July in The Cove

On July 2, 2014, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

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Hello Families of The Cove!

There are a lot of exciting things happening this month in The Cove.

First, this Sunday, July 6, is “Transition Sunday.” As a result, there are two groups that will be in a new location this Sunday.

Students who are entering 6th grade in the fall will be transitioning to our Middle School ministry. If you are a parent of a student starting 6th grade, they will be meeting during 2nd Service (10:00AM) in the Garden Room. Danny Killough is Shoreline’s Middle School Coordinator, and he can be reached with any questions at dkillough@shorelinechurch.org. We are going to miss our graduating students in The Cove, but we are excited for what God has in store for them in the Middle School group!

Another group affected by “Transition Sunday,” is our children who are transitioning from Kindergarten to 1st grade. Starting this Sunday, they will be joining us in The Cove! We are excited and prepared to help with this big move. In The Cove, we teach lessons, play games, and do activities in large groups and grade specific small groups that teach Bible lessons in an age appropriate and fun way. If you have any questions, please contact Nate Harney at nharney@shorelinechurch.org.

Next, we are starting our second month in The Cove with the theme “Harmony: Better Together,” where we are looking at what the Bible has to say about friendship. Our memory verse for the month of July is Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

Here are our weekly themes and verses for July:

Week 1 (July 6): Friends Accept Each Other, Romans 15:7

Week 2 (July 13): Friends Forgive Each Other, Colossians 3:13

Week 3 (July 20): Friends Encourage Each Other, 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Week 4 (July 27): Friends Worship With Each Other, Hebrews 24-25a

We look forward to partnering with you during the month of July as we seek to raise up children who are totally committed to Jesus Christ!

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Hello Families of The Cove!

There are a lot of exciting things happening this month in The Cove.

First, this Sunday, July 6, is “Transition Sunday.” As a result, there are two groups that will be in a new location this Sunday.

Students who are entering 6th grade in the fall will be transitioning to our Middle School ministry. If you are a parent of a student starting 6th grade, they will be meeting during 2nd Service (10:00AM) in the Garden Room. Danny Killough is Shoreline’s Middle School Coordinator, and he can be reached with any questions at dkillough@shorelinechurch.org. We are going to miss our graduating students in The Cove, but we are excited for what God has in store for them in the Middle School group!

Another group affected by “Transition Sunday,” is our children who are transitioning from Kindergarten to 1st grade. Starting this Sunday, they will be joining us in The Cove! We are excited and prepared to help with this big move. In The Cove, we teach lessons, play games, and do activities in large groups and grade specific small groups that teach Bible lessons in an age appropriate and fun way. If you have any questions, please contact Nate Harney at nharney@shorelinechurch.org.

Next, we are starting our second month in The Cove with the theme “Harmony: Better Together,” where we are looking at what the Bible has to say about friendship. Our memory verse for the month of July is Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

Here are our weekly themes and verses for July:

Week 1 (July 6): Friends Accept Each Other, Romans 15:7

Week 2 (July 13): Friends Forgive Each Other, Colossians 3:13

Week 3 (July 20): Friends Encourage Each Other, 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Week 4 (July 27): Friends Worship With Each Other, Hebrews 24-25a

We look forward to partnering with you during the month of July as we seek to raise up children who are totally committed to Jesus Christ!

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June Week 5 in The Cove (06/23-06/29)

On June 11, 2014, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

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Harmony: Together is Better

Over the past school year we’ve enjoyed taking kids through a contextual look at God’s One Big Story. We’ve traveled through the Bible covering the familiar stories of Abraham and Joseph, Moses and King David. We made it all the way to Jesus, Paul, and the start of the early church.

As the church started, no longer were there just a handful of disciples. These were growing congregations filled with people from all walks of life. And needless to say, they didn’t always get along. They disagreed and argued. They had a hard time forgiving and accepting each other.  At times, they even found it difficult to keep worshiping together.

Several of the apostles began writing about how to live together as believers. These writings are not presented in the form of a story. They are letters. They are sermons. Delivered by people and for people. They are historic, but they are not really a story. But we think it’s important that kids experience those letters and sermons too. So to help illustrate these important truths, we’ve wrapped them in a summer-long story about friendship. This month, we’re continuing our look at what the New Testament letters have to say about friendship.

Friendship is treating others the way you want to be treated. Each week, we’ll take a look at a “one another” principle that gives us a framework for loving others the way God loved us. Because these verses are short, we suggest that you take this summer to memorize each one.

This month, let’s think about how:

(1)  Friendship is a reflection of the love that God shows us.

(2)  Friendship is a response to the love we experience through Jesus.

(3)  Friendship goes beyond the people in our immediate circle.

This week, we’re discovering:

Kids will talk about an important part of friendship: service. Life isn’t all about us. Paul shares with us in Galatians 5:13b that relationships aren’t all about us.

Our Bottom Line is: Friends serve each other. Often the last thing we want to do is help someone else, especially when that means we might get dirty or might not get to our own plans for the day. But friends should have an attitude of service.

Our memory verse this week is, “… serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13b, NIV When we serve with love, we’re not trying to get anything out of it. When we serve others, we should serve to help them—not to make ourselves look better.

Bible Story: Service with a Smile (Serve one another) • Galatians 5:13b

Bottom Line: Friends serve each other.

Memory Verse: “Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we should also love one another.” 1 John 4:11, NIrV

Life App: Friendship—treating others the way you want to be treated.

Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

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Harmony: Together is Better

Over the past school year we’ve enjoyed taking kids through a contextual look at God’s One Big Story. We’ve traveled through the Bible covering the familiar stories of Abraham and Joseph, Moses and King David. We made it all the way to Jesus, Paul, and the start of the early church.

As the church started, no longer were there just a handful of disciples. These were growing congregations filled with people from all walks of life. And needless to say, they didn’t always get along. They disagreed and argued. They had a hard time forgiving and accepting each other.  At times, they even found it difficult to keep worshiping together.

Several of the apostles began writing about how to live together as believers. These writings are not presented in the form of a story. They are letters. They are sermons. Delivered by people and for people. They are historic, but they are not really a story. But we think it’s important that kids experience those letters and sermons too. So to help illustrate these important truths, we’ve wrapped them in a summer-long story about friendship. This month, we’re continuing our look at what the New Testament letters have to say about friendship.

Friendship is treating others the way you want to be treated. Each week, we’ll take a look at a “one another” principle that gives us a framework for loving others the way God loved us. Because these verses are short, we suggest that you take this summer to memorize each one.

This month, let’s think about how:

(1)  Friendship is a reflection of the love that God shows us.

(2)  Friendship is a response to the love we experience through Jesus.

(3)  Friendship goes beyond the people in our immediate circle.

This week, we’re discovering:

Kids will talk about an important part of friendship: service. Life isn’t all about us. Paul shares with us in Galatians 5:13b that relationships aren’t all about us.

Our Bottom Line is: Friends serve each other. Often the last thing we want to do is help someone else, especially when that means we might get dirty or might not get to our own plans for the day. But friends should have an attitude of service.

Our memory verse this week is, “… serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13b, NIV When we serve with love, we’re not trying to get anything out of it. When we serve others, we should serve to help them—not to make ourselves look better.

Bible Story: Service with a Smile (Serve one another) • Galatians 5:13b

Bottom Line: Friends serve each other.

Memory Verse: “Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we should also love one another.” 1 John 4:11, NIrV

Life App: Friendship—treating others the way you want to be treated.

Basic Truth: I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

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New Year, New Theme for the Cove

On January 3, 2014, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

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Knowledge is discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do. Landscapers and gardeners have to know the needs of different plants. Professional athletes need to know the rules of their sport. Professors need to know the subject matter they teach. The knowledge that everyone needs, no matter their profession or stage of life, is found in God’s Word.

The knowledge we glean from the 66 books of the Bible tells us how to live our lives day in and day out. But, that knowledge is not an end in and of itself. We can know all there is to know about God, but if we don’t put any of our knowledge into practice it is worthless.

All month, we will be looking at ways to gain knowledge through Bible study AND how to apply that knowledge to our day to day routine.  This is a great time to plan out your family Bible reading plan.  Not sure where to start?  Check out these resources for some helpful hints:

1. Each week, Shoreline puts out a daily reading plan that complements the Sunday message.  Just follow this link and then schedule some time with your kiddos.  http://www.shorelinechurch.org/c/weeklyreading/

2. We love the Adventure Bible for kids and they are available in the Shoreline Cafe.  To support the Adventure Bible, check out their website for reading plans, games, and all sorts of interactive fun. http://www.adventurebible.com/resources

3. If that is all overwhelming, lets boil it down.  Try and read through the Gospel of Mark as a family, pick out your favorite translation and go.  Support that by memorizing this month’s verse, 2 Timothy 3:16.

BONUS:  Pick up a ‘Studio 252′ membership card at church, either at the Anchor Bay kiosk or in the Cove.  This is a great free resource put out by the folks at Orange where we get our Sunday curriculum.  Join an online community full of people who want to raise Spiritually mature children.

 

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Knowledge is discovering something new so you can be better at whatever you do. Landscapers and gardeners have to know the needs of different plants. Professional athletes need to know the rules of their sport. Professors need to know the subject matter they teach. The knowledge that everyone needs, no matter their profession or stage of life, is found in God’s Word.

The knowledge we glean from the 66 books of the Bible tells us how to live our lives day in and day out. But, that knowledge is not an end in and of itself. We can know all there is to know about God, but if we don’t put any of our knowledge into practice it is worthless.

All month, we will be looking at ways to gain knowledge through Bible study AND how to apply that knowledge to our day to day routine.  This is a great time to plan out your family Bible reading plan.  Not sure where to start?  Check out these resources for some helpful hints:

1. Each week, Shoreline puts out a daily reading plan that complements the Sunday message.  Just follow this link and then schedule some time with your kiddos.  http://www.shorelinechurch.org/c/weeklyreading/

2. We love the Adventure Bible for kids and they are available in the Shoreline Cafe.  To support the Adventure Bible, check out their website for reading plans, games, and all sorts of interactive fun. http://www.adventurebible.com/resources

3. If that is all overwhelming, lets boil it down.  Try and read through the Gospel of Mark as a family, pick out your favorite translation and go.  Support that by memorizing this month’s verse, 2 Timothy 3:16.

BONUS:  Pick up a ‘Studio 252′ membership card at church, either at the Anchor Bay kiosk or in the Cove.  This is a great free resource put out by the folks at Orange where we get our Sunday curriculum.  Join an online community full of people who want to raise Spiritually mature children.

 

Honor Week 4

On October 27, 2013, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by High School Ministry

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In this week’s Bible story, David led the Israelites in celebrating a historic moment in the kingdom (2 Samuel 6:12b–22a). He danced before God in front of the people, but his wife thought he was embarrassing himself by acting undignified. David reminded her they were celebrating something God had done, so he wanted to bring more honor to God than to himself.

Our Bottom Line is: honor God by giving Him credit. God has given us everything. We might practice or study hard, but God gave us our work ethic, talents, and abilities. So when we are successful at something in life, we can celebrate that and thank God for what He’s done for us.

The monthly memory verse is: “Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.” Romans 12:10, NIrV God certainly deserves more honor than we do. And since He loves us enough to honor us, we can tell others about what He’s done for us. God has allowed us to be part of His amazing story. We can tell that story and show how much we value God.

 

To continue Sunday’s study with your kids and ask thought provoking questions related to this topic, look at our Monthly Parent Cue below:

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For a daily devotional for your elementary school student, look at our Week 4 God Time Card below:

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In this week’s Bible story, David led the Israelites in celebrating a historic moment in the kingdom (2 Samuel 6:12b–22a). He danced before God in front of the people, but his wife thought he was embarrassing himself by acting undignified. David reminded her they were celebrating something God had done, so he wanted to bring more honor to God than to himself.

Our Bottom Line is: honor God by giving Him credit. God has given us everything. We might practice or study hard, but God gave us our work ethic, talents, and abilities. So when we are successful at something in life, we can celebrate that and thank God for what He’s done for us.

The monthly memory verse is: “Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.” Romans 12:10, NIrV God certainly deserves more honor than we do. And since He loves us enough to honor us, we can tell others about what He’s done for us. God has allowed us to be part of His amazing story. We can tell that story and show how much we value God.

 

To continue Sunday’s study with your kids and ask thought provoking questions related to this topic, look at our Monthly Parent Cue below:

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For a daily devotional for your elementary school student, look at our Week 4 God Time Card below:

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Honor Week 3

On October 20, 2013, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by High School Ministry

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In this week’s Bible story, David had promised to treat Jonathan’s family with kindness when he becomes king. Many years later, David kept that promise by seeking out Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth, and treating him as if he was a king’s son (2 Samuel 9:1-13; supporting: 2 Samuel 4:4).

Our Bottom Line is: honor others by keeping your promises. Being a person of your word shows honor to the person to whom you made the promise. It shows you value them enough to be truthful and work to do what you said you’d do. Breaking a promise can make a person feel like they aren’t important to us and their feelings don’t matter to us.

The monthly memory verse is: “Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.” Romans 12:10, NIrV Too often, we’re tempted to break a promise because of selfish reasons. Keeping our promises shows that we love others and are willing to put ourselves second to honor them.

 

To continue Sunday’s study with your kids and ask thought provoking questions related to this topic, look at our Monthly Parent Cue below:

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For a daily devotional for your elementary school student, look at our Week 3 God Time Card below:

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In this week’s Bible story, David had promised to treat Jonathan’s family with kindness when he becomes king. Many years later, David kept that promise by seeking out Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth, and treating him as if he was a king’s son (2 Samuel 9:1-13; supporting: 2 Samuel 4:4).

Our Bottom Line is: honor others by keeping your promises. Being a person of your word shows honor to the person to whom you made the promise. It shows you value them enough to be truthful and work to do what you said you’d do. Breaking a promise can make a person feel like they aren’t important to us and their feelings don’t matter to us.

The monthly memory verse is: “Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves.” Romans 12:10, NIrV Too often, we’re tempted to break a promise because of selfish reasons. Keeping our promises shows that we love others and are willing to put ourselves second to honor them.

 

To continue Sunday’s study with your kids and ask thought provoking questions related to this topic, look at our Monthly Parent Cue below:

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For a daily devotional for your elementary school student, look at our Week 3 God Time Card below:

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