The children will learn that:-
Bible Story Reference: Mark 1:9-11, Matthew 3:13-17, Luke 3:21-22
Colossians 3:13 (NIV)
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Hello, children of God! Do you see what I have here? What is this? (Hold up a glass or bottle of water.) That’s right, this is water! Now, what does water do? What can we do with water? (Encourage the children to come up with a variety of water uses, such as drinking, swimming, cooking, and bathing.)
So, water is powerful and important stuff. And did you know that your body is made up largely of water? That’s why it is essential that you drink it and stay hydrated. But water also makes me think of baptism. Do you know what baptism is?
Baptism helps us remember that God has saved us and washed our sins away! Some people do baptism in different ways… some sprinkle water onto people (feel free to demonstrate with a small toy and your water); some people dip into the water; some baptize people when they are babies; some when they are older…there are a lot of ways to do it. But it is a wonderful and important thing to be baptized because it shows us that we are new in Christ!
Dear Father, thank you for new beginnings. Help us to make the most of them — not through our own strength — but through the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
One of our valued behaviours as a church is “Aliveness in the Spirit”. This means you are filled by the Holy Spirit who will help you discover, nurture and use your spiritual gifts to serve others.
Constant display of the gifts of the holy spirit: Pray for God to show you your spiritual gift according to Romans 12:3-8
What You Need
Something circular e.g. CD, plate,cup
Black Crayon or Marker
Trace a circle onto the white paper and cut it out.
Cut a rectangle out of white paper. (Cutting a piece of A4 paper into quarters is a good size.)
Fold the circle in half.
Accordion fold the rectangle.
Cut a small triangle out of the yellow paper.
Make a small slit in the middle of the circle near the top (folded edge).
Slide the accordion folded paper through the slit to make the wings.
Glue the yellow triangle to one end of the circle, near the folded edge, for the beak.
Draw an eye on both sides of the dove.