what we’ve been up to

Take a look at what we’ve been up to in Bright Beginnings on Wednesday nights this month!

One week, we played a little “Pin the Leper on Jesus”…

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Before our turn, we shared what we are thankful for (did you know your children are thankful for YOU and their baby sisters and their two hermit crabs and pancakes?)…

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and learned that Jesus loves to hear us thank Him!

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Another week, we tested out our acting (as well as toilet papering!) skills…

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We all helped each other dress up as lepers…

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(such concentration!)

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and then acted out the story.

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Can you spot Jesus?

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And here’s some of our artwork!

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

wednesday nights in november

Here’s what your child will be learning about on Wednesday nights in Bright Beginnings this month:

Story: Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19)

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Bible Verse: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1

Theme Song: Be Thankful!

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To Do @ Home:
• See how many times you can “catch your child” saying “Thank You” over the course of a day; get a jar (or bowl or bucket, whatever you have!) and gather some rocks or marbles or just rip up some paper (your children would love to help you do that!). Every time you hear your child say “Thank You” have them put a marble in the jar. See how many they have at the end of the day and see if they can get even more the following day!

• Help your child write a thank you note this month. If they are young, encourage them to color or just sign their name while you do the writing. Allow them to choose who they would like to write it to and what they are thankful for and then send it!

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Take-it-Home This Week 11.18.12

Journey to Salvation!

Parents: We talked a lot about Jesus wanting to be our very best friend and “live in our hearts” today and your child was given the opportunity to pray the prayer above.  Ask them about it!

Birth-Age 2: Saying prayers before bed is a simple way to instill a heart of prayer in your child.  If you don’t already do this, start tonight!  You can all crawl under the covers together and make a “tent” and talk to God like Moses did in our story this week.  After you are done praying in your “tent” remind your children that although Moses needed to enter the tent to talk to God, we can talk to Him anywhere because He is always with us!

Age 3-Kindergarten: Play Hide-&-Seek with your child.  As you play, ask your

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children if they believe that God knows where they are all the time, even when they are hiding.  Remind them that God knows everything and that He is always with us wherever we are.  We say often in Bright Beginnings that we can talk to God anytime and anywhere.  Reassure your child of this truth as you play.

october and november 2012

Look for each week’s story theme, Bible verse and more under THIS WEEK!

We will be spending the next eight weeks on a journey with Moses and the Israelites as they learn to trust God to lead them from slavery to the PromiseLand! We will travel together on the journey to freedom, victory, provision, obedience, worship, truth, salvation, and to The Promise Land.

October 7 Journey to Freedom

October 14 Journey to Victory

October 21 Journey to Provision

October 28 Journey to Obedience

November 4 Journey to Worship

November 11 Journey to Truth

November 18 Journey to Salvation

November 25 Journey to The Promise Land