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Quest Large Group Week of February 17

Sweet Shop

Main Point: Jesus loves us when no one else does.
Bible Story: The Unloved Woman
Bible Passage: John 8:2-11
Memory Verse: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12, NIV

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Hello friends! Welcome to Quest, and welcome to Wonder! Clubhouse where we’re going to the Sweet Shop to learn the sweetest news of all – that Jesus loves you! This month we’re exploring the different ways that Jesus showed his love to everybody around him, and why we should too! On the count of three, I want you to shout out the name of someone you love. It could be one of your parents, a grand parent, a friend, or a teacher at school! On the count of three, shout it out! One…Two…Three!

STORYTELLER: “Wow! It sounds like you all love so many people! Well guess what? Jesus loves those people, too! This month, whenever I say ‘Who does Jesus love?’ You’ll say ‘Jesus loves everyone!’ Let’s try that now! ‘Who does Jesus love?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus loves everyone!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! Jesus loves everyone and that’s something we want to celebrate! We’re going to sing, dance, and thank God for His love. Let’s stand to our feet as we sing!”

SONG: “Friends Forever”

Lead children in singing, “Friends Forever,” with the hand motions.

SONG: “No Matter What”

Lead children in singing, “No Matter What,” with the hand motions.

STORYTELLER: “Thanks for worshipping with me, friends. Before you have a seat, tell me, ‘Who does Jesus love?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus loves everyone!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! The Bible shows us over and over that Jesus loves everyone, no matter what they looked like, where they came from, or what they did. In fact, our memory verse tells us that same thing! I’ll say it first, and then we’ll say it together, but when we say it, we’re going to SHOUT it out! Watch me say it first:

“’Love each other (hug self) as I (point up with both fingers) have loved you.’ (point out) John 15:12” (open hands like a book)

STORYTELLER: “Now, let’s SHOUT it out together!”

STORYTELLER AND CHILDREN TOGETHER: “’Love each other (hug self) as I (point up with both fingers) have loved you.’ (point out) John 15:12” (open hands like a book)

Repeat the memory verse with the kids two more times.

STORYTELLER: “Great job, friends! Let’s say it one more time, ‘Who does Jesus love?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus loves everyone!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends! Now let’s check in with Ollie at Wonder! Clubhouse to learn more.”

VIDEO: “SSHO_LG_WK3”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “That was great! I’m so glad we learned that Jesus will always love us, even when other people may try to be mean to us!”

STORYTELLER: “Remind me again, ‘Who does Jesus love?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus loves everyone!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends. We learned that Jesus loves everybody, even when other people aren’t being nice! Let’s pray and thank God for our Bible story today. Everyone bow your heads and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, thank You for your son Jesus and how He loves us, no matter what. Help us show that same love to everyone we meet! We love You. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

STORYTELLER: “Great listening today, friends! Now it’s time for you to head back to your eGroups! I’ll see you next time. Bye!”

SLIDES: “Quest Animal Dismissal Slides”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Purple Parrot) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Teal Tiger) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: White Warthog) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

Continue until all eGroups are dismissed.