KIDS’ WEEKLY LESSONS & ACTIVITIES FROM DONNA
Hello Olivet families! I am so excited that I will be able to see many of you during the 9:00 or 11:00 service on Sunday! We’ve been anxiously awaiting this time of physical gathering in community to worship our risen Lord! We’re going to have a little fun during kids’ time with Illusion-oculars. An illusion is when something appears to be something it’s not. I’ve attached an illusion-nocular page for those of you who will be joining us on livestream. Print out the illusion-nocular attachment BELOW, roll it lengthwise starting with the edge that has the least amount of white space on the side and then tape it so you have a cylinder that’s about an inch and a half. I will walk you through how to use it during the kids’ message!
In the Gospel for Sunday, Jesus suddenly appears to his disciples in a locked room. Luke tells us that the disciples were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost! Jesus appeared to be something he wasn’t – a ghost! Jesus invites the disciples to look at his hands and feet where the scars from his crucifixion remained. Jesus tells them, “Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” While in their joy, they were disbelieving and still wondering, so Jesus said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of boiled fish and he ate it in their presence.
I wonder what Jesus’ resurrected body looked like, that no one immediately recognized Jesus for who he was. Let’s talk about that on Sunday – and have some illusion-nocular fun!
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
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.