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 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
7th and 8th graders finished their study of Jesus’ “I Am” statements in the book of John.
- How is Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life for you?
- Which of the “I Am” statements has resonated the most with you? Why?