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Week of APRIL 18, 2021

WATCH THIS:
ASK THIS:
Our Bible story, today, was about how we can love others the way Jesus loves us. Do you remember how we can love people? (Pause.) We can love them by giving them the food, clothes, or a home that they need. When we give people what they need, we are loving them and being a good friend, just like Jesus! The Bible verse we have been learning will help us remember just how much Jesus loves people. It says . . . “How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,” Ephesians 3:18. (Close Bible and lay it down.) Wow! That’s a lot of love! Let’s say the Bible verse with the motions. “How wide (hold arms out wide) and long (raise one hand high and hold one hand low) and high (jump) and deep (crouch) is the love (hug yourself) of Christ,” (point up) Ephesians 3:18. (Open hands like a book.) (Repeat the verse with motions a few times.) And because Jesus loves us SO much, He wants to be our friend forever and ever and EVER! Who wants to be your friend forever? “Jesus wants to be my friend forever.” One more time! Who wants to be your friend forever? “Jesus wants to be my friend forever!” Good job!
DO & SAY THIS:
(You’ll need spoons and a pair of balled-up socks) Say: Jesus showed His love by sharing, and that’s what His friends did, too. I have a fun game for us to play about sharing. I have some socks that I’m going to put on my spoon. Then, I’m going to share them by giving them to you on your spoon. (Demonstrate.) Can you share with somebody else (or back to me)? Try not to drop them! (Do activity.) Great job sharing. The people in our Bible story today shared too. They spent a lot of time together. They ate together, talked, laughed, and praised God together. They loved each other because Jesus loved them. We can be friends like Jesus and share so that everyone knows that Jesus loves them and wants to be their friend forever. Who wants to be your friend forever? “Jesus wants to be my friend forever.”
PRAY THIS:
Dear God, thank You for giving us the things we need. Help us share with people like Jesus taught us to so they will know how much Jesus loves them and wants to be their friend forever. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

WATCH THIS:
DO THIS:
Get a ball or beanbag. Tell your child that you’re going to play a game. Stand, facing each other, and give your child a scenario. If they think the scenario is worth fighting over, they’ll hold onto the ball. But if they think they should walk away from that fight, they’ll throw the ball to you. (Remember to return the ball, if they throw it to you, before giving them the next scenario.) Scenarios: Someone makes a face at you in the cafeteria. Someone cuts in front of you in line. At a party, there are four cookies left. The kid in front of you takes THREE! While you’re at the park, someone calls you a name. When your sister divides the leftover Easter candy, she takes more for herself. The kid behind you on the bus keeps kicking the seat, trying to annoy you. At recess, someone pushes by you to get the last swing. Say, “In our story today, Isaac had a choice. He could have chosen to fight to provide food and water for his people. But he walked away from that fight because he knew it was more important to live in peace with others. Let’s think through some peaceful ways we could handle some of the situations from our game.”

ASK THIS:
How do you think it felt for Isaac to walk away from his wells? Have you ever been in a situation where you really didn’t want to walk away from a fight? Maybe with a sibling, or a friend at school? What happened? How do you know when you should walk away from a fight? How does walking away from a fight show that you care about others? Parent: share a situation where you walked away from a fight (or argument) and were thankful for it later.

SING THIS:
MEMORY VERSE:
“So let us do all we can to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19
PRAY THIS:
God, as we learn about Isaac today, we realize that sometimes walking away from a fight is the only way to live in peace. It’s hard to do that, especially when we think we’re right. God, help us to see people and situations the way You see them. Help us to remember how important peace is to You. Please give us the strength to make peace with one another. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen!”

WATCH THIS:
SING THIS:
DO THIS:
Get a ball or beanbag. Tell your child that you’re going to play a game. Stand, facing each other, and give your child a scenario. If they think the scenario is worth fighting over, they’ll hold onto the ball. But if they think they should walk away from that fight, they’ll throw the ball to you. (Remember to return the ball, if they throw it to you, before giving them the next scenario.) Scenarios: Someone makes a face at you in the cafeteria. Someone cuts in front of you in line. At a party, there are four cookies left. The kid in front of you takes THREE! While you’re at the park, someone calls you a name. When your sister divides the leftover Easter candy, she takes more for herself. The kid behind you on the bus keeps kicking the seat, trying to annoy you. At recess, someone pushes by you to grab the last available basketball. Say, “In our story today, Isaac had a choice. He could have chosen to fight to provide food and water for his people. But he walked away from that fight because he knew it was more important to live in peace with others. Let’s think through some peaceful ways we could handle some of the situations from our game.”
ASK THIS:
How do you think it felt for Isaac to walk away from his wells? How do you know when you should walk away from a fight? How does walking away from a fight show that you care about others? Have you ever been in a situation where you really didn’t want to walk away from a fight? Maybe with a sibling, or a friend at school? What happened? Parent: share a situation where you walked away from a fight (or argument) and were thankful for it later.
MONTHLY BIBLE VERSE:
“So let us do all we can to live in peace. And let us work hard to build up one another.” Romans 14:19
PRAY THIS:
“God, as we learn about Isaac today, we realize that sometimes walking away from a fight is the only way to live in peace. It’s hard to do that, especially when we think we’re right. God, help us to see people and situations the way You see them. Help us to remember how important peace is to You. Please give us the strength to make peace with one another. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen!”

Birth - Pre-K
We want our littlest ones to know Jesus loves them and that He is their friend. They’ll experience interactive Bible stories, worship, and hands-on activities designed just for them.
K - 3rd grade
In our elementary environments, we desire to help kids learn about Jesus and build relationships with others through high energy worship, engaging Bible stories and small group activities.
4th and 5th Grade
We call it "45"! This is a pivotal time in a pre-teens' spiritual life when they often begin asking questions about faith. We want to offer them a fun environment and show them how to apply truths from the Bible to their lives at school, with friends and family.
Special Friends Kids
-- NOT CURRENTLY OPEN -- A sensory-friendly experience for kids and teens with special needs. Special Friends volunteer staff and "buddies" engage kids through modified Bible stories, sensory play, music, and prayer. Join us as we learn about God through hands-on teaching with our Special Friends! Meets Sundays during the 10:45am service in the Special Friends Room (upstairs)
The Hangout Room
-- NOT CURRENTLY OPEN -- The Hangout is a fun, safe environment where volunteers' kids can go while they serve on Sunday mornings. Giving kids a good experience while their parents volunteer, paints a beautiful picture of serving others and being the hands and feet of Jesus. Additionally, it gives parents ease of mind that their kids are in good hands and having a stellar time!

K-12 Anchors

As we work together to help Brookside kids and youth find and follow Jesus, these seven Anchors keep us fixed on this goal. Our programs and events center around these priorities. Click the button to find out more.

K-12 Anchors

Infants and Preschoolers

We offer parent-child dedications for parents of infants and very young children. Dedications happen as part of our Sunday service and provide a way that we, as a church, can stand alongside you as you commit to raising your child in a way that honors Jesus. Find out more by clicking the button below.

PARENT-CHILD DEDICATIONS

Discussion Questions About Baptism 

Parents, ask yourself these questions:

Is this decision coming from me or my child?
Does my child understand the Gospel?
Is there evidence of the Holy Spirit working in my child's life?

Ask your child these questions:

Who is Jesus and what did He do for you?
Why do you want to be baptized?

Questions about Kids' Baptisms

Baptism Class - or Splash Class - is offered periodically throughout the year, usually in the spring and fall.

Next Splash Class:
Wednesday, April 14th at 6:30pm

SPLASH CLASS REGISTRATION

FIRST TIME GUEST

If you're a first time guest, filling out a registration form will help your visit run smoothly. We have a safe and secure check-in process to keep your kids safe while they learn about Jesus.

REGISTER YOUR KIDS HERE 

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