Friday, August 5, 2016

Growing in Grace August 2106

Hello Parents & Families,              August 2016

No chapel for the month of August as we prepare for the transition of classes, and I will be focusing on the planning for the upcoming year of Growing in Grace. I will return in September with new weekly updates of our chapel time with each class. 

Our theme for the upcoming year will be the Armor of the Lord, based on the Bible passage from Ephesians 6:10-17. We will put on the belt of Truth, the helmet of Salvation, the Good News shoes, the shield of Faith, and the Armor of Righteousness. 
We will build our strength in Jesus.

Its been a great summer! 

See ya in September,

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

David and Goliath

                                                                                                July 25,  2016


This is our final Bible story for the month of July. Our toddlers listened well to our story of David and Goliath.

Only a boy name David                              
Only a little sling                                    
Only a rippling brook 
Only a boy name David
And five little stones he took
One little stone went into the sling
And the sling went round and round
And one little stone went up in the air
And the Giant came tumbling down.

Our God is so big so strong and so mighty there's nothing our God cannot do!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Growing in Grace July 2016

                                                                                                July 18-21, 2016

Good Afternoon Parents & Families.

This week in Growing in Grace the children will learn what it means to have a heart for Jesus. In the Nursery  we read from the Baby Bible about how much Jesus loves us and wants us as his children to have a heart of love for others.
I also read portions of the book  "A Heart for Jesus"  written by 
Juanita Bynum with wonderful illustrations.  We finished off with music and singing. All of my furry puppet friends joined in also. Leo, Luca, and little Buddy Bear. 
All the students enjoy Leo and his friends when they visit us during chapel time.    Below are some photo's of this weeks Growing in Grace sessions: Nursery, Toddlers, & the Two's classes. The 3/4 old group will resume their schedule in September. 

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 

"Change my heart O God make it ever true."
"Change my heart O God may I be like you."





Thursday, July 14, 2016

The B-I-B-L-E

Good Day Parents and Families,             July 11-14, 2016

I'm relatively new to the world of blogging; but I too will now be making a small attempt to let our parents know a bit more of what we are doing with our students during their "Growing in Grace" chapel time." My hope is to keep things simple and informative.  Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Blessings to you all,
Ms. Bev

This week in Growing in Grace our students will be learning that the Bible is God's Word to us. We will be looking at a variety of different styles of Bible textbooks, along with Bible storybooks.

Here are the kids from the Nursery with our song paddles. 
Tuesday the toddlers spent time exploring all my Bible books. They loved their own Bible necklaces.                                                                                         
The Two's class also enjoyed looking through my Bible storybooks and they had  fun working there B-I-B-L E sewing cards.

Jesus Loves the Little Children.     

                       The Nursery children love to sing along.

 I have hidden your word in my heart. Psalm 119:11


The B-I-B-L-E yes that's the book for us!



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Growing Grace July 2106

Kids and a Cross in a Heart

Dear Parent’s & Families,                   
 As summer unfolds before us Growing in Grace is continuing with the two’s, toddlers, and nursery classrooms. Our time is spent with praise, music, stories and songs.

This month included a special praise and worship session in which our students formed a praise band and we made a “Joyful Noise” unto the Lord together. Even the older classes and school age students joined in.

The remaining weeks of July will be learning about God’s Word the Bible, having a heart for Jesus, and a standard favorite, “David and Goliath.”

Looking ahead to August there will be a short break in Growing in Grace as preparations for a new school year will be starting. We will resume all classes after Labor Day.

Praise & Blessing to you all,
Ms. Bev

“Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men” Colossians 3:23

Joseph's Coat of many colors

Jesus is my King!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

Dear Joyful Noise Families,                                       June 2016

Our Growing in Grace “Fruit of the Spirit” tree has been completed with the final fruit being added this month. Since last September we have learned and studied about the nine fruits which reflect the character traits of Jesus and teaches us about how to treat and serve others as he did.
As we enter into the summer schedule for Growing in Grace we will be looking into some Old Testament stories, the Miracles of Jesus as well as some of the Parables he taught. 
I’m grateful for another wonderful year with all our students. I thank God for all the blessings I have been able to share with these children; through their songs, prayers, and eager participation in our chapel activities.
 Many additional outdoor activities and field trips are being planned by our teachers for the upcoming months, because of this the three and four year old classes will meet only occasionally for Growing in Grace throughout the summer. Our nursery students, toddlers and the two’s classes will continue to meet weekly as their schedules allow.                                                                                                
Happy summer to all,
Ms. Bev                                                                                          

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.     Galatians 5:22-23