October’s Memory Verse
Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
–Psalm 100:1-3, Shout, Seeds of Praise, Track 4
Seeds of Praise CDs Available 11/1!
Every first Sunday of the month children at BeFree are invited to lead the congregation in reciting the memory verse. Next Sunday 11/1 children will recite the October memory verse, Psalm 100:1-3.
Some memorizing tips:
*Practice the verse at home and sing the Seeds of Praise songs to help children really master them. Childhood is when our capacity for memorization is optimum so it’s never too early to start this rich discipline.
*Display the memory verse prominently in your home to remember to practice (pick up a copy at your child’s DIG classroom).
*For toddlers and preschoolers start with 1 verse and for older students try all the verses.
*On 11/1 we will have Seeds of Praise cds for $7 if you haven’t picked up a copy yet. Come visit the back table during the break to buy a copy.
This month toddlers have been exploring the story of Noah. Possible activities to do with your toddler:
*Using toy animals and figurines, act out the story of Noah, using a box as a pretend ark.
*Talk about rainbows. Share some beautiful pictures of them like these: http://webneel.com/beautiful-rainbow-photography. Thank God for it’s reminder of His mercy and faithfulness for us.
Preschool- Exodus, Exodus 1-15:21
Preschoolers will spend the next 2 months looking at stories from the Old Testament, that display the arc of God’s redemptive story.
*I wonder how it feels if the only way to get food is to be a slave?
*I wonder if you have ever been near a place like this, trapped and someone freed you?
*I wonder how it felt when God lead the people of God through the water to freedom?
*Now that the people of God are free, I wonder which way they will go?
Grades K-1-Son of Laughter (Jesus Storybook Bible), Genesis 12-21
Younger Elementary children continued in the Jesus Storybook Bible with the story of the Birth of Isaac.
*I wonder why God’s world is still full of tears and sadness?
*I wonder why God chose Abraham’s family to bless the earth?
*I wonder why Sarah laughed when she heard the news that she would be a mother?
*I wonder what other baby God would send and why he would make the world laugh?
Grades 2-4, Birth of Moses Exodus 1-2:1-10
Older Elementary children are spending October studying key stories of Genesis. This week they looked at the beginning of Moses’ story.
*I wonder why Pharaoh disliked the people of Isreal?
*I wonder what a midwife is? I wonder what it was like for the Hebrew midwives to be told to kill the Isrealite boy babies?
*I wonder who the daughter of Pharaoh thought Moses was?
*I wonder what Moses’ mom thought when she saw Moses return?
Grades 5-6 Off
Grade 7-8 Off
Each week the Older Middle Schoolers will look at a new passage through the lens of t