Lots of stuff going on this week!
First of all, we started something new. Worship Journals! They're little books that the kids made that you can use to help them understand the idea of worshipping God.
In case you need help understanding how to use them, I made a little video that you can watch:
You can also download the Worship Journal documents here:
Instructions - Contains instructions on how to use, as well as a list of all of the Bible verses for the week (as well as space to record any thoughts that you want to share together)
Activity Sheet - This is the page that the kids cut up to make the Worship Journal
We also watched a new video that talked about prayer. You can watch it here:
We also had several kids bring in stuff for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes! The shoeboxes at the front of church are being taken in this week. BUT, if you still have stuff that you want to bring in, we're collecting items in class this Sunday. So this is your last chance to bring stuff in! Don't forget!
Finally, we had Sharin Moznette come in to class and talk about the Open Arms ministry in India. We learned about the kids in India that we're supporting and some of the needs that they have. Next week, we're going to start something new (similar to Blanket Month from last year), to help raise money for items that the kids in India need. I'll have all the details for you this Sunday. We're also going to be getting ready to start another new project for Advent: a service based Advent calendar! So you can look forward to that!
Lots of stuff going on, so if you have any questions or anything, feel free to call or email me.
See you Sunday!
Oh, by the way, you can download the D-Journal page for this week here:
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Week 10 was a great week for us. Our class successfully filled up our D-Point bin for a third time. This means that at our end of the quarter celebration, we will be having DONUTS as well as CHOCOLATE MILK! Yay!
We also learned about Joseph and all the stuff that happened to him in Egypt. We talked about how God was able to take the bad things that Joseph's brothers did to him and use them to make great things happen. To illustrate this, we did an activity where we took a picture of a trash can and used our imagination and creativity to turn it into something beautiful. You can download a copy of this activity from here.
We talked a little bit about Operation Christmas Child. There are a couple of ways that you guys can participate in this great service opportunity. You can get a shoebox and fill it full of stuff and bring it to church on Sunday. Or you can buy some items to help fill up our class shoeboxes. Or both! The shoeboxes that are being stacked up at the front of church are due this coming up Sunday (the 15th). But if you're not able to get your shoeboxes done in time, you can bring shoeboxes into our class up until the 22nd.
Finally, we also watched a short video that talked about how God can take the bad things that happen to us and use them for His good purposes.
Here are the handouts from this week:
Memory Verse (ok, this was supposed to be with last week's, but I forgot to add it in...)
See you Sunday!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This week in class, we talked about Joseph and all the things that happened to him in Egypt. We also talked about how God was always with Joseph, no matter what happened to him. God was able to use the bad things that Joseph's brothers did to him to do great things.
I made a little video to help illustrate the point that God can take our bad situations and use them for His good purposes. Here's what we watched in class:
By the way, in the video, we mention 'Operation Christmas Child'. Don't forget to get your shoeboxes into class! You can fill up your own shoeboxes, or bring items in to help fill up our classroom shoeboxes. Or both!