We are in a series this Summer entitled, “Dive In”. We are diving into God’s Word and seeing how we can learn about life from Scripture. This month we are focusing on family – FAMILY MATTERS! Let’s DIVE IN!
This week’s “MAILBOX” WINNER is……MATTHEW KOTSYUBA!!! Congratulations Matthew! You were selected from the “mailbox” as the activity sheet prize winner for this week! You can pick up your prize at church any coming Sunday…it will be located at the kids check-in. And honorable mentions go to Emma Vicente, Nathaniel Kotsyuba, and Myles Green! All three of you can also pick up a special treat at the kids check-in.
Our current theme is, “Family Matters.” This week we are going to talk about caring for and protecting our family.
HOW DOES FAMILY PROVIDE CARE AND PROTECTION?
Have you ever been around a newborn baby? How do people react when a baby cries? If it is a “hurt” kind of cry, people rush to see what happened and try to console the baby. If it is a normal cry, mom may try to feed the baby or rock them to sleep. Depending on how long and how loud they are crying, others around may being to get annoyed and move to another room. Crying is actually a language for babies…it is how they communicate their needs (pain, hunger, anger, etc.). Parents and caregivers react to a baby’s cry, and a caring parent/caregiver will figure out the reason for the cry and help the baby in that way. A baby would not survive if they didn’t have someone caring for them and protecting them. God purposed parents to be the provider of that care and protection for their child.
Parents or adult caregivers are responsible for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. That is how God planned it! God commands parents to protect their children, care for their children, teach their children, and disciple their children. Everyday you are learning…not only about how to live, stay healthy, and be a good friend, but also about God’s love for you and how to honor the Lord. But guess what? Your parents aren’t the only ones who care and protect and meet the needs of your family…YOU DO TOO! Let’s take a look at God’s Word and see how different family members showed God’s love, care, and protection for their family.
How to “HEART” your Family!
There are so many ways to “love” your family. Protecting them and caring for them are just a few ways! So below are some ways you can “love” your family…the letters H-E-A-R-T are missing from these ways. Every place you see a “~”, it means a letter is missing (either an H, E, A, R, or T – and sometimes more than one of them). The Bible verses can help you figure out what is missing and complete the ways to love.
~ N C O U ~ ~ G ~ (Proverbs 12:25)
W O ~ K ~ ~ ~ D (Deuteronomy 5:13)
B ~ T ~ U ~ ~ F U L (Leviticus 19:11)
K ~ ~ P ~ ~ ~ P ~ ~ C ~ (Romans 12:18)
P ~ ~ Y F O ~ O N ~ ~ N O ~ ~ ~ R (James 5:16)
D O N ‘ ~ W I ~ ~ ~ O L D G O O D ~ ~ I N G S (Proverbs 3:27)
“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”Romans 12:10 (August’s Memory Verse)
Memory Verse Challenge!
Romans 12:10 is our NEW theme verse for this unit. Once again, this month’s challenge is to create your own song or hand motions to help memorize the verse. You can use a song you know and just substitute the verse words in, you can create your own melody, or you can give the verse hand motions. Get creative! Once you have your idea…record yourself (or your family) doing the verse…and share it with Pastor Vicky! We would love to share the creative videos on the blog to help others memorize the verse as well! Most creative submission wins a Chick-Fil-A milkshake (or other treat of your choosing)!
LESSON PAPERWORK – Review, Activities, & Prizes
Below are some options for you to continue the lesson from home. There is a review sheet for conversation purposes and there are grade level activity sheets as well. These are available (in print) on Sunday mornings near the Kids’ Check-In Station, and there will also be a “mailbox”. Grab one, complete it in the sanctuary, and return the completed activity sheet to the mailbox after service. You will have a chance to win prizes each week. They are available to download here in case your family is not able to return for in-person worship yet…parents can scan/text pictures of completed sheets to Pastor Vicky to be entered in the weekly prize drawing. A winner will be drawn each Monday, and if you miss a week, you can put both activity sheets (previous two lessons) in the mailbox the following Sunday. Let’s dive into God’s Word and grow together in the Lord! PS: You may need a Bible, so be sure to bring your Bible each Sunday.