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Sunday Gathering:
7th February 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!

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The NestGod Made Me Week 6
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 how God made us able to move in lots of different ways.

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 Play copy me game (Can you…wiggle your fingers, bend your knees, put your hands on your head, turn around etc?). Then talk about how God made us able to move in lots of different ways.

Activity 2 Create an obstacle course/stations of movement activities in your home. We will do this activity again in a few weeks so feel free to do some of the below ideas this week and save some for next time. Also do add in any others you can think of using things from around your home. Talk about the different types of movements as your child does the activities and remind them that God made us able to move!

  • Balance bean bags on heads
  • Hop between stepping stones (e.g. cushions)
  • Aim objects into hoops
  • Throwing and catching
  • Jumping over items
  • Egg (ball) and spoon race
  • Throwing balls/balloons into buckets
  • Parachute games (could do these with a big sheet)

TreehouseThe Fruits of the Spirit - Love
Preschool - Year 6

NEW SERIES ALERT 

For the next few weeks we are looking at the fruits of the spirit - The fruits of the Spirit are how we recognise God in our lives every day.

Today we will be looking at LOVE and watching a story that Jesus told to demonstrate his love. 

In this series we will learn more about Jesus and hear stories from the bible that help us to understand more about how we can be like Jesus in our lives.

Our memory verse for this series is ‘The fruit of the spirit is, Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faith, Gentleness and Self Control.’ Galatians 5:22 – 23

WORSHIP - Here are a range of links you might like. 

Fruit of the Spirit song  a lively version to dance to 

Fruit of the Spirit fun song  Your kids might enjoy this fun version 😊 

Fruit of the Spirit Preschool Worship song  A simple song to help learn the fruits of the spiritis 

Do have a look on the songs and stories page for more worship songs! 

Activities:

1)      Use the paint and card in your pack to do some finger painting – create a large heart with finger prints to remind you that God loves you!

2)    Using the paper plate, and your bag of wool – Can you create a sheep that will remind you of the story this week?

3)    Have fun playing with the playdough, create things that you love or make the word love out of the dough. Perhaps you can listen to some Kids worship while you are playing.

Hope you enjoy your packs this week, do send in any pictures or videos to the Treehouse facebook or to Lucy Munton 

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

Oak YouthRuth (old testament characters series)
Year 7+

This week is about the story of Ruth. She's persevering and kind. She embraces challenging situations that she could have walked away from, just so she can be there for Naomi, her mother in law. She embraces working hard to make ends meet. And she embraces the chance to ask for a start to a new life by laying at Boaz's feet.

PRAY: Get a pen and paper and a quiet space. Ask to be left alone for 10 minutes if you have to! Set a one minute timer (on a phone or actual timer, or use a clock/watch).

1 min - sit quietly and notice your surroundings.

1 min - God "so loved the world" , think about how that includes you

1 min - thank God for good things (a food, person, place, experience)

1 min - ask God about something you're finding hard. Note it briefly.

1 min - ask God what He might say about the situation you thought of above. Write any thoughts that come to you.

That's 5 minutes in prayer - good stuff! For the last bit, check that what you've written is filled with love, as God's character is. Do your notes match with what the bible says about God, or what the bible says about the situation you're thinking of? Talk with an adult about anything that is on your mind afterwards.

WATCH: Watch Ruth's story  read it in Ruth chapters 1-4.

MAKE: a bracelet. Use 3 even strips of paper and make a plait how to plait is here: or just make a simple band and look up and write Ruth 4:14 on it, draw on it. As you are making it, think about situations in life and how God promises to walk with you, if you let Him. Think about how you can be there for family and friends - a call? A funny video? A note? Bringing shopping? Sending this bracelet to them?

We hope to see you on Zoom Sunday evening too!

Katie for the Oak Youth Team