obedience and love
This month we’ll be learning about OBEDIENCE from the life of Noah. If your little one can’t get enough of Sunday School, check out this month’s video here and watch it at home.
In Turtle Time, we’re learning about how we say HELLO WITH LOVE during Liturgy. Talk to your little one about the kiss of peace and practice doing it with them. The message they’ll hear when they tickle Tim’s tummy is “We love because He first loved us.” We want them them learn that when we greet each other with a holy kiss, we are showing our love to the whole church family.
Working together to do more than you could do alone.
Cooperation is HUGE. When you cooperate – you can build more, learn more…do more. It’s important for kids to learn what the Bible says about cooperation and God’s plan for cooperation. It is important to Him to learn in difficult times…it’s all about getting along with people.
“Two People are Better than One. They can Help each other in everything they do.” Ecc. 4:9 NIrV
Lots of lessons in the Bible show us this, and we will be looking at examples in both the Old Testament (Moses – building the tabernacle) and in the New Testament (friends work together to help a paralyzed man get to Jesus to be healed).
This month, think about this question, “What can you do together? What do you do together as a church to demonstrate to your children the way God designed us – not only to need each other, but also to need Him? How can we cooperate with God on His plan to change the world?
Kids are watching us and seeing the power of cooperation and what happens when God shows His approval on people working together. This month – let’s all do our part to make that the story of our Church.
MIDDLE & HIgh SCHOOL
“Those who look to Him are radiant. Their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:5
Have you ever seen one of those really crazy celebrity headlines or photos on social media and thought, How Embarrassing?! Maybe you’ve thought, I’d never do that! or I’d never SAY that or I’d never wear THAT in public. But the truth is, we’ve all done things and said things we wish we hadn’t. We’ve all had a most embarrassing moment…or a few of them. There’s nothing wrong with feeling a little red-faced every once in a while, but when that feeling of guilt over what we’ve DONE turns into shame over who we ARE - and how we see ourselves, how we treat others, and even what we think about God…it can be really harmful.
That’s why this month our theme is entitled SHAMELESS. Shame is not just guilt or embarrassment over what you’ve done– it is feeling you ARE something bad, which is not from God. In God’s eyes we are LOVED and we are precious.