See below for instructions for virtual Sunday morning children's lessons along with a note from Cathy, our children's ministry director, about how to navigate this difficult season with your children.
Sunday Morning Resources for Children
August 9, 2020:
Pre-School Class w/ Ms. Hannah (2, 3, 4, & 5 Yr Old Classes)
Elementary Class (1st-6th Grades + Families) w/ Mr. Eddie
A Note from Cathy to Parents (during Covid-19):
Hello Redeemer parents,
I know many of us are still sorting out what all this will look like in the near future for our family and for our children. This is a time of so much unknown and much uncertainty, however as Christians the most important facts of our future are KNOWN because of who we are in Christ. I know how easy it is to let the news on TV, facebook feed and our own imagination take centerstage in our hearts and mind. I myself am figuring out each day how to battle the temptation to let it take over too much time, energy and emotion. I would encourage some of the following points:
- Give yourself a set time each day to read the news, look at social media, watch the president’s updates, etc. Plan when and for how long you plan to look at your phone. How much time each day are you going to give over to the Coronavirus news? How much time will you give to the Lord in prayer and in reading His Word? Let us use this time to grow in the Lord and pour into our families and children.
- Find ways to “hide God’s word in your heart” and memorize scripture with your children. Currently we are working on Psalm 1:1-2 with our kids in RedeemerKids but if you or your children are struggling with fear or anxiety then find a verse that you can memorize and cling to during this time. Verses like Joshua 1:9, 2 Timothy 1:7, Matthew 6:34 are great. Write them on notecards, print them out on pages, hang them all through the house, use them as a time to school work on handwriting and have your kids practice writing them in part or in whole.
- Find a way to spend time in the Word with your kids each day. It is amazing that we are stuck in our homes all day and yet still seem to let these essential Christian habits slip by. Don’t assume you’ll find time somewhere in the day, rather schedule it the way you would a work meeting. Plan the time and place each day you will spend with your kids. There are great resources online right now for families to use. Here are a couple that I’ve come across:
SBTC sent out a link to a number of great resources for parents: https://sbtexas.com/church-ministries/adult/family-ministry/resources-for-families
Lifeway is giving their great resources free for use for families: https://kidsministry.lifeway.com/2020/03/13/lifeway-kids-at-home/
The last thing I want to share with you all is that our faithful RedeemerKids teachers will continue to share their regular Sunday school lesson via video your kids each Sunday. They will be posted on this page each week here each week and we will email out reminders.
Additionally, we will share coloring pages from their church workbooks along with a parent’s review page to give you talking points to use throughout the week.
In the meantime if you have any ideas please feel free to reach out! Also if you are in need of anything, including any way we can be praying for you, your family and/or your children please let us know.