Sunday Connection_ 10.02.2019

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Sunday Connection is our chance to revisit our Sunday groups learning mid-week. Please enjoy this weeks edition attached. This week also includes an idea for thinking about God’s love while the world around us gets all love-heart filled for Valentine’s Day. Please enjoy. SundayConnections_10.02_2019

Sunday Connections_ 03.02.2018

The astute among you may have picked up that we missed out a week of Sunday Connections. My apologies for this as it was quite a full week. On Sunday, we looked at Esther in our all age service. We will have a short Sunday Connection this week below.

Two video retellings of the story of Esther can be found HERE and HERE

To Think Together: Esther was a women of courage, who had to trust in God to bring her through a scary situation. What does it look like to be a person of courage as a Christian in 2019 in Scotland? How about in Iran or North Korea?

Word Wall: Across the week, think of some positive attributes about your children and teens, add these to there door or other place they will see on post it notes. What were Esther’s positive attributes? Thank God for the way he has made each and every one of us.

Sunday Connections 16.12.2018

Please find this week’s Sunday Connections below. This will be our last one for 2018! I hope that amongst the last few weeks  of Advent everyone has found some inspiration and encouragement in celebrating the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ this year. SundayConnection_16.12.2018EB42BCFD-EF67-46ED-A5C5-5BD2505A722A

I hope to see you at one of our Christmas services this year! Christmas Services 2018

Merry Christmas,

Cassie

Sheep Nativity Trail Underway for the Young & Young at Heart!

Our Newhaven Sheep Nativity Trail is well underway and our sheep have had some happy visitors already! Will you find our sheep hidden across Newhaven and help us tell the Christmas Story? How does it work you ask?

  1. Print the booklet attached (or pick one up at Newhaven Church Café OR at the Victoria PS Fayre on Saturday 15th December). SheepTrailBooklet_ChildBooklet
  2. Find the Sheep Around the Neighbourhood.
  3. Put the Nativity Story in Order.
  4. Enter to win a Prize By: showing Cassie your completed booklet at the Victoria PS School Fayre; showing Cassie on Sunday 16th December at the 10:30am Service; OR taking a photo of your completed booklet and sending it to Cassie
  5. All Entries Must be received by the 16th December 2018!

Sunday Connection for 09.12.2018

Please enjoy this week’s Sunday Connection attached. This is an opportunity to connect to our Sunday children and youth lessons throughout the week. This week’s edition also includes some exciting links that creatively tell the Christmas story, as well as links to interesting articles to help us support one another at Christmas time! Please enjoy!-Cassie SundayConnection_09.12.2018

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Sunday Connection 28.10.2018

Lighthouse (P1-P6)

 Bible Passage: Matthew 25:31-46

Aim: To prepare our hearts and minds for the shoebox service our primary school aged children looked at the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats to see that we show our love for Jesus by loving and serving other people.

ParableofSheepandGoatsTo Think About: Sheep and Goats look similar, particularly so in the Middle East.  What sets them apart from one another, is there character. Sheep: Rely on the shepherd. Follow the shepherd.
Goats: Are happy on their own. Like to go their own way. Don’t pay attention to instructions. Would eat anything they could find -including the shepherds cloak!  The children put together the illustration to the left with their leaders’ help. They wrote Jesus’s name on a big piece of card and put a crown over his name to show that he is a king. They drew a sheep on one side and a goat on the other. The sheep would be blessed and they looked happy. They put a smiley face on the sheep. The goats would not be blessed and they looked miserable. Sad face.

Chat together about ways in which your family tries to follow Jesus, including showing His love to others. Why is important to show others about Jesus in this way? If you are putting together a shoebox together this week for next week, chat and wonder a bit about the person who might receive it. Pray for them. 

Youth (P7-S4)

Bible Passage: Judges Ch. 6 & 7. We focused on Ch. 6 and used The Message Translation

Aim: To show that God used an ordinary person, with all of his doubts and fears, for His purpose of rescuing the people of Israel.

Retold Here (Both Ch 6 and Ch 7): This video is aimed at upper primary, but a quality re-telling. 

To Think About: What do we know about Gideon from that he says in Ch 6? What are Gideons fears and doubts in the whole situation? How does God respond to Gideon? Can we bring our fears and doubts to God today? Do we know of any ordinary people who’ve been used for God in big ways now-a-days? If appropriate, pray that God would use your family as part of his story.