Another year has come and gone...but there isn't a better time to make a fresh start and dive deeper in our relationship with Jesus. Check out what we have planned for your kids in January.
January: Preschool (Age 2-4)
Preschoolers love showing us what they can do. They are full of WATCH THIS moments. And it can be anything – turning in a circle, running and jumping on a pile of pillows, curtseying like a princess, or my favorite, making their eyebrows go up and down. I love it when they learn how to do that. Their facial expressions are hilarious!
Pretty much anything a preschooler can do falls into the WATCH THIS category, simply because they think anything they learn how to do deserves a WATCH THIS moment.
This month we’re going to run with that theme and the words ‘WATCH THIS!’ will be said… A LOT! For all of you science experiment fans, you’re going to have a blast! Any messes that will be made will be TOTALLY worth it. We want to invite preschoolers to WATCH THIS as we do a few impressive things so we can lead them to the ONE who can do ANYTHING!
The goal for this month is to learn that Jesus is the one to watch, because JESUS CAN DO ANYTHING!
We’ll begin the month talking about the time Jesus caught all of those fish after Peter caught nothing. Can you imagine Jesus saying, ‘Hey Peter! Watch this!’ as He pulled up the net filled with fish? Jesus can do things we can’t. Peter wasn’t able to catch fish on his own. But, with Jesus, his nets were filled! Only Jesus can do that! Jesus can do anything.
January: Elementary (Grade K-6)
Growing in faith is not something that happens by simply cramming information about the Bible into a child’s brain. The knowledge in their head means nothing if we don’t help kids experience what that knowledge can do in their heart. To experience faith, we want kids to practice their faith and that takes commitment.
God keeps all His promises and puts His plans into action. Because God has kept His promises to us, we can make a plan and stick to it. One of the best plans you can make is to commit to an ongoing relationship with Jesus. Commit to practicing faith by reading God’s Word, praying to Him consistently, talking about Him with friends, and living out your faith every day.
For more information about our cirriculum, please see below.
Camp by Memory
One great program we have for our Sardis Kids is Camp by Memory. Camp by Memory is a program to help kids memorize God’s Word and get money for camp!
Kids are given portions of scripture to memorize throughout the school year and recite what they have memorized to someone who will test their accuracy. If the scripture was memorized sufficiently, kids are awarded money for camp. We are happy this program is back for the 2017/2018 year and we encourage you to get your kids involved! Information is available through our Church Office.
Sardis Kids Cirriculum
Your kids mean the world to you. And we understand that you want them to develop a foundation of understanding in God to help them through life's questions and choices. That is why we pour ourselves into making kids experience at church relevant and meaningful in an age appropriate way.
Family is very important and we recognize you as the spiritual leader to your children. Our children's curriculum keeps that in mind. Our Sunday School curriculum for ages 2-grade 6 is from thinkorange.com. With this style of curriculum, each month focuses on a single Bible memory verse & life application ("Life App"). Through the month, kids explore this theme with Bible stories, games & discussion to make that truth memorable.
We're especially excited to partner with you in new ways to carry on that faith dialogue at home. Watch for the info your kids bring home and check out the online resources. (For Preschool: http://thinkorange.com/firstlook and for Elementary: http://thinkorange.com/252basics and interactive online resources at https://studio252.tv/
We take your children's safety seriously. Volunteers are screened and policies are in place for security and well being. We also work hard to create an environment where the children feel safe to express their opinions, ask questions, and always feel welcomed.
*Please note that if you require any assistance in locating where your child needs to be on Sunday morning, there are signs throughout the building indicating where the classrooms are located. As well, our front/back door greeters and Welcome Centre folks (anyone, really!) would be happy to direct you in the right place!
Sunday School at 10am
Our Value Statement
To create a safe, fun and loving environment for children to grow in their faith, ask questions and share. To experience engaging teaching, with meaningful and relate-able lessons that apply to each child.