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Children’s Ministry Happenings for Week Ending February 25, 2018

We will not be having FirstKids on Wednesday, February 21 due to weather; if El Dorado Schools are cancelled, we will cancel, too. Hopefully this will be the last time for awhile—I’d love to feel like we’re back in a rhythm! On Sunday, our Tribe 1 kids (4th-6th) will continue to hang out, play ukuleles, and work on skits that they will perform in worship. Our Tribe 2 kids (K-3rd) will learn how Jesus healed Jairus’s daughter, and will learn…

Wesley Small Group Guide for February 18, 2018

Opening (5-10 minutes) Getting to Know You Questions Opening Prayer Study the Bible (10-20 minutes) Use these questions as you read the Bible with the daily reading plan and to discuss a passage of scripture with your Wesley Small Group. What excited or resonated with you? What challenged or frustrated you? What was confusing or did not make sense? How did this change your understanding of your faith and your relationship with God? Daily Reading Plan Sunday, February 18: Psalm…

Children’s Ministry Happenings for Week Ending February 11, 2018

Here’s what we have going on; please let me know if you have any questions! Lent starts with Ash Wednesday on February 14, so you can find some suggestions on how your family can observe this time of preparation before Easter with this link: Lent_Activities. Tribe 1 (4th-6th) Wednesday: This week, we’ll be examining the Creation story during small group time, and will be cooking snacks for Skelly teachers for FirstKids Serve. We’ve been having such a great time; thanks for…

Wesley Small Group Guide for February 4, 2018

Opening (5-10 minutes) Getting to Know You – Choose 1 or 2 questions (15 minutes) If you could give all human beings one virtue, which would you choose? Where would you chose to live if you had to leave this country? Would you rather meet your great great grandparents or your great great grandchildren? Opening Prayer Study the Bible (10-20 minutes) Use these questions as you read the Bible with the daily reading plan and to discuss a passage of…

Children’s Ministry Happenings for Week Ending February 4, 2018

Good morning Andrew! Here is what we have going on for Children’s Ministry. We are still working on a transportation route for Wednesdays, so please let me know if a ride would be helpful for your kid. Also, let me know if you have any questions! Tribe 1 (4th-6th) Our small group on Wednesday has been AWESOME as we have discussed different approaches understanding the Bible (Is it literally true all the time? some of the time? how do you know?). This…

Wesley Small Group Guide for January 28, 2018

Opening (15 minutes) Getting to Know You – Choose 1 or 2 questions (15 minutes) Which three political issues are the most important to you? Which moment from your life would you chose to relive if you could? What would you most like to do for someone else if you had the money and time? Opening Prayer Study the Bible (25 minutes) Use these questions as you read the Bible with the daily reading plan and to discuss a passage…

Children’s Ministry Happenings for Week Ending January 28, 2018

Here’s what we have going on in Children’s Ministry. We would like to offer transportation on Wednesday afternoons, so can you please let me know if that would be a need for you? Then, maybe, we can formulate a route that gets everyone where they need to be on time. See attached (Elementary_Opportunities (PDF) if you need a reminder about what our kids’ programs look like. Our Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 16-20, so save the date! Tribe…

Wesley Small Group Guide for January 21, 2018

Opening (15 minutes) Getting to Know You – Choose 1 or 2 questions (15 minutes) Is science or art more essential to humanity? Would you like to be proudest of your accomplishments or your character? Who do you think is the most important person alive today? Opening Prayer Study the Bible (25 minutes) Use these questions as you read the Bible with the daily reading plan and to discuss a passage of scripture with your Wesley Small Group. What excited…

Children’s Ministry Happenings for Week Ending January 21, 2018

It is super cold today, but it looks like it’s supposed to be much warmer tomorrow so we will have our regular Wednesday events. I hope your new year if off to a great start, and I look forward to meeting up regularly with your kids again! Here’s what we have going on. Tribe 1 (4th-6th) Before Christmas, this group wrote down some of their faith questions and we’ll spend much of the spring answering them during small group time.…

Wesley Small Group Guide for January 14, 2018

Opening (15 minutes) Getting to Know You – Choose 1 or 2 questions (15 minutes) Where would you most like to travel? Would you stop eating all junk food to live 5 years longer? Would you prefer money for a housekeeper, cook, gardener, or personal secretary? Opening Prayer Study the Bible (25 minutes) Use these questions as you read the Bible with the daily reading plan and to discuss a passage of scripture with your Wesley Small Group. What excited…

Wesley Small Group Guide for January 7, 2018

Opening (15 minutes) Getting to Know You – Choose 1 or 2 questions (15 minutes) What does your perfect day look like? Which of your personality traits would you most like to change? What kind of business would you love to start? Opening Prayer Study the Bible (25 minutes) Use these questions as you read the Bible with the daily reading plan and to discuss a passage of scripture with your Wesley Small Group. What excited or resonated with you?…

Children’s Ministry Happenings for Week Ending December 31, 2017

Merry Christmas! For those of you who were not at Candlelight Christmas Eve, I would like to invite you to participate in our 12 days of Christmas kindness called Do All the Good. Our goal is to extend the joy of Christmas by serving others; check it out at firstumceldorado.org/doallthegood Even if you only have time to do a couple, that’s a couple more things to add cheer to our world! Tribe 1 (4th-6th) We will not meet this Sunday,…