February Website Update:
St. Stephen has a goal for all our families to “Think Orange”
Family (red = heart) + Church (yellow = light) = Orange
“the two combined influences make a greater impact than just two influences alone.”
We are here to provide tools, equip and work alongside parents to influence all our kids for Jesus.
Nursery and Preschool
The Nursery is where our babies and toddlers (newborn through 2) begin to learn about God. Depending on their age, ability and comprehension level we offer a play-based class where your child begins to learn about God’s love for them. The Preschool class (3 through Kindergarten) is a teacher-directed class where a Bible story, activity pages and crafts that relate back to our lesson are provided. Our program is identical for all weekend services and meets in the BJ Miller Education Wing.
Be sure and pick up a Parent Cue when you check in your child. You will find fun ideas and activities that complement our weekend lesson.
February Bottom Line: Jesus loves me.
Memory Verse: “How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” Ephesians 3:18
Parent Time: As we think about February we naturally think of Valentine’s Day and how we tell other how much we love them. Jesus’ love is SO BIG! That’s what we want our preschoolers to walk away knowing this month. Jesus loves them with a love that is bigger than they can imagine!
Our elementary kids (1st through 5th grade) will meet friends, have fun and learn about God. Our large group teaching introduces the bible story for the day where our small groups have activities that reinforce the story and help our kids learn how to apply that biblical truth to their daily life. Our program is identical for all weekend services and meets in the Chapel.
Be sure to pick up a Parent Cue when you check in your child. You will find fun ideas and activities that complements our weekend lesson. For our elementary kids you can also pick up GodTime Cards that encourages them to spend daily time with God and take the weekend lesson a little deeper.
February Bottom Line: Love others because Jesus loves you.
Memory Verse: “Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that he loved s and sent his Son to give his life to pay for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
Parent Time: God is love. As we read through God’s story in the Bible, we see an epic love story unfold that started in a garden with a perfect relationship between God and His creation. When Adam and Eve sinned and broke that relationship, God didn’t give up on creation. His love for us drove Him to make the ultimate sacrifice: sending His one and only Son, Jesus to pay the ultimate price to make it possible for us to be with God forever. Because we are created in God’s image, we have the capacity to love. Every time we choose to treat others the way we want to be treated, we show others a glimpse into the perfect love God has for each and every one of us.
St. Stephen Children’s Administrator
(502) 583-6798 ext. 6866