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
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
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
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
7th and 8th graders are meditating on Jesus’ “I Am” statements in the book of John.
- What do you think Jesus’ followers thought when he referred to himself as the Resurrection and the Life?
- How is Jesus the Resurrection and the Life for you?