In Gospel Project last week the preschoolers looked at the question What is Sin?
Sin is breaking God’s law, and sin separates people from a holy God. When Adam and Eve broke God’s rule, sin entered their lives and became a part of all of mankind.
Christ Connection – God chose not to leave Adam, Eve, and all of humanity without hope. God sent His Son, Jesus, to live as Adam didn’t—perfectly sinless. Jesus was God in the flesh sent to rescue people from their sin.
This coming Sunday the question is Why does Sin separate people from God? The story will focus on Noah and the ark.
In Preschool Beginnings this week the preschoolers explored Psalm 104:19 “The moon marks off the season, and the sun knows when to go down.” Next week they will explore dark, night and forest animals from verse 20.
This Sunday, January 6, Gospel Project begins!
Preschoolers in the 2/3 and 4/K Sunday School classes at 9:30 and preschool church class for 3-K’s will begin Gospel Project this week. Your preschooler will receive a Big Picture Card at the end of Preschool Church. This card is to help with family Bible study and discussion at home.
Gospel Project is our new curriculum for our preschoolers (2y-K) and kids (1-4gd). We will begin using it on January 6 in both the 9:30 Sunday School hour and during preschool church and children’s church in the 10:45 hour. At the end of the 10:45 hour each child will be given a Big Picture Family Card that has the Bible story picture, big Picture Question and Christ Connection. Use the Big Picture Card to have further discussion at home.
I hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time with your preschooler. Help them be involved in your family celebrations. Take time to have conversations about the Gospel – Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration – and help them be thankful for all that God has done. Help your preschooler express thanks to God.
Idea: make a turkey using your child’s hand print. Then have child draw something on each finger that he/she is thankful for. Do this idea on a piece of cloth and it can become your family’s Blessing Turkey to pass around at dinner with each person sharing how God has blessed.
The Preschool Beginnings Wed. night group will be singing and sharing a verse at the beginning of the program portion of the COM Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 18, 6pm. Child care is provided for 0-3 year olds so if your 2 or 3 year old has been coming to choir on Wed nights you may pick him/her up at the end of dinner so they may sing with the choir and then they can go back to child care if you wish.
“The trees of the Lord are well-watered” (Psalm 104:16) Wednesday night we will explore God’s amazing trees while we collect gifts from trees on masking tape and look at the effect of seasonal change on trees through a book of trees craft activity. “The Season’s of Arnold’s Apple Tree” will help us understand a bit more about the changes of a tree and Psalm 1 will remind us that when we are planted in God’s Word and prayer we are like a well-watered tree. Miss Jennifer will continue to practice with the preschoolers their verse and songs for the Thanksgiving celebration.O LORD my God You are very great!
“The birds of the air nest by the waters, they sing among the branches.” Psalm 104:1
Don’t you find it amazing that birds can build nests.. without hands?! Isn’t it awesome that they fly south in the winter without a map or GPS system? And with their little chirps they praise God their Maker? Oct. 10th is Bird Night at Beginnings Preschool. We will try our hand at making nests, examine some real birds nests and make bird feeders for our fine feathered friends. O Lord my God, You are very great!
Parents and preschoolers! We will be changing pace in our service on Sept. 2 as we take a look at the great news of the gospel. Preschoolers ages 3 – Kindergarten will head to Preschool Church earlier in the service than usual.
After we gather together at 10:45am for a little bit, the preschoolers will then be dismissed to Preschool Church in the preschool building room 5. This week the preschoolers begin a unit focused on The Bible – The Most Important Book. Each week in September our preschoolers will explore 2 Tim 3:16 – all that the Bible says is from God.
Sept 2 – the Bible is an important and true book
Sept 9 – people wrote God’s words
Sept 16 – the Bible tells what Jesus did
Sept 23 – the Bible tells about Jesus
Sept 29 – the Bible helps us learns what God wants us to do
This month Christina Moore is back from maternity leave as our preschool church director. Please communicate needs/questions your preschooler has with her. Also this month, Jenny Estes will be training Christine Heaps to become a lead teacher. Jenny is needing to take a break from teaching and Christine will be taking her spot on the week 2 teaching team.
A seminar on Biblical Peacemaking is being offered at Church on Mill on Sat., Sept. 22 from 9-4. During the seminar, child care will be provided. We will have a class for babies/toddlers/twos which will offer 2 nap times for those little ones who might need that. We will have a class for 3 year olds-Kindergarteners which will offer 1 nap time after lunch.
Please sign up your child at church on the clipboard located on the coffee bar inside the worship center. When you sign up please indicate what times your child will need child care so we can have adequate staffing ratios. All children will need to be picked up at 12:00 to have lunch with their parent(s) and then may return at 1:00.
Teaching and fun activities are planned for both classes focusing on friendship. All activities will be in the preschool building or on the preschool playground.
Preschool Beginnings starts on Wed., Aug. 22, 6:30-8pm for your 2 year old-Kindergartner. Please sign your child in with a security sticker before dropping off on the preschool playground. Lesley Murphy, Jennifer Hall, and Stephen Shelton will guide your preschoolers through a night of music, discovery centers, Bible time, and sharing God’s love focusing on Psalm 104. Your preschooler will be ready to be picked up at 8:00 on the preschool playground.
No matter what…trust God! Each night at VBS we will explore how we can trust God. VBS is Sun-Th June 24-28 from 6:15-8:30pm. If you haven’t registered your child for VBS, it’s not too late. Go to www.churchonmill.com/vbs to register.
Remember T Shirts are on sale for $5 for kids and $8.50 for adults. Monday night is VBS TShirt night and photos. Tuesday we will have the Imagination Station set up for families to explore as you leave VBS that night. Wednesday is bring and friend night. We will share popsicles as we leave. Then as our Thursday Finale we hope to light the sky!
Our week will end with a Family Fun Night on Friday at 6:30pm we will watch Up and enjoy some popcorn. Kids may come in pjs and bring pillows and blankets.