Miss Melissa Hopkins has provided some materials and resources for us so we can participate in Children's Church at home! 

If you need help with these, or have questions, contact Melissa Hopkins, Interim Christian Education Director.

June 13, 2021
In our curriculum today, we continue with 1 Samuel, focusing on 1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13.  Last week we heard about how the people wanted a king and the Judge Samuel, at God's direction, crowned Saul the King.  In this week's story, God tells Samuel it's time to anoint a new king. 

Judgement of sheep and goals Bible story
David is Annointed
Matthew 25 Church video
Lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Coloring sheet


May 30, 2021
Today is Trinity Sunday, and the time when we celebrate God in 3 persons.  In the service today, there are some songs, prayers, and scriptures devoted to this. 

Here I am Lord - kids choir
Isaiah's Vision of Judah
Multiage lesson
worksheet
Worksheet answers


May 23, 2021 - Pentecost
The curriculum for today is based on Acts 2:1 - 21, the story of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to the Disciples.  On this day we celebrate the birth of the Christian Church with all people in every language. 

God sends the Holy Spirit video
worksheet
worksheet answers
Multiage lesson
Pentecost lesson
Pentecost symbols

May 16, 2021
Today our curriculum is focused on the scripture from Acts, Chapter 1, verses 15 - 17 and 21 - 26.  In this passage, Jesus' friends have had a busy day of helping people and teaching them about God.  They are meeting together to stop for a moment, be together, and share a special prayer to God. 

worksheet
worksheet answers
multiage lesson
Lord's Prayer song with motions
Give it a Whirl video


May 9, 2021
Happy Mother's Day!
Today is the 6th Sunday of Easter, and both our curriculum and the sermon focus on the New Testament scripture today, John 15: 9-17.  In this passage Jesus talks about abiding in Him and His love; He also gives the disciples a new title, Friend. Our lesson today focuses on how Jesus is our Friend and the connection we have to one another through Him and God's Love. 
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
MultiAge lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Mother's Day craft


May 2, 2021
Today our curriculum is based on John 15: 1-8.  In this scripture, Jesus talks about being the True Vine, God being the vine grower, and that we are all branches.  Jesus talks about our connection to God through Him and that we are all connected to each other as well. 
Video lesson from Miss Melissa
Multiage lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
The Vine and the Branches video


April 25, 2021
Today in our Curriculum and in church we learn about the Good Shepherd, and Jesus wanting to lead and care for us. 

Miss Melissa's video lesson
Multiage lesson
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers



April 18, 2021

Our curriculum and the church service are both focused on our New Testament scripture, Luke 24: 36b - 48.  In this passage, Jesus again visits with the disciples.  The witnesses have just come back from Emmaus where they are amazed that Jesus walked and talked with them on the road, and they didn't recognize Him until they shared a meal together.  They rushed back to Jerusalem to share the Good News, and when those in the room were marveling at the story, they heard "Peace be with you."  They discovered that Jesus had appeared in the room with them.  Jesus again proved it was truly Him, and they shared a meal.  

Multiage lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers



April 11, 2021
Our Gospel passage is John 20: 19-31.  In this scripture Jesus appears again to the disciples in the Upper Room.  Jesus verifies His identity to Thomas, but He also wishes the disciples Peace 3 times.  Through this Peace that Jesus grants and the reassurance of God's continuing presence in our Lives, we find Him.  Not only does God wish that we have Peace, but he wishes Peace among us.  He wants us to continue to have His Peace in our lives as we live with His presence.

Multiage lesson
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Peace Like A River video


April 4, 2021
Happy Easter!!  Our scriptures this morning is Mark's version of the Easter Story: Mark 16: 1 - 8.  The women go to the Tomb and find that Christ is no longer in there.  He is risen!! 

Resurrection of Jesus video
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers



March 28, 2021
We will be discussing Palm Sunday and Holy Week.  We'll make Palm Leafs to celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  We will also be looking at the Holy Week story using Resurrection Eggs. 

Multiage lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Resurrections eggs craft
Palm leaf craft


March 21, 2021
Our curriculum continues to focus on God's Promises or Covenants with us, His People.  This week our lesson is based on Jeremiah 31:31–34. 

Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Golden Calf video
Jeremiah video


March 14, 2021
Our curriculum today is about God's Promise of Love.

Miss Melissa's video lesson
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Multiage lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
The 10 Commandments Boogie video


March 7, 2021
We're still waiting for Easter in our 40 days of Lent.  Today the Old Testament Lesson will focus on getting Water from the Rock. 

Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Multiage lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet answers
Moses in the Wilderness video
Wonderful World video


February 28, 2021
We are going to be talking about One Great Hour of Sharing.  If you have a fish bank, have it ready.  You also may want to have on hand something to build with like blocks, legos, or dominoes.  I included the OGHS placemat, if you want to connect to the interactive Mission Map, go to: https://pcusa.org/oghsmap.  I also included the Fuel for Justice Activity Page.  We're going to be discussing some of the missions.  In case you want to watch extra videos on this, I listed some below. 

OGHS - water is life - video
OGHS - we are the church, together - video
OGHS Placemat
OGHS coloring page
Abram to Abraham video
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Multiage lesson


February 21, 2021
Today our Lesson for Sunday School focuses on Promises and the story of Noah. 

Noah worksheet
Noah Worksheet answers
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Multiage lesson
Noah video


February 14, 2021
Love!
Our Focus today is going to be on the Greatest Commandment from Matthew 22: 34 - 40.  This takes place when the Pharisees were questioning and trying to trick Jesus.  They asked Him what the greatest commandment of the Law was.  He said to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and he added the second was to love your neighbor as yourself.  We want our Preschoolers to know that God Loves us, wants us to love Him, and love others.  

Multi-age lesson
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Teddy Bear
valentine hearts
God loves me
God loves you valentine card
God is love worksheet
Flower and heart coloring page
Transfiguration video 1
Transfiguration video 2


January 31, 2021
"I know who you are."
Our curriculum and the sermon today both focus on the New Testament Lesson, Mark 1: 21 - 28.  In this lesson, Jesus and the Disciples went to Capernaum.  Jesus was invited to read the scriptures in in the synagogue as he was a guest on the Sabbath.  Suddenly there was a loud disturbance.  A man said, "I know who you are!" 

Jesus drives out evil spirits video
multi-age lesson
ages 3 - 5 lesson
worksheet
worksheet answers



January 24, 2021
Today our focus is the New Testament Lesson, Mark 1: 14-20.  This is the story of Jesus calling (Simon) Peter, Andrew, James, and John.  Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, and He saw the fishermen brothers Simon and Andrew mending their nets.  Jesus told them to Come Follow Him and He would make them Fishers of People.  Then He called the brothers, James and John; they left their father Zebedee to Come and Follow Jesus. 

Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Multi-age lesson
Age 3 - 5 lesson
Jesus calls Peter video
Wild stories about Jesus video



January 17, 2021
Today is the second Sunday after Epiphany.  Today in Church the Sermon is based on our New Testament Lesson, John 1: 43 - 51.  This is a story from when Jesus is beginning His ministry, and He calls His Disciples, Philip and Nathanael.  Nathanael realizes that Jesus is the Son of God when Jesus knows him although they've never met.  Jesus tells Nathanael that there is more to come, and he will see "greater things." 

God speaks to Samuel video
multi-age lesson
age 3 - 5 lesson
worksheet
worksheet answers
Jesus calls Andrew, Peter, Philip and Nathaniel


January 10, 2021
Today our New Testament Lesson is Mark 1: 4 - 11, and we are celebrating the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. 

Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
Age 3 - 5 lesson
Multi-age lesson
Baptism of the Lord
Jesus is baptized video
Celebrating baptism video
Jordan river baptism video


January 3, 2021

Today is the 10th day of Christmas and Second Sunday in the Christmas Season.  Today in Church our Gospel Lesson is John 1: 10-18.  The book of John is a little different version of the Christmas story.  John states that God has always existed, and God was the Word; then the Word became Flesh (Jesus) and came to dwell among us.  John also talks about Jesus being the Light of the World. 

What is Epiphany video
The Wise Men video
We Three Kings song
The story behind Three Kings bread
Epiphany around the World video
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Multi-age lesson
worksheet
worksheet answers
Jesus is the Light of the World


December 27, 2020
In church today, we will be enjoying the Christmas Story from beginning to end, including several Christmas Hymns.  With that in mind, I included links to 2 of our most popular preschool videos about the birth of Jesus.  There are additional videos saved to the Christmas and Epiphany Playlist on my You Tube page if you'd like more resources.  I included a Children's Bulletin for Luke 2, focusing on the birth of Jesus; there's a maze that reminded me of the labyrinth paths we had for Advent.

Story of Christmas (Jesus is born) video
Jesus and the Shepherds video
Simeon and Anna meet baby Jesus video
Multi-age lesson
Worksheets
Worksheet Answers
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Jesus Birth Foretold

December 20, 2020
Our curriculum for today is based on the passage in Luke; in these verses, we see the birth of Jesus foretold.  The angel, Gabriel, visits Mary to tell her that she is to give birth to the child of God, and she will name Him Jesus.  The curriculum this week includes some suggestions for the 12 days of Christmas, beginning on December 25th and ending on Epiphany, January 6th.

Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Multi-age lesson
Worksheets
NT Worksheets
NT Worksheet Answers
Advent Week 4 - Love - video

December 13
Today is the third Sunday of Advent, and we are lighting the Joy candle in our Advent Wreaths today.  The focus for this week in the Curriculum is Psalm 126.     

Multi-age lesson
NT lesson
NT Answers
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Advent in Two Minutes video

December 6
Today is the 2nd Sunday of Advent, and we are lighting the Peace candle in our Advent Wreaths today.  Our scripture for today in church continues to be Isaiah 40; today the focus will be on verses 4-5, the Path over the Mountains and the Rough Places. I have also created a playlist on my You Tube channel titled Advent where I have saved several short kid-friendly videos about Advent you can review if you'd like.  I included a link to one of the videos below.   

Kid-friendly Advent video
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Multi-age lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet answers
Isaiah lesson
Isaiah Answers


November 29
Today is the first day of Advent, and we will be lighting the purple candle of Hope in church today.

Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet answers
Advent Wreath Liturgy for families
Advent Kit pick up video from Miss Melissa


November 15
Today our story is the parable of the talents.  With that we are talking about how God wants us to not be afraid to share the gifts that he gave us.  We need to trust our ability to grow God's Love by sharing it with others. 

Miss Melissa's video lesson
Ages 3-5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers


November 8
Today our lesson is taken from Matthew 25: 1 - 13, this is the parable of the 10 bridesmaids that Jesus tells.  We talk about being prepared in the lesson, and what choices we make.  Our focus in this lesson is to always be prepared and willing to show God's Light in the world. 

multi-age lesson
ages 3 - 5 lesson
worksheet
worksheet answers
video lesson from Miss Melissa


November 1
Today is the day that we celebrate all the Saints of the Church, living and dead.  The story in the curriculum today is taken from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew.  In it we talk about being blessed when following God's way.  God wants us to show our love to each other, taking care of others and ensuring everyone has what they need. 

All Saints Day video lesson from Miss Melissa
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Multi-age lesson
worksheets
worksheet answers
All Saints Day coloring page
Thanksgiving card template
4 cards per page template
Friendly Turkey coloring page


October 25
Happy Reformation and Commitment Sunday!!

This is when we celebrate the stories of our Faith and how we came to be.  We discuss who came before, and how we can continue.  This especially relates to our curriculum for this week.  We learn this week how Joshua was blessed by Moses and chosen by God to be the new leader of the Israelites when Moses died.  We talk about things that can be passed along, like blessings, and showing God's Love: continuing God's Story through our loving actions.  In church, we're talking about the passage where we learn about God wanting us to love Him with all our Heart, Mind, and Soul as well as loving our neighbor as ourselves.  Pastor Dave talks about being All In, committing to God; this is one of the ways we can show God's Love.  

Ages 3 - 5 lesson
MultiAge lesson
Video lesson from Miss Melissa
Joshua leads video
Gods People: Joshua video
Worksheets
Worksheet answers


October 18
Today's Sunday School Lesson is about seeing God's Love all around us and sharing it by caring for each other.  I think we can share God's Love through the Bibles we shared.  Our story in the curriculum is about Moses seeing God's Glory.  In the lesson we talk about finding God's Love and meeting with God.  We have a page to use to imagine a personal meeting with God.  We also have a page with stories to think about how we can stare God's Love by standing up for others. 

Video lesson from Miss Melissa
MultiAge lesson
Worksheets
Worksheet Answers
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Moses Song video
Caring for each other video


October 4
I hope you all enjoyed the Service today as we celebrate Communion with Christians around the Globe.  Communion is a great way to remember God's Love for all of us through the sacrifice Jesus made.  Today our Curriculum is focused on the Ten Commandments and living in God's Way.  In addition to the link to our lesson, I included a couple of animated versions of the story.  They include more than just today's lesson, but it gives context to where we're at in the story of Moses.  I think the kids will enjoy them. 

Oct 4 video lesson from Miss Melissa
Corinthians worksheet
Corinthians worksheet Answers
MultiAge lesson
Ten Commandments Golden Calf video
Moses in the wilderness video


September 13
This is our second Sunday in Creation Month.  This is the time when we celebrate the World God created for us and recognize our roles as caretakers for it.  We are celebrating the land this week, and how we care for the Earth. 

Video lesson from Melissa
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet answers
Multi-age lesson


August 30
This week the sermon is based on the hymn, "A Firm Foundation."  This week, we learn about Moses as an adult.  He grew up in the palace, but his people were slaves.  Moses didn't like how they were treated, and he ran away after killing an Egyptian for hurting an Israelite.  We learn how God found Moses while he took care of his father-in-law's sheep.  Moses was called to help the Israelites to go free by God through the Burning Bush.  This was a huge job, and Moses was scared.  God promised he would be with Moses and he would receive help as well.  Moses then accepted God's Call to Help.  

Video lesson from Miss Melissa
Ages 3 - 5 lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet answers
Multi-age lesson
Moses and the burning bush video


August 23
Today we continue learning the Old Testament stories.  We are learning about Baby Moses in the curriculum today.  We are focusing on the courageous women in the story.  I included the video lesson as well as an animated version of the story, but it does go further than our story, including Moses as an adult.  For the craft, you need a ribbon, the curriculum page, construction paper, and glue or tape. 

Video lesson from Miss Melissa
multi-age lesson
preschool lesson
Activity sheets
Activity sheet answers
Baby Moses activity sheets
Baby Moses video
Moses video


August 16
This week for in person worship we continue our Summer Song Series.  We will focus on the hymn "There is a Balm in Gilead" this week, and Carol McDonald will be preaching.   I included a couple of versions of this hymn on my You Tube playlist for this week, if you would like to review them.   If you are attending the 9 AM worship service service, you will see me.  I have included a short video of what that will look like.  I will have a handout for any kids that come, but we will continue to have Sunday School virtually for the next couple of months.  If you have any questions, let me know.

Miss Melissa's video lesson
Multi-age lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet answers
Preschool lesson
Joseph - forgiveness video


August 9
The lesson today talks about when he receives his special coat, his dreams about his brothers and parents bowing down to him, and when his brothers sold him into slavery.  We're going to talk about the special present Joseph received, the coat, and we will discuss and think about possible presents we have received as well as how they make us feel.  We also discuss the dreams Joseph has and the fact that God had plans for Joseph.  We talk about how God is always with us, and that he wants us to have special dreams.

Miss Melissa's video lesson
Multiage lesson
Worksheets
Worksheet answers
Preschool lesson
Joseph story and worksheets
Joseph video


August 2
Today we are continuing our story of Jacob.  We are focusing on his trip home after working with Laban in Haran for many years.  We hear about how big his family got and how worried he was to go home.  Jacob was afraid that Esau would still be angry with him.  Jacob was sleeping alone one night of the trip, and while he was sleeping, he was approached by God (or an Angel).  He and the man struggled and wrestled all night.  Jacob said he wouldn't let go until he was given a blessing.  God blessed Jacob, and gave him a new name, Israel.  Even though Jacob was upset and struggling, God was with him.  God is with us as well, no matter what.  

Miss Melissa's video lesson
Multi Age Lesson
Activity Sheets
Activity Sheets Answers
Jacob Wrestles with an Angel story
Preschool Lesson


July 26
Today our lesson is again focused on Jacob and his life.  This week includes a little bit of a review of the last 2 weeks stories to remember where we're at in the story.  This week we talk about the end of Jacob's journey across the dessert and wilderness, meeting Rachel at the well and helping her get water.  She takes him home with her, and he is welcomed by Laban.  The story goes on to Jacob and Laban's work arrangement in exchange for Rachel's hand in marriage.  Laban tricks Jacob by giving him Leah instead thus getting 7 more years of work from Jacob before he is eventually married to Rachel also.  We discuss how Jacob who had tricked his brother was now tricked himself.  I included a link to an animated version of the story as well.  

Miss Melissa's video lesson
Multi-age lesson
Preschool lesson
Activity sheets
Activity sheets - answers
Jacob & Rachel video


July 12

Today our lesson is based on Genesis 25: 19-34.  This is part of the story of Jacob and Esau, and it includes when Jacob tricked Esau into trading his birthright for a bowl of soup.  With today's lesson, we talk about how the brothers don't get along and what happens when we don't get along with someone.  We also talk about choices and some struggles that we may have with families and friends. 

Miss Melissa's video lesson - July 12 2020
Jacob & Esau video
July 12, 2020 Worksheet
July 12, 2020 Worksheet Answers
July 12, 2020 Multi-age Lesson
July 12, 2020 Lesson for Preschool


June 21 - Father's Day
Today our lesson focuses on Matthew 10: 24 - 39.  This gospel lesson is where Jesus reassures his followers that God values and cares for all people just as He cares for all Creation.  The reassurance brings us comfort in a scary world. 

Instructional Video (for preschool) by Miss Melissa
Lesson
Worksheet
Worksheet Answers
"Don't Worry" video
Multi-age Lesson
Gladys Knight "His Eye is on the Sparrow"


June 14th
Romans 5: 1-8.  Paul asserts that suffering doesn't need to end in despair because God creates and sustains Hope.  His love continues to pour into us, no matter what, to fill us with His Grace.  God calls us all to the work of carrying God's Love and Care into the world, working to create His Loving World.   

Matthew 9:35 - 10:8.  It describes the ministry of Jesus and his disciples.  Jesus acknowledges that He needs help to do the work that is needed.  He calls the disciples and asks them to follow Him.  He later asks them to continue His work, spreading the Love and Healing Power of God.   

Epistle activity sheets   
Epistle activity sheets answers  
lesson for ages 3 - 5
lesson for ages 5 - 12


June 7th - Trinity Sunday
Scriptures for today are: Matthew 28: 16 - 20 and 2 Corinthians 13:11-13.  Today we celebrate God together in 3 parts.  This can be a difficult.  It's hard to think of: God, the Father; God, the Son (Jesus); and God, the (Holy) Spirit as all being 1 God. 
Click here for Melissa's video lesson about the Trinity.

Trinity Clover coloring page
Epistle for June 7, 2020
Epistle Answers June 7, 2020
Word Search
Word Search Answers
Trinity Song
Holy Trinity Coloring page

Protests, racism and riots are very difficult for children to understand. Here are some videos that might help: 
Sesame Street video explanation of Protest
CNN Sesame Street town hall on racism


May 31 - Pentecost
This week we're celebrating the birth of the Christian Church.  In the service we'll be focused on the scripture from Acts 2: 1-21 and Psalm 104: 24-34.  The Psalm reflects on the dependence of creation on the Spirit, bringing life and renewal. 

Instructional Video
Ages 3 - 5 Pentecost lesson
Activity pages
Activity pages answers
Holy Spirit Song video
Pentecost Song video

May 24th - last Sunday of Easter

Instructional Video
Multi-age materials
Ascension
Ascension Answers