Children’s Church, Sunday, September 13, 2020

From Fearful to Fearless

Gatherlings time, September 6, 2020

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Children’s Church, Sunday, September 6, 2020

Backyard Boats Craft
Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms the Water
  • Pool Noodle,
  • Plastic Straws,
  • Foam Sheet, Scissors,
  • Hole Punch,
  • Large Plastic Bin,
  • Water, Optional: Blue Food Coloring
Looking for a fun hands on way to teach your kids about the Fruit of the Spirit is Peace? Backyard boats are the perfect hands on activity to reenact how Jesus calmed the storm. He gives us peace in the middle of our storms.
  1. Use scissors (or a knife) to cut the pool noodle into 2-3″ slices.
  2. Cut triangles out of the foam sheet and punch a hole at the top and the bottom.
  3. Cut the straw to your desired length and then poke into the pool noodle.
  4. Fill a large bin with water in your backyard (add blue food coloring if you want) & add the boats—use your hand to create waves in the water and reenact how Jesus calmed the storm.

Children’s Church, Sunday, August 30, 2020

“Stronger Together” Craft
The following crafts were inspired by Scripture from Acts 2:1-13.  There are several examples in the Bible of how we need friends to help us follow Jesus.  Under each image there is a link that will take you to the directions for the different crafts.

Children’s Church, Sunday, August 23, 2020

Raised Salt Cross Painting
Looking for ways to point your kids to Jesus? This Fruit of the Spirit is LOVE Kids Activities pack is full of simple ideas to teach kids what love is in an engaging way. This hands on study of Galatians 5:22-23 is aimed to help your family connect, play, learn, and grow in God’s Word together.
  • Supplies: Cross Printable, Cardstock, Bottle of Glue, Table Salt, Watercolors, Paint Brush
  • Instructions:
    1. Print the cross printable on heavy cardstock.
    2. Squeeze a thin line of glue along the edge of the cross so that it is outlined with glue.
    3. Sprinkle table salt all over the glue.
    4. Pour off the excess salt.
    5. Dip your paint brush into the watercolor paint of your choice. Gently touch the salt with your brush and watch the color spread.
    6. Let your artwork dry thoroughly (it may take a little longer than normal).
  • CLICK HERE to download Cross Template

Children’s Church, Sunday, August 16, 2020

Tambourine Paper Plate Craft
Use these tambourines to play joyful music praising the Lord for all he has done in our lives!
How to Create a Paper Plate Tambourine: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
Paper Plate Tambourine | Kids' Crafts | Fun Craft Ideas ...
1. Cut 12″ lengths of ribbon (or yarn) and *use the edge of your scissors to make them curly. *optional
2. Have children write “Praise the Lord” on one side of the paper plates and decorate both sides.  Then have them write things God has done for them on the second side.
3. Place a hand full of corn, rice, or dried beans on the paper plate and place the second paper plate over the plate, front to front. Staple the plates together. Have the children color the edges of the paper plates.
4. Hole punch holes around the stapled paper plates.
5. Attach the string or yarn and jingle bells around the stapled paper plates.
Heavy-duty Paper Plates
One-inch Jingle Bells
Ribbon or Yarn
Glue Sticks
Highlighter Markers or Crayons
Dried Corn, Rice, or Dried Beans
Hole Punch

Children’s Church, Sunday, August 9, 2020

Band Aid Art
**Credit: The following craft can be found at 
1. Using either the template or construction paper, have your kiddo create an original piece of artwork using band-aids! For some ideas CLICK HERE
2. Read together, John 4:46-54

Gatherlings time, July 29, 2020

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

Children’s Church, Sunday, August 2, 2020

Power of Prayer Craft
  • 6 wooden boxes (You can find these at Michaels or any craft store)
  • 15 toilet paper rolls (cut in half) or as many as needed to fill your boxes
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Yarn or cord for hanging
  • Command hook for hanging
  • Strips of colored paper
  1.  Glue boxes together in a cross pattern.
  2. Glue toilet paper halves in place.
  3.  Glue cord to back for hanging.
  4.  On the colored strips of paper, write a prayer concern or a prayer for someone else.  (Each night/day, pull a prayer out)
CLICK HERE to print Prayer Hands as an additional resource for helping your kids learn how to pray.

Children’s Prayer to Say Every Day

Every Day Prayer


He wakes me up; He makes me sleep.
Provides for me the food I eat.
When I cry, I call on Him,
Because I know with Him I win.
Even through the hardest day,
I trust in Him in every way.
He’s the One who sees me through,
Jesus lives, I know it’s true.
With loving-kindness, He smiles on me.
Because He died, I am free.
Lord, for all, I thank you so,
I know you’ll never let me go!


— Esther Lawson

Children’s Church, Sunday, July 26, 2020

God’s Love for Us Paper Heart Chain Craft
Construction paper- 3 or 4 different colors
String or ribbon
1. Cut out several hearts of the same size.
2. Fold the hearts and cut out the middle section (you can keep those for another activity!)
3. Open out the hearts.
4. Make a cut at the side of each heart.
5. Link the hearts together by overlapping the cut edges and gluing them (a bit like making a paper chain).
6. Attach a piece of ribbon to one of the hearts and hang from a doorknob or as a banner!