For more information on our Children’s Ministry Program check out Miss Lynn’s Kids Corner May 17, 2015 post.
Weekly Big God Story resources for parents:
For December 4th
BEGINNER’S MINISTRY (birth-PreK)
In this week’s Big God Story-God Keeps His Promise (Angel with Mary and Joseph)
From the moment man first fell into sin, God promised to send a Redeemer to save us. God sent prophets to prepare people for the promised Savior. Many years later, an angel appeared to a young woman named Mary and told her that she would have a baby whom she would name Jesus. Mary was betrothed to a man named Joseph. God told Joseph in a dream about the baby that Mary would have. Jesus was the fulfillment of the promise God had made so long ago.
Blessing: Children, may you always rejoice in God.
ILLUMINATE 2nd Service
The first Sunday of every month is Family Sunday. Children will be worshiping with their families in “big church”.
Pick up the Illuminate Kids Sermon Notes sheet in the commons area- as you attend church service with your family, use the sermon notes sheet to help you learn. We want you to worship with us by singing to God and listening to the message.
ILLUMINATE Spiritual Formation
The Big God Story this Sunday – God Claims His People (Mosaic Covenant)
God claimed His people, called them to live a life set apart, and began to teach them how to live. God also calls us to be a part of His family—to be set apart. Just as the Israelites did, we live in a broken world and sometimes live in a way that isn’t good for us. However, as we grow to know God, He teaches us how to live in the very best way and gently corrects us when we get off track.
Blessing: Children, may you know that God claims you as His own. May He guide you in a life that is joyfully set apart for Him.
1 Peter 2:9:
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
HomeFront Weekly for Beginner’s Ministry (4 weeks in one) is full of fun facts and ideas that will inspire, equip, and support parents; weekly pre-teaching of The Big God Story; child-development tips for parents that align with spiritual formation.
HomeFront Weekly for Beginner’s: Dec. 4-25(Sundays): tb_hfw_2-1_2-4
HomeFront Weekly for ILLUMINATE (K-5th grade) is designed to help parents intentionally spend time in God’s Word with their children before coming to church each week. Parents will be the first to introduce their children to the Bible content they will hear in Illuminate.
Current HomeFront Weekly for ILLUMINATE: Dec. 11:ts_2-2_hfw
ILLUMINATE Monthly Family Verse Dec. 4-25
For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
HomeFront Monthly Magazine can be downloaded for free at HomeFrontMag.com, accessed as a smartphone app.
HOMEFRONT MONTHLY-A spiritual parenting resource, a magazine-like publication packed with great ideas about how to create spiritually forming times in the home. Each issue features articles and activities focusing on everything from marriage and family to food time and blessing.
December HOMEFRONT IS AVAILABLE NOW! You can pick up a copy at the Illuminate Check in desk or on the Beginner’s Ministry counter.