This week in DIG, 10/30

October’s Memory Verse

Children will have an opportunity to share their memory verse with the congregation during next week’s DIG Moment, so be sure to practice at home!

Toddlers-4th Grade: 1 Corinthians 10:31, Seeds of Purpose Track 8 – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

5th-8th Grade: OT Books of the Bible (Poetry & Major Prophets) – Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

Infants

Toddlers: Noah

  • 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. Thank God for this reminder of His mercy and faithfulness to us.

Preschool: The 10 Best Ways to Live

This semester preschoolers are looking at stories from the Old Testament that display the arc of God’s redemptive story, with this week’s focus on the story of the Ten Commandments.

  • I wonder how it feels to be free?  I wonder if it’s sometimes hard to be free?
  • I wonder what Moses and God talked about on the holy mountain?
  • I wonder if it’s hard to love God and love people?
  • I wonder which is the most important law to you?

K-1st Grade: The Girl No One Wanted

Younger elementary children continued in the Jesus Storybook Bible with the story of Jacob and Leah.

  • I wonder why Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Leah?
  • I wonder how Leah felt when she realized Jacob didn’t want to be married to her?
  • I wonder why Leah decided to praise the Lord anyway?
  • I wonder why God chose to rescue the whole world through Leah’s family?
  • I wonder what the angel of the Lord in the flames of fire looked like?
  • I wonder why God told Moses to take off his sandals?
  • I wonder why Moses was so nervous about speaking?
  • I wonder what God meant when He said His name was “I AM”?

This week in DIG, 10/23

October’s Memory Verse

Toddlers-4th Grade: 1 Corinthians 10:31, Seeds of Purpose Track 8 – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

5th-8th Grade: OT Books of the Bible (Poetry & Major Prophets) – Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

Toddlers: Noah

In October, toddlers have heard the story of Noah and the Flood. 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. Thank God for this reminder of His mercy and faithfulness to us.

Preschool: The Exodus

This semester preschoolers are looking at stories from the Old Testament that display the arc of God’s redemptive story, with this week’s focus on the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt.

  • I wonder how it feels when 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 led His people through the water to freedom?
  • Now that the people of God are free, I wonder which way they will go?

K-1st Grade: The Present, Genesis 22

Younger elementary children continued in the Jesus Storybook Bible with the story of Abraham and Isaac.

  • I wonder why God asked Abraham to give back his son Isaac?
  • I wonder what Abraham and Isaac were thinking as they climbed the mountain to make the sacrifice?
  • I wonder what Abraham meant by “God will give us the lamb, son” (65)?
  • I wonder what the “wonderful present” would be that God would give to the whole world (69)?

2-4th Grade: Birth of Moses, Exodus 1 & 2

This week older elementary children began the book of Exodus and looked at the story of Moses’ birth.

  • I wonder why Pharaoh disliked the people of Israel?
  • I wonder how the Hebrew midwives felt when they were told to kill the Israelite baby boys?
  • I wonder who the daughter of Pharaoh thought Moses was?
  • I wonder what Moses’ mother thought when she saw Moses return?

5-6th Grade: What is baptism?

Younger middle schoolers continued their study of the EFCA’s statement of faith, focusing on the ordinance of baptism.

  • How do you think baptism shows us a picture of the gospel?
  • What is it like for you to watch others be baptized?
  • Would you be interested in being baptized at some point?

7-8th Grade: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” John 14

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This week in DIG, 10/16

October’s Memory Verse

Toddlers-4th Grade: 1 Corinthians 10:31, Seeds of Purpose Track 8 – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

5th-8th Grade: OT Books of the Bible (Poetry & Major Prophets) – Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

Toddlers: Noah

In October, toddlers are hearing the story of Noah and the Flood. 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. Thank God for this reminder of His mercy and faithfulness to us.

Preschool: Abram & Sarai

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This semester preschoolers are looking at stories from the Old Testament that display the arc of God’s redemptive story, with this week’s focus on the story of Abram & Sarai.

  • I wonder how Abram and Sarai felt when they were told to move to a new home?
  • I wonder if you’ve ever gone somewhere and didn’t know where you were going?
  • I wonder how Abram and Sarai felt when God spoke to them as they moved to their new home?
  • I wonder where God is when you go from place to place?

K-1st Grade: Son of Laughter, Genesis 12-21

Younger elementary children learned the story of Isaac’s birth.

  • 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 special baby God would send?

2-4th Grade: Jacob and Esau, Jacob at Bethel, Genesis 25:19-34, 28:10-22

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Older Elementary children are spending October studying key stories from Genesis. This week they looked at the story of Jacob and Esau.

  • I wonder what a birthright is and why it’s so important?
  • I wonder why Jacob tricked his brother Esau?
  • I wonder why Esau was so angry at Jacob?
  • I wonder why God would use such broken people like Rebekah and Jacob?

5-6th Grade: Why do we go to church?

Younger middle schoolers continued their study of the EFCA’s statement of faith, focusing on the nature of the Church.

  • What motivates you to come to church? Your parents? Your own desire?
  • How does coming to church help you grow spiritually? How does it help others around you?
  • What is hard for you about coming to church?

7-8th Grade: “I am the Resurrection and the Life,” John 11:1-44

 

This week in DIG, 10/9

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October’s Memory Verse

Toddlers-4th Grade: 1 Corinthians 10:31, Seeds of Purpose Track 8 – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

5th-8th Grade: OT Books of the Bible (Poetry & Major Prophets) – Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

Some memorizing tips:

  • Practice the verse at home and sing the Seeds of Purpose 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.
  • For middle schoolers, use entertaining songs by performers like Slugs & Bugs to learn the Books of the Bible. Songs are available for free on YouTube.

Toddlers: Noah

  • 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. Thank God for this reminder of His mercy and faithfulness to us.

Preschool: Noah

Preschoolers will spend the next 2 months looking at stories from the Old Testament that display the arc of God’s redemptive story, with this week’s focus on the story of Noah.

  • I wonder why other people didn’t believe that a flood was really coming?
  • I wonder what it was like inside the ark?
  • I wonder how Noah and his family felt when they got out of the ark?

Grades K-1: Giant Staircase to Heaven

This week in DIG, 10/2

Attention: Parents!

  • If you haven’t done so, please return your family registration form! Thank you to all who have!
  • Please bring a family picture to your children’s classrooms.
  • Be sure to get a copy of Seeds of Purpose to aid your children in their Scripture memorization this year!

October’s Memory Verse

Toddlers-4th Grade: 1 Corinthians 10:31, Seeds of Purpose Track 8 – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

5th-8th Grade: OT Books of the Bible (Poetry & Major Prophets) – Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel

Some memorizing tips:

  • Practice the verse at home and sing the Seeds of Purpose 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.
  • For middle schoolers, use entertaining songs by performers like Slugs & Bugs to learn the Books of the Bible. Songs are available for free on YouTube.

Toddlers: Noah

Toddlers will spend October hearing the story of Noah and the Flood. 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. Thank God for this reminder of His mercy and faithfulness to us.

Preschool: The Fall

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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 why Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

*I wonder why Adam and Eve no longer knew how to be with God after eating the fruit?

*I wonder why they had to leave the garden?

Grades K-1: A New Beginning

*I wonder why other people didn’t believe that a flood was really coming?

*I wonder what it was like inside the ark?

*I wonder how Noah and his family felt when they got out of the ark?

Grades 2-4: Abraham & Sarah, Genesis 12:1-5, 18:1-15