PreK-5th Grade
Sunday School

All of Creation

A prayer from Psalm 147

Spark Story Bible Psalm Book p 118


God, you are so mighty!  

All of creation is made by you and is known by you.


You have counted the stars that burn in the night sky and have given each one its own special name.


You paint the blue sky with clouds and sketch perfect blades of green grass on the hills.


You stir the breezes the way I stir dough in a bowl with a wooden spoon.


Ravens with inky black feather and tiny, perfect eyes call to you, and you feed them.


I put my trust in your unfailing love.



A fun children's message video  from Ministry to Children.  

Children's Sermon Lesson: New Year, New Life in Christ John 1:10-18

A new year is often a time when people make goals and resolutions to transform and change themselves. However, we know that on our own we can do nothing. True change must come from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This message reminds children that we are adopted into God’s family, and we have new identity in Him. Any change we hope to achieve comes through Him and new life we have in Him. All things are possible through Christ!
Craft Ideas:  New Year in Christ

Some craft ideas from Ministry to Children.
The start of a new calendar year is a time that finds many people making goals and resolutions for themselves. As Christians, we recognize that striving for improvement is wonderful, but that we can do nothing without Jesus and the true change made by the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives. These crafts celebrate the ringing in of a new year, and the importance of focusing hopes and expectations on Christ. A noisemaker allows joyful enthusiasm and reminds children to focus on Jesus. A “pop up scroll” displays prayers, goals, and ideas for a new year.

Craft one: “Joyful New Year Noisemaker”     

You will need:

  • Paper plates (any size)
  • Scissors
  • Markers and/or crayons
  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Stickers and decorations
  • Glue, stapler, or tape
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Popsicle sticks (optional)
  • Dry pasta, rice, or beads

Procedure:

  1. Decorate each paper plate with pictures, verse captions, stickers, and more.
  2. Carefully place dry pasta noodles or beads inside of a plate and staple the two together, sandwiching the popsicle stick between.
  3. Option: add a pipe cleaner or ribbon to hang.
  4. Add a cross and extra decorations as desired. Shake and make a joyful noise!

Craft Two: “Pop-up Goal Scroll”

You will need:

  • Markers/crayons
  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Decorations (stickers, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Captions/verses
  • Envelopes
  • Tape or glue
  • Balloons (optional)
  • Pipe cleaners

Procedure:

1. Write down specific, reasonable goals on a long piece of paper. 

2. Fold paper accordion-style (back and forth).

3. Decorate an envelope to tuck goals into. Add verses or captions as desired.

4. Add pipe cleaners or balloons for extra “flair”.

5. Tuck the goal list into the envelope and hang as a reminder of how to do all things through JESUS.