Saturday at 5 p.m.: Contemporary Service, Sanctuary (no children's classes)
Sunday at 9 a.m.: Contemporary Service, Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall, with Valley Kids Church
Sunday at 11 a.m.: Contemporary Service, Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall, with Valley Kids Church
This is the first week in a series called "Snowed Inn"
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If you watch the worship service as a family, consider printing our special Valley Kids sermon notes page! We encourage you to watch the video below with your kids, and then lead them in a discussion and prayer time.
Parents, you can use this lesson guide as written or choose pieces of it. All the linked words are printable documents. This is the first week of our new curriculum, "Snowed Inn," which is all about God keeping His promises.
Scripture: Genesis 17:1-22, 18:10-15, 21:1-7
Step 1: Open in prayer.
Step 2: Discussion question.
Ask: Which promise would you rather a friend keep: to give you a lifetime supply of hot cocoa OR to buy you a snow cone machine?
Say: “That would be a fun promise to see happen! Sometimes people make promises they keep, but sometimes they do not. God always keeps his promises! This next eight weeks, we will talk about some of God’s promises. Can you think of any you know already?”
Step 3: Watch the Bible Story video.
Step 4: Review the story by printing the Bible Story Cards and placing them on the floor or on a table in a mixed-up order, picture facing up. See if your child can guess which order they should be in. Once they are in correct order, read the back of each card.
Step 5: Prepare the Marshmallow Game. You will need two muffin pans, marshmallows, and the Marshmallow Question Sheet. Label each cup in the first pan, 1-6. Do the same thing in the second pan, 7-12. Place tape or a pillow at the throw line, and place muffin pans a few feet from the throw line, with the "7–12" cup pan furthest away
Step 6: Divide your family into two teams. If you have one child, challenge your child to guess how many points they think they can earn by throwing the marshmallows. Have one child try to throw a marshmallow into one of the cups. Ask them the question that corresponds with that number in the pan. They will also earn that many points, if they answer correctly. If playing with teams, take turns throwing marshmallows and answering questions. Play until all or most questions are answered.
Step 7: Teach the Memory Verse:
God isn't a mere human. (both hands point up)
He can't lie. (shake head "no")
He isn't a human being. (shake head and point to self)
He doesn't change His mind. (point to temple)
He speaks, and then He acts. (point to mouth)
He makes a promise, (one thumb up) and then He keeps it. (two thumb up)
Numbers 23:19 (make book with hands)
Step 8: Song Video: "Promise Maker"
Step 9. Close in prayer.
To earn Bible Bucks for prizes, send in your child’s completed worksheet, a short video clip of your family discussing the lesson, or your child saying the memory verse. Your child can still earn Bible Bucks for previous week’s lesson sheets or memory verses. Email them to
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