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Quest Large Group :: May 14/15

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE
BUILDING TOGETHER

Bible Story:

David and Jonathan Say Goodbye

1 Samuel 20:3-42

Main Point:

God gives me
(thumbs to chest)
good friends
(two thumbs up)
to comfort me!
(hug me)

Memory Verse:

Therefore (point out)
encourage one another 
(two thumbs up) 
and build each other up. 
(push palms up to the sky)
1 Thessalonians 5:11 
(open hands like a book)

SERIES OVERVIEW

Friends do lots of fun things together. We eat together and play together. Friends take care of one another, help one another, and praise God together, too! God gave us a very precious gift when He gave us the gift of friendship. David and Jonathan’s story is one of the greatest friendship stories every told and teaches us all what friendship is all about. Our lives are better when we build them together with friends!

CHARACTERS

Neighbor :: Storytellers will be someone who lives in the neighborhood of Wonder! Clubhouse. You will use your real name during this series.

Quest Rules Video [1:45]
Video: Quest Rules Video

Building Together [1:00]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

(Neighbor comes on stage, waving at the children.)

NEIGHBOR: Hi everyone! I’m so glad you’re hanging out in our neighborhood today. We’re having so much fun at Wonder! Clubhouse and I can’t wait to see what new friends we’ll meet today. My name is _________ (your name) and I definitely want to be friends with each and every one of YOU! Do you want to be friends with me, too?

(Allow children to respond, “Yes!”)

NEIGHBOR: Wahoo! Friends take care of one another, help one another, and praise God    together, too! God gave us a very precious gift when He gave us the gift of friendship. I want everyone to turn to someone next to you and say, “Hello, friend!”

(Allow children to say, “Hello, friend” to someone sitting hear them.)

NEIGHBOR: Friends are fun and I’m so thankful God gives us friends! Today at Wonder! Clubhouse, we’re learning, “God gives me good friends to comfort me!” Repeat that after me:

God gives me (thumbs to chest)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
good friends (two thumbs up)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
to comfort me! (hug self)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job, everyone! One way our friends can comfort us is by worshiping God with us. Let’s all stand up and worship God together with our friends!

Song: Together [3:16]
Video: Together AUTO

(Neighbor dances around with the children, leading them in the hand motions to the song.)

Click here for the instructional videos  for “Together” or visit the Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/165057254.

Memory Verse Review[1:45]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: That was so much fun! I love seeing all of our Quest friends worshiping God    together. Everyone turn to a friend, give them a high five, and then have a seat!

(Allow children to give their neighbor a high five and encourage them to sit down.)

NEIGHBOR: This month we’re going to learn about friendship. If you have a friend, raise your hand high in the air.

(Allow children to raise their hands.)

NEIGHBOR: Wow! That’s a LOT of friends. Since you all have friends, then you know what a friend acts like. Now tell me, does a friend share their snack with you?

(Allow children to say, “Yes!”)

NEIGHBOR: They sure do! Can a friend help you wrap a birthday present for your mom?

(Allow children to say, “Yes!”)

NEIGHBOR: That’s right! Can a friend push you on the swing at the park?

(Allow children to say, “Yes!”)

NEIGHBOR: That’s great! You all have some very good friends. And the Bible tells us how YOU and I can be good friends, too!

SLIDE: WCBT Memory Verse

Therefore (point out)
encourage one another (two thumbs up)
and build each other up. (push palms up to the sky)
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (open hands like a book)

NEIGHBOR: We can be good friends by being nice to others and saying kind things to the people around us. No matter what, we should always do what the Bible says and build each other up by being good friends!

NEIGHBOR: We are learning this Bible verse so we can remember what God says about being a good friend. Repeat after me:

Therefore (point out)
(Allow children to repeat.)
encourage one another (two thumbs up)
(Allow children to repeat.)
and build each other up. (push palms up to the sky)
(Allow children to repeat.)
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (open hands like a book)
(Allow children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Way to go! You’re going to learn this Bible verse in no time and become even better friends than you already are! Everyone turn to a friend sitting next to you and say, “Thank you God for friends!”

(Allow children to turn to each other and say, “Thank you God for friends!”)

NEIGHBOR: It’s time for us to head to Wonder! Clubhouse to check in with our neighbors. We’re going to have so much fun with our friends. Let’s go!

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE [5:52]
VIDEO: WCBT Episode 2

(Neighbor sits down and watches the episode with the children, engaging with the characters and encouraging children to do the same.)

Main Point Review [0:45]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Screen Graphic

(Neighbor stands up.)

NEIGHBOR: What a great time at Wonder! Clubhouse! Did you have fun with our neighbor, Brooklyn? Because I sure did! Ollie came to visit the Clubhouse and helped us learn,

God gives me (thumbs to chest)
good friends (two thumbs up)
to comfort me! (hug self)

NEIGHBOR: We heard a story from our neighbor, Carrie. Do you remember the story? It was about two good friends named David and Jonathan! Jonathan found out King Saul wanted to hurt his friend David, so Jonathan told David he should leave. Even though they were both sad, they promised to be friends with each other forever! Just like Jonathan comforted David when he left, God gives us friends to comfort us! Repeat what we are learning today after me:

SLIDE: WCBT Main Point Wk2

God gives me (thumbs to chest)
(Allow children to repeat.)
good friends (two thumbs up)
(Allow children to repeat.)
to comfort me! (hug self)
(Allow children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job! Now I want all my friends to stand up and praise God together!

Song: Do Big Things [3:01]
VIDEO: Do Big Things AUTO

(Neighbor dances around with the children, leading them in the hand motions to the song.)

Click here for the instructional video  for “Do Big Things” or visit the Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/165056770.

Remember, Think, Follow [1:45]

SLIDE: MNEI Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: That was so much fun! I love seeing all of our Quest friends worshiping God    together. Everyone turn to a friend, give them a high five, and then have a seat!

(Allow children to give their neighbor a high five and encourage them to sit down.)

NEIGHBOR: Now it’s time for us to remember (hold hands like a book) our Bible story, think (point to head) about the good things from our story, and follow (march in place) the example set by the people in the Bible story.

NEIGHBOR: In order to remember what was in our Bible story today, we need to be quiet and listen. Can we think about what we learned in our Bible story if we are talking to our friends?

(Allow children to say, “No!”)

NEIGHBOR: That’s right! In order to remember our Bible story, we also need to sit down criss cross applause! Can we think about what we learned in our Bible story if we are standing up and running around the room?

(Allow children to say, “No!”)

NEIGHBOR: You got it! I know we can remember, think, follow the example in our Bible story by following these rules!

NEIGHBOR: Now that all of our friends are ready, let’s remember, think, and follow!

SLIDE: WCBT Remember  Wk2

NEIGHBOR: First let’s REMEMBER (hold hands like a book) … Who were the friends in our Bible story?

(Allow time for children to answer – “David and Jonathan.”)

NEIGHBOR: You got it!

SLIDE: WCBT Think WK2

NEIGHBOR: Now, let’s THINK (point to head) about the good things from our Bible story. What promise did Jonathan make to David to comfort him?

(Allow time for children to answer – “To stay best friends!”)

NEIGHBOR: Yes, way to go!

SLIDE: WCBT Follow WK 2

NEIGHBOR: Now, let’s say how can we FOLLOW (march in place) the example set in our Bible story. Can we follow Jonathan’s example by comforting our friends when they are sad?

(Allow time for children to answer – “Yes!”)

NEIGHBOR: That’s right! If you can comfort the friends God gives you, give a big smile to a friend sitting near you!

(Allow children to give a big smile to a friend.)

DISMSSAL [0:30]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: Friends do lots of fun things together. We eat together and play together. Friends take care of one another, help one another, and praise God together, too! God gave us a very precious gift when He gave us the gift of friendship.

NEIGHBOR: This week remember we can comfort the friends God gave us! Give me a thumbs up if you’re going to meet me back here at Wonder! Clubhouse next week in Quest.

(Allow children to give a thumbs up.)

NEIGHBOR: Great! (Respond by giving a thumbs up to the children.) I can’t wait to see you next week. Bye, neighbors!

SLIDE: WCLU Quest Dismissal Slides