DIG Celebration

Thanks to all the families and friends who joined us for our annual DIG Celebration last Sunday!  Thanks to all the Gardeners for their work in making it happen!

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*Thanks to Laura Bicknell for all the lovely photos!

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This week in DIG

Upcoming Events:

*DIG Celebration, 5/22-This service is a time for our children to share how they have grown in Christ this year as well as leading us through some unique ways they worship each Sunday.  Hope you can join us!

*Summer Schedule Begins, 5/29-Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Classes only will meet in the summer through Labor Day.

May’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.   -Psalms 100:1-3, track 4 “Shout”, Seeds of Praise cd

Toddlers-Saul’s Surprise

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This month the toddlers are exploring the story of Saul.  Some possible activities:

*Reread the road to Damascus  together in the storybook bibles you have at home including: Jesus Storybook Bible or Read Aloud Bible Stories series by Ella Lindvall (find here: http://www.christianbook.com/read-aloud-bible-stories-volume-2/ella-lindvall/9780802471642/pd/71641?dv=c&en=bing-pla&event=SHO)

*Use your child’s figurines to be different characters in the story and have them help you retell the story with the figurines.

Preschool-Philip, Acts 8:4-25

Preschoolers will spend May exploring stories of the early church.

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*I wonder how Simon feels hearing he cannot buy the power to give the Holy Spirit?

*I wonder how these people are feeling as they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit?

*I wonder how people feel following Jesus instead of Simon?

*I wonder how people feel who are healed?

Grades K-1-A New Way to See (from Jesus Storybook Bible), from Acts 6-9

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*I wonder why Saul hated people who loved Jesus?

*I wonder what it was like for Saul to see the dazzling light and hear the voice of Jesus on the road to Damascus?

*I wonder what it was like for Saul to be blind?

*I wonder why Saul changed so much when he became Paul?

Grades 2-4, Acts 9:1-18

The older Elementary children are exploring stories of the Early Church.

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*I wonder why Saul hated people who loved Jesus?

*I wonder what it was like for Saul to see the dazzling light and hear the voice of Jesus on the road to Damascus?

*I wonder what it was like for Saul to be blind?

*I wonder why Saul changed so much when he became Paul?

Middle School Classes-End of the year projects

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Finding analogies to help understand the mystery of the trinity.

*What key questions do you still wonder about from the year?

*How will you investigate it? What have you found out so far?

 

 

This week in DIG 5/8

Upcoming Events:

*DIG Celebration, 5/22-This service is a time for our children to share how they have grown in Christ this year as well as leading us through some unique ways they worship each Sunday.  Hope you can join us!

*Summer Schedule Begins, 5/29-Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Classes only will meet in the summer through Labor Day.

May’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.   -Psalms 100:1-3, track 4 “Shout”, Seeds of Praise cd

Toddlers-Saul’s Surprise

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This month the toddlers are exploring the story of Saul.  Some possible activities:

*Reread the road to Damascus  together in the storybook bibles you have at home including: Jesus Storybook Bible or Read Aloud Bible Stories series by Ella Lindvall (find here: http://www.christianbook.com/read-aloud-bible-stories-volume-2/ella-lindvall/9780802471642/pd/71641?dv=c&en=bing-pla&event=SHO)

*Use your child’s figurines to be different characters in the story and have them help you retell the story with the figurines.

Preschool-Peter, Acts 3

Preschoolers will spend May exploring stories of the early church.

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*I wonder how the man feels about begging for money?

*I wonder why the man will not look at Peter and John?

*I wonder how the man feels about Jesus?

*I wonder what he will do now that he can walk?

Grades K-1-The Man who had no friends, not any (from Jesus Storybook Bible), from

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*I wonder why Zaccheus didn’t have any friends?

*I wonder why Zaccheus wants to see Jesus?

*I wonder why Jesus would go to Zaccheus’ house?

*I wonder why Zaccheus changed?

Grades 2-4, Acts 3:1-10

The older Elementary children are exploring stories of the Early Church and doing a portfolio review in preparation for next month’s Celebration.

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*I wonder how the man feels about begging for money?

*I wonder why the man will not look at Peter and John?

*I wonder how the man feels about Jesus?

*I wonder what he will do now that he can walk?

Middle School Classes-End of the year projects

 

*What key questions do you still wonder about from the year?

*How will you investigate it? What have you found out so far?

This Week in DIG 5/1

Upcoming Events:

*DIG Celebration, 5/22-This service is a time for our children to share how they have grown in Christ this year as well as leading us through some unique ways they worship each Sunday.  Hope you can join us!

*Summer Schedule Begins, 5/4-Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Classes only will meet in the summer through Labor Day.

May’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.   -Psalms 100:1-3, track 4 “Shout”, Seeds of Praise cd

Toddlers-Saul’s Surprise

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This month the toddlers are exploring the story of Saul.  Some possible activities:

*Reread the road to Damascus  together in the storybook bibles you have at home including: Jesus Storybook Bible or Read Aloud Bible Stories series by Ella Lindvall (find here: http://www.christianbook.com/read-aloud-bible-stories-volume-2/ella-lindvall/9780802471642/pd/71641?dv=c&en=bing-pla&event=SHO)

*Use your child’s figurines to be different characters in the story and have them help you retell the story with the figurines.

Preschool,Elementary, and Middle School Classes-Portfolio Review and End of the year projects

These classes did a portfolio review in preparation for next month’s Celebration.  The Middle Schoolers are working on a more cumulative end of the year project.  Here are couple favorites:

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Pentecost by Abby L.

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*I wonder what story/reflection is your favorite and why?

*Find it in the bible and reread it with your family.

*I wonder what story/reflection you still have questions about?

*Find it in the bible and reread it with your family, seeing if you can answer those questions.