)

 

SBC Kids Christmas Party

Please remember that our SBC Kids Christmas Party is NEXT Friday, December 18! (The date was changed from this week to next.) I hope all kids and their families can come for a fabulous evening of Celebrating Christmas together!

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