Awana & GKids Update (March 16th, 2020)
As you know, for the next 3 weeks (until April 5th) all schools and activities have been postponed. In order to help mitigate the cleaning and sanitization of the school/church we have also postponed all Awana and Gkids activities at this time.
This is the PERFECT opportunity for you to take the spiritual lead in your home - and we are here to help!
The first thing you can do is download the ParentCue app (iOS/Android). You will be able to add your children and their ages into the app and see videos, scripture to memorize, and activities that you and your child can talk through to engage in Christ-centered conversation.
The next thing you can do is join/watch our GKids Facebook page for video uploads that will correspond to the lesson for each week.
Next, based on the age of your children and involvement in Gkids and/or Awana there are various resources included below for quiet time activities and for you to use to point your children to Christ.
Attached below are weekly bible verses for you and your preschooler to study and memorize together, a weekly activity for morning time, drive time, bath time, and cuddle time, and a great article to encourage you as a parent!
Also attached below are weekly bible studies for your elementary aged child to study scripture, interact with biblical truths, and develop a healthy habit of daily connecting with God. This is something they can do on their own first and come together with you daily or at the end of the week to talk through with them.
Since there are no make-up days built in to our Awana schedule we are asking you as the parents of an Awana Sparks or T&T clubber to keep them on track for when we return.
So, we ask that you use the Awana book as your child’s devotional time to study passages, answer questions, and finish all activities in the lesson including memorizing the verse (or verses) for that section.
Please record and send a video of your child saying their verse (or verses)! Send it as a text message to 229-254-2527 with your child’s first and last name - and then your first and last name (in case we don’t have your contact information). We will then compile these and sign in our records. If you have any questions about what your child needs to do to complete a part of their book, please send a text to the above and we will gladly help clarify.
Last but not least - if there is anything else that we can do to help you - DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK!
“…love the Lord your God with all your hear, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Mitch Hines & the Gkids Team!