One of the reasons I love being in ministry with you is that so many of you are eager to reinforce at home what your children are exploring on Sunday mornings.
Current research is conclusive — a child’s number one place for spiritual formation is the home.
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you what we’re doing.
Below is the Theme, Memory Verse, and Bible story for the month.
At the end are a few ideas for holy conversation starters.
As always, I am honored to serve your children and serve with you.
Theme for November: Thank You
Memory Verse: Psalm 92:1 — It is good to give thanks to the Lord.
Bible Story: Ten Were Healed [Luke 17:11-19]
Ten men with leprosy approach Jesus, asking to be healed. Jesus heals all ten, but only one comes back to say thank you.
Thank You — two of the most powerful words we can say.
It makes others feel good and appreciated.
And saying Thank You is one way we acknowledge that we need, and receive, help.
We can’t do it alone.
Think about all the things that happen during a day where someone helps you. (Preparing meals. Driving you to school. Teaching you. Telling you a bedtime story. Making sure you have clean clothes.) Did you thank the people who made those things possible?
Dedicate an entire day to thanking everyone who does something, big or small, to help you.
Write a thank you note for someone simply for being a caring presence in your life. (We don’t have to only write thank you notes when someone gives us a present.)
You can even write a thank you note to God. Don’t worry about postage. If you write it, God will get the message!