Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Generosity Calendar

Sunday we started our Generosity Unit in PeeWeeVille and Creek Kids.  For the next 4-5 weeks we will be encouraging your family to participate in generous activities.  Don't forget to post pictures and use the hash tag:

Being generous is being like Jesus.  He was the most generous person ever.  He gave His life for you and me.  He died to take our place - He died as our punishment for our sin - He died so that we could have a relationship with God and be at peace with God.  He has been so generous to us..........we can be generous.

As you go through this month and participate in generous activities, think of a project your family can do.  What is one thing you could all do together to help someone else?  Who do you know that needs help?  Who have you seen that needs help?  What needs have you heard of?  Begin to make notes of these things.  On September 28 have a family meeting and plan your Generosity Project.

As your family does your project and other generous acts, remember who has been so generous to you - JESUS. Thank Him for His Generosity - thank Him for loving you - thank Him for being your rescuer.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Teaching Generosity

This Sunday in Creek Kids and in PeeWeeVille we will begin a unit on Generosity.  We will look at how we can all be generous with our time, talents, and treasures.  A lot of times we think about money when we think of being generous, but we can spend time with people and help people in ways that never costs a dime.

We will study 2 reasons to be generous:

  • God owns it all.  It is all His.  He is generous enough to let us "use" it.  We are being generous with His stuff - because He owns it all.  (1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. )
  • God was generous to us first.  God loved us so much that He gave us the thing He cherished most - His Son.  God knew that we sin.  He knew that our sin would separate us from Him.  God loves us so much that He wants a relationship with us....even if that relationship costs His Son's life.  (John 3:16:  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. )
Sunday we will begin this unit.  We will give every family a calendar of activities to practice being generous.  Please use this unit and this resource to teach your child what it means to be generous like God was generous to us.  This is a lesson that is better "caught" than "taught".  As you and your child practice generosity together - you will make memories that will last a lifetime...............and both of you will understand God's love for us more.

As you do the generous acts this month...........post pictures with the hash tag: