Toddlers

Throughout the month of June, our toddlers will learn that Jesus gives us the power to do everything
God wants us to do. Our Bible story for the month will be “Love” (1 Corinthians; John 3:16; John
13:34, 15:12).

Two-Year Olds - Kindergarten

Have you ever played PAC-MAN? (Yes, that PAC-MAN game from the 1980s—it’s still around.) The best part of that game is eating the large power pellets. Pac-Man immediately powers up, and then you can do anything. The bad guys can’t get you! You can eat them and earn bonus points doing it! It’s awesome!

Feeling like we can do anything is a pretty great feeling. We may not have power pellets lying around that we can eat to power up, but we do have another power source—a real power source that gives us the power to do everything God wants us to do. His name is Jesus. And, He is AMAZING!

June 2: We will kick off the month this month introducing LOVE to our preschoolers. God loves the world so much, He sent us Jesus to be our friend forever. When Jesus is your friend, He gives you the power to love. When we know Jesus, He gives us the power to love in a way that is different than the world.

June 9: Week two, we will talk about what JOY looks like, and we can’t think of a better story to help us than Paul and Silas worshipping in prison. You know Jesus had to give them the power to do that! When Jesus is our friend, He gives us the power to have joy. We can have joy—even when we are in hard times—when we know Jesus.

June 16: Week three is a week of peace. When connected to Jesus, He gives us the power to have peace. For preschoolers, we define peace as we don’t have to worry. Just look at the birds and the flowers. God takes care of them, so we know He’ll take care of us too. When Jesus is your friend, He gives you the power to have peace. Jesus taught us that wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, you can have peace because God is with you.

June 23: Week four, we will see how a man named Simeon powered up to have patience. He waited a looooong time to see God do what He said He would do. When Jesus is your friend, He gives you the power to be patient. Waiting in line for the slide or waiting for cookies to bake is hard, but we can have patience.

June 30: We will end with week five, where we will learn what it looks like to be kind. Jesus gives us the power to be kind to everyone, not just the people who are like us. The Good Samaritan will help with this one. When Jesus is your friend, He gives you the power to be kind. We can share and show kindness to one another when we know Jesus.

We are going to Power Up through the next two months with the hope of creating a super fun and engaging experience for preschoolers to learn about the fruit of the Spirit—what happens when we are connected to Jesus, the real power source.

Treehouse (1st-3rd Grade)

 

June 2:  Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross. (Ruth and Boaz, Ruth)

June 9:  Today, we have our Second Sunday (missions emphasis) program.

 

June 16:  Our summer series, The Non-Avengers, kicks off today.  Our elementary children will study Bible heroes who forgave.  When we are wronged, our first instinct is to fight back, to get revenge. But the Bible is filled with examples of men and women who did it God’s way – choosing compassion and forgiveness over getting even.

 

Jesus told a story about a man who had two sons.  One son was very rude and disrespectful of his father.  His father however, showed us how much God loves us and is willing to forgive us because when the disrespectful son returned, his father welcomed him with hug rather than punishing him. (Luke 15:11-24)

Kids will learn that they can forgive others because God loves and forgives them.

June 23: Nabal had treated David and his men badly. David went out to get his revenge and kill Nabal. But Nabal’s wife, Abigail, pleaded with David to have compassion; reminding him that vengeance belongs to God, not men. (1 Samuel 25:4-33)

Kids will be challenged to set an example for their friends this week by not talking bad about others or joining in making fun of others.

June 30:  Joseph’s brothers had treated him cruelly, selling him into slavery. Joseph ended up in Egypt, where God was able to use him greatly. When Joseph was reunited with his brothers, he chose forgiveness rather than revenge. (Genesis 45:1-15)

Kids will discuss a time they were tempted to try to get even with someone and how they would handle the same situation in light of Joseph’s example.

Route 45 (4th and 5th Grade)

 

June 2:  Boaz was a family redeemer. He helped his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross. (Ruth and Boaz, Ruth)

June 9:  Today, we have our Second Sunday (missions emphasis) program.

 

June 16:  Our summer series, The Non-Avengers, kicks off today.  Our elementary children will study Bible heroes who forgave.  When we are wronged, our first instinct is to fight back, to get revenge. But the Bible is filled with examples of men and women who did it God’s way – choosing compassion and forgiveness over getting even.

 

Jesus told a story about a man who had two sons.  One son was very rude and disrespectful of his father.  His father however, showed us how much God loves us and is willing to forgive us because when the disrespectful son returned, his father welcomed him with hug rather than punishing him. (Luke 15:11-24)

Kids will learn that they can forgive others because God loves and forgives them.

June 23: Nabal had treated David and his men badly. David went out to get his revenge and kill Nabal. But Nabal’s wife, Abigail, pleaded with David to have compassion; reminding him that vengeance belongs to God, not men. (1 Samuel 25:4-33)

Kids will be challenged to set an example for their friends this week by not talking bad about others or joining in making fun of others.

June 30:  Joseph’s brothers had treated him cruelly, selling him into slavery. Joseph ended up in Egypt, where God was able to use him greatly. When Joseph was reunited with his brothers, he chose forgiveness rather than revenge. (Genesis 45:1-15)

Kids will discuss a time they were tempted to try to get even with someone and how they would handle the same situation in light of Joseph’s example.