KIDS’ WEEKLY LESSONS & ACTIVITIES FROM DONNA
Hello families! I am excited to be back with you this Sunday, offering the kids’ message during livestream worship at 9:00 a.m. – and for Spark at 10:00 and Club 345 at 10:30 on Zoom! This Sunday we will look at how God calls the unexpected – and often in unexpected ways! In our reading from the Old Testament, we will hear how a young boy named Samuel, dedicated to serving in the temple even before he was born, was called by God in his sleep and told that he would become God’s messenger. In our Gospel reading, we will hear how Jesus calls some fishermen, men who were not religious leaders or well versed in the Torah (Jewish scriptures), to become his apostles. How does God enlarge the circle to make a way for all of us to be called? I’ll demonstrate that with a piece of paper during worship! See you then!
Children’s Faith Formation Classes- ONLINE ONLY FOR NOW
SPARK –IN PERSON SUSPENDED FOR NOW
SPARK is a class for children age 2 through grade two held during the readings and sermon at both the 9:00 and the 11:00 worship services. Children will examine one Bible story a month through fun, hands-on workshops. Children are also welcome to stay in worship with their families.
IN-PERSON CLUB 345 SUSPENDED FOR NOW 2020
Club 345 is a faith formation class for students in grades 3, 4, & 5. It meets every Sunday DURING the two services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Youth are dismissed from worship for approximately 45-50 minutes to the Teen Room. Students will explore one Bible story each month through hands-on workshops such as: art, Bible skills and games, creative drama, music, science, & video.
Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K) -CALL THE OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT NEXT SCHEDULED CLASSES. 419-882-2077
Divorce Care for Kids – DC4K – is a Christ-based 13 week program designed to help children ages 5-12 to process their feelings about their parents’ separation or divorce. We use games, arts and crafts, movies, stories and snacks to provide a fun environment while talking about issues such as communicating, forgiving, handling anger and disappointment in a positive way.
If you know of a family who is going through a separation or divorce, please make them aware of our program. The kids who have attended previous sessions have said it makes a difference for them! Members and nonmembers of our congregation are welcome.
To register you can call the church office at 419-882-2077.
We also are looking for leaders to help us with this program. No experience is necessary, just a passion for children! If you are interested, please call Donna Mens at 419-882-4960
Olivet also offers a Divorce Care program for adults, which runs simultaneously to this children’s program described above. See Connect/Support Groups on this website.Divorce Care-Adults
Vacation Bible School – June 15-19, 2020 – Plan to join us for Olivet’s fabulous program.
Registration opens May 1 for this 5 day program, offered at 9 am – noon. Only $10 per child. Maximum $25 per family.