Showing posts from July, 2018

Names of God: Adonai

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: Names of God: Adonai Past Sunday Key Verse: “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.” (Psalm 66:18-19 NIV) God promised His people that they would receive very special land. However, before they could live on the land, their leader, Joshua, was met with a challenge of disobedience from among one of the Israelite families. Even though God, or Adonai, had already shown the Israelites that He was their Lord and Master, sin was committed and Adonai required that the sin be removed from His people. In today’s lesson, we will learn that God requires obedience because He is our loving Master. FAMILY ACTIVITY Find lists of rules by searching the Bible, the internet, or newspapers (e.g. the Ten Commandments, rules for participating in an activity, or laws). Talk with your child about the importance of obeying earthly rules as well as Biblical (Godly) rules. Help hi

Names of God: Yahweh

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: Names of God: Yahweh Past Sunday Key Verse: God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I am has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14 NIV) Throughout the Bible God presented Himself as “Yahweh,” a Hebrew name that means “eternally present.” This special name was revealed to Moses, an old man whom God chose to free His people. Through extraordinary events, Yahweh proved to Moses and the Hebrew people that He is in complete control of all His creation. Yahweh has always existed, He’s here in the present, and He will always exist in the future. He is in complete control of events, people, and nature. Yahweh shows us His power by providing helpers, like Moses, to fulfill His plans. We should treat Yahweh’s name with respect because it represents His awesome power and eternal nature. FAMILY ACTIVITY Point out a few worn items around your house (furniture, torn clothing, broken toys, etc.). Ask your child to c

Names of God: Elohim

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: Names of God: Elohim Past Sunday Key Verse: “Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” (1 Kings 18:37 NIV) Throughout the Bible God presents Himself as “Elohim,” a Hebrew name that means “full of power and strength.” One of the times He especially proved His power was at Mount Carmel where the prophet, Elijah, challenged the false god, Baal. Through this amazing event, God’s people turned away from evil because He proved there is no god but Elohim! Elohim also provided a way for salvation through His Son, Jesus. When we accept the gift of salvation and believe in the Lord, then our hearts will also be filled with strength through the Holy Spirit. FAMILY ACTIVITY Talk about good opinions and bad opinions. For example, tell your child about a time when you followed someone’s good opinions or advice and what happened as a result. Then tell him or he

Names of God: El Shaddai

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: Names of God: El Shaddai Past Sunday Key Verse: “Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.” (Psalm 89:8 NIV) FAMILY ACTIVITY Go cloud-gazing with your child. Spread out a blanket in your yard or at a park on a nice day and observe the unique shape and appearance of each cloud. Discuss how the same God who took the time to make each cloud special takes the time to care for us. Further explain that one of His names, El Shaddai, teaches us that He is all-powerful and provides for our every need. Encourage your child by reminding him or her that El Shaddai takes special care of us because He loves us. PRAYER Thank you, Lord, for being our El Shaddai. Because You created us and provide for us, we know that we can turn to You and trust Your plan. Thank You for loving us and sending Jesus to die for our sins. Amen. REMINDERS FOR COMING SUNDAY Discovery Point: Names of God: Elohim

Gr5/6 + Youth BBQs

Children's Ministry and the English Youth Ministry invite the Grade 5 and 6 kids to a BBQ with the Youth on Sunday July 08 from 4:00pm-6:30pm at Calgary Chinese Alliance Church! Parents and family are invited to come as well! This summer, we have two BBQs planned again for the gr5/6s and youth: one on July 08 and another on August 12. These BBQs are great opportunities for grade 5/6s to connect with the teens in the Youth Ministry, as well as to get to know a bit about the youth programs (ROCK Fellowship, Youth Sunday School) and the people who lead them. If your gr5/6 would like to come to the BBQ on July 08, please RSVP by July 07. If your gr5/6 would like to come to the BBQ on August 12, please RSVP by August 10. On the BBQ Sundays, we also invite the Grade 6s to join the 1:00pm English Worship Service before the BBQ starts! The grade 6 students can experience the English adult service before they move on to youth ministry programs in September. Hope to see

Summer 2018 Sunday Schedule

Hello Parents! There are changes to the Sunday Children's Program schedule for the summer months. Starting Sunday July 01 until September 02, TODDLER - there is program at 9:30am Mandarin and 11:00am Cantonese Services, NO program at 1:00pm English Service (the room will be open for parents to use at 1pm if needed) PRESCHOOL/K - there is normal program during all three services at 9:30am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm ELEMENTARY - the programs are switched: Sunday School at 9:30am Children Worship at 11:00am NO program at 1:00pm English Service On Sunday September 09, the schedule will change back and the kids will move up a grade that week (kindergarten to grade 1, and grade 6 to youth). If you have any questions about the changes, leave us a comment! Thanks!

Names of God: Alpha and Omega

HIGHLIGHTS Past Sunday Discovery Point: Names of God: Alpha and Omega Past Sunday Key Verse: “I am the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:13 NIV) FAMILY ACITIVTY List the names that describe both you and your child (including actual names, nick names, and titles such as “son”) on a piece of paper. Then think about the different names for God, such as Lord, Father, Abba, and Alpha and Omega and write them on the bottom of the paper. Ask your child to think about why one person can have so many names (because each name represents a unique characteristic or status). Help him or her understand that the Bible gives different names for God because each name teaches us something about Him, just like each of our names reveal something about us. PRAYER Thank you, God, for being Alpha and Omega. Because You hold everything in Your hands, we can trust Your plan for our lives. Thank You for loving us and sending Jesus to die for our si