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Quest LG :: Dec 24

Goody Goody Gumdrops

Bible Story:

Jesus Is God’s Son!

Luke 2:1-7

Main Point:

Jesus is
(point up)
God’s Son!
(pretend to rock a baby)

Memory Verse:

Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
a child of God (points to others)
has the power (shows muscles one at a time)
to win. (cheer)
1 John 5:4

WEEKEND OVERVIEW

During Christmas Eve worship experiences, Kit and Gingee will visit Quest eGroup instead of Quest children visiting eKidz Large Group. There will be no Quest Large Group in the Theater.

  • Kit does all the talking, but Gingee interacts with what Kit is saying throughout their time in Quest eGroup.
  • Children will be gathered together in one big group in the Quest eGroup space when Kit and Gingee enter.
  • Production will cue two songs (using the CD player) and Kit and Gingee will lead hand motions for eGroup Leaders and children to follow.

PROPS

Christmas Bag:  Kit will carry the Christmas bag containing The Gingerbread Man book, Gingerbread Man snack bags, and Read & Know Bible into Quest eGroup.
The Gingerbread Man book: Kit will bring The Gingerbread Man books to Quest using the Christmas bag. One book will go to each eGroup Leader to read to their eGroup during You Connect.
The Lion Read & Know Bible: Kit will bring The Lion Read & Know Bible into Quest using the Christmas bag. Kit will read the story to children from pages 230-237.
Gingerbread Man snack bags: 
Kit will bring The Gingerbread Man snack bags into Quest using the Christmas bag.

Goody Goody Gumdrops [0:30]

(Kit and Gingee enter Quest eGroup. Kit is carrying the Christmas bag and sets it down as she begins to address the children.)

Kit: Hello and Merry Christmas, everybody! If you’re excited to be in Quest today, then let me hear you shout “Merry Christmas!” as loud as you can!

(Allow time for children to say, “Merry Christmas!”)

Kit: Wow, that was so loud! My name is Kit and this is Gingee the ginger bread man. Everyone wave and say, “Hi, Gingee!”

(Kit leads the children in waving to Gingee and saying – “Hi, Gingee!”)

Kit: Gingee and I would love to play a fun game with you. Raise your hand if you want to play a game!

(Allow children to raise their hands.)

Kit: Great! Then everyone stand up and let’s play a game of “Gingee Says.” I’m going to tell you to do all kinds of actions, but if I don’t say, “Gingee Says,” first and you still do the action, then you’ll sit down for the rest of that round. Let’s play!

Gingee Says [3:00]

Kit and Gingee will play Gingee Says with the children. Kit will say the actions and Gingee will do the actions along with the children, but only of Kit says “Gingee Says” first. Below are different example actions Kit can use during the game. Whichever child(ren) are standing at the end of each round wins that round! Play 2-3 rounds.

Gingee Says …

    • Say “Ho Ho Ho” like Santa Claus.
    • Put your hands on your hips.
    • Find someone wearing red and give them a high five.
    • Jump five times in place.
    • Pretend like you are eating one of Santa’s cookies!
    • Do four jumping jacks.
    • Hug your eGroup Leader.
    • Make a Christmas tree with your arms above your head.
    • Twirl in a circle three times.
    • Pretend like you are rocking baby Jesus.
    • Find someone wearing green and give them a high five.
    • Touch your toes 10 times.
    • Pretend you are drinking a cup of hot chocolate.

Main Point [0:30]

Kit: What a fun game! Everyone can sit down.

(Allow children to sit down.)

Kit: Today Gingee and I are going to read you an amazing and true Bible story. It’s a story about God’s Son, named Jesus. Since we’re learning …

Jesus is (point up)
God’s Son! (pretend to rock a baby)

Kit: … we thought you would love to hear about how Jesus was born on Christmas! Everyone put on your listening ears while I read this story to you.

Bible Story: Jesus is Born [5:00]

Kit reaches into the Christmas Bag and pulls out the Read & Know Bible. The Bible story is on pages 230-237. Kit stands and reads the Bible story to children. Gingee engages with the Bible story as Kit reads it to children.

TIP: After reading each page, take a moment to show the pictures on the page to children before moving on to the next page.

Kit: What a great Bible story! We should celebrate Jesus being born by singing a worship song about his birth. Everyone stand up and sing with us!

Song: Joy to the World [2:29]

AUDIO: Joy to the World

(Production teams cue audio track “Joy to the World” as Kit and Gingee lead the children in hand motions.)

Memory Verse Review [1:00]

Kit: Great job friends! Everyone sit down.

(Allow children sit down.)

Kit: That was such a fun song about how God’s Son Jesus was born. Around Christmastime, I love to memorize Bible verses so I can share them with all my family and friends who are visiting. The verse I’m learning right now is …

Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
a child of God (points to others)
has the power (shows muscles one at a time)
to win. (cheer)
1 John 5:4

Kit: We can win because God sent Jesus to save us! Friends, can you say this verse with me?

(Allow children to respond – “Yes!”)

Kit: Great! Repeat after me:

Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
(Allow children to repeat.)
a child of God (points to others)
(Allow children to repeat.)
has the power (shows muscles one at a time)
(Allow children to repeat.)
to win. (cheer)
(Allow children to repeat.)
1 John 5:4
(Allow children to repeat.)

Kit: Great job!

Kit: Let’s all stand back up and sing some Christmas songs to celebrate the best gift we’ve ever been given – Jesus!

(Encourage all children to stand up.)

Song: Christmas Medley [3:23]

AUDIO: Christmas Medley

(Production teams should cue the audio track “Christmas Medley” as Kit and Gingee lead the children in hand motions.)

Special Delivery [2:00]

Kit: Way to go, friends! You can have a seat.

(Allow children to sit down.)

Kit: Since tomorrow is Christmas, Gingee and I brought a special Christmas gift for you and your eGroup!

(Kit pulls one book out of the Christmas bag and shows it to the children.)

Kit: It’s all about a gingerbread man, just like Gingee! We wanted to give you this gift to enjoy together with your eGroup friends. Giving gifts at Christmas is a great way to remember God’s gift to us – Jesus!

(Kit pulls the rest of the books out of the Christmas bag and gives one book to each eGroup Leader.)

Kit: Gingee and I also brought you a yummy Christmas snack, too!

(Kit pulls one Gingerbread Snack bag out of the Christmas bag and shows it to the children.)

Kit: It’s … gingerbread man cookies!

(Kit pulls the rest of the Gingerbread Snack bags out of the Christmas bag and gives one bag to each eGroup Leader.)

Kit: Merry Christmas, friends! Enjoy the gingerbread man story and yummy snack!

Kit passes out the snack to eGroups saying, “Merry Christmas!” to children. Kit and Gingee give out high fives and/or hugs to celebrate before leaving the eGroup space.