Parent Connection – fpKIDS
Hey Parents! Here’s an overview of what your child will learn in fpKIDS this weekend…
Preschool (2yrs to PreK)
I can help others.
We are exploring moments in the bible where a person helped someone else in a big way. We’re connecting how people in our community do the same things today!
But we don’t stop there.
Each week we are encouraging your preschooler to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Pantry of Promise. This is a great way for our preschoolers to learn that I can help others!
This week we take a look at a guy named Nehemiah who helped his countrymen rebuild the wall around Jerusalem and keep everyone safe. Create a Rhythm of helping others by bringing non-perishable food items this weekend.
Elementary (K-3rd grade)
GOD VIEW: the connection between PATIENCE and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story
This week, we’re discovering that Hannah wants to become a mother but is waiting for a baby (1 Samuel 1:9-2:1). Her prayers to God are so emotional that even strangers notice. But even through the sadness of her prayers, God gives her the strength to wait until the time is right.
Our Bottom Line is: when you think you can’t wait, tell God about it. God wants us to talk to Him when we’re facing a difficult time. We can always talk to God about how we feel, especially our feelings about needing to wait.
The monthly memory verse is,
“Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14, NIrV
Sometimes it feels too hard to be strong while we wait, but it’s always safe to tell God about those feelings. He will give us the strength to stand up and keep going no matter how long we wait. This week, Create a Rhythm of meal times by scheduling dinner around the table together two times this week. Talk about the things you are waiting to happen. What are you asking God to do and struggling to be patient?
Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)
There’s an App for That: Fruit Ninja
God wants us to have the Fruit of the Spirit and share them with others.
When we become Christians, we leave our past behind us. We also leave all the worldly ways that once consumed us, including things that aren’t godly. God calls us to live by His Spirit, and in doing so, to have the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives. What’s more, God wants us to become Fruit Ninjas – he wants us to divide and share the Fruit of the Spirit with others.
This week, Widen the Circle, by thinking about men and women outside your family that reflect the Fruits of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness & Self-Control. Consider opportunities this person can have influence in your preteens life. Invite them to invest time and share their own testimony of God’s work in their lives.