Lent Book Club for KidsDon't miss the kick off this Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 Sunday School! The kids will receive their passports and begin their journey through Lent learning about Jesus' "I am" statements. This week's theme is "I am." Can't make it to Sunday School this week? check out the lesson attached below and do some of the activities at home.
Lent Book Club for parentsJoin me Monday afternoons starting on 3/6 at 2:00pm for an hour of discussion of The God We Can Know -- an inspiring book looking at the "I am" statements of Jesus. This book club meets for just 7 weeks beginning on March 6. The book is a quick read AND it follows along with your child(ren)'s Sunday School special. Click here for other lenten book club times if you can't make it on Monday afternoons. If you prefer a "virtual" discussion group on Wednesday evenings or perhaps joining a closed blog to share reflections, please let me know.
Lent Breakfast Club for KidsParents: join the 10am Sunday Lent Book Club while your kids enjoy a healthy breakfast and engage in art projects and games. Nicolle Devlin and Laura Barlow, our regular childcare providers, will greet and engage your children with warmth and enthusiasm. Babies through 5th graders are welcome!
Make a joyful noise! Jr. choir is back!We need you all! Fun music, fun people!See you on March 5th.Mr. Henric and Deb Ahle are teaming up to bring back Jr. Choir each Sunday beginning on March 5th from 10:00 - 10:25 am in Martin Hall.* Cherub Choir will begin as well on March 5th as part of the 9:00 preschool class activities. The children will sing with their teachers leading from 9:55 - 10:10 am. *... Parents: if you are joining the 10:00 - 11:00 Book Club, we will escort your children from choir to the Breakfast Club in the Wesley Hall Oasis room.
FILL the BOX!Don't let our Parable Box go empty! Please encourage your child(ren) to bring something for the Parable Box. Surprise our Pastors with something bright, cool, unusual, or even creepy. Then on Sunday, the children can share how the object tells them something about God or something God wants to tell us. This is a great opportunity for your kids (and you) to connect everyday life with God.Give the item to Pastor Maria-Pia or Ms. Kerry before the service to put in the box. The item will go back to your child after the Children's Moment.Sign up on as many dates as you would like, more dates are added every few weeks so please check back periodically. The Parable Box Sign-up here
Prayer RequestsAs always, feel free to email or call me with prayer requests, to share a joy, request a visit/meeting or if you have concerns or needs. All sharings are kept confidential. blessings, Pastor MP Pre-K Lesson HighlightsCheck out The God We Can Know lesson plan below --- Your preschooler will be doing an age appropriate version of this lesson in Sunday School. K-5th Lesson Highlights“The GOD We Can Know”Session 1: “I Am”Base Camp: Start on two carpets, one for K-3 and one for 4-5. Each group has their Sacred and Holy time and reads the opening prayer.*Unpack items or photos from suitcase and place on the altar. In our lesson today, Jesus will introduce himself by saying, “I Am”.Travel Instructions: will be read to the whole group (K-5)Bible story: will be read to the whole group (K-5) Exodus 3:1-14 in the Old Testament- Moses and the Burning bushCENTERS:Passport Agency: Add your photo to passport. Cut and glue Passport into passport Journal. Add the “I Am” verse of the day.Travel Agency: Glue in a Map of Midian and Egypt. Highlight Midian and Egypt on the map with highlighter.Scenic Overlook: Draw a self-portrait in passport journal. Write: “I am “phrases around it: (I am thoughtful, I am kind, I am generous etc.) Then write, “God Loves Me.”Souvenir Shop: Make a burning bush on manila construction paper. (Have sample at center)These may go home as a reminder of the lesson of the day.Snack Shop: grapes, cheese sticks, crackersMeet at Base Camp: Review Bible story.“In the rest of the sessions we are going to learn more about how Jesus introduces himself. He says “I Am”, but he doesn’t stop there. He says… (Show and name each symbol or photo for each saying.)Closing Prayer:Materials: Symbols or photos from suitcase,Passport Journals, stamps, scissors, map of Midian and Egypt, glue sticks and highlighters,Manila paper 8X13 for the burning bush, brown, red, green, yellow and orange tissue paper, cut into squares for burning bush, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticksFamily DevotionsReview the Moses and Burning Bush story with your children -- we have some easy-to-read children's bibles, if you would like to borrow one -- Ask each family member to describe themselves starting with "I am ..." and then describe each other's positive qualities. Close with a prayer thanking God for making you each special. Upcoming DatesMarch 25 Spring Fling 4th and 5th graders bring-a-friend eventApril 9 Palm SundayApril 14 T.G.I.G.F. Thanking God It's Good FridayApril 16 Easter -- Egg Hunt after 9:00 and 11:00 servicesApril 23 Confirmation SundayApril 30 Brunch 10 - 11am Generosity Sunday and Lenten Book Club Celebration