December 3, 2017

Welcome to December!  The month where we can celebrate the birth of Jesus!  This month, we will journey to the manger in both elementary and preschool.  We have an advent calendar for you to use with daily ideas to think of others this month.  If you want additional readings, take time to read the Christmas story found in Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 1; Matthew 2:1-11.  Kids learn by repetition so reach through the scriptures every week leading up to Christmas!

The Story

We start our look at generosity in 1 John 4:9-11 where we discover that generosity starts with God.  Because God loved us so much, He sent Jesus to be our savior and make it possible for us to be with God forever!

Bottom Line: Because God gave, I can give.  John goes on in this passage and writes, Dear Friends, since God loved us this much, we should also love one another.  As kids respond to God’s generosity in their own life, we pray they will be generous with their family, friends, and neighbors.

This Month’s Memory Verse

Be sure to check out this month’s memory verse!  Get started now in helping your child learn the verse and have them say it for their small group leader on the weekend.

GodTime Card:

GodTime cards are available each month and are a tool to assist parents as they help their child have “God Time” each week. Here’s how:  There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each one is designed to be done on a different day. Click below to see this week’s GodTime card.


Do you know what songs your kids are singing this month? Click below to listen or purchase the music your child will be singing this month.


A Widget is a cool, concrete, take-home item for families to use. This item is given to elementary students each month.  It will aid in reminding them what is taught in DV on the weekend and assist in the retention of the Bible lessons as kids grow in Christ. Click below to read more about December’s Widget!