Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Baby in the Basket

 Hi everyone and welcome back to Christchurch Kids. We are spending more time in our homes again at the moment but we are glad that we can still learn about God together here online. We can also talk to God any time and any place.

We are starting a new adventure together today as we begin to look at the life of Moses. He led an incredible life with God. It is full of surprises and adventure and we are looking forward to sharing the stories with you. What do you think of the new look blog? Moses's adventures involve quite a lot of water so it's a good background to have as we start finding out about him. 


Moses first adventure began right at the very beginning of his life when he was still only a baby and water plays a big part in this story as it happens on a river.


Let's watch the video and find out...




There's a song about this story too. You may recognise some of the tune.




What an incredible beginning to Moses' life! How do you think Moses' mum felt when she decided to put him into the basket on the river? It must have been a very difficult decision and I think it must have helped that his big sister stayed close to see what happened. Moses' mum must have trusted God that her baby would be alright.

How do you think Moses' big sister felt when she was able to run home and fetch her mum? She was able to say that her little brother was safe AND that he was being looked after by the princess AND that the princess wanted her to come and look after him. How amazing is that!

God had good plans for Moses.

Moses's mum showed that she trusted God. We can trust God too even when we don't know what is going to happen. God will always be there for us as he loves us so much.

Trust the Lord with all your heart.
    Don’t depend on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5




Our Activity Book

 

Have you received you Moses activity book yet? If you haven't got one yet and you usually get post from church then it will be with you in the next couple of days. If you are new to the Christchurch Kids blog and would like an activity book, please email Emy at childrenandfamilies@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk

We can have a look in our activity books now and find the pages about the baby in the basket. 


Prayer


We can talk to God about anything and we can trust Him that he knows what is going to happen next and he will take care of us. 

Today, as we are thinking of Moses floating in the river in his basket, we are going to write our prayers on cupcake cases. You can just write a word or draw a picture. Maybe it's something to say thank you for, maybe it's to ask for help if you are worried about something or maybe it's to say sorry for something. 

Take your cupcake cases and float them in a sink or bowl of water. We can talk to God about what we have written down as we think of how He looked after baby Moses in the basket on the river.




We've got a great song with some fancy footwork now based on the verse from Proverbs above. We can trust in the Lord! Maybe you would like to have a go at the actions and do your own fancy footwork. 






Thank you for popping by today. We hope you've had fun finding out about Moses. Join us again next week for the next part of his incredible journey.




Sunday, January 3, 2021

January F@CT

 



Hello and welcome to F@CT Online! We hope you all had a joyful, peaceful Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus.


Today we are going to be looking at two people who never appear in a Nativity play but were there just after Jesus was born. They are called Anna and Simeon.


Let's watch this to hear who they were.


Anna and Simeon were both amazing, faithful people. They believed that God would keep his promises to them. They both got to meet Jesus, just as God had told them they would. 

Can you imagine how excited they must have been? People had been waiting hundreds of years for Jesus to arrive and they actually got to see him. 


It's the beginning of a new year and last year was very unexpected. We had lots of strange, difficult moments. As we look towards this new year ahead of us, we can be absolutely sure of one thing, just like the story above told us. 

It's this...

God keeps his promises.


What do God's promises look like for us? God has promised us lots of things in the Bible.


Here are nine of God's promises for us.



Activity

You can download, colour and cut out the sheet above. Maybe you would like to stick God's promises up somewhere in your house. You could stick them near a mirror or maybe on a notice board.

Maybe you could decorate a promise jar like this...


This year you may hear new promises that God is making for you. You could add them to the jar.


Prayer

Two of the promises above are about prayer. They say that when we pray God listens to us and is close to us.

Choose one of the promises on the sheet and spend a quiet moment thinking about it. Maybe you could draw your own picture about what that promise means to you. 


Thank you God that you are with us as we travel together into the New Year.
Help us to remember your promises for us.

Amen





We've got a song we can sing together called "All through History". We know God is faithful and keeps His promises as there are lots of stories in the Bible when He has shown that. 
This song looks at some of those stories. 

Let's praise God that he is faithful and trustworthy with singing and maybe some dancing too...




Thank you for joining us for F@CT online. We hope you've had fun today finding out more about God.

Next week we are going to be starting to look at the amazing story of Moses. He went on lots of adventures with God. We're going to have lots of fun finding out all about him.


Sunday, December 27, 2020

Merry Larry and the true light of Christmas

 Hi everyone

 

After all the celebrations of Christmas, it's nice to have a bit of quiet time, snuggled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and popping on a film.


We thought we would watch a bit of Veggie Tales together today.


We hope you enjoy this little bit of vegetable based silliness!




We hope you are having a lovely Christmas holiday.

Next Sunday, we will be celebrating F@CT together online only.
We hope you can join us here as we look towards the New Year.


Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Day



The Three Kings Advent-ure

The kings have made it to the end of their journey. They have found Jesus in the stable. We hope you enjoyed following them around our town.



We hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Jesus.


We got a little mystery to solve today. A cheese-eating, mystery-solving mouse has a new noisy neighbour and he's got to work out who he is?







Let's celebrate together with this fun Christmas song. 
You can sing along and join in with the actions.





Thank you popping in on Christmas Day! 

Join us on Sunday for a Veggie Tales Christmas movie and then on the 3rd of January we will be celebrating F@CT together online. We hope you can join us.


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve

 The Three Kings Advent-ure


The kings are getting ready for our Christingle service today. 

We hope you can join in too.

Go to the church website to access the online service.

www.christchurch-clevedon.org.uk



Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

December 22nd

 The Three Kings Advent-ure


The star has shown the kings the way. It looks like their journey is nearly over.