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Participate in the Seven-Mile Miracle series as a family. Create meaningful conversations and grow in your relationships through fun, interactive, and easy to complete activities.

Seven-Mile Miracle Family Activity :: Mile #3

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Mile #3: Relationships

Relationships were important to Jesus. God has put many important relationships in our lives, too. 

Family Activity: Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for times of trouble.” God has given you friends and family members who love and encourage you. At lunchtime, list as many of your friends and family members as you can on a napkin or a paper plate. Then share what you like about each person. Circle one person that is really special to you. How can you show that people that they are important to you today?

Share: Post a picture of a friend or family member you are thankful for and what you love about them. Use the hashtag #sevenmilemiracle and tag @elevationeKidz.


Safari :: Week of March 11

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can love everyone.
VERSE FOCUS: “Love one another.” John 13:34 (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: The Greatest Commandment I Matthew 22:34-40

During our time in Safari we sang a song to help us remember we can love everyone.

This week sing it with your toddler to the tune of, “Are You Sleeping?”

          Jesus loves everyone. Jesus loves everyone.
          I can too. I can too.
          Jesus loves everyone. Jesus loves everyone.
          I can too. I can too.

Help your toddler remember he or she can love everyone, just like Jesus does!


Quest :: Week of March 11

Bible Story: Bigger Barns | Luke 12:16-21
Main Point: I can share when I have a lot.
Memory Verse: “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7a (NIV)

It’s time to pull out all the construction tools and get ready to build into kids a love for others. The Bible is full of great examples of how to love others. Whether we are loving by helping or sharing what little we may have, we can love like Jesus, with an unconditional love.

In this week’s lesson, a man builds bigger barns to hold his crop rather than sharing it.

The farmer in the story didn’t show love because he was selfish and wanted to keep everything for himself. Jesus wants us to love and help each other. We can do that by sharing what we have. We can share when we have a lot.

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eKidz At Home Activities

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

  • At BathTime ask your child to say a name each time you say, “I can love . . .” Any name works because God wants us to love everyone!
  • At PlayTime let your child stack cans of food and then bag them to share. Talk about the man who didn’t share, but built bigger barns instead!

March Memory Verse

This month our Bible verse says God loves us and He wants us to show that love to others! Let’s practice our verse together! Children can recite the verse every week in March 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.

“Let us love (hug self)
one another (point to others),
for love (hug self)
comes from God.” (point up)
1 John 4:7a (open hands like a book)

We can love others because God loves us! Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Family Building Challenge :: Build An Oreo Tower

Spring is in the air, summer is just around the corner, and there is no better time to enjoy church as a family!

This month Quest (3 years – kindergarten) is building into kids a love for others and Motion (1st – 5th grade) is learning to fix our relationships through forgiveness. Build memories with your family, too, with our fun, quick Family Building Challenges!

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Family Building Challenge #2 | Build an Oreo Tower
Supplies Needed: 1-2 bags of Oreo cookies (use green mint Oreo’s for a St. Patrick’s Day twist), 1 dice

Open a bag of Oreos and set a timer for five minutes. Roll a dice and follow the Oreo Tower Building Game instructions to build your tower.

Whoever can build the tallest Oreo tower when time runs out is the winner!

CLICK HERE for an overview of all four March Family Building Challenges.


Motion :: Week of March 11

FORGIVENESS: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.
MAIN POINT: Everyone needs to be forgiven, even me.
BIBLE STORY: Lost Son | Luke 15:11-24
MEMORY VERSE: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

God showed us just how much He cares about forgiveness when He made the ultimate sacrifice and sent Jesus to pay the price for our sin. While sin separates us from God, He offers grace and forgiveness as a gift for us to receive. We have been forgiven of so much, it’s only right that we turn to those in our lives and offer forgiveness to them in return.

This week we talked about how everyone (including us) needs a little forgiveness.

In Luke 15:11-24, Jesus talks about a kid who thinks he’s got it all together. He demands half of his dad’s money and takes off to spend it on himself. It’s only when the money is gone he realizes he’s made a HUGE mistake and needs forgiveness. He’s got just one hope: that his dad will let him come home and be a servant.

Everyone needs to be forgiven. Realizing one’s need for forgiveness is a huge step for anyone. But through Jesus’ story, we can realize that everyone needs forgiveness, even us.

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

  • At dinner, ASK: Who in your life do you need to forgive?
  • At bedtime, read Luke 15:11-24. Ask God to help you know where you need to ask for forgiveness.
  • What is forgiveness? Join everyone’s favorite Scottish Rapper, MC Haggis, as he shares his brilliant insights on forgiveness

 


March Bring It! Challenge

BringIt_Sign_8.5x11_January2017We 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 Fix It Up, kids can earn fun prizes each week by:

  • FINDING Colossians 3:13 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Colossians 3:13 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, FORGIVENESS, from memory. (Forgiveness: Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.)

Colossians 3:13, from Paul’s letter to the church at Colossi, reminds us not only that God forgave our sins, but also that we should forgive others instead of holding grudges against one another.