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Quest – Week of January 8 #Quest

Bible Story: The Four Friends | Mark 2:1-12
Main Point: Jesus is there when I need Him.
Memory Verse: “You are everything I need. Psalm 119:57 (NIrV)

Jesus is with us ALL THE TIME and He is all we need. He was there when the blind man needed Him. He was there when a man lowered from the roof by his friends on a mat needed Him. He was there to heal the deaf man and the lepers who needed Him. He was there to calm the storm when the disciples needed Him. Just like He was there when all these people needed Him in the past, He will be there when we need Him in the future. Jesus is all we need, and He’s with us ALL THE TIME.

In this week’s lesson four men carry their disabled friend to Jesus because He has the power to help him and is there when we need Him.

It must have been frustrating not to be able to walk, but Jesus was able to help the man walk again. Just like Jesus was there for the man when he needed healing, Jesus is with us all the time and is ready to help us when we need Him!

January Memory Verse
This month join us in helping your child learn Psalm 119:57 (NIrV). Children can recite the verse every week in January to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster

You are (point up)
everything (spread arms wide)
I need. (thumbs to chest)
Psalm 119:57 (NIrV) (open hands like a book)

Jesus is with us all the time! Our verse this month tells us Jesus is everything we could ever need. We can trust Him and follow what He says because He is always there for us. Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.

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eKidz At Home Activities

Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your child this week:

  • At BathTime practice saying the Bible verse together by patting the top of the water with flat hands each time you say a word of the verse.
  • At PlayTime play Hide and Seek with a bell by following the sound. Tell your child about the man who couldn’t hear and  needed Jesus to help him.
  • Buy this month’s song to sing at home or in the car! http://bit.ly/2gWD3M1
  • Parent Resource | Growing Knowledge: “The future of your children is not only linked to what they know, but to their desire to keep learning.”

Motion – Week of January 8 #Motion

KNOWLEDGE: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.
MAIN POINT: Discovering what God says helps you know Jesus.
BIBLE STORY: Wise Men Discover Jesus | Matthew 2:1-12
MEMORY VERSE: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

God designed people in such a unique way—different from the rest of creation—to pursue finding the answers to life’s hidden secrets. He wants us to pursue knowing more, because He wants us to know Him more.

Jesus helps us know God better. As we dig deeper into the story of Jesus, we discover more about how God desires a relationship with us and invites us to help Him spread the message of Jesus throughout the world. To do that, we need to know God through Jesus. God is real, God made us, and He made all things.

We will spend the month of January taking a closer look at the way knowledge shows up throughout the Gospels.

In Matthew 2, we discover wise men in the Far East. Their lives were dedicated to discovering more about the universe. One night they noticed a bright star that lead them on an epic journey to find the King of Kings prophesied in the ancient Hebrew Scriptures.

Discovering what God says helps us know Jesus. The entire Bible points to Jesus. If we want to get to know Jesus, we can read what the writers of the Bible say about Him. The Bible is the key to knowing more about Jesus.

January Bring It! Challenge

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We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Brain Games, by sharing their new knowledge with their eGroup leader, kids can earn fun prizes each week that will be fun and stretch their brain at the same time by:

  • showing Psalm 119:105 in their Bible.
  • reciting Psalm 119:105 from memory.
  • reciting the series virtue, Knowledge from memory. (Knowledge: Discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do.)

In Psalm 119:105, we read that God’s word is like a light that guides us. When we dig into God’s word, we start to know how God wants us to live. The Bring It! Challenge helps kids dig into God’s words and see the next steps to take on their journey through life. God’s Word points the way towards a growing relationship with Jesus.Screen Shot 2016-12-02 at 1.38.08 PM

eKidz At Home Activities

Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your kid this week:

  • At dinner, ASK: What’s your favorite way to learn something new?
  • At bedtime, read Matthew 2:1-2. Pray together and ask God to help you both know Jesus better.
  • TV Time: Join everyone’s favorite Scottish Rapper, MC Haggis, as he shares his brilliant insights on knowledge

eKidz at Home: Quest Coloring Activity

Looking for a fun family activity? Grab your crayons and colored pencils and spend time with your child as we get ready for our new January series, All The Time. Jesus is with us ALL THE TIME and He is all we need!

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This week we mailed all our Quest families this fun eKidz at Home postcard activity to give families an opportunity to spend some time together. Bring finished postcards to eKidz January 7-11 for a chance to win a family prize pack!

Didn’t receive a postcard? Download and print the postcard then use art supplies to color and decorate it. Quest kids (3 yrs – K) should complete the left side while parents complete the right side.

Share with us the memories you are creating with your family. Post pictures of your family coloring together and tag us on Instagram (@elevationeKidz) or Facebook (Elevation eKidz).

Didn’t receive a postcard by mail? CLICK HERE to update your contact information and ensure you stay connected with what’s happening in eKidz and at Elevation.


Child Dedications

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At Elevation, child dedications are a joint expression of a parent’s desire to raise Godly children. As a church we are committed to empower parents in that calling and help families raise God-honoring kids. We count it an honor to be entrusted with that incredible privilege.

In 1 Samuel 1:27-28, a godly woman named Hannah prayed for years 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.”

Child dedications are a time for parents, like Hannah, to commit themselves to raising their child God’s way. It’s 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 and an event families will always remember.

We invite 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


Safari – Christmas Eve – December 22-24

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is God’s son.
VERSE FOCUS: “I bring you good news of great joy.” Luke 2:10 (NLV)
BIBLE STORY: Baby Jesus is Born I Luke 2:1-7

Nativity Scene [Color and Sticker Activity]

Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem on the night baby Jesus was born. There was no room for them in the inn so they stayed in a stable. Baby Jesus was born that night and Mary and Joseph placed baby Jesus in a manger. At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus and remember that Jesus is God’s son.

Show you toddler the picture of the nativity scene (on the back of the room newsletter). Say, “Jesus is God’s son. Baby Jesus was born in a stable. We celebrate His birthday at Christmas.”

Point to the sticker of baby Jesus in the manger and encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is God’s son.”