take it home

Sailing the “C’s” | Week 2





“C” of the Week: Competence

Lesson:  Do my best!

Story: Joshua and the walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:1-26)

014 Our Garden friends played a game to act out the story. Can you tell which kids are “the wall?!”

019The wall fell down!

Bible Verse: “God gives us what it takes.” 2 Corinthians 3:5 (Paraphrase)

Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for the way You made me. There is no one else like me. Thank You for all the things I can do. Help me to learn more about You so I can be the person You created me to be.  Help me to always do my best and to be a good example to those around me. Amen

Take-It-Home Activities:

Parents: Your children are looking to you for approval. Create opportunities for your child to be successful. Even new walkers can put their shoes away or throw away the trash. Use hugs, high fives, and words of encouragement to appreciate their effort and build their esteem.

Birth – Age 2: Young children have a strong desire to help you. The next time you are folding clothes, ask your child to help. Show your child how to fold, then put the clothes away exactly how your child folded it (even if it’s not “right,” it’s great because your child wanted to help).

Age 3 – Kindergarten:  Get outside and run short relay races with your child. Shake hands at the end of each race and talk about how God made us each with special abilities. Whether we win or not, God wants us to always do our best and be a good example to others around us.

Mom 2 Mom Sale!


Our JaxNaz Moms4Moms group is having a Mom2Mom sale one week from today and you won’t want to miss it!

Here are the deatils:

Saturday, April 25th
at the Lyle Torrant Center (1175 West Parnall Road, Jackson)

$2 Admission from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
(with $4 admission for early bird shoppers from 8:00 am-9:00 am)

There will be a bake sale and Jackson Coffee Company coffee available for purchase.

There will also be a raffle going on all day. For every dollar you spend on entry ticket and bake sale items you will receive one chance to win one of many door prizes. Here are some of the things you’ll have a chance of winning!

1. Valued at $98.00- a diamond ring donated by Medawar Jewelers.
2. Valued at $44.98 – a woman’s Giro bike riding helmet donated by On Two Wheels
3. Valued at $150 – Full length photo session with Emily Mathews of Now and Then Photography, includes 15 edited photos on CD and 1 – 8×10 print donated by Emily Mathews
4. Valued at $20 – a Gift Card to Keys Produce donated by Keys Produce
5. Valued at $30 – a moms get organized bundle – donated by Lisa Gorney
6. Valued at $25 – a gift card to the Toy House in Jackson

(You do not have to be present to win. Winner will be announced on facebook and contacted by phone following the sale.)

This is our Moms4Moms 4th annual Mom2Mom sale and this year all the proceeds will be going to David’s Promise and the Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County.

If you have any questions regarding the sale, you can contact Beth Spreeman at beth12979@gmail.com or 517-769-3465

take it home

Here’s your take it home for the weekend!

We’re a little late this week, but any time is a great time to bring God into your home, so here’s how you can remind your kids about what they learned Sunday.

027Look at all our friends who were in the Garden Sunday!


“C” of the Week: Character

Bible Verse: Be strong in character and ready for anything. James 1:4

Story: Daniel 6:6-23 (Daniel & the Lion’s Den)



We acted out “Daniel and the Lion’s Den” in our story station.


I’m pretty sure this was the part where the lions roar.  What do you think?

Prayer: Dear Jesus, Help me to have a good attitude in everything I do. Help me to trust in You so that I will be ready for anything. Amen








“Take-It-Home” Activities:
Parents: You are a model of Christ to your child. Pray with your child daily, teaching them to say “thank you” to God. Children will learn to trust in Jesus by watching you.

Birth – Age 3: Have your child help you act out the story of Daniel & the lions. Ask them to roar like a lion while you pretend to be Daniel. (You can even make a little blanket fort as your cave)! Kneel on the floor with your hands folded and pray to God, telling Him you love Him and thanking Him for keeping you safe. Remind your child that God loves them and will always protect them.

Age 4 – Kindergarten: Invite your child to help you with a simple chore around the house, then sing a song as you do it together. Remind them that God wants us to have a good attitude in everything we do, and singing can help us do just that!




There are two more exciting opportunities I have to share with you, so make sure to check back over the next couple of days!

our current series in bright beginnings

We are starting

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tomorrow in Bright Beginnings!

We’ll be spending the next eight weeks sailing the “C’s” of Character, Competence,
Chemistry, Calling, Courage, Compassion, Commitment and Celebration!

Your children will be learning that everything they do is for God and that
He can help them sail the seas of life!

Here’s an overview of what your kids will be learning:

April 12th: Sailing the “C” of CHARACTER
“Be strong in character and ready for anything.” James 1:4

April 19th: Sailing the “C” of COMPETENCE
“God gives us what it takes. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 (Paraphr.)

April 26th: Sailing the “C” of CHEMISTRY
“Love one another.” Romans 12:10

May 3rd: Sailing the “C” of CALLING
“God chose me.” Galatians 1:15

May 10th: Sailing the “C” of COURAGE
“Do not be afraid.” Joshua 1:9

May 17th: Sailing the “C” of COMPASSION
“Be kind to one another.” Ephesians 4:32

May 24th: Sailing the “C” of COMMITMENT
“Trust your work to the Lord.” Proverbs 16:3

May 31st: Sailing the “C” of CELEBRATION
“I came so that everyone may have abundant life.” John 10:10