DIG Discussion Guide for 5/24

May’s Memory Verse:
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come. –2 Corinthians 5:17 New Creation, Seeds of Faith, Track 12

A few reminders:

*Next week is our Annual DIG Celebration (5/31), during the regular Sunday worship service.  Hope to see you there!  Only infant and toddler classes will be offered during the service.

*Summer Schedule– Beginning 6/7, only infants, toddlers, and preschool classes will be offered until the fall.  Elementary and older children will remain in the service.

Here are questions discussed in DIG classrooms on 5/24.

Preschool-Peter heals the Lame man, Acts 3

*I wonder what it feels like not to be able to walk?

*I wonder why the man asked Peter for money and why he didn’t give it to the lame man?

*I wonder what it was like for the man to walk again?

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Grades K-1-The Man Who Didn’t Have Any Friends (From Jesus Storybook Bible, Luke 19)

*I wonder why no one liked Zacchaeus?

*I wonder why Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus?

*I wonder what it was like when Jesus told Zacchaeus that he would go to his house?

*I wonder what changed Zacchaeus?

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Elementary Classes

Grades 2-4 students (and some in K1) looked back through their portfolios and worked on an End of the Year Reflection in preparation for the DIG Celebration on 5/31. They talked through the following questions:

1.) Share a story that you really liked. Why did you like it?

2.) Share a story that you still have lots of questions about. What are some of the things you’re still wondering about?

3.) Share a story where you learned something about God and/or Jesus. What did you learn?

Middle School:Review of the year continued

*What do you remember learning about?

*What key questions stuck with you from this year and you are still wondering about?

*How will you display your learning for the DIG Celebration?

DIG Discussion Guide for 5/17

May’s Memory Verse:
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come. –2 Corinthians 5:17 New Creation, Seeds of Faith, Track 12

Here are questions discussed in DIG classrooms on 5/17.

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Preschool-Pentecost, Acts 2

*I wonder what it felt like to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?

*I wonder what it was like for Jesus’ friends as they told the amazing things about God?

*I wonder what the Holy Spirit wants us to do with God’s gifts?

Grades K-1-Running Away (From Jesus Storybook Bible, Luke 15)

*I wonder why the boy thought he was better off without his father?

*I wonder how it felt when he was off in the far country spending his money?

*I wonder what it was like to eat piggy food?

*I wonder why the father welcomed the son back?  I wonder what this story has to do with God?

Elementary Classes

Grades 2-4 students (and some in K1) looked back through their portfolios and worked on an End of the Year Reflection in preparation for the DIG Celebration on 5/31. They talked through the following questions:

1.) Share a story that you really liked. Why did you like it?

2.) Share a story that you still have lots of questions about. What are some of the things you’re still wondering about?

3.) Share a story where you learned something about God and/or Jesus. What did you learn?

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DIG Discussion Guide 5/10

May’s Memory Verse:
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has gone, the new has come.  –2 Corinthians 5:17 New Creation, Track 12 

Preschool-Jesus and Bartimaeus, Matthew 20:29-34

*I wonder how it feels to be blind?

*I wonder how it feels to see for the first time?

*I wonder how it felt for Bartimaeus to follow Jesus on the way to Jerusalum?

Elementary Classes

Both classes looked back through their portfolios and worked on an End of the Year Reflection in preparation for the DIG Celebration on 5/31.  They talked through the following questions:

1.)  Share a story that you really liked. Why did you like it?

2.)  Share a story that you still have lots of questions about. What are some of the things you’re still wondering about?

3.)  Share a story where you learned something about God and/or Jesus. What did you learn?

Middle School:Review of the year continued

*What do you remember learning about?

*What key questions stuck with you from this year and you are still wondering about?

*How will you display your learning for the DIG Celebration?

DIG Discussion Guide 5/3

May’s Memory Verse:
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has gone, the new has come.  –2 Corinthians 5:17 New Creation, Track 12 
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Below are the scriptures and some questions discussed in DIG classes on 5/3.

Preschool-Ascension, from Luke 24:44-53

*I wonder how Jesus’ friends felt when Jesus went away?

*I wonder if they kept looking for Jesus?

*I wonder how they knew Jesus was still with them?


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K-1-A New Way to See, from Acts 6-9

*I wonder why Saul disliked Christians so much? 

 *I wonder what it was like to hear Jesus’ voice on the road to Damascus? 

*I wonder what changed Paul’s heart?

2-4-Acts 3:1-16

*I wonder what it would be like to never have been able to walk, like the lame man?

*I wonder why Peter and John told the lame man to look at them?

*I wonder how it felt for the lame man to walk for the first time?

*I wonder what it means that “faith through Jesus” has healed the lame man?

Middle School:Review of the year continued

*What do you remember learning about?

*What key questions stuck with you from this year and you are still wondering about?

High School Community Group: 

Books for Mothers

With Mothers’ Day right around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to feature books for mothers and about mothers.  Several of the books below are available at the Dover Public Library (DPL), as indicated below.

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Fringe Hours By Jessica Turner htfringe-hours-cover-finaltp://fringehours.com/

(available @ DPL)

This blogger and working mom shares how she carves out time in her day to pursue her relationship with God and other passions, making her a fuller person and better mom.  Both practical and inspiring.

The Mother and Child Project by Melinda Gates and other contributors

(available @ DPL)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Mother-Child-Project-Raising/dp/0310341612

This incredible book calls on all of us to champion the cause of mothers and children the world over.  It features many voices, giving a full range of experiences and stories.


Love the Home you Have
by Melissa Michaels

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Home-You-Have-Organized/dp/0736963073

I haven’t read this one yet but am really looking forward to it!(I’ve requested it to be purchased at the DPL)  The author, an award winning blogger of The Inspired Room gives a Godly perspective on how to fight perfectionism and embrace in grace in creating a home.

9780781412155_p0_v1_s260x420The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hardest-peace-kara-tippetts/1118633918?ean=9780781412155

(available @DPL)

Kara Tippetts, mother of 4, battled terminal breast cancer and just went home to Jesus a month ago.  Before she passed she wrote this deeply moving account of journeying through suffering with Christ.  Highly recommended.


Mom Enough
by Rachel Jankovic and other contributors

http://www.amazon.com/Mom-Enough-Fearless-Mothers-Heart/dp/0991277600

This book, written from many voices, was written in response to a highly provocative Times article about motherhood, with the same title (“Mom Enough?”).  Instead of exhorting us to be enough the authors encourage mothers to ask the more important question “Is God Enough?”

9780801015878_p0_v5_s260x42050 Women every Christian should Know  by Michelle De Rusha

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/50-women-every-christian-should-know-michelle-derusha/1118484956?ean=9780801015878

A fascinating look at Christian women throughout history and how God walked them through challenges not unlike ours in present day and used them to be a part of his redemptive plan.