Every Sunday morning, kids three years old thru fifth grade, are welcome to join us at Kid City! We meet in the Kid City Building directly across from the Sanctuary. We have three services: 8:30, 9:45 and 11am. Kid City is a church designed just for kids including age-appropriate teaching, activities, games, and crafts. Children meet in their classrooms after fun and exciting worship and large group discussion in their very own themed room.
"A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes." Proverbs 17:17, NIrV
Week 1 - 9/6/20
We kick off this series in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 where Solomon wrote, “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Solomon goes on to reminds us that like a three-strand cord, we are stronger when we work together as friends.
Bottom Line: Choose your friends carefully. God designed relationships to help make life easier. As kids become more aware how their friends influence them, it’s important for them to know how to choose good friends. We pray that kids will choose friends who encourage them and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Week 2 - 9/13/20
In week two, we return to 1 Samuel 20 for one of the most famous friendships in the entire Bible: David and Jonathan. These guys went through a lot together. From making a promise to help each other to escaping the dangers of Jonathan’s own father, King Saul, they showed us exactly what it meant for friends to love each other.
Bottom Line: Friends love one another. Just like David and Jonathan, friends can show how they love each other by the way they care for one another and go above and beyond to help each other succeed. It’s this sort of love we experience through Jesus. We pray that kids will follow Him and learn how they can help their friends know how much they’re loved.
Week 3 - 9/20/20
In week three, we head to 1 Kings 19:14-21 and 2 Kings 2:1-15 and take a look at a different sort of friendship between Elijah and Elisha. God knew Elijah needed help and directed him to Elisha. Elisha came alongside Elijah and stayed with him to the very end. Elisha knew the importance of encouragement.
Bottom Line: Friends encourage one another. Our kids are growing up in a world that can feel like everyone
is out for themselves. God has a different way for us to live. God wants us to take time out to encourage others. Kids will find out how they can be friends who use their words and actions to build others up.
Week 4 - 9/27/20
We finish up the month in John 21:1-19 with an incredible moment between Jesus and Peter. After denying Jesus three times, Peter was feeling guilty and ashamed. But Jesus still had plans for Peter. Jesus forgave Peter and restored the broken friendship. And when we put our faith in Jesus, Jesus offers that same forgiveness to us. In turn, we can offer forgiveness to others.
Bottom Line: Friends forgive one another. As kids learn about God’s incredible forgiveness through Jesus, we pray they start to understand more about how they can forgive their own friends. It’s not just accepting an apology and saying it’s alright. We pray that kids will understand how they can forgive others and work to rebuild the friendships that are worth saving.
sundays at kid city