Children's Ministry (Birth - 4th Grade)

Children's Ministry Coordinator: Erika Troester

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL
This is our schedule for Sunday School for Preschool through 4th Grade:
9:00-9:30am Welcome Activity
9:30-9:45am Opening
9:45-10:30am Class Time

If you want more information about Sunday School, you can email DCE Erika Troester at dce.erika@beautifulsavior-lsmo.org.

Masks are no longer required at children’s ministry activities. However, we will support the wearing of masks for all who choose.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
Summer Sunday School officially started on June 6! The theme for Summer Sunday School is Treasure Seekers: Discovering God as the Greatest Treasure of All. We’re so excited to see how kids discover God as the greatest treasure through our lessons each Sunday. We also hope they make connections to this summer’s VBS theme Treasured: Discovering You’re Priceless to God.

Room Assignments:
Preschool and Kindergarten - Rooms 103-104

1st and 2nd Grade - Room 100
3rd and 4th Grade - Room 101
5th through 8th Grade - Conference Room
9th through 12th Grade - Youth Room

Adult Bible Class - Family Life Center


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
VBS will be July 26-30! To register for VBS, click here! If you’re interested in helping with VBS, contact DCE Erika.


MIDWEEK & CONFIRMATION
Midweek (K – 4) and Confirmation (5th – 8th grade) have ended, but will resume meeting again in September! We meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00pm and during Advent and Lent we meet from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Midweek students enter through the basement doors and Confirmation students and High Schoolers enter through the FLC doors. If you need more information, contact the church office.


Get your My Devotions (ages 8-12) and Happy Times activity books (ages 3-5)!  These books are great free devotional resources for your family!  Pick one up at the Communication Center or downstairs at the Sunday School sign-in table.


2020 - 2021 Seasonal Events

Education CalendarAugust 2019 - July 2020

Midweek & Confirmation:  Sept. 9, 2020. Midweek, Confirmation & Small Groups begin at 6:30 pm.

Sunday School Starts: August 30, 2020. Fall Sunday School Begins.

Upward Basketball:  January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 2021

1st Grade Bible Presentation:  September 25, 2020

Trunk or Treat: Not happening this year. 

Advent Season: November 29 - December 24, 2020

Christmas Program: Not happening this year. 

Christmas Break: December 23 - January 3, 2020. No Sunday School or Midweek.

Lent Season: February 26 - April 12, 2021

Spring Break: March 31, 2021

Easter Sunday: April 4, 2021

Vacation Bible School:  July 26-30, 2021


CHILDREN'S MINISTRY RESOURCES

This resource is an 8 part video series that Group Publishing produced about Jesus’ power and how it gives us hope and calms our fears! Each video includes a song, Bible passage, discussion questions and a couple of activities! Click here to access the videos!

This is a list of 13 simple and fun activities you can do together as a family, including tips for how to have family time! Some of these activities include having a movie marathon or a slumber party in the living room! Click here to find the list of activities!

These are tips and tricks for creating your own Prayer Pail! The tips this resource includes are different items to use when making your pail as well as suggestions on what to write on your prayer sticks! Overall, it’s a cool way to get your whole family to intentionally pray about specific topics like friends, family, neighbors and more! To find more information about Prayer Pails, click here!

This resource is a printable table topics document for fun, family conversations! Some of the table topic questions are: If you had one wish what would it be, would you rather live in the future or the past, and what is your favorite game to play. The article includes a few directions and tips as well! Click here to access this resource!

This arcticle includes 10 different activities you can do with sidewalk chalk! There are activities like: making a 2D obstacle course, drawing out constellations and using rocks as the stars, and making water balloon bullseye! For more information about these fun, outdoor activities click here!

This resource is a link to a resource library on the website: fishbowl family. We're especially recommending the Sermon Notes document! This free document has spaces for kids to write their favorite song from the church service, things they’ll pray about, the Bible passage that was focused on in the sermon and a place to draw a scene from the sermon! You will need to submit your first name and email address to get emailed the password for the resource library! Once you get the password, just scroll through the resource library until you find the “Sermon Notes for Kids” document! Click here for the link to the library and then just scroll down the page to submit your first name and email!

For some great Christian kids music check out the youtube channel: Go Fish Kids Music! This channel has tons of Christian songs for kids! There are songs about Christmas, the Fruits of the Spirit and songs to help kids learn the order of the books of the Bible! To check out this youtube channel, check here!

This resource is called: "The Bible App for Kids" by Life.Church! This is a great, free app that can be downloaded on android and apple devices! The app reads aloud Bible stories, asks questions and has interactive pictures that go along with the reading. To get this app, just search for "The Bible App for Kids" by Life.Church and look for the app that has a yellow background with Jesus on it! 

For a great document with conversation starters for your family check out the link below! There are questions like: what would you wish for if you had one wish, where would you fly if you had wings and if you could be in any movie, what would you choose? To get this resource, click here!

This resource is a list of 50 different indoor activities you can do with your kids! Some of these activities include using crepe paper to make an obstacle course, a few activities using ping pong balls, tossing paper plates or building forts! There are many more ideas and activities listed in the article that would be great to try out as the weather will be getting cooler! If you want to check out this list, click here!

This is an article with different activities to make family devotional time fun and creative! Some of the ideas include acting out the Bible stories you’re reading or using giant sticky notes to draw out what happened in the Bible passage! Click here to access this list of creative ideas and activities!

This resource is tips for praying with your toddler! The article includes some sample prayers that you could pray with your toddler and ways to keep prayer simple, but effective! Click here to read the article!

This article includes 21 fun ways for kids to study the Bible! Some ideas use crafts, other ideas are for Bible memorization and there’s some games too. Click here to read the article and find your kid’s favorite way to study the Bible! 

Do you need some activity ideas to keep boredom away? This article gives you step-by-step directions for how to create your own “boredom buster jar” filled with free activities you can do at home, activities that cost under $10 and activities that cost a little more! Check out these boredom busting ideas here!

This is an article that the YouVersion Bible app published in response to the question: what can I do about sibling rivalry? They have some great tips and ideas like: how to unite your family around a common vision or how to celebrate each family member for their unique value! Click here to read more of their tips and responses to the question about sibling rivalry!

This resource includes ideas and ways to increase quality family time! Some of the ideas include finding 15 minutes during the day to spend with your family or ways to spend one-on-one time with each of your kids! Click here to read the article!

This article includes a list of 50 different outdoor activities for kids! Some of the ideas require a few special items to work, but other ideas include: outdoor scavenger hunts, using sidewalk chalk and making a bike obstacle course! Click here to access the list of activities! 

This resource is a list of 20 backyard activities, most of them being simple DIY’s with common household items! Some of the activities include: a pool noodle obstacle course, clothespin tag and water balloon pinata! Click here for the list of backyard activities!

This article includs a game for prayer! Essentially you play the game with Four Corners with each corner representing something you want to thank God in prayer for! Click here to find the instructions!

This link goes to an article with tips for teaching Bible stories to preschoolers! A couple tips include: using symbols that preschoolers will know when teaching Bible stories and making them relate to themes the preschoolers know! To read the other tips, click here!

This resource is something for Valentine’s Day! It gives you a few ideas of how your family can love your neighbor for Valentine’s Day, while also staying safe and socially distanced!! Some ideas include leaving heart-shaped cookies or shoveling driveways! For the rest of the ideas, click here!

If you're wanting some great craft and game ideas for Easter, check out this article by childrensministry.com! 

The pandemic has brought about a lot of changes to kids' lives. This article by healthychildren.org gives tips for addressing change, keeping normal routines and more. To read this article, click here.  

This resource is a game for families to play to help encourage healthy communication and conversation. This resource is especially good at helping kids articulate their thoughts and feelings. Click here to read the article and download the game instructions. 

If you're needing resources or ideas for Mother's Day, here are a few ideas! Click here for an article with links to card ideas and craft ideas! For ideas about making homemade flower bouquets, cards and jewelry, click here! And for a card idea using fingerprints, click here!

Adults and teenagers aren’t the only people who get stressed, and especially because of the Pandemic, children have been stressed as well. This resource from childrensministry.com uses the 5 senses to calm kids’ stress. The article also includes additional resources at the bottom, like a coloring page and list of discussion questions and an article that features more ideas for calming a child’s stress. To read the article, click here. 

During a special week of the year, the YouVersion Bible app celebrates Family Week to equip families with devotions they can do together! Family Week was May 16-22, 2021 but if you want to read the article and check out their devotion recommendations, click here!

Looking for Memorial Day activities you can do as a family? Childrensministry.com posted an article with a variety ideas! Some of these ideas include visiting a museum, sharing stories about loved ones or tracing your family tree. To read the rest of these ideas, click here!

If you're looking for Summer craft ideas, look no further than some ideas published by childrensministry.com! To find some of these ideas that include ladybugs, sunflowers and a garden in a pot, click here and scroll past number 4 on the list! 

Another fun craft idea for kids is a bird feeder that can be created using items from your house! The instructions in the article also includes a biblical connection and discussion questions! Click here to find out how to make it! 


 

 

Making sure our children are safe is a huge priority at any of our BSLC's functions.  As the congregation grows, we want to make sure that our risk level stays at a low.  One of the steps in doing this, is implementing a background check policy.  With this policy, which was approved by both the Elders and the Council, anyone who is 18 and older and volunteers with minors will need to complete a background check.

Please click here to begin the short screening process

 

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