MCC CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

PRESCHOOL

NOVEMBER 2018

HAPPY HELPERS CLUB

Camp Out

The Happy Helpers Club is back, and we want everyone to join! In the past, we’ve talked about all the ways we can help. This time, we want to look at helping from a different angle and focus more on being thankful for the many people who help us. We’re asking, Who helps me, and how can I show them I am thankful for them? Simply put, we want our preschoolers to grow up with eyes that see the helpers and a heart that is thankful. Because no matter how grown up you are, you always have people helping you—and a “thank you” goes a long way.

WEEK 1
We will start this month introducing a new Bible story to our First Look friends. They will hear the story of Tabitha and how she made clothes for those who were in need. Story Focus: I am thankful for people who give me clothes. There are many people in a preschooler’s life who give them basic necessities like clothes. We want to remember to thank them for helping them and giving them clothes.

WEEK 2
Sometimes we need a lot of help, and God made people to help us. We can do more as a group than we can alone. Nehemiah rebuilt the wall around the city, but he didn’t do it alone. He had help. Story Focus: I am thankful for people who help me. Just like Nehemiah asked people to help, we can ask people to help us too. And, we should be thankful for the help they give.

WEEK 3
In week three, preschoolers will hear the story of the Good Samaritan. When we are hurt and scared, we need help. God made people to help us just like the Good Samaritan helped the hurt man. Story Focus: I am thankful for people who help me when I’m hurt. Preschoolers get boo boos often, and so many people help them when they’re hurt. We can say thank you to all the people who help us when we’re hurt.

WEEK 4
The widow in week four’s story gives Elijah food even when she may not have enough to feed herself and her son. God rewards her being a Happy Helper by keeping her flour and oil from running out. Story Focus: I am thankful for people who give me food. Preschoolers are surrounded by so many Happy Helpers who give them food when they are hungry. We want them to learn to say thank you for those that supply the food that fills their tummies.

When we stop and think about it, we are surrounded by helpers who deserve a big “thank you” for all the ways they help us. They are making the world we live in—the world our preschoolers live in—a better place.

THIS MONTH
Key Question: Who are you thankful for?
Bottom Line: I am thankful for people who help me.
Memory Verse: “'Always give thanks to God.” Ephesians 5:20 NCV

11/4 -I am thankful for people who give me clothes. (Tabitha - Acts 9:36-39)
11/11 - I am thankful for people who help me. (Nehemiah Builds a Wall - Nehemiah 1-6)
11/18 - I am thankful for people who help me when I'm hurt. (Good Samaritan - Luk 10:25-37)
11/25 - I am thankful for people who give me food. (Elijah and the Widow - 1 Kings 17:7-16)

PARENT CUES

The weekly Parent Cues found below are excellent resources for you to continue the conversation, started on Sunday, throughout the week at home. Designed to be implemented into the normal flow of your day, each week’s Parent Cue focuses on one of five areas;

Morning Time
Car Time
Bath Time
Cuddle Time
Play Time

At these times throughout your week, try out the Parent Cue’s suggestions for reinforcing what they were taught that Sunday at church. The consistent application they receive from you at home throughout the week will drive home the lesson they were taught as they just begin to get a first look at their heavenly Father.

Click the orange button below each week to view and download.

OUR MISSION:

"CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES EXISTS TO PARTNER WITH FAMILIES IN HELPING THEIR KIDS BECOME LIFELONG FOLLOWERS OF JESUS."