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November 2019

Parents, this month we're going through a new series about thankfulness, and we want you to know: we’re thankful for YOU. Thanks for your faithfulness, support, and for letting us partner with you in teaching your kids about God!

What's Happening

Big opportunities for serving our community, GO:FEED and GO:SERVE, are happening this month! This is an incredible opportunity to show our kids firsthand what it's like to be the hands and feet of Jesus, out serving the community in an awesome way.

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What We're Teaching

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THANKS!
A 4-WEEK SERIES ON THE WILDERNESS

SERIES OVERVIEW:
“Thank you.” It’s one of the first phrases most of us learn to say, but it’s also one of the most difficult things to say and really mean! That’s true for us today, but it was true for God’s people in the Old Testament too. After they escaped the land of Egypt, the Israelites spent forty years wandering through the wilderness on their way to the promised land. While they wandered, they struggled to remember all of the ways God had provided for them (kind of like we still do today). In this 4-week series, kids will discover that we can thank God for so much — for providing for us, for being God, for giving us wisdom, and for never giving up on us.

Grow At Home

WEEK 1
This week, kids will learn the story of God giving manna and quail in the desert.

  • THE BIG IDEA: We can thank God for providing for us.
  • THE BIBLE: Exodus 16:1-36 (James 1:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

WEEK 2
This week, kids will learn about the Ten Commandments Part 1.

  • THE BIG IDEA: We can thank God for being God.
  • THE BIBLE: Exodus 19:16-35, 20:1-11 (Matthew 22:35-40, Deuteronomy 6:5-6)

WEEK 3
This week, kids will learn about the Ten Commandments Part 2.

  • THE BIG IDEA: We can thank God for wisdom.
  • THE BIBLE: Exodus 20:12-21 (John 12:50, Mark 12:28-21, James 1:5, Proverbs 2:6 & 8:11)

WEEK 4
This week, kids will learn the story of the golden calf.

  • THE BIG IDEA: We can thank God for not giving up on us.
  • THE BIBLE: Exodus 32:1-35 (John 14:15, Matthew 6:19-21)
Memory Verse

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Tip of the Month

Research shows that kids laugh an average of 300 times a day. The average adult? Only four times a day. If you want to connect more with kids and have more joy and gratitude, look for opportunities to laugh with your kids. Share a funny story from your childhood, a knock-knock joke they might love or have a tickle match. It doesn't take much to get them rolling, so sneak some laughs in with them!

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Resource of the Month

It can be hard for kids to have a selfless, grateful heart that thinks of others first, especially in a “me-first” world. We love this Thankful Journal that encourages kids to write down things every day that they are thankful for. 

Question of the Month

What’s the BEST thing about parenting your kid right now? Email kids@southpointccc.com and let us know!