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Child Dedications

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The biblical basis for dedicating a child is found in 1 Samuel 1:27-28, where a godly woman named Hannah prayed year after year for God to give her a child. He answered her prayers and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Samuel. When Samuel was born, Hannah prayed these words: “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.”

At Elevation, child dedications are a time for parents, like Hannah, to commit themselves to raising their child God’s way. They are a joint expression of a parent’s desire to raise Godly children and our commitment as a church to empowering parents in that calling.

Child dedications are a powerful time for parents to embrace the responsibility they’ve been given by God and to catch a vision of the impact they can make in their child’s life. We make these events special by encouraging the whole family to get involved, having some fun, offering family pictures, and occasionally making a dad cry. We want this to be an event parents will always remember.

Child dedications also provide us with an opportunity to express our commitment as a church to helping families raise God-honoring kids. And we count it an honor to be entrusted with that incredible privilege.

We invite all families with children ages 0 – 4 years to participate in the dedication. Child dedications are scheduled periodically throughout the year at each Elevation location.

If you would like more information about our next child dedications, please complete the form by clicking here.

Frank Bealer (Family Pastor) & the eKidz staff


The Adventures of Sam E. Sprocket: Power Protector – Week 4 #Quest

 
Bible Story: Matthew 4:1-11 | A Test in the Desert
Main Point: I have the POWER to obey!
Memory Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30

Lesson Overview
Sam E. Sprocket and the U.S.S. Starburst were on their way home when the ship’s blue fuel star power depleted! See how the Bible story Meep the computer told Sam E. and children about our POWER to obey helped the spaceship continue its’ journey home.

Space Map
Your child can follow Sam E. Sprocket and his space adventure with their own space map!

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Each weekend children can collect another fuel star for their space map as we help Sam E. journey back to Earth. This weekend children collected their second fuel star – the blue fuel star – while learning I have the POWER to obey!

Miss any of Sam E. Sprocket’s space adventures? Print the fuel stars below and help your child glue it to their space map! 

Green Fuel Star (January 3/4) 
Red Fuel Star (January 11/12) 
Pink Fuel Star (January 17/18)

Memory Verse
Learning Bible verses gives us the POWER to know what God says and how to obey Him. Join us in helping your child learn this verse, and as a family, learn Mark 12:30 together!

Love the Lord your God (hug self)
with all your heard (draw heart with fingers)
and with all your soul (fist on chest)
and with all your mind (point to head)
and with all your strength. (make muscles)
Mark 12:30

Children can recite this verse next weekend (JANUARY 31/FEBRUARY 1) for a stellar prize!


The Power of Same – Week 4 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Bible Story: A Test in the Desert, Matthew 4:1-11
Main Point: I can love Jesus with my attitude.

In our fourth week of The Power of Same, we learned how our attitudes and feelings can swing wildly in different directions but Jesus can be the constant source that keeps life in perspective. Check out the video from this week:

Just like an astronaut on a space walk, our emotions can be unsteady footing. But if we center our lives on Jesus, he can be our tether that keeps us connected to what’s most important.

This week as a family, talk about different emotions. Validate that emotions are a part of life. But reinforce that no matter what we’re feeling, we are to praise God with our life, and that often means sacrificing what we’re feeling in order to give God praise. To learn to do that shows true maturity and a Christ-follower who’s ready to take on whatever life throws at them because they’re connected to the Unchanging God!


The Adventures of Sam E. Sprocket: Power Protector – Week 3 #Quest

 
Bible Story: Matthew 4:23 – 7:29; John 18:36-37 | Sermon on the Mount
Main Point: I have the POWER to learn!
Memory Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” – Mark 12:30

Lesson Overview
The U.S.S. Starburst continued it’s adventure to guide the ship back to Earth when an alarm sounded indicating the ship was losing power! See if Sam E. Sprocket learned who the real source of our power is and collected enough fuel stars to continue the journey home.

Space Map
Your child can follow Sam E. Sprocket and his space adventure with their own space map!

TASE_UNI_eG_CollectibleSpaceMap

Each weekend children can collect another fuel star for their space map as we help Sam E. journey back to Earth. This weekend children collected their second fuel star – the pink fuel star – while learning I have the POWER to learn!

Miss any of Sam E. Sprocket’s space adventures? Print the green fuel star, (January 3/4) the red fuel star, (January 11/12) or the pink fuel star and help your child glue it to their space map!

Memory Verse
Learning Bible verses gives us the POWER to know what God says and how to obey Him. Join us and learn this Mark 12:30 together as a family!

Love the Lord your God (hug self)
with all your heard (draw heart with fingers)
and with all your soul (fist on chest)
and with all your mind (point to head)
and with all your strength. (make muscles)
Mark 12:30

Children can recite this verse on JANUARY 31/FEBRUARY 1 for a stellar prize!


The Power of Same – Week 3 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Bible Story: Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 4:23-7:29
Main Point: I can love Jesus by being organized.

During The Power of Same we’ve been learning how committing to the same, good habits can help us love God better. Check out our third message from AstroHost:

Scientists organize the stars into groups called constellations. That organization powers discovery. Being organized often seems to be a factor of personality type. Even looking at your kids, you can see which ones are more prone to keeping their room clean and which ones you need to monitor more closely. But regardless of which camp you fall in, you have experienced that disorganization often leads to distraction. And when we’re distracted, living out God’s calling on our life is more difficult. We don’t all need to become neat freaks but there is a certain amount of organization that helps us lead Godly lives.

Talk with your family this week about their natural tendencies – either toward organization or away from it - and about ways that they could organize their lives and help improve their walk with God.