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Christ First Kingdom Kids

Our goal at Christ First Kingdom Kids is to partner with you as parents, grandparents and influencers of your kids and grandkids, and to help you feel equipped and encouraged to grow this next generation for Christ. Every Sunday, our leaders teach your preschool and elementary kids epic Bible stories and dynamic Biblical truths to go deeper with their small group leaders throughout each month. Each Sunday, we provide parents with information about the lesson so you can continue the conversation at home. 



This month in Christ First Kingdom Kids


SUPER KIDS


Preschool & Elementary

Join us for the last two weeks of October 2021, as we explore the stories of David and how he became one of the greatest heroes of the Bible by honoring God, standing strong in the face of a GIANT problem, and celebrating all God has done. 

October 24th -David and Goliath
1 Samuel 17:1-50
God made me to do BIG things.

October 31st - David Celebrates
2 Samuel 6:12-15
God made me to celebrate His goodness
Kids Fall Party - wear your costumes and celebrate God's goodness


TREASURE HUNT

Preschool & Elementary

Yep, we’re talking about money! Your kids are learning the same Biblical truths as you will be hearing during our worship services. Stories and activities are inspired by Financial Peace Jr. To help your kids get a better understanding of the concept of money, they will have opportunities to work for some play cash, which they can use to give, save, and spend at our kids-only store, available every week.

Optional: Purchase the FPU Jr. kit online to help teach your kids about real money at home. ramseysolutions.com/store


Series Schedule:

Week 1 (Sept. 19): WORK

Matthew 25:14-30 - Parable of the Talents

Work for the Lord


Week 2 (Sept. 26): GIVE

2 Corinthians 9:6-15 - Give Bountifully

God loves a cheerful giver.


Week 3 (Oct. 3): SAVE

Proverbs 6:6-8 - Prepare & Gather

Save as you have been blessed.


Week 4 (Oct. 10): SPEND

Hebrews 13:5, Proverbs 22:7 - Spend wisely

Trust God to give you wisdom.

Week 5 (Oct. 17): REVIEW & TREASURE HUNT

Matthew 6:21, Treasure of your heart.

Let’s go on a treasure hunt.

 

Treasure Chart

How will your kid be earning “money” while at church?

1. Answering questions

2. Answering questions correctly

3. Winning games

4. Coming to Kingdom Kids

5. Repeating previous Bible verses

6. Memorizing new Bible verses

7. *“Serve at Home” card, returned and signed

8. Bringing a new friend to Kingdom Kids

9. Leader’s Choice! 

10. Treasure Hunt on Week 5

We’ll track all the earnings of treasure on a chart.

* “Serve at Home” card is a card your child will fill out every week to take home, saying “This week, I will help extra at home by _______.” If they did what they wrote down, then parents can sign it and kids can bring it with them to church to earn some “cash”.


Memory Verses:

Preschool

Kids can memorize all of these or one of these. The more they memorize and repeat the every week, the more they earn.

Week 1: “Work at everything you do with all your heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord” Colossians 3:23A

Week 2-3: "God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

Weeks 4-5: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21


Elementary

Kids can memorize all of these or one of these. The more they memorize and repeat the every week, the more they earn.

Week 1: “Work at everything you do with all your heart. Work as if you were working for the Lord” Colossians 3:23A NIRV

Week 2: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give. You shouldn’t give if you don’t want to. You shouldn’t give because you are forced to. God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 NIRV

Week 3: “On the first day of every week, each of you should put some money away. The amount should be in keeping with how much money you make. 1 Corinthians 16:2A NIRV

Week 4: “Don’t be controlled by love for money. Be happy with what you have. God has said, ‘I will never leave you. I will never desert you.’” Hebrews 13:5 NIRV

Week 5: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 NIV




Kingdom Kids on Sundays

During 10:45am Modern and Spanish Services


NURSERY (birth - 2 years)

We have loving volunteers in our nursery just waiting to care for your babies through their first two years of life. Our staff of volunteers are eager to share God's love with your precious little ones while tending to their needs. We ask parents/guardians to provide the diapers, bottles, formula and snacks. Our Nursery and Preschool environments open every Sunday 15 minutes prior to each service and close at the conclusion of each service.


PRESCHOOL (3 years - 5 years) 

We have a great volunteer staff who can't wait to share with your preschooler that God created them, God loves them and Jesus wants to be their forever friend. We welcome little ones from ages three through five years to come and join us each Sunday morning for Bible stories, activities/crafts, snacks and playtime. 


ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten - 5th grade) 

All kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join us during the 10:45am services as we dig into God's Word and explore the Bible! After being checked in, kids will join our leaders for an engaging activity to introduce the topic of the morning and then head into our Theater room for a large group Bible story. Kids will then have a chance to interact with what they just heard with leaders in their small groups, separated by grades - Kinder-2nd & 3rd-5th. 


LIGHTSEEKERS CAMP (Currently Paused)

Christ First Covina children's ministry enjoys a long-standing relationship with our churches in the Southern California area that have worked together to put on Lightseekers Camp each summer. Our completed 2nd to 5th graders get to experience the beauty of God's creation in the Angelus Oaks area of our local mountains at Mile High Pines in the month of June. Campers have a fun week filled with games and outdoor activities all alongside a great week of Christ-centered learning and worship. 


WINSHAPE CAMP : Coming back Summer 2022

You do NOT want to miss this over-the-top day camp experience that is VBS+Disneyland+Chick-fil-A all rolled into one. What could be better?! Visit the info page TODAY! 


For more information, please contact the Children's Ministry Director, Christina Brantuk, at christina@christ-first.org. 


Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 

Matthew 19:14


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