Sunday Spirit March 25, 2018

Can you tell the story of Holly Week?  An easy and fun way to learn the story of Holy Week is to use symbols and eggs!  As the picture illustrates, take an egg carton and label 12 plastic eggs from 1 to 12.  Put the labeled eggs in your egg carton.  Starting with egg number 1 place the appropriate symbol in the egg that corresponds to the story of Holy Week.  Continue until you get to egg number 12.  What is in egg number 12?  Nothing!  Egg number 12 symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The tomb was found empty.  Try this at home with your children.  The symbols are below.  Be creative!

Egg Number 1:  Picture of a Donkey (Palm Sunday)
Egg Number 2:  Piece of Bread (The Last Supper)
Egg Number 3:  Picture of a Cup (The Last Supper)
Egg Number 4:  Picture of Praying Hands (Garden of Gethsemane)
Egg Number 5:  A Coin (Judas Betrays Jesus)
Egg Number 6:  A Feather (Peter Denies Knowing Jesus Three Times)
Egg Number 7:  A Nail (Jesus is Nailed to a Cross)
Egg Number 8:  Dice (Jesus’ Clothes are Divided)
Egg Number 9:  A Piece of Cloth (Jesus’ Body is Wrapped in Cloth)
Egg Number 10:  A Stone (A Large Stone is Rolled Across the Entrance of the Tomb)
Egg Number 11:  A Cotton Ball with Spice (Women Prepare to Anoint his Body with Spices)
Egg Number 12:  Empty (The Tomb is Found Empty)

Sunday Spirit March 18, 2018

The first class in a series of 8 bible study classes took place yesterday.  Children in third grade and older are eligible to participate!  Did you know that the Bible has been in existence longer than any other book?  Did you also know that the bible is the most widely read book in all of history and has sold more copies than any other book?  These are just some of the fun facts learned by our students yesterday.  To get the students excited to partake in Bible Study, we read Psalm 23 (the most famous Psalm) and shared The Gospel Project video called The Big Story.  See link below.  We hope you enjoy our posts as we take you through our weekly Bible Study Class!

Sunday Spirit March 11, 2018

Our teens spent a week building homes in Nicaragua.  Teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL have rallied people throughout the country to march on March 24 for March For Our Lives.  By 2020 our current teens will make up about a third of the US population.  They are worth paying attention to.  Talk with your child about what it means to Be The Reason Someone Believes in the Goodness of People.  Talk with your child about how you can never be too young to make a difference.

Book Suggestion:  March Forward, Girl by Melba Pattillo Beals