Week of May 11
God calls us to nurture the faith of our children in our homes.
With the current Covid-19 restrictions, worship services and Sunday school classes look very different, but we have a real unique opportunity to engage with our families, in our homes.
There are links to a variety of activities and lessons. Use any combination of resources to meet the needs of your family. Resources updated weekly. Please do not hesitate to contact Dee Ann Lord, Children & Family Ministry Coach, at 303-358-7997 or EMAIL with questions.
PRE S/PRE K and LOWER ELEMENTARY
Empowering Courageous Kids…
Explore How Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through
Each lesson over the next several weeks will reveal how Jesus’ power is bigger than the emotions kids might be facing right now. We will address the fear, loneliness, uncertainty, boredom, worry, and anger that kids might be feeling. Kids will discover how to manage those negative emotions through empowerment and thankfulness. And by exploring Jesus’ miracles, kids and their families will see how Jesus’ power will help them overcome this time of fear and uncertainty.
Scripture: Jesus Brings Lazarus Back to Life (John 11)
Supplies Needed: notebook or paper for a ‘Thankful Journal’ to use each week
Scripture: Jesus Heals the Leper (Matthew 8: 1-3)
Supplies Needed: markers or crayons, a ruler or tape measure, a clear container about 1/3 full of water (it can be a water bottle or a food container – but it’s ideal if it can be tightly closed), and some cooking oil (vegetable, olive, whatever), notebook or paper for a ‘Thankful Journal’ to use each week
Fun For All Ages
Print this calendar and hang it where the whole family will see it. There is a prayer prompt for each day of the month.
Several recipes for your family to make bread for Communion each Sunday. There’s even a gluten-free recipe!
I’m so excited about this!! You’re encouraged to continue this each day until we are able to come together again to worship in person. We will have a grand collection of “God Sightings” to share with one another!!
Please email photos of your chains throughout this time to Dee Ann or post on FAITH’s Facebook page.
We are a few weeks into social distancing guidelines. Have you had more dinners together than ever before? Running out of things to talk about at the table? Give your family a night(s) of fun and positivity. This activity is a great way to break up the routine with a little creativity and an opportunity to learn more about your family.
Spreading Random Acts of Kindness During Covid-19 (and beyond) – all of these ideas can be done while adhering to physical distancing guidelines –
(If you have an idea you would like to add to this list, please email Dee Ann.)
- Paint Kindness Rocks and leave them around the neighborhood for people to find while they are on a walk.
- Have a meal delivered to an elderly neighbor.
- Support local florists by having flowers delivered to a teacher or other person you miss seeing in person.
- Make some homemade sweet treats and leave them on someone’s doorstep.
- Write encouraging messages on sticky notes and put them on mailboxes.
D6 Family App
D6 is the curriculum used in our 4-6th grade Sunday class. D6 is short for Deuteronomy 6, where God calls parents and grandparents to be a significant part of the spiritual development of their kids and grandkids. The app offers resources like family fun questions, Splinks (spiritual links to your kids), Home Connections (read, pray & do activities), Family Fun Nights and encouraging videos. Enjoy!
Available on both Google Play and the App Store.