Spark | Age 3–K
SEPTEMBER| This or That
OVERVIEW | An adult makes about 35,000 choices every day, but adults are not the only ones with choices to make. Children have their fair share of choices too—about 3,500 of them. Every. Single. Day. Should I eat this snack
or that snack? Should I play with this toy or that toy? Should I do this and share or do that and keep it all for myself?
Knowing that our kid’s 3,500 daily choices will one day turn into 35,000 daily choices is why we want to teach kids that, when they have a choice between This or That, they can trust that God knows what’s best for them.
QUESTION | Who knows what’s best for you? God knows what’s best for me!
MEMORY VERSE | “God . . . knows everything.” 1 John 3:20 NIV
SEPTEMBER 3 | In the Garden | Genesis 1:31, 2:8-3:24 | Adam and Eve eat the fruit God told them not to eat and have to leave the garden. sovKids online only.
SEPTEMBER 10 | Moses and the Sea | Exodus 13:17-18; 14 | Moses leads God’s people to trust what God says, and God makes a path through the Red Sea for the Israelites to walk on. sovKids kick off at 9:15am or 10:45am and online.
SEPTEMBER 17 | Jonah | Jonah 1:1-3:10 | Jonah goes God’s way and tells the people in Ninevah about God after Jonah goes his own way and is swallowed by a big fish. In person at 9:15am or 10:45am and online.
SEPTEMBER 24 | Naaman | 2 Kings 5:1-14 | The prophet Elisha told Naaman to wash in the Jordan River to heal his skin. In person at 9:15am or 10:45am and online.
Surge | Grades 1–5
SEPTEMBER | Harmony: together is better!
OVERVIEW | God created us for relationships. From the very beginning of the Bible, we see how important it is to have wise people in our life who help us understand how to honor God with our actions. When God sent Jesus, we were able to see the best example of friendship ever. Jesus showed us how much He loves us as He laid down His life for His friends. With His words and actions, Jesus showed friendship to everyone He met. We can reflect Jesus’ love best when we take time to care for our friends.
LIFE APP | Friendship: using your words and actions to show others you care.
MEMORY VERSE | “A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes.” Proverbs 17:17 NIRV
SEPTEMBER 3 | Two People Are Better Than One | Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 | Choose your friends carefully. sovKids online only.
SEPTEMBER 10 | David and Mephibosheth | 1 Samuel 19-20; 2 Samuel 9 | Friends keep their promises. sovKids kick off at 9:15am or 10:45am and online.
SEPTEMBER 17 | Barnabas and Saul | Acts 9:26-30 | Friends stand up for one another. In person at 9:15am or 10:45am and online.
SEPTEMBER 24 | Forgive One Another | Colossians 3:13 | Friends forgive one another. In person at 9:15am or 10:45am and online.