December Lesson Plan

Giving Thanks/Gratitude

Understanding Gratitude and Why It Is Important

Colossians 3:15-17: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

"AT THE MOVIES"

Teaching Gratitude Through Motion Pictures

We will explore 3 movies in the month of December that teach us about GRATITUDE. A movie on Sunday and finish the movie on the following Wednesday. We will watch clips from the movie and pause the movie for discussions. Each assigned teacher for their Sunday will direct the questions and engage the students during the discussion.

1). The Pursuit of Happyness

2). How The Grinch Stole Christmas

3). UP

1st Sunday Dec. 4th - Children's Church is going Hollywood

Walk The Red Carpet Movie Premiere. Sunglasses! Boa! Bling! Lights! Camera! Action! Popcorn and other fun snacks will be served. Dress Up! Have Fun! Everyone is included!

1st Sunday Dec. 4th and 1st Wednesday Dec. 7th

The Pursuit of Happyness is a story of a single dad and his son. The pair will go through a lot to find the meaning of GRATITUDE.
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2nd Sunday Dec. 11th and 2nd Wednesday Dec. 14th

How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a cartoon adventure about a grumpy hermit who hatches a plan to steal Christmas. The Grinch meets a little girl in Whoville named Cindy Lou Who that teaches him the true meaning of GRATITUDE.
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3rd Sunday Dec. 18th

Family Church in the Sanctuary.

3rd Wednesday Dec. 21st

Up is a movie about a balloon salesman that wants to fulfill his life long dream. While the salesman is on his big escape he finds a little boy that has stowed away. Together the two will find the meaning of GRATITUDE.
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4th Sunday Dec. 25th

Family Worship in the main Sanctuary.

4th Wednesday Dec. 28th

Continue watching UP the movie and discuss the movie UP with teachers and assistants.

The Luke Kids

The Children's Ministry is dedicated to engaging children in biblical stories that help the children to understand the meaning of the bible. We will use technology, film and music to relay a God filled message every Sunday and Wednesday.