Willamette Kids at Home

Online video and curriculum for you to do as a family at home!

Check here Thursdays to see new curriculum with videos, discussion questions and downloadable crafts for you to do at home!

1. Watch the Worship & Bible Story Video!

2. Do the Activities as a Family!

NIGHT AND DAY

WHAT YOU DO: Print the attached “Sun and Moon” Activity Page and cut apart. When you hold up the sun picture, have your children dance around the room. But when you switch to the moon picture, have them pretend they are sleeping. Remind them that the sun comes out in the day, and the moon comes out at night. In our Bible story today, we heard about someone who told other people about Jesus. He talked about Jesus day and night!

WHAT’S MISSING?

WHAT YOU NEED: Tray or cookie sheet, toy cars, crayons, small book, blocks, stars, moon, plastic dinner food, toy bed, small stuffed animal, and a towel.

WHAT YOU DO: Place all of the items on the tray and cover with the towel. Place on a table. Play “what’s missing?” Remove the towel and let children look at everything on the tray. Cover the tray with the towel. Pick one item and secretly remove it from the tray. Remove the towel and ask the children to identify the missing item. Repeat as long as desired. Ask children at what time of day they would use each item. Talk about how Paul talked to people day and night about Jesus. Paul wanted people to know who Jesus was so nothing would be missing from their life!

You Got a Problem?

“Don’t worry about anything. No matter what happens, tell God about everything. Ask and pray, and give thanks to Him. Then God’s peace will watch over your hearts and your minds. He will do this because you belong to Christ Jesus. God’s peace can never be completely understood.” Philippians 4:6-7a

Do you know what the word “problem” means? A problem is a question seeking an answer. Write down a problem you aren’t sure how to solve. Some problems are small. But some are big. Some seem to have no answer at all. But there is some good news. God has all the answers. And when something happens that we don’t understand, we can always trust that He is in control. When we put our trust in Jesus, He is always with us. Because knowing Jesus changes the way you see your problems.

Ask God

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways obey him. Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIrV

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When you’re facing problems, it’s tempting to try to solve them on your own. The bad news is, you don’t have all the knowledge and understanding to face your problems. The good news is, you serve a God who does! When you’re not sure what to do, ask Him for guidance. He will lead you in the way you should go.

Go back up to the first sentence, and now use this key to decode the message. (Hint: A = T)

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It’s a lot easier to solve problems when you have access to the knowledge you need, isn’t it? Thank God for giving you what you need to face your problems.

For memory verses, discussion questions, and prayer, please download the PDFs below!

A Message for our Rising 6th Graders!

Check out this video for your rising 6th grader from Zach on the Willamette Kids team!

The transition to Middle School is a big deal.

Helpful links for parents!

WCC Student Ministry Page

For Parents: “What to Expect in Sixth Grade”

Our staff talks about parenting in this COVID season

Parents! We invite you into our candid Zoom call as we talk through how we’re in the midst of this time with you. Hope you can take a few moments and exhale with us. We love you and are here for you.

Meet Hope & Murisa!

Through the faithful generosity of our Willamette Kids, we are privileged to support Hope and Murisa, our Africa New Life sponsored students!

During this time when we aren’t meeting in the building, your kids can continue to give online with adult help, or they can drop off donations at church.

We believe that one of the ways your child will grow in their spiritual development is through the act of giving. We invite you as parents to lead your child in the act of giving sacrificially to God. 1 Timothy 6:18-19 teaches us, “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

Hope & Murisa’s sponsorship of just $39 per month covers a school uniform, shoes, school fees, medical insurance, and participation in discipleship through Africa New Life. If our offering exceeds $78 per month, the additional proceeds will go towards occasional gifts for Hope, Murisa, and their families such as food, bedding, and clothes.

Our prayer is that your children will actively participate in this opportunity to give generously!

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Kaliza Hope

Gender: Female
Birthday: 12/17/10
Community: Kigali
School level: Primary
Best Subject: Kinyarawanda
Hobby: Tennis
Dream Job: Minister or Governor of the World Bank
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Mutesa Remi Murisa

Gender: Male
Birthday: 11/2/09
Community: Kigali
School Level: Primary
Best Subject: Math
Hobby: Riding Bikes
Dream Job: Doctor