Newborn-3rd Grade

Our Nursery is open for newborns - 3 year olds each Sunday. It will be staffed by a trained volunteer, who will care for your child while you enjoy the Worship Service. 


4 year olds - 3rd graders will gather together each Sunday for an opening activity, a video Bible Story, a craft and activity. The kids may be split into smaller groups depending on how many are present on a given Sunday.


Each month the Pathfinders will be learning a new "Life App" and will hear Bible Stories that help us see why these "Life Apps" are important and we will be given a "bottom line" to help us easily remember the big picture from the week. The Pathfinders will also be learning a memory verse each month to present to Big Church at the end of each month.  You can see a brief description of what you kid(s) will be learning each week below. 


If you can't join us every week, we have the Bible Story video shown below, or you can visit our YouTube Channel to see all of the Pathfinder lessons.

December

Christmas

Celebrating Jesus, God's Greatest Gift

 

WEEK 1

In our first week, we start in Micah 5:2, Isaiah 9:6-7, and Isaiah 7:14-15, where we discover how prophets predicted that God would send a Savior. No one could have expected that it would take hundreds of years before Mary, Joseph, or any of the shepherds or wise men came on the scene. The prophets wrote these promises to offer hope to God’s people as they faced exile. Even though it took time, God kept these promises, and because of that, we can still have hope today.


Bottom Line: You can have hope because God is faithful. Much of what we celebrate at Christmas is an incredible reminder that God can be trusted no matter what. We can have hope because, when all seemed hopeless, God made promises to save the world and then followed through with Jesus. No matter what we face in life, we can have hope and trust that God is at work and can help us get through our circumstances.


WEEK 2

In week 2, we turn to Luke 1:26-56. The Messiah had been promised for generations, but no one would have guessed that God would use a young woman to bring that promise to fullfilment—including that young woman herself. Mary was awestruck when the angel came to announce that she was about to have a child who would be the Savior of the world. Mary found peace in trusting that through God, all things are possible.


Bottom Line: You can have peace because God has a plan. When God sent Jesus, it was the answer to many, many years of a plan to rescue the world. The people must have wondered what God was doing or if God was still working. We can feel the same way about our own circumstances. Yet, time and again, we realize that we can trust God no matter what. We might not understand God’s plan, but we can have peace when we remember how God has been faithful throughout history.


WEEK 3

In week three, we head to the familiar Christmas passage in Luke 2:1-7. On the surface, it might have seemed like nothing was going right for Mary and Joseph: a census, no room for them to stay, not to mention giving birth in place where a whole lot of animals were sleeping. In spite of all that, Jesus was born! God’s rescue plan to save the world was in motion, and as we remember how Jesus was born, we can always find joy!


Bottom Line: You can have joy because God sent Jesus. We all know that Christmas is about Jesus, but sometimes it’s just too easy to think Christmas is only about lights, decorations, and presents. Those things aren’t bad, but it’s important that we use those things to stay focused on the truth of what we celebrate at Christmas. God loved us enough to send Jesus to rescue us. Knowing that can help us find joy no matter what is happening around us this Christmas season.


WEEK 4

For Christmas weekend, we continue the story in Luke 2:8-20. Jesus was born, and it was now time to announce it to the world. Instead of heading to the palaces and mansions, God’s angels visited the shepherds and announced Jesus’ birth! Christmas reminds us that God’s love isn’t just for the people who think they have it all together. Jesus came to show God’s love to everyone!


Bottom Line: God’s love is for everyone. This story reminds us that Jesus didn’t just come for the powerful or most important people. Jesus came to show everyone that they can be part of what God is doing in the world. We pray that this Christmas will be a time for kids to experience God’s love and put their faith in Jesus.


WEEK 5

We finish up our Christmas season celebration in Matthew 2:1-12. We see how the announcement of Jesus’ birth was far-reaching. Wise men from the east saw a star that set them on an adventure to find a promised king of Israel. We’re not sure how long it took, but when the wise men finally found Jesus, they worshipped Him!


Bottom Line: Celebrate Jesus all year long. After the Christmas decorations come down, it can be easy for kids to assume that the spirit of Christmas gets packed away too. We want kids to realize that they don’t need a fancy holiday to celebrate Jesus. They can celebrate when they sing to Jesus, read the Bible, and show Jesus’ love to others.



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Week 1, December 3, 2023

Each week we will have the video uploaded for you and your student to access. If you click on "resources" you will have access to the Parent Guide, that will help you each week. 

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Pathfinder Registration Form

If you have a Kid or Student that will be participating with us on Sundays or you would like to receive information about upcoming events for your Kid or Student, please fill out the form below. You will need to fill out ONE form per child.