Hello Parents! We have started something new. Every month we will send you a FG Kids newsletter that highlights the preschool and elementary monthly Bible focus, the need to know information, upcoming events, and some resources that we hope will encourage you in your parenting and walk with God.You all are rock stars! We know the past few months looked differently than what you had planned and we know transitioning to eLearning so abruptly was a challenge. Your kids and you have had to adjust to many things looking differently including Sunday morning. But through it all, we know that God is still in control and that He loves you and is with you! We pray that as we continue through this journey that you draw closer to God, seek community, and find ways to serve others as a family. Remember to spread hope and magnify grace! PRESCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS June Series Description: Many people saw Jesus do things only He can do. And, thankfully, they did not keep what they saw to themselves. They told people what they saw Jesus do, and some even wrote down what they saw Jesus do. We can read about what they saw in the Bible, and we can believe in Him. Monthly Memory Verse: “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.” John 20:31, NLVMonthly Bottom Line: Ask your child: WHO CAN YOU BELIEVE IN? Say with your child: I CAN BELIEVE IN JESUS! Watch weekly videos on our: Preschool Resources Page ELEMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS Series Description: God has always been involved in the world He created. We see His handiwork on display in creation. We see God’s love on display through Jesus, who came to rescue us. We respond to God in faith, believing in what we can’t see because of what we can see. Monthly memory verse: “Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being sure of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1, NIrVKey passages and questions for this month: Read the passages together as a family and ask the following questions.What are things you believe that you can’t see? — Hebrews 11:1-12:3How does God try to get your attention? — Acts 9:1-9What are you afraid of? How can knowing Jesus help you face your fears? — Acts 9:10-31How does knowing Jesus change the way you see others? — Acts 10Watch weekly videos on our: Elementary Resources Page THINGS TO KNOW We are excited to be planning for the return of FG Kids Sunday programming! With on-site services starting back up, we know the big question for you all is ‘What about FG Kids?’. We are excited to tell you that the plan is to start back with kids ministry on August 23.More information will be sent out as we get closer to the date on what that will look like.We encourage you, if you feel comfortable, to bring your children to service with you. This is a great opportunity for your children to worship alongside you as you model how you worship God in fellowship with other believers. Jen Wilkin wrote this great blogpost on how to do this with very practical steps as you think through having your children attend church with you. We would love to see you all on Sunday! PARENT RESOURCES How to talk to kids about racism.Explaining race and racism to our kids can feel daunting as a parent, especially when we ourselves are learning more about it as well. The good news is that you do not have to have all of the answers but you can speak to your children about what they are thinking, how they are feeling, and how as followers of Jesus we are to respond in love to everyone. Revelation 7:9 says, After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb...What a blessing that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation those who follow Him (Acts 10:34-35).We encourage you to take the time to discuss race and racism with your children. Here is an age-by-age guide to help you do just that.FG Kids weekly videos: Kids Resources Page If you have any questions about our ministry or doing life with a preschool and elementary child please let us know by reaching out to email@example.com.