Elementary Connection Groups

August - October 2021 Elem Connection Groups

Our Elementary Connection groups use Brite. This curriculum produced by Awana follows a yearly plan that takes kids on a journey through the Bible.


August: Beginnings
This month’s lessons deal with “beginnings” – the creation of all things, sin entering the world and the division of language at Babel. This month’s visual theme is donuts. This fun addition of The Donut Dudes will join us in videos, visuals, and lesson dazzle, and supports the lessons main biblical content. 

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
8/22/2021

Garden of Eden & the Fall
God hasn't given up on us yet.

Gen 2:8-18, 21-22
& Gen 3
Romans 6:23
8/29/2021 Tower of Babel
No one is greater than God.
Gen 11:1-9 1 Samuel 2:2

September:  Exodus and the Promiseland 
In this month’s lessons God provides for and guides His chosen people starting with Moses and continuing to the time of the Judges. This month’s visual theme is the wilderness. This fun addition of Gabby Lynx and the Incredible Wilderness Quest will show up in videos, visuals, and lesson dazzle, and supports the lessons main biblical content. 

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
9/5/2021 The Burning Bush
God shows us who He is.
Exodus 3-4:17 Deuteronomy 31:6
9/12/2021 The Tabernacle
God always makes a way to be with us.
Exodus 25:8-9; 40 Exodus 29:46
9/19/2021 Joshua & Jericho 
God leads his people.
Joshua 5:13-6:27 Joshua 1:9
9/26/2021 Judges
God helps and hears His people.
Judges 2:3-15 Psalm 28:7

October:  Kings
This month’s visual theme is crafting. This fun addition of Crafted Kids will show up in videos, visuals, and lesson dazzle, while our Bible-based lessons will continue to be focused on Scripture.

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
10/3/2021 Saul Disobeys
God is the One True King.
1 Samuel 13:1-14 and 15:10-29 Jeremiah 10:16
10/10/2021 David & Jonathan
God's plan comes first
1 Samuel 18:1-4, 19:1-7, 20:1-42 Psalm 33:11
10/17/2021 Solomon & the Queen of Sheba
No one is wiser than God.
1 Kings 10:1-13 Job 12:13
10/24/2021 Elijah & the Contest
God is really real
1 Kings 18:1-3, 17-46 1 Kings 18:39
10/31/2021 Elisha and Naaman
God can do things no one else can.
2 Kinds 5:1-19 Mark 10:27

November:  Times of Trouble
This month’s visual theme is crafting. This fun addition of Crafted Kids will show up in videos, visuals, and lesson dazzle, while our Bible-based lessons will continue to be focused on Scripture.

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
11/7/2021 Ezra
God is good!
Ezra 7:6-28, 8:31-32, Nehemiah 8-9 Pslam 33:4
11/14/2021 Esther
God made us for a purpose.
Esther 2-8 Psalm 57:1-2
11/21/2021 Jeremiah's Scroll
God shows us how to live.
Jeremiah 36 Psalm 119:104-105
11/28/2021 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
God is sovereign.
Daniel 2 Colossians 1:16-17  

December:  Arrial of Jesus  This month’s visual theme is newscasting. This fun addition of Hark! The Big News Show will show up in videos, visuals, and lesson dazzle, while our Bible-based lessons will continue to be focused on Scripture.

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
12/5/2021 The King is Coming
God promised to send a Savior.
Isaiah 9:1-7  
12/12/2021 Jesus is Born
The Arrival of Jesus
Luke 2:1-21  
12/19/2021 There are no connection groups this Sunday, please join us in the Activites Center 9-10:15 am for a church-wide Christmas fellowship followed by our Kids Christmas Party at 10:15 am.
12/26/2021 There are no connection groups this Sunday.

January:  Sermon on the Mound
This month’s theme is Jesus Talks. This fun addition of pop art will show up in videos, visuals, and lesson dazzle and supports the main biblical content.

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
1/2/2021 There are no connection groups this Sunday.
1/9/2021 Salt and Light Matthew 5:1-2, 13-16 Matthew 5:16
1/16/2022 Jesus Teaches on Prayer Matthew 5:1-2; 6:5-13 Matthew 6:9-10
1/23/2022 Jesus Teaches on Worry Matthew 5:1-2; 6:25-34 Philippians 4:19
1/30/2022 Building on the Rock Matthew 5:1-2; 7:24-29 Matthew 7:24

February:  Miracles of Jesus
This month’s theme is called He’s Got the Power! The fun addition of science experiments and chemical reactions will show up in videos and visuals.

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
2/6/2022 The Centurion's Servant Matthew 8:5-13 Matthew 28:18
2/13/2022 Jesus Stills the Storm Matthew 8:23-27 Matthew 8:27
2/20/2022 Jesus Heals a Paralytic Matthew 9:1-8 1 John 1:9
2/27/2022 Jairus's Daugther Matthew 9:18-26 Psalm 62:11-12

March:  Parables of Jesus
For the month of March we will be digging into the parables of Jesus.  Because His culture was predominately a farming culture. Jesus told parables that related to His audience, He spoke in ways they would understand. Agriculture is the cultivation of the soil for the production of food and other useful and valuable growth from the land, and it can be some pretty dirty work!  For many of us, agriculture is no longer our predominant culture, so we will dig into these parables and uncover what they mean for us today.

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
3/6/2022 Different Kinds of Soil Matthew 13:1-23 James 1:22
3/13/2022 Unmerciful Servant Matthew 18:21-34 Ephesians 4:32
3/20/2022 Worker and Wages Matthew 19:30-20:16 Ephesians 2:8
3/27/2022 Three Stewards Matthew 25:14-30 Luke 16:10

April:  Jesus Final Days
As we explore Jesus’ final days and what led up to the Easter story, this month’s visual theme is behind-the-scenes cinema.

Date Message Scripture Scripture Memory
4/3/2022 Jesus Arrives in Jerusalem Matthew 21:1-11 Luke 16:10
4/10/2022 The Last Supper Matthew 26:17-29 John 6:51a//
4/17/2022 Happy Easter
Join us at 9:15 AM for Egg Hunt
   
4/24/2022 The Ascension Matthew 28:19-20 Mark 16:19-20a

May:  Early Church

  Message Scripture Scripture Memory
5/1/2022 God sent us the Holy Spirit Acts 2:1-24, 36-47 John 14:26
5/8/2022 Philip and the Ethiopian Acts 8:26-39 Romans 10:12-13
5/15/2022 Tabitha Acts 9:36-43 John 14:12
5/22/2022 The Philippian Jailer Acts 16:22-40 Matthew 19:26
5/29/2022 No Connection Groups for Summer.  They will resume on Aug 21, 2022


During the Summer of 2022, we will launch Super Summer on Sundays