children's church

Sunday Mornings

10:00-11:30am

During our regular church services, we offer Children's Church for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade.  Kids learn songs about Jesus, hear Bible stories and do crafts related to what they learn.  This program offers a good background in Biblical teaching as well as builds kids' social skills.  We also have a nursery for babies and toddlers.  Older kids can pick up coloring sheets to work on while sitting in the adult service.

Online Learning

While many families are choosing not to attend church because of risks of disease and large group restrictions, kids do not have to miss out on learning about Jesus.  Please let us know how to support you as you do the Children's Church lessons below.

Children's Church Lesson

Sunday School Lesson
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
July 25, 2021
THE MAIN POINT:  Seek God’s Kingdom and He will take care of you.
 
July Virtue:  OBEDIENT
 “Ok, whatever you say, I will obey, right away.”  I am not argumentative, unwilling or slow and I don’t refuse to do what I’m told.
Psalm 119:34  “Help me understand your law.   Then, I will follow it and obey it with all my heart.”
 
SNACK ACTIVITY
Tell the children that there are no snacks. Are they worried?  Talk about what it’s like to worry about not being able to eat, like children in other countries.  What can they do if they are hungry? (search the closets, ask someone for food, work, pray, steal).   Have the children pray and ask God to help them do the right thing, and thank God for providing food.  Snacks are hidden around the room, so have the children “seek” them after praying.  Allow the kids to eat while you read Matthew 6:25-34.   Talk about how this relates to seeking what God wants first and seeking what we want second.  How does God give us what we need, even if we have to seek it?
 
MEMORY VERSE
Review last week’s verse: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:21
Teach this week’s verse:  “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 6:33
  • Discussion: talk about the verse and what it means.  What are things that people seek (riches, nice clothes, cars, electronics, etc), what is righteousness and how do we seek it, and how does God give us what we need?

CRAFT:  Fingerprint Flowers
Have children make flowers using their fingerprints dipped in ink.  Start with the center and then print petals around it.  They can even draw a stem and add fingerprint leaves.
Discussion:  Talk about what a flower needs to grow (sunlight, water, nutrients) and how God provided what the flower needs in nature when he created the world.  Talk about what people need to grow and how God provides our needs as well.  
  • What happens when we don’t get what we need?  
  • How does seeking God’s kingdom help provide what people need (example: feeding the hungry, helping the hurting, rescuing the lost, obeying God by loving others)? 
  • How did Jesus provide what we needed so we could be in God’s Kingdom?

PRAYER TIME:  Have children sit together on the rug and pray for their worries.  How can worry make us sad?  How can praying help us feel happy again?

PRESCHOOLERS
Suggested Format:
Memory verse:  “Seek first His Kingdom”  Matthew 6:33
Read the Sermon on the Mount story in the illustrated Bible.
Snack: hide snacks around the room and have children “seek” them.  Talk about seeking what God wants, too.
Craft: Fingerprint Flowers
Help children print flowers using their fingerprints.  Start with the center and add petals around it.  Talk about how God gives flowers what they need to grow, just like he gives children what they need to grow too.
Prayer time:  pray for children’s worries.  How can worry make us sad?  How can praying help us feel happy again?

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