fellowship | 5-25-14

beeToday in Bright Beginnings, we talk about fellowship. It is an amazing thing that God did for us–invite us into his family. Share this truth and be grateful for fellowship this week!

Word: Fellowship

Bug: Bee
Bees live and work together as one big family. God created us to live together with our families at home and at church.

Bible Verse: We are all a part of the family of Christ. Romans 12:5

Story: Paul, Aquila, and Priscilla (Acts 18)
Paul became friends with Aquila and Priscilla when he was in Corinth. They had the same kind of work. They made tents! Aquila and Priscilla invited Paul to stay at their house. They were brothers and sisters in Jesus’ family — just like we are with our friends in Bright Beginnings.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, I know it is important to spend time with other people. Please help me to encourage others around me. I love you. Amen.

Take-it-Home

Parents
How can you help your child fellowship with friends at church? One idea is to attend the same church service each week so your children will develop a good relationship with their teachers and other children in their class.

Birth-Age 2
Find pictures of your family members and make them into a book (it can be as simple as punching a hole in them and tying them together with string). Look through the book often with your little one, saying the name of each family member. Help them understand they belong to a family that loves them!

Age 3-Kindergarten
Plan a play date! Ask your child for names of some of their close friends. Then think together of some children, perhaps from church or school, who could be new friends. Remind them that God wants us to include everyone because we are all a part of His family! Sit back and watch them having fun (fellowship).

just in time for spring

How many critters can you find in this picture?

How many critters can you find in this picture?

This is the beginning of a series that will take us into summer. We’ll be exploring the outdoors while we discover 5 things God created us to do! We’ll discover some friendly critters as they teach us about worship, fellowship, discipleship, service and evangelism.

Join us as we crawl, hop and fly along, learning new Bible verses and exciting Bible stories!

April 27 “Be prepared” (grasshopper)

May 4 “God made me special with a purpose” (dragonfly)

May 11 “Mother’s Day” (we love you Mom!)

May 18 “Worship” (praying mantis)

May 24 “Fellowship” (bee)

June 1 “Discipleship” (butterfly)

June 8 “Service” (ant)

June 15 “Evangelism” (firefly)

June 22 “Celebrate” (ladybug)

 

 

just in time for spring!

logoIn the next nine weeks we will get to know friendly “critters” who will teach us about worship, fellowship, discipleship, service and evangelism. We’ll be exploring the outdoors as we learn about 5 things God created us to do!

March 3rd
Be Prepared (the grasshopper) “Be prepared for action” I Petter 1:13

March 10th
God Made Me Special (the dragonfly) “God made us to do good works” Ephesians 2:10

March 17th
Worship (the praying mantis) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” Mark 12:30

March 24th
Palm Sunday

March 31st
Easter

April 7th
Fellowship (the bee) “We are all part of the family of Christ” Romans 12:5

April 14th
Discipleship (the butterfly) “Your attitude should be like Jesus” Philippians 2:5

April 21
Service (the ant) “Use your gifts to serve others” I Peter 4:10

April 28
Evangelism (the firefly) “Be wise (and tell others about Jesus)” Colossians 4:5

May 5th
Celebrate (the ladybug) “Let’s celebrate!” Luke 15:23b