Elementary Parent Connect: December 3

Dear Parents,

We are excited to partner with you as you guide your elementary students in their faith! Below, you will find details about the lesson we learned this week and a helpful activity to reinforce the lesson at home.

Bible Story: The Holy Spirit Came

In this Bible story, the Holy Spirit came and filled a room full of people. On this day, the Holy Spirit reaffirmed that Jesus is the Lord and Messiah. When the people heard this, they repented and were baptized–almost three thousand of them.

Read more in Acts 2:1-4, 22-42.

Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to Scriptures”

Home Activity: Reason for the Season

Today your child learned that the Holy Spirit came on the disciples at Pentecost. Next week, he or she will learn that Mary became pregnant with Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps Christians to become more like Jesus.

During the Christmas season, we remember and celebrate that God sent His Son Jesus to earth as a baby as a gift for all of us. However, it can be a challenge to keep the focus on Jesus during this busy time of year. Help your family to remember the reason you celebrate as you count down the days until Christmas by considering one (or both!) of the ideas below:

  • Learn about the time of preparation and hope called “Advent.” Advent starts today in the liturgical church calendar, and many churches light a calendar each Sunday leading up to Christmas. There are many ideas online to create your own Advent wreath with your family, such as these from Pinterest.
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible has 24 stories leading up to the birth of Jesus, and there are many Advent reading plans that go along with this Bible online, as well. Read one story a day (or two if you need to catch up) until Christmas Day!

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