Sunday, April 5, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We are excited to enter this Easter season with hearts full of grace and gratitude! We hope that you and your families are able to spend time focused on God’s amazing love and sacrifice as we encounter these ever changing challenges and obstacles. We pray you find peace, contentment, and joy in spite of it all. That is God’s gift to us and one He wants for us to experience today and always. Let us not just ‘survive’ but ‘thrive’ as families, as communities, and as followers of Christ!

The lessons available to you this week may again look a bit different. The incredible folks at Life Church continue to make adjustments to improve your home church experience. We pray you are blessed by it!

Love and miss you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

https://orangekidmin.com/helping-your-elementary-schooler-understand-why-easter-matters/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmgET3Q1VgU

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

Clubhouse Teachings :: Early Childhood for Children Ages 2-5

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Gods's Wonderful Gift

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Sunday, March 28, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Another week! I pray you and your families are doing well. I know our family imperfections are really showing 😉 Anyone else feel like they’re on a really bad reality show? The Real World – Quarantine Edition, yikes! I’m so thankful for God’s grace! Boy do we need it in our house!

We hope that you are finding the curriculum as helpful as we are. The amazing folks at Life Church were able to make some changes to it this week. This should help to streamline things with the Konnect video and make it more “watchable” rather than the previous format made for our regular service flow.

We wanted to again share a few more resources to you this week. Please feel free to check out all that Life Church has to offer. Visit this link below to learn more about how you can access and make great connections to keep your families growing in their relationship with Christ.

https://www.life.church/parents/

As you may remember from last week, the Club House Early Childhood lesson remains the same for this week in order to build upon the repetition – which drives us grown ups crazy, but helps the young ones learn :)

The Konnect lesson for this week touches upon the at times confusing differences between “happiness” and “joy”. We pray that through these challenging and unprecedented times, you are finding joy! Our God is an awesome God and the joy is there, if we are paying attention. God Bless you and yours!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

Worship Music

Clubhouse Teachings :: Early Childhood for Children Ages 2-5

Clubhouse Video

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Konnect - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Gods's Wonderful Gift

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect - Parent Questions

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We hope that you and yours are well and finding BLESSING during what many feel is a time of “stressing”. We are so thankful to serve an AWESOME God on whom we can cast ALL our cares! Along with this weeks curriculum for our Club House Early Childhood lesson and The Zone’s Konnect lesson, we wanted to share a few other resources with you. We are grateful to the folks at Life Church and Orange Kids for providing these amazing resources. We hope you find these useful as you lead your children through this season.

• Parent Cue App: This free app gives parents weekly cues that are aligned with the content in the video presentations. https://bit.ly/2wTCNtG

• Promo Kit for Parent Cue App: https://bit.ly/38RbXja

• Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic: a blog post for parents on managing anxiety during any number of life disruptions: https://bit.ly/2Q6kJTG

• Manejando El Miedo y La Ansiedad Durante Una Pandemia de Salud: https://bit.ly/2xwHXvH

• Anxiety Conversation Guides: Helping a child with anxiety is a challenge. Parents can download these age-appropriate resources to find tips and practical ways to help their children.

• Preschool – https://bit.ly/33eSacg

• Elementary – https://bit.ly/38LkjZs

• Preschool Spanish- https://bit.ly/2x0yWe0

• Elementary Spanish- https://bit.ly/33xSfYl

For a digital experience guide for middle and high school students, you can find the resources available to you on the Orange Students site.

• YOU Version Bible App for Kids

Just a reminder, the Early Childhood lesson video is the same as last week as it is run for the months entirety. How awesome to see that the questions presented in this weeks lesson encourage our young ones to lean on the Holy Spirit to be brave and find comfort! God is so good!

Equally as timely, the Konnect curriculum for our students in The Zone addresses the emotion of anger and how to avoid turning anger into sin. Any of your children getting on one another’s nerves? Frustrations in your house at an alltime high? God is so good!

We cannot wait to see you all again soon and pray that until that time you will find this helpful to continue to build upon the relationship your children are developing with God and with His church. Be blessed!!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

Worship Music

Clubhouse Teachings :: Early Childhood for Children Ages 2-5

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Gods's Wonderful Gift

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect - Parent Questions

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We hope this information finds you well. It is our hope that you might have the opportunity to provide your children with a church experience even when we are not able to meet in person for this week. It is a critical time for your children to continue to develop their relationship with a Lord and Savior that cares and protects in times of uncertainty.

Below please find the Early Childhood lesson video for children ages 2-5. It includes familiar faces that lead them through their Bible story, memory verse, and worship. It coincides with stories found in the YOU Version Bible App for Kids that we would encourage you to download if you haven’t already done so. This same video is used for the entirety of the month. The repetition is developmentally helpful for this age group in supporting remembrance and understanding. Also included is the Adventure Books worksheet that can be printed and completed at home. This reinforces the story and verse practiced in the video. Time spent with your children experiencing church as they would at Excel will be invaluable.

Also below you will find the Konnect lesson video for children from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. This video will include familiar faces delivering lessons from the Bible as well as a worship experience in a fun and age appropriate way. The current series on Emotions will prove to be incredibly helpful at this time as we support our children in identifying, expressing, and managing the emotions that may result from these unprecedented circumstances. Included below is also the Parent Question and Zone Challenge Card that can be completed with you at home.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We would love to support you and your children in any way we can. We love you and your children and encourage you to remember that you are the church. Your children are the church. No virus can interfere with what God has called us each to be. God bless!

Brian and Lindsay Milne

Clubhouse Teachings :: Early Childhood for Children Ages 2-5

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Gods's Wonderful Gift

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect - Parent Questions

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Konnect Challenge Card

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