Parent Connection – fpKIDS

parent-connectionPreschool (2yrs to PreK)

The wise men come to see God’s Son.

What an amazing Christmas celebration we had the past 2 weekends!  This weekend we wrap things up by focusing on the Wise Men in Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11 and the gifts they brought for Jesus.  Just another moment in history that confirms for us the reason that Jesus is Special.  Jesus is God’s Son.  

This week you can connect in a special way with your preschooler by practicing your bible verse together.  This is a great way to Create a Rhythm by tapping into the power of quality moments together.

“God (pointing up) love (hugging yourself) the world (raising your arms overhead to form a circle) so much (stretching your arms out as far as possible) that He gave (placing your hands together with palms up in front of you as if you’re offering something) His (pointing up) only (holding up one finger) Son’ (holding your arms as if you’re cradling and rocking a baby), John 3:16″ (Open your hands like a book.)

Elementary (K-3rd grade)

This week, we’re discovering a moment in history that tells of some wise men who visited Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12).  The men left their homes to travel a far distance, navigating the constellations, just to visit Jesus.  They must have trusted something or someone bigger than themselves to go so far and to leave a different way.

This week, we focus your child on this simple truth…

God loved you first.  

How will you love Him?

We can follow God and show Him our love by spending time with Him, talking to Him, reading His word, among other things.  We can love God by loving others.

“God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son.  

Anyone who believes in Him will not die but will have eternal life.” John 3:16, NIrV

God had compassion on us and gave us His Son to meet our need.  Make It Personal, by asking yourself, “How far will I go to worship Him?”

Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)

Best Year Ever!

This week we launch into a new series with your Club 45er.  This series can help them figure out the best way to take 2013 by storm and make it the best year ever.

But before we look ahead… we’re going to take a quick look back.  We want to remember and reflect on what God has done already in our lives.  What are we truly thankful for?

When we stop to take ‘inventory’ of all the things we are thankful for, we better recognize where God is at work in our lives.  And that’s a great place to start off the best year ever.

Together we’re going to explore Deuteronomy 6:1-12; 8:11; Genesis 12:7-8; 13:3-4; & Psalm 105:1-5.  We want to see how others took inventory and kept an account of God’s work in their lives.

This week, Make It Personal, by taking your own personal ‘inventory’ of the things that happened in 2012 and what you are most thankful for.  Allow God to reveal to you where He is at work.  Has there ever been a time when you loved Jesus more than you do today?  If the answer is yes… you’ve got some changes to make.