SHINE Weekly Update // 04.15.15
Welcome to your weekly update for SHINE, the Children's Ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.
THE BIG DIG: Vacation Bible School 2015
July 20-24, 9:00am-12:15pm | $50 per child
- Register online now through June 28 (first come, first served). Children must be 4 by August 31, 2015 through entering 5th grade in the 2015-16 school year.
- We can't run VBS without volunteers! Register as an adult volunteer at fpco.org/vbs.
Family Worship Sunday
We come together as a church family for two special services on Sunday, April 26 at 8:30am and 11:00am, in the Sanctuary. 1st-5th graders worship with their families.
SUNDAY CAR TALK
Questions to ask your children on the way home...
PRE-K - KINDERGARTEN
- Who was traveling to Damascus with soldiers so he could arrest Christians? (Saul; Acts 9:1-2)
- What did Jesus say to Saul from Heaven? (“I am Jesus. Why are you hurting me?”; Acts 9:4-5)
- What immediately happened to Saul? (He became blind; Acts 9:8-9)
- Who did God send to help and pray for Saul in Damascus? (Ananias, a Christian, who had been afraid of Saul; Acts 9:10-19)
- What happens when a person follows Jesus? (Jesus forgives our sin, opens our eyes and transforms our lives! 2 Corinthians 5:17)
1ST - 4TH GRADE
Big Picture Question: What is God’s desire for people? (God wants all people to repent and be saved.)
- How did God punish the people of Judah? (He sent locusts to eat all their food; Joel 1:4)
- Name another time in the Bible when God sent locusts as punishment. (during the ten plagues of Egypt; Exodus 10:4-6)
- What did God tell the people of Judah to do? (Repent and turn from their sins because God is gracious. He would forgive them; Joel 2:13)
- Who calls us to repent? (Jesus calls sinners to repent. Jesus died and was resurrected so repentant people could experience forgiveness. [Luke 24:46-47])
Christ Connection: God used locusts and drought to get Judah’s attention. They had turned from God, and the prophet Joel called them to repent. Like Joel, Jesus calls sinners to repent. Jesus died and was resurrected so repentant people could experience forgiveness. (Luke 24:46-47)