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Sunday Live Stream:
24th January 2021View past Sundays

Hi. We hope you enjoy catching up!

Welcome and thank you for joining us. If this is your first time at The Oak, hello, we hope you enjoy our time together today.

Our plan today is to start by worshiping together with one of our worship leaders (song words will be on-screen). After that, there'll be a time of prayer and news, followed by a short talk.

There are materials on this page for our 0-3's (The Nest), Preschool to Year 6 (Treehouse) and Year 7+ (Oak Youth) to help the whole family grow together.

Happy Sunday, see you at 10.30am!

You can also catch up to all our talks via our podcast here.

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The NestGod Made Me Week 4
0-3's

This term we are learning about how God created us and how we have amazing bodies that can do so many things. This week we will be learning about our sense of hearing.

Verse ‘I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’ Psalm 139v14

Book God knows all about me by Claire Page and God loves little me by Rebecca Elliott (see links here). Tamsin, one of our Nest team, and two very special helpers have also recorded a brilliant video of one of this term’s books using Makaton signs (see the video here).

Songs Deep, deep, deep - Jesus loves me - Great big God - Guess what, God loves you - Jump around (see the videos here) - God made my head, shoulders, knees and toes (lyrics below, sing the first line however you’d like to and then into the normal tune).

God made my…
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
 

Activity 1 Gather any instruments you have and talk about the different noises they make (drums can be loud, shakers may sound happy etc). Then talk about how God made our sense of hearing, so we can hear all these different sounds. You could also use these instruments during any of the songs you do this week.

Activity 2 Below are a few ideas for making different instruments. Depending on what items you have at home, have a go at make one or more of these. Talk with your child about the sounds the instruments make and how God gave us the ability to hear. If you have time you could do another song with their new instrument.

  • Make tambourines by putting two paper plates together and using a hole punch to make four holes around the edge. Thread a ribbon/string through a bell and through a pair of holes to attach the plates together. Repeat this to put four bells on the tambourine. Your child can then decorate them with stickers, crayons etc (see example here).
  • Make a spin drum by cutting a circle from a piece of thick card. Attach a lolly stick/straw/pencil as a handle. Make two holes either side of the circle. Make a knot in a piece of string and thread on one or more beads, then attach this to one of the holes. Repeat this for the other hole. Then decorate your drum (see example here).
  • Make a jar lid banjo by placing four small elastic bands over a jar lid and taping them in place on the back. Then add a handle to your banjo by taping a lolly stick/thick card strip to the lid. You can then decorate the handle using tape/stickers/paint (see example here).

TreehouseHandling Big Emotions - Guilt
Preschool - Year 6

Welcome back to Treehouse and our series Handing Big Emotions. This series explores our natural emotional responses and how we can handle them better  

This week we are looking at guilt. Let's read a story together and see how we can apply it to our relationship with God the Father. Also you will need some potatoes (or other items) to try out the demonstration for yourself. 

WORSHIP: We will keep the same songs each week during this series, but please head to the songs and stories section for more. 

- Lift you up 

- Deep cries out 

ACTIVITIES: 

Discussion - During discussion the video encourages having playdough on tables to make objects from the story. 

- Could you sit together as a family, taking it in turns to talk about a time you have felt guilt. 

- Perhaps you could come up with some ways to deal with guilty feelings. e.g. saying sorry after having some time out, giving a hug to someone you shouted at, taking time to let people express their emotions when they are feeling big emotions, recognising a big emotion, naming it and giving it to God. 

- Pray together as a family and (as the demonstation shows) let go of some of the guilt you are holding. 

Art Project - We will be collecting in all your artwork at the end of the month to display. (Art can be done using any material, paper or canvas - we will scan in your artwork and return the originals to you to keep) 

- Can you draw an image to represent guilt?

- Can you create an image of the characters in the story? Maybe Alex and his mum? 

There are no craft packs for this series, and each family will want to tailor the activities to suit their needs. 

Message from Lucy Munton

The activities today are very discussion based, and we are continuing the art project too - but let me share some of the ideas I might try this week. Do share your ideas too on The Oak Parents Facebook page, so we can all steal from each other.

Ideas to do with guilt that we might try: 

- Make something nice for someone you love. We all shout, argue and get cross with the people we love, so doing something kind could be a lovely focus. 

- Hold some heavy shopping bags, full of tins. Time how long you can hold them. Then let them go. Talk about how it felt to hold onto the heavy bags, and compare it to when we talk to Jesus, he can help us feel lighter. 

- Write a postcard to a loved one telling them how much you love them. This is just a feel good activity. Why not walk to the postbox and send it together?

Why not share what you've been up to on the Treehouse Parents Facebook Group?

Oak YouthA Daring Judge
Year 7+

Super excited to gather together with you this evening and to learn about the gruesome yet faithful, praising life  of Deborah!

The aim of this session is to look at the character of Deborah in terms of her faithfulness to God and her response in worshipping God when He acts.

Read
Proverbs 3:3-4  & Judges 4-5

Why not read the message version this week?

Worship
Use one of the youth worship songs on this page to praise Him. Scroll down, pick a song & spend some time thanking and praising God for all he has given you.

Word search

Can you find all the words listed in the grid? All the words have something to do with the theme of worship?


Looking forward to seeing you all later on zoom! You’ll need pens, paper and of course your bible.
Beck & the oak youth team