Product DescriptionLeader’s guide includes weekly session plans, resource pages, and colorful, helpful tips for teachers. Biblical background information helps your leader feel confident teaching the stories of the Bible with children. Also included in the leader’s guide are supply lists, extra activities, and suggestions for adapting activities for children with special needs.
Advent began with Isaiah's message to the people about the coming of a realm of peace. We continue in Advent with Mary's amazing response to bearing the Son of God. "Yes!" she says. The magi visit the baby, bringing gifts to God's greatest gift to us. We hear the one story of Jesus growing up, as a young boy, already seeking, or knowing, his place in God's house. We hear stories from the Gospel of Mark, beginning with Jesus' baptism. As Lent begins, Jesus' attention turns toward his final days. Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment of all is to love God and love one another.
Series DescriptionGrowing in Grace & Gratitude is our quarterly denominational curriculum for children ages 3–10. Children see God’s grace in the biblical narrative and in our world today. The curriculum provides age appropriate opportunities for responses of gratitude through claiming, celebrating, praying and offering. There is diversity in learning as well as support for leaders to adapt lessons for children with special needs. Coloring illustrations accompany each Bible story to engage children visually. Each session will embrace children in the grace of God through engagement with the Bible that echoes reformed worship: gathering in God’s grace, responding in gratitude, and loving and serving God.