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Message for Families to share @ Home together from the SR Sunday Sermon

Included in this email:

Worship Songs

Memory Verse

Activity Ideas

Pages to Print

Parent Article

Ongoing Opportunities

Praying that these resources are helpful for your family to build faith together!! Please contact us if you have any questions!!

Worship Songs

I've Got the Joy- Listener Kids Songs

Joy of the Lord- Brentwood Kids Worship

THE BLESSING [KIDS] - kids from many nations

Memory Verse:

Convinced of this, I know that I will remain,

and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith

-Philippians 1:25

Ways to continue to memorize this scripture together:

  1. Make a family poster, or write it down in various places around your house.
  2. Record your family saying it together or take turns each saying a line or words, post on South Rock Kids Facebook or email it to

I'd love to see how your family is in the Word together!!!

ACTIVITY Ideas: (scroll down for some pages you can print too!)

Read today's scripture together from your bible!

Philippians 1:12-26

The sermon message is focused on finding the positive in circumstances... through the trials and uncertainties... looking toward the permanent future in heaven. I have used the word "joy and happy" for worship songs and scripture references to make this a bit more applicable for young kids to understand and families to discuss. Talk together about how we can find joy and happiness and look for the positive in what God is doing always.

HAPPY RUN: Children can scatter around a large designated area and the parent can tell the children to do a HAPPY RUN from one side of the room to another, but if the parent says to do SAD RUN, children will slow down and look SAD. Keep changing from fast HAPPY run to SAD and slow run! Let kids take turns being the leader too!

HAPPY FACE HUNT: Draw happy faces and place HAPPY faces around the house and children can HUNT for those faces. Optional: write portions of the Bible verse that on each face. Then the children can enjoy putting the HAPPY faces in order for our Bible verse.

HAPPY PLATE PUPPET: Kids can color and decorate a HAPPY FACE PLATE and write words from today's Bible lesson on a paper plate. Children can tape a stick or thin dowel rod to the back and use as a puppet to tell today's story!

HAPPY BOOKLETS: Children can cut out round circles and staple or yarn-tie together at one side. Use markers and happy face stickers to decorate each page with different looking happy faces and various words from the Bible verse or our lesson today.

Family Devotion Discussion Questions:

Pick one, two or more questions to discuss together after reading the verses:

Maybe one section per day as a short family devotion time

Read Philippians 1

How many times did Paul say joy and rejoice? 

Write the verses. Look up the definition of joy.

What brings you joy? 

Will you thank God for what brings you joy?

Read Philippians 1:1-7

Who is sending this letter?

Who is the letter written to?

Who are some people you thank God for?

What is Paul confident about in verse 6?

How could this verse help us in our lives today?

Read Philippians 1:8-14

In verse 10 what does Paul tell the Philippians they need to do?

What choices can you make today that would be the best?

At the time of this letter Paul is under house arrest in Rome. 

How did Paul view his circumstances?

What good came from Paul’s difficult circumstances?

How can others see God in your life through your circumstances?


Read Philippians 1:15-18

What were the two reasons Paul gives for why people were

preaching the Gospel?

What was Paul’s attitude about the different motivations? (Verse 18)

Have you ever shared the Gospel with someone? 

Will you pray and ask God to show you someone whom you can share the Good News?

Read Philippians 1:19-24

What was Paul struggling with in these passages?

Tell (and maybe write) in your own words what verse 21 means to you

Notice the activity pages below that you can print and use

(hard copies were distributed in the Drive Thru Thursday packets, and you can pick a packet up anytime from the mailbox on the ground behind the pillar outside of the Kids Wing entrance)

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Parent Article:

6 Ways We Can Teach Our Children to Find Joy:

By Traci Little

1) Joy is found in avoiding evil and sinful ways. (Psalm 1:1-3)

Our children may be tempted to follow their peers that are choosing evil instead of good. While sin may be deceitfully appealing, its ways end in death. Talk about how the person’s life that avoids evil is like a fruitful tree along a riverbank!

2) Joy is found in following God’s commandments. (Psalm 19:8)

God says that following His ways brings joy to the heart and great insight. Remind your children that following God’s commandments brings joy and wisdom.

3) Joy is found in having integrity. (Psalm 119:1-3)

We can talk with our children about integrity. Integrity is a knowledge of right and wrong and not swaying from that path no matter what (even when others are not around).

4) Joy is found in trusting the Lord.

The Bible is filled with verses that speak about the joy God wants to give us we choose to trust in Him. (Proverbs 16:20)

The Bible says that joy is found in those that listen and trust what God says.

5) Joy is found in receiving God’s help. (Psalm 28:7)

This verse speaks about the Lord being our strength and shield. This implies that He is our protector and guider. When we believe this and see His power at work in our lives, this fills our heart with joy and peace!

6) Joy is found in trials. (James 1:2-4)

This seems like the opposite of what the world tells us. The world will tell our children that looking out for themselves and having all the things this world has to offer brings true happiness. But, according to the Bible, trials help us turn hard situations into moments of great blessing! Only God can do that!  When our faith is tested, it gives us opportunity for our endurance to grow. Talk with your child about how training for a marathon stretches our muscles and builds are physical endurance. Although painful in the moment, it pushes us to be stronger and run further.


"Drive Thru Thursdays" are MONTHLY! (First Thursday of the month!)

We plan to see you THIS WEEK, June 4th, 11:30-1:00 at the Kids Wing Round-About to distribute NEW MONTHLY family packets of activities

and ideas to keep building faith at home! Hope to see you there!

Any changes and updates will be shared on

South Rock Kids Facebook and Instagram pages!

Our last Tween Scene Zoom meeting is TONIGHT (May 31st)

Sunday evening 7:00-7:30 PM...

All 4th and 5th graders are invited to join us!

Email if you are not in the "Remind App" group to get the text update for the meeting code and password.

June 6th and 7th is PROMOTION WEEKEND

And while we won't be meeting in the building for this time of transition... we wanted to remind you that this is still taking place as we consider what things what will look like when we re-enter the building. But specifically...

parents of 5th graders promoting out of Kids Ministry (entering middle school in the fall of 2020)... if you haven't received an email from Andy about summer plans... email him and let him know!!

We are looking at these dates for summer event opportunities for kids, though the events will not look the ways they may have in the past... watch for more details coming soon to be shared through email and on the church website!!

Vacation Bible School:

July 13th - 17th

Summer Camps: 4th and 5th graders: July 19-23

Kindergarten and 1st: July 24th-25th

2nd and 3rd: July

(Remember that these are for grade entering in the fall of 2020)

Email if you have any questions!

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Don't forget to check for all the latest updates on the South Rock Christian Church Website for the Corona Virus... staff devotions, video snippets, ways to connect in the community, and more!

Specifically check out stuff for kiddos... video devotions and worship times!!

The SR Kids Ministry Volunteer Team Misses Seeing You!!!

Email me a a message to share with your child's Sunday School or Kids Church leader... if you aren't sure the Volunteers name... that's okay, reference which class.. and I'll get the message passed along!!

As always... please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns or things we can be praying for!