November’s Memory Verse
Toddlers-4th Grade: Psalm 37:4-6, Seeds of Purpose, Track 7 – Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will do this. He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
5th-8th Grade: OT Books of the Bible (Minor Prophets) – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
During November toddlers are hearing the story of Abraham. Possible activities to do with your toddler:
- Show your child the night sky and ask her to count the stars. Remind her that Abraham was promised that he’d have as many children as there are stars in the sky (Genesis 22:17).
- Ask your child, “Have you ever been on a long trip like Abram? What do you think he packed?” Act out packing for a long journey like Abram.
- Talk about the desert through which Abram and his family traveled to get to the land God promised. What’s it like to travel in a desert and what lives there?
Preschool: The Temple, a House for God
- I wonder how it felt to finally live in the land that God promised and to build a house for God?
- I wonder what the Temple looked like?
- I wonder who got to help build the Temple and how they did it?
- I wonder what it felt like to go to the Temple in Jerusalem?
K-1st Grade: God to the Rescue
Younger elementary children continued in the Jesus Storybook Bible with the story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt.
- I wonder why Pharaoh hated God’s people?
- I wonder why Pharaoh changed his mind and said you can’t go?
- I wonder who the Rescuer will be that God will send to set the people of God free forever?
- I wonder why God gave His people the law?
- I wonder how His people felt when they received the Ten Commandments?
- I wonder if they were able to keep His commandments perfectly?
- I wonder how you feel about keeping God’s commandments?
5-6th Grade: Review
Younger middle schoolers reviewed their fall study of the EFCA’s statement of faith.
- What have you learned about God and His Church this year?
- What have you learned about Baptism and Communion?
- What questions do you still have?
7-8th Grade: Psalm of Confession & Forgiveness, #132
Older middle schoolers wrapped up their three-week study of the Psalms, as part of a year-long exploration of the different literary genres of scripture.
- What does God tell us about His character in this psalm?
- Can you relate to the writer’s feelings in this psalm? How?
- Consider writing your own prayer of confession and forgiveness.
- Has your study of the Psalms impacted the way you communicate with God? If so, how?