Coming up in Gateway Kids - Oct. 5

Preschool/Toddler:
We’ll start the month hearing how God helped Samuel do a very big thing and find David who was going to be the new king. (1 Samuel 16:1-13)  This story shows us that God is always looking at and knows our hearts and that the inside is the most important part of us.

Elementary:
To begin our month of creativity, we will start with the most creative act ever: God’s creation of the world. In Genesis 1, we see God’s creativity on display as trees and flowers, stars and galaxies, and a whole lot of animals are spoken into being. And then God created us in His image to be creative in the world we call home. Our Bottom Line is: You were created, so you can be creative. Creativity isn’t just about arts and crafts, creativity is about using your imagination to solve problems and figure out how to help others

Week 1 Elementary God Time Devotional

Each day’s devotion includes:

1. a verse(s) to read 
2. a devotion paragraph that teaches something about God and an explanation of today’s verse(s) 
3. an activity that makes real-life application of the day’s devotion 
4. a suggested prayer.

Encourage kids to choose four different days during the week to do these devotions. Even though kids in early elementary are beginning to read things on their own, you may want to do the GodTime card with your K-3rd grade child. Most 4th and 5th graders are capable of having a “quiet time” on their own, once they’ve been taught how to do it, but they still benefit from an adult following up on it.