Early Childhood August Overview
Basic Truth: God loves me.
Key Question: Who does God love?
Bottom Line: God loves me.
Memory Verse: “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord.”–Jeremiah 29:11a (Toddler Blue is just “For I know the plans I have for you.”)
Toddler Blue: August
Bible Story Focus: Adam and Eve Sin Genesis 3
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about sin entering the world. Children will hear how sin makes good things bad, and God’s world wasn’t perfect anymore. Children will also learn how God loves us and has a plan for us, even though we make bad choices God has a plan to save us.
Toddler Green & Preschool Purple: August 21st and 28th
August 21st and 28th
Bible Story Focus: The Garden and the Fall • Genesis 3:14-15, Genesis 12:1-3
Lesson Overview: In this lesson children will learn about how sin entered the world. Children will see that even though Adam and Eve disobeyed God, He still loved them and has a plan for all of His people. This lesson will reinforce the idea that God loves His people and introduce the idea of keeping a promise.
Circle Time Question: (Preschool Purple Only)
August 21: What is something that grows in a garden?
August 28: What are some rules you have to follow in your home?
Preschool Orange and Red: August 21
Bible Story Focus: The Fall • Genesis 3
In this lesson children will learn about sin entering the world. Children will know that even though we sin against God, He still has a plan for us. We are all a part of God’s Big Story and even though we are sinful, God loves us.
Circle Time Question: What are some rules you have to follow in your home?
I Wonder Questions:
- What was the rule about the special tree in the garden?
- Adam and Eve’s only rule was not to eat the fruit on the special tree.
- Did Adam and Eve follow that rule?
- No, Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree.
- Does God love us, even when we sin?
- Yes! God loves us, even when we sin.
Activities: Children at 8:00 and 11:00 will play blocks and talk about how rules keep us safe and then make a craft stick snake to take home. At 9:30 children will play Red Light, Green Light and make a pasta snake to take home.
Elementary: Kindergarten-5th Grade
This summer, Elementary Crossing Kids will take a closer look at The Apostles’ Creed. The Apostles’ Creed is the oldest, most widely used Christian creed in the world with its earliest versions dating back over 1,600 years ago. For centuries, parents and pastors have taught the Apostles’ Creed as “Christianity 101” to their children. The Creed states in simple, scriptural language the essential facts of our faith, from creation of the world to the coming of Christ and the eternal life promised to all who believe. Historically the creed has been used to correct error by reminding people of what’s true about the God of the Bible. These words not only shape and affirm what we believe but also connect us to other Christians who have spoken these words throughout the centuries.
August 21st—I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS
Lesson Summary: After reviewing what they know about the Apostle’s Creed, children will learn the communion of saints is the body of Christ.
Kindergarten-4th Grade Classroom Activity: Children will write/draw different people who are a part of the communion of saints on blank puzzles.
Key Scripture:1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Ways to Follow Up:
- What does it mean that we are the “body of Christ?” (It means we are all connected to Christ and connected to each other. God has brought us together into a family and we work together like a body has parts that work together.)
- Who are the people in our church that you think have really important jobs? (Discuss people you know.)
- Do you know that you and I also have a special role to play in our church? What are things we could do to serve or help friends at church? (Brainstorm ideas.)
- If we are all in the body of Christ, how should we care for the other members? (We should love and support them however we can. When they hurt, we should hurt with them. When they are joyful, we should rejoice with them.)
Sermon Resources for Volunteers & Parents
August 21—The Holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints