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Third Grade Scripture by Heart

As we all find ways to work, learn, and connect online please know that Children’s Ministry and the third-grade teaching team is doing everything we can to support our amazing third graders in learning scripture by heart. A Beatitudes matching game is attached for those who still need to practice. The musically inclined might [...]

Memorizing My Verses

Children's Day By Christine V. Hides I was apprehensive about the answers I would receive when I asked the third graders what Bible passage I should memorize for Children’s Day, this Sunday, June 2. Would they suggest something too long for me to learn? Or a passage from the Old Testament that would be [...]

Asking Real Questions

By Christine V. Hides “When you answer a question at church, you will be right 90% of the time if you say 'God' or 'Jesus.'” This is a joke I have heard pastors tell children many times over the years. While they usually aren’t wrong, they should be. If our goal is [...]

Wow, God!

By Christine V. Hides Future dogs, rainbows, “when the sun sets down in the sky,” music, moms and dads, brothers and sisters…these are just a few of the things children answered when we have asked, “what makes you say, wow!?” We use this question as part of our prayer time, as a way to [...]

Beyond the Empty Tomb

By Christine V. Hides Do not be surprised if older children begin to question the Easter narrative about the disappearance of Jesus’ body.  As pre-adolescents develop abstract thinking and reasoning skills, they may seek more scientifically plausible explanations. They may tell us they do not believe this part of the story. Our answers [...]

Who is Jesus?

By Christine V. Hides “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”  Yesterday’s Palm Sunday Parade and Art Chapel were an exciting way to begin Holy Week, when we observe the events of Jesus’ last [...]