While we are unable to gather together this Sunday, our NextGen team is committed to ensuring our children and students still have an opportunity to hear the Bible in a way that connects with where they are developmentally.
Preschool-Middle School Videos
Check us out on YouTube (Smythe Street Church) each week to see the current week’s Bible Story; there is a playlist for Preschool, Elementary and Preteen (Grade 4/5- Middle School).
Preschool & Elementary Activity
This week we’ve sent snail mail to any of our Preschool and Elementary children that have attended SSC in 2020. Open it together as a family on Sunday and take a few minutes to watch the Bible Story (they are just 10 minutes long). Post pictures and videos as you work through the craft or daily activities to our SSC NextGen FB page. Let’s inspire each other in raising our children to follow Jesus!
If you received the Preschool craft supplies here’s a little explanation:
This Sunday- Glue a disciple to each accordion fold on the sentence strip, glue the strip next to Jesus. Colour & decorate! Talk through the Bible Story together.
Next Sunday– Colour and decorate the postcard. Help your child write a note to a neighbour, friend or family member and mail it out to encourage them.
Middle & High School
Connection with friends is imperative; as social worlds are key to their sense of wellbeing. Our NextGen team will be in addition to checking in individually. Thursday nights at 6:30 PM we are continuing Youth Alpha Online, so Pastor Heidi will send an invitation to a Zoom chat to parents’ emails. Download Zoom and be ready for some connection time. The First Thursday of the Month at 6:30 PM will be Dispatch Online, which will be a Instagram Live from our SSC NextGen Instram account. Sunday night (High School circle groups) will also have online get togethers.
Parent Cue App
A resource for parents is the “Parent Cue App” (Apple, Android) to help intentionally work God into a few regular rhythms in your family’s life. The App is full of practical suggestions, articles to encourage you in your parenting, access to that week’s Bible story for your child and much more!