We are excited you have come to be a part of our gathering, and are thankful you've invited us into your lives. We know the online community is another facet of what God is doing in the midst of us each week. We pray that what happens in your heart as you engage with us online translates into "off-line" conversations you have with the people in your life this week, as you share with them what God is doing in you.
You don’t have to do this alone! Our heart is to encourage you to connect with others and explore together ways God wants to work in and through you. Consider inviting others in your world - friends, family, neighbors - to share this time with you.
No matter where you are, or where you're coming from, know that we're praying for you — that Christ, by his Spirit, would draw you into a place of dependence on his Life and availability to his leading, to the glory of the Father.
Worship with us in Early Childhood this week by watching the large group video below, then use the conversation starters to help you connect the main idea from the Bible story with your child's everyday life. These questions are designed to help you share your faith with your child, and hear how your child is thinking about God and Jesus.
In our final episode, Dr. Frankenstruedel's simple experiment has explosive results. But he reminds us that it is simple science, unlike Jesus' miracles, which made people wonder, "Wow, how did he do that?" Our storyteller recounts Jesus' first miracle, where he turned everyday water into the best wine during a wedding celebration. And although our storyteller performs a little reenactment, she reminds us that it was with the help of a drink mix, something Jesus didn't need because Jesus can do anything.
Older 3's & Up
For PARENT and KID: Imagine you were at the party and watched Jesus change the water into wine. What would you have done?
For PARENT: Share about a time you hosted a party and something didn't go as planned.
For KID: What is your favorite treat to have at a party? How would you feel if it ran out and you didn't get any?
TOGETHER: Jesus showed up and saved the party with his miracle. Jesus can do the same for us, too. Let's ask Jesus to help us today.
BATH TIME: Pick up a bath bomb and, after telling the story, put the bath bomb in the water to make it change colors.
PLAY TIME: Grab a kid-friendly drink mix for your snack time. Fill 2 cups with water. Pour the drink mix into one of the cups and watch it change color.
Is the Spirit putting someone on your heart? Use the form below to tell us who your name in the wall is. Our Online Team will be praying with you, and this week we'll take the names submitted and place them in the wall at the Carrollton campus.