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Easter Story and Devotional

Parents!

Here are a couple Easter resources that you might like!

The First Easter Story3-Part Easter Devotional
What do you think of the materials?  Are they relevant?  Easy to use?
Share with us if you use either of these resources at home with your kids!  You will be helping other families get ideas on how to disciple their kids at home.

Good Friday Service

Hello CCAC Families,

Calgary Chinese Alliance Church's Good Friday Service is tomorrow morning March 30 at 10:00am.
There is NO children's program during the Good Friday Service.

Kids will sit with their parents/guardians in the service, activity sheets (and pencil crayons) will be available for them at the Sanctuary doors (or from the Ushers).

The Nursery and Toddler Rooms will be open for parents with younger kids to use.  There will be no volunteers, so parents need to look after their own children.

Thank you for your cooperation!

God is Our Saviour

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:

God is our Saviour

Last Sunday Key Verse:
“For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5)

FAMILY DEVOTION Wait For It... Do you like to wait? God is happy to wait for you. To show how God waits for us, Jesus told a story about a father waiting for his son.
Together as a family, make a favorite snack and set it out where everyone can see it. Talk about how it feels to wait for this snack.
As you wait, read Luke 15:11-24. Wow! This dad waited a long time for a son who treated him terribly—like pig food.
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS • How does it feel to be waiting for your great snack? • What was it like for the father to wait for his son? • Why do you think God waits for you?
FAMILY CHALLENGE As you enjoy your snack talk about how good it feels to know that God is waiting to tell you, “I love you."
Have an all-week contest to see who can be the first to say, “I love you”
to each famil…

God is Our Refuge

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
God is our refuge

Last Sunday Key Verse:
“The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7)
FAMILY DEVOTION
Shelter(s) in a Time of Storm
Walk around the rooms of your house and make a list of things that protect in some way, such as a door, sofa cover, lampshade, pair of shoes, and so on. Come back together. Read Psalm 46:1.
Compare God with the list of items you made earlier. For example, you could say, “God is like a pair of shoes because he protects me when I walk to school."
FAMILY CHALLENGE
As you’re driving to lessons or on errands, play a version of I Spy, looking for people or things that protect or keep us safe. Seatbelts, crossing guards, stop signs, and firetrucks are just starters. The clues should identify how God is like the item or person. For example, you could use this clue for a seatbelt: “This is like God because it holds me tight.”
Invite your family to demonstrate what …

Another Plan to Protect Training

Hello Parents,

If you volunteer with Children's and/or Youth Ministry at CCAC and missed the mandatory training in September 2017, there is another Plan to Protect Training on Sunday April 08, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm(no dinner or no childcare this time).

This is a required annual training for every ministry volunteer, new and old.  Please sign-up for the training at tinyurl.com/kidminPtoP.
Thank you.

Sunday School Take-Home for Mar & Apr

Growing closer to Jesus goes beyond the classroom and church.
All our Sunday School lessons include a take-home component, these handouts are given to the kids or parents at the end of class when they are picked up.  It is encouraged that parents, along with their kids, use the handout to plan meaningful activities during the week to review and talk about the topics the kids are learning at Sunday School.  It is a good resource for families to develop faith at home.

Parents, if you did not get the Take-Home Sheets from the Sunday School teacher, or your child made it into a paper airplane and lost it, no worries!

Take-Home Sheets for March and April are available for families to view and download here: Elementary Sunday School Take-Home Sheets
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave a comment here!

God is Love

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
God is love

Last Sunday Key Verse:
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But any-one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8)
FAMILY DEVOTION Go Show God's Love
Read 1 John 4:7-8 out loud a few times. Notice anything? Two words keep popping up: love and God. When we show love to others, like this passage says to do, we’re spreading God’s love.
Now try this! Cut a heart out of white poster board. Mount it on a slightly bigger piece of colored poster board. Hang it on your wall. Tear red construction paper into small pieces big enough to write on. Put the pieces in a bag or bowl near your poster.
Whenever a family member “gets caught” showing love to someone else, write what that person did on one of the paper pieces. Glue or tape the piece to the heart. To get started, have family members think of a time someone else in the family…

God is Holy

HIGHLIGHTS
Last Sunday Discovery Point:
God is holy

Last Sunday Key Verse:
"…Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come” (Revelation 4:8b)
FAMILY DEVOTION
100% Good God is always good all the time.
Go to a library or get online, pick several dates from history, and find out what happened in that year. Talk about whether what happened was just or unjust, fair or unfair, right or wrong. Talk about whether God was holy in each of those years.
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS • Was God just, fair, and right? (This is what holy means) • Has God changed? • Will God be any more or less holy in 100 years?

REMINDERS Coming Sunday Discovery Point:God is love
Coming Sunday Chairperson: Matthew Z Coming Sunday Powerpoint Manager: Ian W