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 July 17th
Sunday, July 17th, we will be worshiping with our families at the outdoor Family Picnic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We’ll see you at Illuminate and Beginner’s Ministry next Sunday, July 24th.
BEGINNER’S MINISTRY (birth-PreK) FOR JULY 24th
In this week’s Big God Story-Our God Saves (Jonah)
Jonah was a prophet of God sent to take a message to the people of Nineveh. He decided to run from God instead. As he was fleeing, a great storm began to overpower his boat. Jonah insisted on being thrown overboard in order to end the storm. The storm ceased and God rescued His prophet by sending a big fish to swallow him. During his time inside the fish’s belly, Jonah sought the Lord’s forgiveness. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh once again. Jonah obeyed. The people of Nineveh heard the message and believed God.
ILLUMINATE (K-5th grade) FOR JULY 24th
The Big God Story this Sunday – God is the Holy One (Peter’s Letter to the Jewish Christians-1 Peter 1:1-2:25)
Peter wrote to many believers scattered around the area—believers who had been forced to leave their homes. Peter wanted to encourage them. He reminded them God calls us to be different from the rest of the world.
When we choose to trust and obey Jesus, God calls us to be holy because He is the Holy One. But we can’t live holy lives in our own strength. God made us holy, and He gives us the Holy Spirit to strengthen us and remind us of the hope we have in Him. As we trust and obey God, His Holy Spirit changes us to become more like Jesus.
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: July 3-24 (Sundays): TB_4-5_4-8_HFW
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: July 24th: TS_Smr_9_HFW
ILLUMINATE Monthly Family Verse (July 3-31):
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. 1 Peter 2:9
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.
July HOMEFRONT IS AVAILABLE NOW! You can pick up a copy at the Illuminate Check in desk or on the Beginner’s Ministry counter.