April 2017

New Life

In this issue, we want to help children recognize that even in loss and endings there is opportunity for growth and new direction.

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What is Do 1 Thing? Often we think we have to do big things to make a difference in the world. But little things can be really important, too! Challenge yourself to Do 1 Thing (from this list or your own ideas) each week to make a difference. Then challenge your family and friends to join you! more

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Eight Great Ways to Celebrate Easter

  1. Make small Easter baskets (or gift bags) for your family members with favorite Bible verses, special prayers, and a few small treats.
  2. Get up early to watch the sunrise or go to a sunrise church service with your family or friends.
  3. Use an Easter greeting like, “Alleluia! Christ is risen!”
  4. Sing your favorite song of praise to God.
  5. Leave notes for your family or friends with messages like Christ is risen! or Alleluia! or Christ is alive!
  6. Make Easter cards for your neighbors and friends. Deliver them in person, if you can.
  7. Write your own Easter poem or song and share it with someone.
  8. Close your eyes and imagine the scene when the women went to the tomb on the first Easter morning. If you want to, write down how you see the scene.


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About this Issue

April 2017—New Life  

By the time most children reach middle-school age, they will have experienced some significant loss: a move that leaves old friends behind, the death of a beloved pet or perhaps a grandparent, a divorce in the family, or some other disruptive event. The good news of Easter—Christ is alive!—is that out of sadness, disappointment, and brokenness God can bring new life. more

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