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Quest Large Group :: April 9/10

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE
My Neighborhood

Bible Story:

The Early Church

Acts 2:42-47

Main Point:

I can love God
(hug self)
and people
(point out)
with my friends!
(high five a friend)

Memory Verse:

Love (hug self)
the Lord your God 
(point up) 
with all your heart. 
(place both hands over heart)
Love 
(hug self)
your neighbor 
(point out)
as yourself. 
(thumbs to chest)
Matthew 22:37-39 
(open hands like a book)

SERIES OVERVIEW

God commands us to love one another just as He loves us and He loves us a lot! God loved us so much He sent Jesus to be the Savior of the world. God created us to love and we can use that love to share life with our neighbors and worship God together!

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

My Neighborhood [1:00]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

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

NEIGHBOR: Hello, friends! Welcome back to MY neighborhood. I’m so glad you’re here! My name is _________ (your name) and I love living in this neighborhood. There are so many (make binoculars around eyes) great people and places in this neighborhood and I can’t wait for you to join me as we visit all of my favorite places!

NEIGHBOR: In Wonder! Clubhouse this month we’re going to talk about how God calls us to  love one another just like He loves us. This means we need to love our neighbors and other people close to us. Everyone make a heart shape with your hands, like this!

(Make a heart shape with your hands and allow children to do the same.)

NEIGHBOR: Great! God created us to love and we can use that love to live a fun life with our neighbors and worship God together! Today we’re learning, “I can love God and people with my friends!” Repeat that after me:

I can love God (hug self)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
and people (point out)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)
with my friends! (high five a friend)
(Allow time for children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job, everyone! Now let’s sing this song about how great our God is and worship Him together in our neighborhood!

Song: Love One Another [2:44]
Video: Love One Another AUTO

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

Visit our Vimeo page for instructional videos of our Quest worship songs this series.

Memory Verse Review[1:15]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: What incredible singers you are! Everyone give your neighbor a thumbs up and have a seat!

(Allow children to give their neighbor a thumbs up and encourage them to sit down.)

NEIGHBOR: This month we’re going to learn about loving our neighbors. You’re my neighbor. I’m your neighbor. And we can love each other!

NEIGHBOR: The Bible says,

SLIDE: MNEI Memory Verse

Love (hug self)
the Lord your God (point up)
with all your heart. (place both hands over heart)
Love (hug self)
your neighbor (point out)
as yourself. (thumbs to chest)
Matthew 22:37-39 (open hands like a book)

NEIGHBOR: Not only should we love God with our whole heart, but we should love the  people around us, too! We can love our neighbors by using kind words, playing nicely, and showing them love, no matter what.

NEIGHBOR: We are going to learn this Bible verse so we can remember to love God and love our neighbors! Repeat after me.

Love (hug self)
(Allow children to repeat.)
the Lord your God (point up)
(Allow children to repeat.)
with all your heart. (place both hands over heart)
(Allow children to repeat.)
Love (hug self)
(Allow children to repeat.)
your neighbor (point out)
(Allow children to repeat.)
as yourself. (thumbs to chest)
(Allow children to repeat.)
Matthew 22:37-39 (open hands like a book)
(Allow children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Way to go! You’re going to learn this Bible verse in no time!

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! Let’s go!

WONDER! CLUBHOUSE [6:12]
VIDEO: MNEI 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 [0:30]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Screen Graphic

(Neighbor stands up.)

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

I can love God (hug self)
and people (point out)
with my friends! (high five a friend)

NEIGHBOR: We heard a story from Luis the handy man about the first church! The first church wasn’t just a building, but a group of friends who loved God and loved people. They ate    together, prayed together, learned about God together, and shared everything they had with each other! Just like the people in the first church, we can be good neighbors by loving God and loving people with our friends. Repeat what we are learning today after me:

SLIDE: MNEI Main Point WK 2

I can love God (hug self)
(Allow children to repeat.)
and people (point out)
(Allow children to repeat.)
with my friends! (high five a friend)
(Allow children to repeat.)

NEIGHBOR: Great job! Now let’s all stand up and praise God with our singing voices!

Song: PRAISE THE LORD EVERY DAY [3:12]
VIDEO: Praise The Lord Every Day AUTO

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

Visit our Vimeo page for instructional videos of our Quest worship songs this series.

Remember, Think, Follow [1:30]

SLIDE: MNEI Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: What incredible singers you are! Everyone high five your neighbor and have a seat!

(Allow children to high five each other 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.

SLIDE: MNEI Remember WK2

NEIGHBOR: First let’s REMEMBER (hold hands like a book) … The first church wasn’t a building. What was it?

(Allow time for children to answer – “A group of people.”)

NEIGHBOR: You got it!

SLIDE: MNEI Think WK 2

 NEIGHBOR: Now, let’s THINK (point to head) about the good things from our Bible story. What are some of the things the new church did       together?

(Allow time for children to answer – “Prayed, learned about God, and shared with each other.”)

NEIGHBOR: Yes, way to go!

SLIDE: MNEI Follow WK 2

NEIGHBOR: Now, let’s say how can we FOLLOW (march in place) the example set in our Bible story. How can we follow their example?

(Allow time for children to answer – “We can show love to God and each other!”)

NEIGHBOR: That’s right! If you can follow the example in our Bible story and show love to God and each other, turn to your neighbor and give them another high five!

(Allow children to high five a friend.)

DISMSSAL [0:30]

SLIDE: WCLU Campus Screen Graphic

NEIGHBOR: Now I know we can can show love to God and our neighbors, I think it’s time for me to get to my baseball practice! We lost our game last week, so I’m going to work extra hard in practice today.

NEIGHBOR: This week remember we can love God and we can love our neighbors by using kind words, playing nicely with our friends, and showing our friends love, no matter what. 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: MNEI Quest Dismissal Slide