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This fall, Sunday Kids Connection begins the programming year as a virtual gathering. We’ll connect via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. and play a game, watch a Bible story video and provide application activities to do at home. As the year progresses, programming will transition to a hybrid model and eventually return to in-person classes.
To protect kids on our virtual platform, the Zoom link will only be provided to registered Kids Connection families. Register on the Kids Connection Registration tab. Even if your family is not planning to attend until we can safely have in-person Kids Connection, please register so we can keep you updated with the latest Kids Ministry announcements.
We’ll offer a separate Parent and Child Zoom presentation for younger kids who are unable to participate in a Zoom presentation by themselves. This shortened version of Kids Connection will feature Bible stories and show and tell.
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SHOUT OUT: LET 'EM KNOW YOU'RE THANKFUL
Over the past several months it seems like our society has been on edge. We get irritated easily, we are quick to argue with each other, and it's easy to see the negative side of every situation.
In many stories in the Bible, people could have said the same thing about the time they were living in. However, time and time again we read about biblical people who found themselves in a bad situation and were still able to give thanks to God.
During November Virtual Kids Connection, we will talk about what it means to be grateful and give thanks despite our circumstances. We will read stories about people who could have been pessimistic or bitter but chose gratitude instead. So much to learn from their examples!
Everyone remembers to be grateful during the Thanksgiving holiday, but we can forget to be thankful for our blessings throughout the rest of the year. This week during Virtual Kids Connection we'll talk about how to get in the habit of being grateful.
**NOTE: No virtual Kids Connection Zoom calls on Sunday, December 6.
There can be obstacles in our lives that keep us from being grateful for what we have, such as comparing ourselves to others or being prideful. This week during virtual Kids Connection, we hear the parable of the vineyard and what it means to be thankful for what we have and grateful for all God has done for us.
Sometimes when we are thankful for something another has done for us, we assume that the other person knows we are grateful, and we forget to say thank you. During Virtual Kids Connection this week, we hear a story of ten men who were healed by Jesus, but only one man remembered to thank Jesus for what he had done.
This week in Virtual Kids Connection, we'll talk about what it looks like to be grateful for God. We will look at David's example and learn that there are many ways to show our gratitude to God.
So, how do you show your gratitude for everything God has done for you?
We’ll look at a verse from 1 Thessalonians that tells us when we should be grateful: "Give thanks in all circumstances."
Whether we are having a good day or a bad day, there is always something to be grateful for. So, what are you grateful for today?
OFFSTAGE: DROP THE ACT (INTEGRITY)
This month we talk about integrity and what that looks like in our lives as Christians. Integrity is choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Often when we are around people we don’t know or who are different from us, we put on a mask. Integrity is about taking off the mask and being true to ourselves no matter what. This month we hear stories about people in the Bible showing integrity despite being surrounded by people who were different from them.
BLOCK PARTY — EVERYONE'S INVITED (FRIENDSHIP)
We’ve learned how to adapt to a new normal — no large crowds and limits to seeing friends or extended family. But, people have been creative with drive-by birthday parties and celebrations or connecting on video calls.
Why do we do that? Because we need people in our lives. Because we value friendship. During September we talked about what it means to be a good friend.
Faith tells us to believe in things we can't see by using what we can see. We may not be able to see God, but we can see him in everything he has created. We share stories about different people in the Bible who had faith, even though they couldn't see God with their eyes.
Sometimes we are faced with a task that seems impossible. This is what the disciples thought when Jesus told them to go and make disciples of all nations. We learned, just as the disciples did, that nothing is impossible with God on our side.
Upside Down: Jesus Changes Everything (Humility)