Date: Oct 17, 2021
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people.
Memory Verse: “And God said, ‘I will be with you…’” - Exodus 3:12
Bible Story Focus: The Red Sea - Exodus 14
Lesson Overview:
In this lesson, children will learn about God parting the Red Sea. Just when God’s people thought they were trapped and alone, God showed them in a BIG way that God is with his people. Children will know that God is still with all his people today, too.   

Date: Oct 17, 2021
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people.
Memory Verse: “And God said, ‘I will be with you…’” - Exodus 3:12
Monthly Topic: The Book of Exodus
Bible Story Focus: The Red Sea - Exodus 14
Lesson Overview:
In this lesson, children will learn about God parting the Red Sea. Just when God’s people thought they were trapped and alone, God showed them in a BIG way that God is with his people. Children will know that God is still with all his people today, too.   
Circle Time Questions: (Preschool Purple Only)
  • Have you ever seen an ocean or a big lake? Tell me about it!
Activities:
  • Praise Waves Dance Party

Date: Oct 17, 2021
Early Childhood Essential: God is with his people.
Memory Verse: “And God said, ‘I will be with you…’” - Exodus 3:12
Monthly Topic: The Book of Exodus
Bible Story Focus: The Red Sea - Exodus 14
Lesson Overview:
In this lesson, children will hear of Moses leading the Israelites to the Red Sea. The people were scared and worried that God had abandoned them between Pharaoh’s army and the sea, but God is with his people. God rescued his people when it seemed like there was no way out. God has done the same for all of us in Jesus.   
Circle Time Questions:
  • Have you ever seen a big lake or river? Tell me about it.
I Wonder Questions (Snack Time Discussion):
  • What is a staff?
    • A staff is a stick or a rod that helps you walk or shows that you are special.
  • How did God show he was with his people?
    • God used Moses to part the Red Sea when he held up his staff.
  • How does God save us?
    • God saved us by sending his son%2C Jesus%2C to die for our sins.
Activities:
  • 8:30/11:00 am : "Part the Sea" water activity
  • 9:45 am : parting balloons activity

Date: Oct 17, 2021
Unit: One God, Many Names
Elementary Essential: God is Sovereign: He is who he says he is in his Word.
Memory Verse: “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” - Psalm 9:10
Unit Overview:
Names have significance. They give us meaning, and they help us to know a person better. The purpose of this unit is to teach the names of God so that students will have a better understanding of who God is. The names of God teach us of the character of God. Each of the four names we focus on will teach us of a different aspect of God. In knowing who the LORD is in our heads, we can better respond to him in our hearts.

Lesson Title: He Knows My Name
Lesson Overview:
Children will learn that God doesn’t just invite us to know him, he knows us. After reading Near: Psalm 139 by Sally Lloyd Jones and discussing what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made, they will listen to the chorus of “He Knows My Name” by Tommy Walker and create self-portraits and name illustrations as a reminder of how known and loved they are by God.
Lesson Scripture: Psalm 139
Lesson Objective: Children will understand that God doesn’t just invite us to know him, he knows us.
Lesson Application: I can remember that God knows my name, he is near and knows me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Date: Oct 17, 2021
Unit: The Story of Esther
Elementary Essential: God is Sovereign: He is in control of all things, and we are here for a reason.
Memory Verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” - Romans 8:28
Unit Overview:
Children will learn about the sovereignty of God by examining the story of Esther. While God’s name is noticeably absent from the text, his presence, his provision, and his power are not. Children will discover how the key concept, “God is in control, and we are here for a reason,” connects not only to the life of Esther, but to our lives as well. 

Lesson Title: The Story of Esther
Lesson Overview:
Students will watch “What’s in the Bible: Brave Queen Esther” while eating popcorn.  After the video, they’ll be guided to consider how God was in control of Esther’s life and how he is in control of our lives, too. 
Lesson Scripture: Book of Esther
Lesson Objective: Children will identify the way God is in control of Esther’s life and their lives.
Lesson Application: I can trust that God is in control of my life.

Date: Oct 17, 2021
Unit: Trinity: Three in One
Elementary Essential: God is relational: There is one God in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Memory Verse: “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” - 2 Corinthians 13:14
Unit Overview:
Though the concept of the Trinity is difficult to grasp, it is important for every Christian to investigate and study in order to know God. In this unit, children will learn that there is one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The trinity helps us to see that God values difference and relationship.

Lesson Overview:
Children will look at several examples in the Bible where members of the trinity are present together, including Creation and Jesus’s Baptism. Children will also create a plant or animal using a variety of supplies.
Lesson Scripture: Genesis 1, Matthew 3
Lesson Objective: Students will begin to understand there is only one God, with three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All are fully God and fully different from one another.
Lesson Application: I know I am made in the image of God and am invited to be in relationship with the one God in three persons.