Welcome to our CCC Children’s Ministry Resource page!
We are very sorry that we are not able to meet in person in our Kidzone on Sundays. we are praying for you and your families as you seek to support your children in these challenging days. We are praying for you and your families as you seek to support your children in these challenging days. As with all areas of life, Kidzone is changing as we find ourselves scattered for a season. There are many challenges but these days also give rise to new opportunities.
We miss you all so much and look forward to a time when we can gather together again
Please remember to get in touch by email if you have any prayer requests, if you need any practical/pastoral support, or if you would just like to talk!
Kidzone Activities Sunday 18th October 2020:
Even though the people in Nehemiah’s time joyfully celebrated building the wall and promised to keep God’s commands they still kept on getting it wrong. Yet God did not give up on them. And He does not give up on us either. Here are some activities that you may want to do this week.
- Are you good at finishing jobs that you start? Or are there some things that you still need to complete? Maybe it is something fun that you want to finish – like making a card for someone or building a lego vehicle. Or maybe it is something that you don’t want to do – school work that needs to be done or a job that your mum has asked you to help with. The bible tells us that we are all a work in progress. Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Even though we all mess up and may feel half-finished at times we can trust God that He is at work in our lives helping us to become more like Jesus. Why don’t you do one of those half-finished tasks today? As you do it say thank you to God for helping you with it and for helping you to become more like Jesus.
- In Ephesians 2:13 we read, “But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.”
Look out of the window and see what you can see. Can you see something far away and something nearby? What is it? You may want to play “I spy” with someone in your family and see if they can guess what you are looking at. Then make your own pretend telescope by decorating an empty toilet roll or kitchen roll or by using a rolled up piece of paper or card. As you look at things far away through your telescope remember that because of Jesus’ death we now have been brought near to God.
- Jesus wants us to live lives that please God and are distinctive and different, in a good way, from other people. Jesus told his followers, “You are the salt of the earth.” (Matthew 5:13) He wanted them to live such different lives that they would bring flavour to the world. Salt makes you thirsty – do our lives make other people thirsty to know Jesus? Salt preserves food making sure it doesn’t go bad – do we try to help others and do good? What could you do this week that brings a nice flavour to someone else?
Ask an adult to do a taste test with you. Get some different foods – maybe different fruits or things like salt, sugar, ketchup. Blindfold the taster and see if they can guess what they are eating. As foods have different tastes and flavours remember that Jesus wants us to be different from the people around us.
- Paul told the people in Ephesus “Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders.” (Ephesians 2:11) That meant that before they trusted in Jesus they were outsiders as they were not part of God’s family. But now, after trusting Jesus, they were part of God’s family – they were insiders!
Play a silly game. Get some items of clothing and put them on inside out. You may want to have a race with someone else in your family and see who can put the items of clothing on the fastest.
Wearing things inside out can look funny. In God’s world things are often upside down and back to front. People who think that they are really important are not that important in God’s eyes. People who are weak or scared get help and strength from God. People who mess up and sin can be forgiven. People were outsiders are now part of God’s family. People who were far away from God are brought near through Jesus. Now that is a reason to say thank you to God! Why don’t you shout out “Thank You” (or try saying it backwards or while upside down) as a way of showing God that you are glad that you can now be inside his family.
And finally why don’t you sing along to this song by Awesome Cutlery about how great it is to have God’s word, the bible, to help us to live our lives - It’s a Light and a Hammer.
We are keen to help you establish a new rhythm and habits that help children connect with God (not just on a Sunday) and with the whole family. We are looking to put together a list of resources that families from CCC have found helpful in this. Please do get in touch with any that you and your family have found useful and we can share these. Here are a handful to start with:
- https://www.awesomecutlery.com/ Awesome Cutlery music
- Rooted Families podcast from Central Church, Edinburgh (available from Google Podcasts and other)
- https://www.facebook.com/worshipforeveryone/ with livestreams Wednesday and Saturdays 4pm
- Seth Dahl Children’s Church Online This is a weekly children’s online church...check it out and sign up
Please share your children’s drawings by email, or via social media. Our email contact during this time is firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on Facebook or Instagram.
We are praying for you and we love you all lots! If you are new to CCC, I would love to say hello.
Please email email@example.com
The Kidzone Team