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May 2020

Kid’s Programming for May 31st

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Hey Grace Kids and Parents!

In the next few weeks, we are going to throw it back!

Today, we are going to watch a vintage Konnect HQ from 7 years ago! In fact, they are in space! They have a different theme song, hq, uniforms and everything!

We will be learning about what it means to repent. Let’s watch this week’s awesome message.

Konnect HQ:

Have a Worship dance party with your family!

Worship Songs:
You Forgive Me:

What a Mighty God We Serve:

This Is Amazing Grace:

Who You Say I Am:

Activity
You’ll Need:
1. Paper
2. Markers
3. Envelope

How To:
1. Give paper to each child.
2. Have kids write things they have done that are not pleasing to God. For example, being mean to a sibling, not listening to parents, lying, etc.
3. Next, have them put their paper in the envelope and seal it.
4. On the back side of the envelope have them write ‘turn away from sin’ and on the front side have them write ‘turn towards God.’

Say: Once you give a sin to God, He will forgive you and help you be strong enough to stop that sin. Turn away from the sin and don’t take it back

Review Questions:
1. Why did Mike’s joke turn out to be mean and hurtful instead of funny? It was selfish to do something just because he thought it was funny. He didn’t think of how it would keep Alyssa from doing what she needed to do.
2. What did Mike realize he needed to do to repent and have a good relationship with his friends? Mike stopped hiding and took responsibility. Mike asked for forgiveness. Mike got rid of all the jokes that hurt his friends and only kept jokes that would be funny for everyone.
3. In the bible story, what did Jesus tell the woman caught in sin to do? Go, and sin no more.
4. Why is it important to repent from sin when you pray to God? Sin hurts God’s heart and separates your heart from Him. When you repent, He will forgive you, make your heart right, and give you strength to stop sinning.
5. Think of someone that you have hurt. What can you do this week to make things right with that person? I can talk to God and repent from hurting others, I can ask that person to forgive me, I can stop making hurtful choices.
6. If you make a bad choice this week, what will you do to repent? I will ask God to forgive me, make me strong, etc.

Have a great week Grace Kids! We would love to see you next week at our drive thru prayer event. We have goodie bags for you!

May 24th Kid’s Programming

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Hi Grace Kids and Parents!

Today, we are finishing our series worship! Let’s learn about how to worship God with all our heart!

Konnect HQ:

Have a Worship dance party with your family! Try the last one for a fun surprise! Send us a video of you doing it with your family!

Worship Songs:

Who You Say I Am:

Not Ashamed:

Here I Am To Worship:

I Came to Praise:

Activity
You’ll Need:
Activity Supplement: CLICK HERE

How To:

Say: There are lots of ways to worship God! Let’s play a game about that. I’ll say an action. If it’s a way to worship God, do it! If it’s not, freeze.

1) Read an action from the Worship Freeze activity supplement.
2) Kids do the action if they think its a way to worship God or freeze if they think it’s not.

If it was a worship action, ask your child to explain how the action can show love and respect for God.
Repeat steps 1-3 for a few rounds.

Review Questions:

In Konnect HQ, how did the Beat Doctors and Quiet Time groups worship God differently? Would you rather worship with the Beat Doctors or the Quiet Time group?

Who worships God in Spirit and in truth? True worshipers (Jn 4:23)
What does it mean to worship God?
What are some ways people worship God?
What do you think it means to worship God in Spirit and in truth?
Name some reasons God deserves our worship.

Two kids are dancing at church. One is dancing for God. The other is dancing to get others to look at them. Which kid do you think is worshiping? The kid who is dancing for God is worshiping.
Name some ways you’d like to worship God this week.
When you spend time with God, you’ll want to worship Him even more! How can you spend time with Him?

Grace Kids, we would love to hear from you! Send an email to lauren@gracesd.com and let us know how you are doing, if you have any prayer requests, or just want to talk. We want to be here to support you through this difficult time!

Mental Health Resources

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We as a church want to break the stigma of mental health and elevate the need for support during this pandemic!

Below are some links that can help to serve as resources for mental health during this difficult season! We pray that it blesses you!

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

Mental Health Resources

Grace Therapist Referral List

Grace Ministries:

Soul Care: CLICK HERE for information on our Soul Care Ministry

The mission of Soul Care Ministry is to provide the level of care necessary for hurting people to experience restoration. Our goal is to minister to the entire person including spiritual, physical and the emotional needs. We accomplish this by offering essential service referrals to individuals.

Restored by Grace: CLICK HERE to join the group

A Christ-centered ministry that is dedicated to those who are currently struggling with an addiction, or those who need support while walking through the recovery process. Our goal is to see these individuals walk in freedom by empowering them with the Biblical principles, tools, and resources necessary to live sober and victorious lives.

Kid’s Programming for May 17th

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Hi Grace Families!

We are continuing our worship series learning about who is #1. You guessed it! God!

In today’s bible story, we will learn about an idol, the golden calf. Moses was sent down the mountain to teach the Israelites to worship the one true God with the 10 commandments!

Konnect HQ:

Have a Worship dance party with your family!

Worship Songs:
This Is Amazing Grace:

Who You Say I Am:

This Little Light:

When We Serve:

Activity
You’ll Need:
A blank piece of printer paper
Markers

How To:
Say: One way to keep good things from distracting us from God is to make room for Him, first! Let’s start by writing “God” really big on the paper, first- and then we can add in all the other things He’s blessed us with.

Write “God” in huge letters on the sheet. Take up as much space as you can with the letters.
Kids draw or write things they enjoy in the spaces around God.

Say: God gives us so many good things, and that’s great! But when they’re more important to us than God, they’re like distracting idols. Keep God first! Worship him only!

Talk About It:
How do you think you can keep from crowding God out of your life?
What things distract you?

Review Questions:
Who were we made to worship and serve? (The Lord Our God! Lk 4:8)
When is something an idol?
What do you spend most of your time on?
What things are you good at?
What do you always want to spend money on?
Think about your answers to 3, 4, aand 5. How can you tell if those things are idols or not?
What might distract you from spending time with God first?
What can you do this week to show God is first?
Grace Kids, we would love to hear from you! Send an email to lauren@gracesd.com and let us know how you are doing, if you have any prayer requests, or just want to talk. We want to be here to support you through this difficult time!

Kid’s Programming for May 10th

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Hi Grace Kids and Parents!

Today we are continuing our worship series learning about when we worship God.

In today’s bible story, we will hear about Paul and Silas, and how even when times are hard, God is always good.

Konnect HQ:

Have a Worship dance party with your family!

Worship Songs:
Every Move I Make:

Tell The World:

My Lighthouse:

Wherever I go:

Activity
You’ll Need:

A slap bracelet, ribben, or paper strip
Watch Label: CLICK HERE
Tape
Markers

How To:
Say: When we worship God all the time, it helps us stay focused on loving Him and loving others. Let’s make a worship watch to help us do that!

Give your child a band (slap bracelet, ribben, or paper strip) and a Worship Watch label.
Help your kids use tape to stick the label on the bracelet to make a watch.
Kids decorate the watch with markers, colored pencils, or crayons.

Talk about it:
What did you draw or write on your watch to decorate it?
When this watch reminds you to worship God, what do you think you’ll do to worship?

Review Questions:
What do you think it’s like to praise God every day, forever?
What do you think made Paul and Silas worship God when they were in prison? Can you make a connection to being in quarantine?
How can you worship God all the time when you have stuff to do?
How do you think you can tell if you’re worshiping God all the time?
What are some things you can do to worship God while you are at home?
What things can you do that worship God and help others at the same time?

Kid’s Programming for May 3rd

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Hi Grace Kids and Parents!

During the month of May, we will be learning all about worship! Today, we are learning about why and how we worship.

Konnect HQ:

Have a Worship dance party with your family! Get as excited as Rodney and Mike in Konnect HQ when they have their Worship dance party!

Worship Songs:
This Is Amazing Grace:

Who You Say I Am:

This Little Light:

When We Serve:

Activity
You’ll Need:
A dice (or virtual dice: https://www.random.org/dice/)

How To:
Say: In today’s bible story, Jesus said if people didn’t praise Him, the rocks would! Let’s play a game about ways to worship. Hopefully we won’t become rocks!
Let your child roll the dice.
Your child does the action that matches the number key. (see instructions below)
Use examples if they need help
Repeat several times.

Number Key:

1: Say a reason you’d worship God
For example: He’s good, kind, always with me, He created everything, and that’s amazing, He healed my heart when it was sad and healed by body when it was sick, He teaches me the best way to live, He loves everyone, He loved me before I even knew him
2: Say a reason you’d worship God
For example: He’s good, kind, always with me, He created everything, and that’s amazing, He healed my heart when it was sad and healed by body when it was sick, He teaches me the best way to live, He loves everyone, He loved me before I even knew him
3: Do a worship action
For example: pretend to help someone, Say, “I forgive you because God forgave me,” Raise hands up to God, Kneel down like you are praying, Tell someone else how much Jesus loves them, pretend to give God a tenth of the money you earn (a tithe!), pretend to go outside and sit quietly, thanking God for His beautiful creation, pretend to read the bible.
4: Do a worship action
For example: pretend to help someone, Say, “I forgive you because God forgave me,” Raise hands up to God, Kneel down like you are praying, Tell someone else how much Jesus loves them, pretend to give God a tenth of the money you earn (a tithe!), pretend to go outside and sit quietly, thanking God for His beautiful creation, pretend to read the bible.
5: Curl up, freeze, and become a rock

If someone is a rock, they cant spin again until someone unfreezes them

6: Unfreeze one person who is a rock

If no one is a rock, you can spin again, or become a rock if you’d like.

Talk about it!
What new thing did you find out about worship from the game?

Review Questions:
What do you think it means to worship God?
If someone asked you what God did to deserve our worship, what would you say?
Name some things God created that you think are really, really amazing.
When you see the amazing things God made, what do you think about God?
What helps you think about God and your love for Him?
You can worship God by caring for the things He created. What are some things God created that you can care for?