This Week in Children, Youth, & Families
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Children’s Information for Sundays
Curriculum packets were mailed to families with students ages 4 to 6th grade. Preschool through 3rd graders should each have a 12-week curriculum folder and 4th-6th graders should have received a God’s Great Covenant workbook. Both of these options offer flexibility and an option for virtual, individual study, and/or a combination of both. If you didn’t receive these materials, contact Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool – 3rd grade
Illustrated Ministries 12 week series on The Beatitudes
On the right side of the folder, you will find 12 Family Activity Sheets with a reflection question, short family reflection, and a prayer on one side while the other side provides a place to color and offers questions that can be used as a family. The left side of the folder includes activity pages that correspond to various weeks. There is also a dated schedule on the backside of the introductory letter. All of this can be done at home on your own family’s time.
*Another option is to join a fun thirty-minute Zoom call on Sunday mornings at 9:30AM less by Rev. Rebecca that explicates the morning’s Beatitude passage further while going over the packet as a group together. To join the Sunday morning Zoom call, contact Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick at email@example.com.
4th grade to 6th grade
God’s Great Covenant: New Testament 2 Curriculum
This curriculum covers the book of Acts, written by Luke, shows us that the ministry of Jesus Christ has continued and even grown after His resurrection and His ascension into heaven. This book contains 32 weekly chapters divided into 5 themed units. Each week students will encounter the story of that week’s Bible verses, presented at a clear, elementary reading level. Every chapter contains a memory page that includes a Bible verse, key facts chart, and a segment titled “The Old Testament in the New Testament Revealed,” which encourages students and parents to discuss crossovers from Old Testament scriptures. “Unpack It Further” sections prompt students to think critically about the lesson and answer thought-provoking questions. Unit reviews contain a memory passage worksheet, a devotional guide, and a fun Truth Detectives dialogue.
This curriculum can be done by students by themselves or done in tandem with pre-taped videos led by Megan (above) that students can do on their own time.