Kids

Kids

We are currently unable to offer any in-person children’s ministry on Sunday mornings before or during our worship service.  However, we do offer two programs for kids K-6th grade:
Kids Crew: an outdoor program at noon every-other Sunday (for families)
Grace Kids: A program on Zoom, Tuesdays at 5pm
Have a kid in 7th-12th grade? They’ll love Young Life

Kids Crew will meet next on Sunday December 6th at 12:15pm at the parsonage (120 Elm St).

Each week GCC families are encouraged to watch the video on this page together and discuss the questions below it.

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When an angel told Mary a super important message, it showed the whole world the real meaning of Christmas.

Christmas is such a fun time of year as we put up all the pretty decorations, eat yummy food and see a lot of presents under the tree. All those things are great but Christmas is about so much more than that. Christmas is all about God’s desire to have relationship with us. God sent Jesus into the world- a baby born in Bethlehem who would grow up to be the Savior of the world. In fact, another name for Jesus is Emmanuel which means “God with us”. Jesus came into the world at Christmas time so he could fix our relationship with God. He came to die for our sins. When we trust in Jesus, the Bible says we are saved and our relationship with God is fixed. That’s why Christmas is more about relationships than anything else. Instead of just focusing on the gifts and pretty decorations, we need to remember that Christmas is really about having a relationship with God. And, Christmas is a great time to spend with other people we love like family and friends. So kids, when you’re opening presents, remember that a relationship with Jesus is the best gift of all.

Key Points:
  • Christmas is about relationships, not presents.
  • An angel talked about relationships in his first words with Mary.
  • Jesus proves how much God cares about relationships

Memory Verse:

Matthew 1:23 She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’

Talk About It
  1. What’s your favorite part of the video? What’s one thing you learned from it?
  2. What are your favorite family traditions at Christmas?
  3. Who was Jesus’ mom? What did the angel tell Mary?
  4. What was Jesus’ nickname? What does it mean?
  5. Read John 3:16. Who loves us? Why did Jesus come? What does it mean that we can have eternal life?
  6. How will you apply this lesson to your life this week?