Connecting Church and Home
Connecting Church and Home
While none of us are perfect, I sincerely believe in your ability as a parent to be the primary spiritual leader of your children. This is why I am passionate about coming alongside you to equip you with practical resources to take the Hillendale Kids experience back home with you each week. As you use these resources to reinforce and build upon the lessons that are taught on Sunday, you are making a significant spiritual impact that cannot be measured. I look forward to partnering with you for years to come!
- Pastor Gareth
Below you will find resources to help you have fun and engaging conversations with your small children to review, reinforce, and build upon the simple yet powerful lessons taught each week in our Nursery. To learn more about our Nursery click here.
Below you will find resources to help you have fun and engaging conversations with your children to review, reinforce, and build upon the lessons taught each week in Children's Church. To learn more about Children's Church click here.
Big Idea: Life has its ups and downs, its highs and lows. But instead of looking at that as a bad thing we can look at it as an adventure, like a ski experience through the alpine. With Jesus by our side, we can navigate through whatever we encounter out on the
Memory Verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”-Romans 8:28
Main Idea: Penguins come in all sizes, and every penguin species has something unique about it. Each one has something they can teach us about living for Jesus.
Memory Verse: “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” - Matthew 4:19
Gentoo Penguin - Gentoos are the fastest swimmers of all penguins and excellent at catching fish. Jesus wants us to be fishers of men, and share the gospel with others. Matthew 4:18-22, Fishers of men.
Emperor Penguin - The Emperor towers over all other penguins, the biggest and the tallest of their kind. God doesn’t want us to be prideful, but to humble ourselves before him and others. Matthew 20:20-28, The last will be first.
Galapagos Penguin - The Galapagos penguin lives on the equator where its warm. God wants us to have warm, loving hearts and not be cold to others. Luke 10:25-37, The Good Samaritan.
Rockhopper - Rockhopper penguins love hopping their way to rocky peaks. God wants us to keep our eyes on Jesus and not be distracted by the world. Matthew 17:1-8, The Transfiguration.
Idea: We love snacks. They taste good. But, even with all of their sweet, crunchy, salty, or chewy goodness; nothing
compares to the goodness of our God.
Memory Verse: “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” - Psalm 34:8
Popsicles – In those hot summer months, nothing satisfies like a cool, refreshing popsicle. Kids will learn that when we get angry, we should turn to God who can help us keep our cool. James 1:19-27, Slow To Become Angry
Doughnuts – We love those sweet doughnuts with the trademark hole in the center. Kids will learn that each of us has a hole in our hearts that can only be filled by Jesus. John 4:4-26, Jesus And The Samaritan Woman
Cheese Puffs – Being puffed up and full of air is great for Cheese Puffs, but not so great for people. Kids will learn that Jesus wants us to be humble and honest rather than puffed up with ego. Luke 20:45-21:4, The Widow’s Offering
Trail Mix – For camping in the mountains or hiking in the wilderness, you can’t find a better snack than trail mix to get you through. Kids will learn that when we fill ourselves with God’s word, it will help us through whatever we face. Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus Tempted In The Wilderness