We have been busy back in Bright Beginnings!
I have so much to catch you all up on (hence the title…)
We wrapped up our Wednesday night lesson on Daniel in the lion’s den last month by talking about things that make us fearful and remembering that God is bigger than all those things! The children drew “God is bigger than…” pictures and we now know that God is bigger than everything from a milking cow to The Grinch and a one armed monster, to a bear!
We jumped right into our next Wednesday night lesson on the boy Samuel and have been learning this month all about how we can hear God’s voice. These precious children aer so eager to listen to and obey God!
We read 1 Samuel 3:19: “The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground.” and talked about some of God’s Words that we don’t want to let fall to the ground. We wrote those words on balloons, then worked together to keep the balloons in the air!
And just in case you didn’t get it, here is our Take Home information for this lesson:
Story: Boy Samuel Hears God (1 Samuel 3:1-10)
Bible Verse: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:10
Theme Song: Jesus Hears When I Pray
Ways to Teach @ Home:
- Go on a walk as a family and listen. Don’t talk for a time except to name sounds you hear while you walk. After listening, talk about how we listen to God.
- Select noise making items from around your house, then play a game by having your child close his or her eyes and try to identify each item by the sound it makes. Talk about what God’s voice sounds like to you.
- Ask your children, “What are some things God tells us to do?” “How do we know He is telling us to do those things?”
We will not have service this Wednesday, November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so the next time we meet, we’ll be starting Advent!
On Sundays, we have been working through our Driving Force series. A few weeks ago, your children helped serve by washing tables and chairs in the commons and cleaning toys in their classrooms.
Mr. Doug & Miss Jerri have been enjoying this racing theme. Miss Jerri was an actual race car driver back in the day, so they have lots of fun stories, videos, pictures and props to help us learn our lesson each week!
This Sunday is our last week of this series and we will be celebrating our race and all that we’ve learned to help us keep God #1 in our lives! We’ll be celebrating in the adult service as well; Pastor Phil is wrapping up our “Salt and Light” series by considering God’s call to care for children. We’ll look at our ministries to children, and the message is called “Growing Down and Growing Up” which is based on our Bright Beginnings mission verse, Colossians 2:7 – “ Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” As our children grow up, we want them to have roots that grow down into him! It will be an exciting, celebratory service full of infant dedications and baptisms, photos of our Bright Beginnings kids, and a special song from our K-Street and Kid City friends. You won’t want to miss it!
Finally, as I type, Bright Beginnings is getting a face lift! Some of you may have noticed the green grass outline in our hallway (and some of you may have gasped at first glance, thinking your child had taken a marker to the wall!) over the past week. Martha York and her painting team are working diligently to finish the wall and fix all our bubbling leaves so that Bright Beginnings will be ready for you tomorrow. Thank you, Martha, Julie, Britney, Amy & team!
Whew! Consider yourself ketchup’d & we’ll see you tomorrow!