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June 2021 UPDATE

PRESCHOOL AGES: Our preschool kids, ages 3-5 are meeting in person on the playground every Sunday during both 8:50 and 11 am services. We'll be playing, eating snack, hearing our Bible story, and doing a variety of activities to help plant seeds of faith into your child's heart. Masks will be required for both kids and leaders. Lesson videos will continue to be posted online.

KINDERGARTEN-5TH GRADE: We are meeting in person only during our 11 am services. Online teaching videos will continue to be posted weekly. Scroll down for continued At-Home resources.



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. Whether we're meeting on campus or online, we want to provide you with amazing Bible lessons and great parenting resources to help your kids connect with God's Word at home at every phase.




This month in Christ First Kingdom Kids



Christ First Kingdom Littles - Toddler and Preschool


June 2021

As our preschoolers grow up and life begins to feel a little uncertain, we want to make sure they know they can Press Play and trust that God loves them, has a plan for them, will use them, and has the power to do anything in their lives.In fact, it is so important to us that they know they can trust God, we are going to focus on it for two months - June and July! We'll be bringing music and dancing to help our Bible stories come to life as our Kingdom Littles discover they can trust God no matter what. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChristFirstKingdomLittles


June's Memory Verse

“I TRUST IN GOD I AM NOT AFRAID.” PSALM 56:11, NIrV


GO DEEPER - Parent Guide

Check out the below Parent Guides for a fun family activity to do with your preschooler to help them connect with our Bible lessons.

Week 1  June 6 (Greatest Verse Ever - John 3:16)


Week 2  June 13 (Jericho - Joshua 5:13-6:27) 


Week 3  June 20 (FATHER'S DAY | Gideon - Judges 6-8)


Week 4 June 27 (Elijah and the Fire - 1 Kings 18)


Download the Parent Cue App for resources and videos.



May 2021

This month our preschoolers will jump, jump, JUMP towards God's way because His way is perfect. Through Bible stories, we'll learn what it looks like to follow God and trust that His way is always better. For kids ages 3-5 years old, come join us in person on the playground during both 8:50 and 11 am service times as we hear God's word and have fun playing together. 


May's Memory Verse

“GOD’S WAY IS PERFECT.” 2 SAMUEL 22:31, NIrV


GO DEEPER - Parent Guide

Check out the below Parent Guides for a fun family activity to do with your preschooler to help them connect with our Bible lessons.

Week 1  May 2 (In The Garden - Genesis 1:31, 2:8-3:24)


Week 2  May 9  (Jonah - Jonah 1:1–3:10) 


Week 3  May 16 (Naaman - 2 Kings 5:1-14)


Week 4 May 23 (Josiah (Young King) - 2 Chronicles 34)


Week 5 May 30 (Gideon’s Army - Judges 7:1-8)







Christ First Kingdom Kids - Elementary and Preteen





June 2021

For the next TWO months, our elementary kids are discovering what it means to have Confidence - learning to see yourself the way God sees you. God created us, and God loves us. Nowhere is this more evident than in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And when you put your confidence in Jesus, you can truly see yourself how God sees you. So through music and God's word, our Kingdom Kids are going to Press Play, Get in the Mix and build their confidence in the very One who created them. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ChristFirstKingdomKids


June's Memory Verse

“I REMAIN CONFIDENT OF THIS: I WILL SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.” PSALM 27:13, NIV


God Time Devotionals

Kids Week 1 - June 6 (God So Loved the World - John 3:16 (supporting: John 3:1-21))

Kids Week 2 - June 13 (Israel Captures Jericho - Joshua 5:13-6:20)

Kids Week 3 - June 20 (Gideon - Judges 6-8)

Kids Week 4 - June 27 (Elijah and the Prophets of Baal - 1 Kings 18:16-46)



May 2021

This month is all about COMMITMENT - making a plan and putting it into practice. We'll learn what it takes to train and run a 5K race and how we can train to grow our faith and relationship with Christ. Through specific examples from Jesus, we'll discover how to HEAR from God, PRAY to God, TALK about God and LIVE a life for God. On Sunday mornings at 11am, our K-5th Graders will find out how we can put this amazing plan into practice. 


May's Memory Verse

“TRAINING THE BODY HAS SOME VALUE. BUT BEING GODLY HAS VALUE IN EVERY WAY. IT PROMISES HELP FOR THE LIFE YOU ARE NOW LIVING AND THE LIFE TO COME.” 

1 TIMOTHY 4:8, NIRV


God Time Devotionals

Kids Week 1 - May 2 (Training to Win the Prize - 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 )

Kids Week 2 - May 9 (The Wise and Foolish Builders - Matthew 7:24-29)

Kids Week 3 - May 16 (Model Prayer - Luke 11:1-4)

Kids Week 4 - May 23 (Peter Says That Jesus Is the Messiah - Matthew 16:13-20)

Kids Week 5 - May 30 (Widow’s Mite - Mark 12:41-44)




Download the Parent Cue App for resources and videos.




During our Worship Services


ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten - 5th grade) - NOW OPEN IN PERSON!!!

All kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join us during the 11am 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. 


PRESCHOOL (3 years - 5 years) - NOW OPEN IN PERSON ON THE PLAYGROUND!

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 on the playground each Sunday morning for Bible stories, activities/crafts, snacks and playtime outdoors. 


NURSERY (birth - 2 years) (currently paused)

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.


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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