SPARK Family

Online Sunday School

Each weekend we will post Sunday School for kids on Facebook. It will go live Sundays at 9:30. Familiar teachers and their families will share this week’s Bible story with you in a variety of fun ways. We hope you enjoy Sunday School at home with your family.

This Week in Sunday School

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON JESUS’ MINISTRY

SERIES OVERVIEW: Great sports moments tend to involve people who accepted a big challenge, one that required courage and an ability to keep going. This month, kids will have fun using sports to learn about the many ways they can say yes to challenges bravely. Jesus accepted many challenges. Through the stories we know about him, we learn a bunch of things that help kids walk through whatever they are facing. Let’s cheer on every kid to be able to say, Jesus takes care of me, Jesus shows me the truth, Jesus helps me when I’m tempted, Jesus understands my challenges.

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Some of our Favorite Story Books

God’s Dream and other children’s books authored by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

May God Bless You And Keep You, Maybe God is Like That Too, and other books and Bibles published by Spark House and Beaming Books

Children’s Books by Matthew Paul Turner

Who Counts? and other books by Amy Jill-Levine

The Action Bible & The Action Storybook Bible

My First Hands On Bible for Preschool


On Going Resources During Covid-19 Restrictions

Anxiety & Kids

Family Activities


Tip of the Month:

Sometimes it might feel like all you do is catch your kid doing something you really wish they wouldn’t do. And as frustrating as it is for you, you can imagine how frustrating and defeating it can be for kids when they’re being constantly corrected. So starting this week, try “catching” your kid when they do something good, kind, or wise and affirm them for it. It will help reinforce the kind of decisions you hope they make.

Resources:

Have you ever said to yourself, “There has got to be a better way to get my kid to behave”? While there is no panacea for all behavioral issues, try out some of THESE TIPS – they just might work! And if you have anything that’s working for you that’s not on this list, share them with the rest of us! 


Music for Your Family


Reading the Bible with Your Kids

Each fall we gift Bibles to our third grade children. Reading the Bible with your child, develops faith bonding opportunities for the entire family. But where do you start? Read through some of these resources to help you get started building a firm foundation of scripture.


Resources for Families with Babies and Toddlers


Kids in Worship

We may not be worshiping in the sanctuary these days but these tools can equip your kids for worshiping at home as well. By practicing worshiping at home, when we return to worship in person, they will feel ready. To make children’s time in worship more meaningful Check out these strategies.