Faith@Home | July 2021

Philip Helps a Traveler | Acts 8:26-40

Chapter 8 of Acts begins with a persecution of the followers of Jesus following the stoning of a Greek man named Stephen, who had become a deacon of the followers of The Way.  Saul (who later became Paul, the transformed Apostle of Jesus), began “to destroy the church.” (Acts 8. 3 NIV) In response, believers scattered throughout the region to escape from him…..

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Faith@Home | June 2021

Living Together | Acts 2:42-47

Click Here to get suggested Faith Formation activities for your family for the month of June. Options for different age groups to do at home with your family as well as community events to attend in-person.

March 2021

March Verse of the Month

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

~ Matthew 6:33-34

Your Kids & Web-Accessible Technology- a webinar

You are invited to join this conversation for Parents of 3rd-6th Graders 
What does it mean for a family, as faithful followers of Jesus, to be more hopeful and curious about using technology responsibly for Christ and the common good? Zoom with Deb O’Brien and Adam DeVries on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 PM or Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 PM . It will be a fun start to what can be a continuing conversation, Sign up for a time here.

February- 5th grade

February 28:

Recap: You’ve looked at the cherished stories about Jesus. Now we turn our attention to the healing stories; exploring what happened when Jesus healed people.
Watch Two stories of healing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVBZHz8oRp0

And  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I1bG-s44Cw&t=60s

And have some fun Creating a word cloud for a healing story:  

  • Go to pg. 1343 of your NRSV Student Bible. Pick a healing story from the list.
  • Go Here and enter your chosen scripture then click on the “Search” button.
  • Go to the “Page Options” icon (the icon looks like a gear), uncheck “Verse Numbers.” Copy the text from the passage (by highlighting the text and then hitting Ctrl + C).
  • Go Here and click on “File.”  (wordcloud.com is a free online word cloud generator)
  • Select “Paste/Type text” and paste the Bible passage in the text box. Then paste your text into the pop-up box by hitting Ctrl + V.
  • Click “Apply.” Notice what words are given prominence.
  • Play with the features on the word cloud generator, such as theme, font, and shape.
  • Bring your word cloud to the zoom meeting to share with the group.

February 21

  1. Watch the Video –Jesus’ baptism.
  2. Read Matthew 17:1-8 and compare that story to the Baptism of Jesus story you saw in the video.  What is similar in the stories? What is different? Write your ideas on your Infographic #8 Miracles.
  3. To learn more: Read Exodus 34:29-35.
  • I wonder why Moses’ face in the Exodus story and the faces of Jesus, Moses and Elijah from our Matthew passage glowed?
  • I wonder what it feels like to talk directly to God?
  • I wonder why Peter, James and John were afraid?

February 14

  1. Watch Part 1 of John’s Gospel
  2. As you watch the video listen for, and write down, all the names given to Jesus or that Jesus gives himself. Brings these to the Zoom meeting to talk about them with your group.

February 7

Watch these two videos and be prepared to share an answer to this question from the video: What do you think Jesus meant when he talked about his kingdom as upside down?

Luke part 1

Luke part 2

February Grade 4

February 28:

Recap: The Israelites are living in a time of constant conflict. Judges rise up to lead battles but the people continue to commit idolatry and fall away from the One True God. Into this time come Ruth, Samuel and David, faithful followers of God.
Watch the video about Ruth.

As you watch, listen for the faithful human decisions that God uses for God’s plan to restore Naomi and who are the ancestors of the Messiah, Jesus. Write what you hear on the plaid part of Infographic #8-Piece by Piece.

February 21:

Recap: God promised to bless the Israelites, the descendants of Abraham, so they could be a blessing to the other nations. God delivered God’s people from slavery in Egypt and the people wandered in the wilderness as they learned to worship one True God and witness God’s provision for them.  This week we explore what happened when the people entered the land promised to them through their ancestor Abraham.

Watch the video on Joshua
Look at Map #4 in the NRSV Student Bible and identify the land of 11 sons of Jacob. Which son of Jacob was not given land and why? Check out Joshua 13:14 to learn the answer.

February 14

Watch these two videos and look up Matt. 22:37-39 and see how Jesus interprets the Law and gives us the most important law. Remember it and be ready to share it with a small group during your zoom.

Numbers

Deuteronomy 

 

February 7

Watch this video then use Map # 3 of your NRSV Student Bible to look at the geography of the Exodus and where the people traveled. Be prepared to talk about the topography of the area near Mt. Sinai. (to give perspective, Nashville is at 597 feet above sea level.)

 

February 2021

February Verse of the Month

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

~ 1 John 1:9

January 2021

January Verse of the Month

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”

~ Psalm 103:8

Groups begin a new study – Read ALL details below

4th & 5th Grade Groups | Journey to Confirmation

What’s New?
Our 4th and 5th graders are continuing their Confirmation Journey which will culminate at the end of their 6th grade year with the opportunity to declare from themselves that Jesus is their Lord and Savior. To prepare them to make their profession of faith, we spend the 4th grade year doing an overview of the Old Testament and the themes that carry through the whole of scriptures. In 5th grade we do a survey of the New Testament.

Thursdays (in Thursday newsletter)
A short video is provided for your tween (and you) to watch PRIOR to Sunday’s Zoom. Because our Zoom time is limited, we ask that your 4th or 5th grader do a little preparation before they come to the zoom meeting.

Sundays at 10:00 AM 
We will be using the next 16 weeks to dig deeper into the Old and New Testament surveys via zoom on Sundays at 10:00. We will also explore and discuss the contents of the weekly video. Look for the Zoom invitation in your email each week from your child’s leader.

Weekly Small Group Check-In Zooms
4th grade – begins soon.
5th grade – check-ins resume on Monday, January 11.

This Week’s Video & Project (complete before Sunday)
Watch the Youtube video below. Use your NRSV Student Bible’s (the one you received as a third grader) Table of Contents and the infographic about the Biblical Canon (Infographic#1) that will be delivered to your home this week and find the five books talked about on the page that didn’t make it in our biblical canon. Be prepared to talk about why you think some books made it into the canon and why some did not.

Video Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scKc-MpncF4&feature=youtu.be

See You in the New Year

Groups will re-gather starting January 10th with a new study:  
4th grade –  Overview of the Old Testament
5th grade – Overview of the New Testament
Missed joining a group?   Contact Tina Rose

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