Sunday School for Nursery, Children and Teens
Special Events Continue During Lent in the Education Building
Calling all children and teens! We will remember how Jesus ventured into a rough and unfriendly wilderness for 40 days where he was tested. Each week, children and teens will see images of Jesus entering the wilderness in the Lenten Wilderness Art Display in the education building. It’s a great way to start a faith conversation by focusing on what is depicted in each image.
Children and teens will also be asked to reflect on their own lives during Lent. The trees surrounding the wilderness art display are filling with “gratitude” leaves. Children and teens are invited to write the names of loved ones, draw images and write about things that are gifts from God on the leaves.
Check out a few pics from this project.
Each class will continue to find ways to connect with Jesus and hear about the amazing things Jesus said and did along the way. Old Testament stories are linked to the New Testament in Godly Play. The Faithweaver curriculum will introduce younger children, tweens and teens to the ministry Jesus began that continues today. Join us!
Sunday School This Week
Nursery (0-3 years) Faithweaver
Young children sing songs about Jesus and learn that he is the “king of everything.” This lesson teaches little ones to think about people in their lives who are gifts from God.
Children (PreK-3 Grade) Godly Play
Each week, this class features a short chapel service. Then, children head to the Godly Play room, to hear a storyteller present new and fresh ways to teach Bible truths. This week, children will hear about the mystery of Easter. This lesson turns everything “inside out” as we journey through Lent and head towards Easter. Children will get to take home their very own puzzle cross, which resembles the wooden puzzle cross in the lesson. Ask your child to retell this amazing story at home!
Tweens (4-6 Grade) Faithweaver
It can sometimes be hard to be thankful. Tweens will create a picture of their lives in a paper outline of life-size dimensions, mapping out people and things and places to see the goodness in their lives. Tweens are encouraged to bring and share their gratitude journals that they started keeping last week.
Teens (7-12 Grade) Faithweaver
Teenagers will continue to respond to God’s love as they look at borrower profiles on Kiva.org. The teens have been given the opportunity to choose people from around the world to lend money to by the Mission and Outreach committee at St. Martin’s. These microloans give borrowers opportunities to change their lives and their community as well. Borrowers may seek to use the loans to go to school, grow businesses, or even switch to clean energy. Each loan is repaid by the borrower.
Don’t forget! One of St. Martin’s youth is leading a water bottle sales campaign for the month of March. The water bottles will go into the sack lunches made on Service Sunday to feed the homeless served by Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County (UGM). Here’s how you can participate. This campaign ends on March 22. Check out each monthly campaign for Spring 2015.