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Table Talk I Week of July 20

Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations.

 

SAFARI TODDLERS
1 – 2 YEARS OLD

This month we’re learning, “I can help others.” When we put others first and look for ways to help, we can show them how much God loves them!

  1. Jesus had 12 helpers who helped Him teach others about God’s love. Can we help others, too? (yes)
  2. Do we show God’s love to others when we help them? (yes)

 


QUEST 

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

This weekend we learned Jesus gives us the power to be gentle. Jesus can help us be gentle when we talk and play with our friends and family.

Question 1: How did Jesus show gentleness to the woman in this week’s Bible story (Mark 5:25-34)? How can we follow His example? (He used kind, gentle words, and we can, too!)

Question 2: When is it hard to show gentleness? (when we’re mad, upset, frustrated, etc.) How can you help yourself remember to be gentle even when it’s hard? 

Question 3: Gentle words help, not hurt. What are helpful words you can use?

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend we learned to use what we have to serve others. God can use whatever we have to do some amazing things — we just need to be willing to use it to serve others.

Question 1: What are some things you have around your home that you could use to help others? (crayons can color a card for a sick friend, a broom can clear leaves off your neighbor’s driveway, etc.)

Question 2: We don’t have to use physical things to help others. What are some gifts or abilities you have that could allow you to serve others? (listening, spending time with someone, smiling, making people laugh)

Question 3: In our Bible story, what the young boy brought didn’t seem like much, but Jesus was able to use it to feed thousands of people. Have you ever wanted to help someone, but felt like what you could bring wasn’t much? What did you do? How can you use what you have, whether it’s big or small, to help others?


Table Talk I Week of July 13

Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations.

 

SAFARI TODDLERS
1 – 2 YEARS OLD

This month we’re learning, “I can help others.” When we put others first and look for ways to help, we can show them how much God loves them!

Question 1: Jesus had 12 helpers who helped Him teach others about God’s love. Can we help others too? (yes)

Question 2: Do we show God’s love to others when we help them? (yes)

 


QUEST 

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

This weekend we learned Jesus gives us the power to be faithful, and to keep trying even when things get hard. Jesus helps us be faithful and stick to it!

Question 1: What is hard for you to do? How can you keep trying and be faithful, even when it’s hard?
Question 2: When was a time that you thought about giving up, but decided to be faithful?
Question 3: Peter’s friends were faithful and prayed for Peter while he was in jail. Who gives us the power to be faithful? (Jesus)

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend we learned to look for ways to serve others. God has given each of us specific gifts that allow us to serve others in unique ways. We can find lots of ways to use our gifts to serve others when we take the time to look for the needs around us.

Question 1: In 1 Peter 4:10-11, Peter wrote that God has given us all gifts and we should use them to serve others. What is something you’re good at that you can use to help others?
Question 2: Is there something you can do to better notice people who need your help?
Question 3: What is one way you can serve others at home, school, community, church, or other countries?


Table Talk I Week of July 6

Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations.

 

SAFARI TODDLERS
1 – 2 YEARS OLD

This month we’re learning, “I can help others.” When we put others first and look for ways to help, we can show them how much God loves them!

Question 1: Jesus had 12 helpers who helped Him teach others about God’s love. Can we help others, too? (yes)
Question 2: Do we show God’s love to others when we help them? (yes)

 


QUEST 

3 YEARS – KINDERGARTEN

This weekend we learned Jesus gives us the power to show goodness. When we know Jesus, we can give our best to our friends and family. 

Question 1: How can you show goodness to others? (sharing with others, making a card for a sick friend, helping put toys away, etc.)
Question 2: Where do good things come from? What are some good things God made?
Question 3: What’s a way you can be good when … playing with friends? Taking a walk with your family? Reading at the library? Talking to your grandma on the phone?

 


MOTION

1ST – 5TH GRADE

This weekend we learned to serve others because of what Jesus did for us. He not only lived a life of service, but He gave His life as the ultimate example of service. We reflect His character when we serve the people around us. 

Question 1: Why should we serve others?
Question 2: What are some small things you can do to help others? What are some big things you can do to help others?
Question 3: Who are some people who are great examples of serving others the way Jesus did? What do they do?


Table Talk — Make Mealtime Matter.

 “What’s for dinner?”

We might not be able to help you answer that question, but we can help you create meaningful conversations over a meal.

Family life is busy, so being intentional with the time you do have is more important than ever. Table Talk helps mealtime matter — whether it’s at the soccer field, in the car, or around the table. 

Here’s how you can use Table Talk to create conversations with your family:

– Attend church.
– Receive three Table Talk questions Sunday afternoon.
– Use them throughout the week, or however’s best for you.

Let this resource be a tool to connect your family and create faith-based conversations.


How to Love LOVE WEEK with Kids

If you’ve ever served at a volunteer event with your kids, you may have left feeling a little disappointed. Your visions of spending the whole morning happily packaging meals or sorting shoes alongside your little ones were replaced by the reality of short attention spans, urgent snack cravings, and cases of the “gimmes” (you know, when your kids want to keep all the things you’re there to give away).

If you’ve ever wondered if you should even attempt serving with your kids again, you’re not alone!

But there’s so much value in making volunteering a part of your family’s natural rhythm, so we want to partner with you to help create positive service experiences for your family.

Check out these tips to help your family love LOVE Week more than ever this year:

  • Start with conversations. Talk to your kids about why you’re serving and what you’ll be doing while you’re there. Give them lots of time to ask questions so they know what to expect!
  • Be prepared. Even if you’re past the diaper bag phase, pack a small bag with snacks and small toys or books for when (not if!) your kids need a break. Don’t be shy about using them as incentives! (“Once you help me pack seven hygiene kits, you can take a break and eat your fruit snacks!”)
  • Know what to expect for your child. Kids can participate in different ways at different ages. Use this chart to manage your expectations and help your child engage at an age-appropriate level.

  • Fight to stay positive! We all want our children to love serving, and if their early experiences seem stressful instead of enjoyable, that positive association is difficult to cultivate later. Keep your tone and facial expressions upbeat, and when you see that your kids are approaching their limits, know that it’s okay to make an early exit!

We can’t wait to see your family at our family-friendly Love Week events! Head over to events.elevationoutreach.com and click on the “Family Friendly” button to find events in your area and sign up to serve.