Toddlers/Two Year Olds through Kindergarten

The very first Christmas was a string of God-planned events that came together to create a wonder-filled story that would be told again and again and again. God sent His Son to earth in the form of a human baby who grew to be a someone like no other. Ultimately, He gave His life for us.

This month, we celebrate the beautiful gift of Jesus. We want preschoolers to say again and again that, ‘God gave us Jesus.’ We want it to live deep within their hearts so they grow to trust that God loves them with a love so great that He gave them His one and only Son, Jesus, to be their friend forever.

December 1: In week one, an angel tells Mary she is going to have a baby. An angel! Can you imagine Mary lying in bed, looking up into the starry, starry night as she pondered the angel’s words, “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.” Ahh…the wonder that must have filled her heart!

December 8: Week two, we find Mary and Joseph welcoming God’s Son, Jesus, into the world in a stable. There were no trumpets or banners waving. No fancy palaces or crowds pushing to see.

December 15: Week three, we learn that God sent Jesus for each and every one of us, even the shepherds. Yes, shepherds—the bottom rung of the social ladder during that time. God sent angels into the starry, starry night, on the very same day Jesus was born, to tell shepherds that, “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.” They were so excited they hurried to find this baby! Can you imagine the wonder as they looked into the eyes of the long awaited Messiah?

December 22: We celebrate Jesus’ birthday in week four, complete with party hats and a special snack! Retelling the Christmas story is the best way to celebrate Jesus’ birthday!

December 29: Finally, in week five the wise men come to see God’s Son. They looked into the starry, starry night and followed God’s lead all the way to the child, who they rightly called, ‘King of the Jews.’ They came and presented their gifts and worshiped the One who had come to be the Savior of the world. We can only imagine the wonder on their faces as they finally saw what had been prophesied for so, so long. (Note: There will be only one service, 10:30 am, today and there will be no class for our Kindergarteners – 5th graders.)

May we all pause under our own starry, starry night this year and remember the wonder of what we are celebrating. God gave us Jesus.

Treehouse (1st-3rd Grade)

December 1: God’s plan to save people from sin and death was not a secret plan. God used the prophets to give hope to His people. They said God would send a Messiah—born into the world as a baby to live the perfect life people fail to live and die the guilty death we deserve. (Isaiah 7; 9; 11; Micah 5)

December 8: The baby Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy, as well as other Old Testament prophecies, about the coming Savior. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled God’s plan of redemption that God planned before the world began. (Luke 1; Matthew 1)

December 15: Jesus’ birth fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy. God the Son came into the world as Immanuel. Jesus was born to be “God with us” and to save people from sin. (Isaiah 9; Luke 2)

December 22: The wise men came to worship Jesus as King. Jesus is the King who will rule forever, as God promised to King David in 2 Samuel 7. Jesus is the true King who is worthy of all our worship. (Matthew 2)

December 29: There will be only one service, 10:30 am, today and there will be no class for our Kindergartners – 5th graders.

Route 45 (4th and 5th Grade)

December 1: Our preteens will continue with Week 3 of our “Holiday Happy” series.  They will discuss how they can treasure the gift of family and friends all year long. (1 Peter 2:17)

December 8: We’ll wrap up our “Holiday Happy” series with a lesson showing how our preteens can choose to experience the joy of the “season” every day of the year. (Nehemiah 8:10)

December 15: Our preteens will complete in-house service projects today that include preparing items for our Family Christmas Eve service.

December 22: We are celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior today with a yummy snack and lots of fun games.

December 29: There will be only one service, 10:30 am, today and there will be no class for our Kindergartners – 5th graders.