Sunday, November 29, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We pray you were able to enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving, even if things looked a little different this year. We trust that you felt the peace and comfort of Jesus and the warmth of His love!

We also hope that you and your families were able to find ways to be grateful and to show love to others because of His love for us. What an amazing way to leave a legacy – not just of tradition, but of heart impressions that are everlasting and make an impact no matter what the circumstance.

Have a wonderful week! We love and miss you all!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Although your holiday traditions may be different this year and your heart may long for loved ones far and near, we pray that you will be comforted by Jesus and the blessings he brings to us all.

We know that thanksgiving is a state of the heart rather than a set of circumstances. It is our hope that we might create room in our hearts for gratitude and that it might overflow to our children waiting, watching, and following all that we do. We recognize what is most important, to be the examples God has called us to be and to shine our light to others, most especially the young hearts in our care. There is so much we can be grateful for if we allow ourselves to look deeper and notice the work of God’s hand in and through all circumstances. May you and your family continue to be blessed and enjoy a wonderfully meaningful Thanksgiving this week!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect The Point

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We have entered into a season of thanksgiving! Sometimes it may be hard to find things to be thankful for. Things in your family may be difficult and circumstances may be challenging. One thing we can always be thankful for is God’s grace which covers us all. We can be thankful for His mercy and His love. We can be thankful for small blessings revealed to us everyday.

We pray that you find your thanks and your heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude for all He has done for us. Let us continue to show his victory in all we do with love.

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

It has been yet another week of uncertainty, but we are covered by a God of certainty and for that we are so thankful! We pray for your renewal and that you would not grow weary of all that you are juggling in these difficult times. The battle has already been won. God is victorious and rules over all. That is something we can all trust and rely on.

Let us continue to show his victory in all we do with love.

Please keep checking out the lessons and nurturing your child’s relationship with Jesus. We need more love spreaders! Be blessed!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse Verse

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Clubhouse - The Point

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Another rollercoaster week and we pray you’ve been able to cast all your cares upon Him! You may have experienced changes in your home life, work life, and worship life. But we know that no matter what changes, HIS promises never do. We are so thankful we can trust in that!

We hope your children have accepted the challenge we gave them last week. Be sure to let us know if they’re showing us all how God wants us to get along and love those who may not think the same way. Email us at [email protected] we’d love to hear all about it! Praying it is a blessed week for you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Hope you have had an awesome week! Just as we have been mentioning the last few weeks, while we are so excited to have in-person worship experiences available over the next few weeks, we also understand the challenges this poses for families with young children. Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer programming for your children, but we can’t wait to be able to host Excelkidz once again and reconnect! Until then, we will have “Activity Bags” available at the start of each in-person service if you decide to bring the whole family for worship. If you decide it’s best to continue worshiping from home, our lessons will still be posted weekly and we hope you continue to incorporate them into your child’s routine.

We have extended a challenge to your children this week! We have asked them to show the adults how to get along even when they don’t agree. We hope that they can spread God’s love to the people around them, especially to those that may not think the same way they do. We could all learn from their example! Let us know if you catch them modeling Jesus, we’d love to hear about it! Praying it is a blessed week for you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect The Point

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Konnect Verse

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Hope you have had an awesome week! Just as we mentioned last week, while we are so excited to have in-person worship experiences available over the next few weeks, we also understand the challenges this poses for families with young children. Unfortunately, we are still unable to offer programming for your children, but we can’t wait to be able to host Excelkidz once again and reconnect! Until then, we will have “Activity Bags” available at the start of each in-person service if you decide to bring the whole family for worship. If you decide it’s best to continue worshiping from home, our lessons will still be posted weekly and we hope you continue to incorporate them into your child’s routine. Be blessed as you move through the week ahead!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect The Point

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Konnect Verse

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We pray this has been a blessed week for each of you! While we are so excited to have in-person worship experiences available over the next 4 weeks, we also understand the challenges this poses for families with young children. We are faithfully anticipating the next time we will be able to hold service for Excelkidz and reconnect with your children! Until such a time, we are offering “Activity Bags” at the start of each service if you should choose to bring your child for worship. We hope that they will find some items and activities to keep them occupied during service. If you should choose to continue worshiping from home, our lessons will still be posted weekly and we hope you continue to incorporate them into your child’s routine. Be blessed and enjoy the long holiday weekend!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect The Point

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Konnect Verse

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Konnect Activity Sheet

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We pray it has been a great week for you! What a blessing it is to live in the Northeast where we can experience the beauty of God’s creation through the season of Fall. It is such an awesome reminder of how wonderful it is to let things go! God is so good! He brings our attention to things in ways we sometimes overlook. We challenge you to take the time this season to become more aware of how He is moving in our lives. Be on the lookout for how He is making things work together for our good. Be blessed and don’t forget to notice the beauty of this season!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We hope you are all doing well and adjusting to your “new normal”. We are right there with you juggling crazy family schedules and fulfilling all kinds of roles – teaching, working, being a short order cook… you know how it goes! Praying for you all as we allow God’s peace and patience to rule in our hearts. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you should have any questions or concerns and we would also just love to hear how your kids are doing! Send us an email and if your kids have a good joke don’t forget to include that too along with their name so they can get credit for their comedy! [email protected]. Be blessed!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We are thinking of all of our Excelkidz who have gone back to school this week and pray it was a positive experience no matter what school looked like for them! We are also praying for families who may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and pulled in many different directions trying to fill the expectations of all of their different roles. We certainly can relate to these challenges!

We also wanted to remind you that for those who have been Little Sprouts who may now be starting pre-school we would encourage you to start familiarizing your child with the EarlyChildhood curriculum found here on this web page as that is what is taught in our pre-school class, The Club House.

For our Kindergarteners who have graduated from pre-school, it is time for them to be exposed to the Konnect curriculum taught in our K- 5 classroom, The Zone.

Our 6th graders might be ready to begin watching the online service and hear Pastor Emy preach God’s word in order to be challenged to continue growing in their relationship with Christ.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you should have any questions or concerns and we would also just love to hear how your kids are doing! Send us an email and if your kids have a good joke don’t forget to include that too along with their name so they can get credit for their comedy! [email protected]. Be blessed!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

As our summer comes to a close and we prepare our families for yet another transition, we pray this season brings new hope and new beginnings for you and yours. We are thinking of all of our Excelkidz who are beginning school for the first time, starting a new grade, or a new school, or a new learning format, as well as those ready to transition out of Excelkidz into adult worship. Our hearts are celebrating this new season with you! We wish we could express our joy and give our encouragement to you and your children in person, but for now please know we are thinking of you!

For our Little Sprouts who may be starting pre-school we would encourage you to start familiarizing your child with the EarlyChildhood curriculum found here on this web page as that is what is taught in our pre-school class, The Club House.

For our Kindergarteners who have graduated from pre-school, it is time for them to be exposed to the Konnect curriculum taught in our K- 5 classroom, The Zone.

Our 6th graders might be ready to begin watching the online service and hear Pastor Emy preach God’s word in order to be challenged to continue growing in their relationship with Christ.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you should have any questions or concerns and we would also just love to hear how your kids are doing! Send us an email and if your kids have a good joke don’t forget to include that too along with their name so they can get credit for their comedy! [email protected]. Be blessed!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We hope you are well and are longing to connect with you and your families! For now, we would love to hear from you with a quick email. Maybe your child has a great joke to share or an experience they’ve had over the summer they want to let us know about. Whatever it is, we would love to hear it! These emails can be sent to [email protected]. Can’t wait to hear from you! Praying you are blessed!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Parent Questions

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Praying this has been a week filled with more ups than downs for you and your family. We are missing your families so very much! We were hoping you might take a moment to connect with us and let us know how you are doing. If you are able, we’d love for you to send us a video or email with an update on what your kids have been learning through the virtual lessons, what they miss most about Excelkidz, or some of the wins you and your family have experienced during this time. They can be sent to [email protected]. Can’t wait to hear all that God has been doing in your lives during this time apart. He is STILL at work for sure!! Be blessed,

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse - The Point

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Clubhouse - Verse

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Hope it has been a great week for you and you have been able to enjoy some time with family. We also hope you have found peace in an all-knowing God in whom we can trust with not only our big problems but also with our tiniest inconveniences. How awesome is that?! I have found so much comfort in this and pray you do too. Please remember to tell your kiddos how much we miss them and can’t wait to see them again! Have a wonderful week!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - The Point

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Clubhouse - Verse

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Another eventful week of weather, news, and uncertainties! We are all weary and burdened and need the kind of rest only He can give. We pray you have managed to lean on His understanding and take His yolk upon you to find rest for your souls. We continue to miss you and your families and prayerfully hope to connect with you soon. It is so important that as we prepare for a “transition” to school (however it may formatted) that we also transition back into other routines of connecting with God and connecting our kids with God. We hope that these lessons are a way to help support you in that process. Be blessed!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Another eventful week of weather, news, and uncertainties! We are all weary and burdened and need the kind of rest only He can give. We pray you have managed to lean on His understanding and take His yolk upon you to find rest for your souls. We continue to miss you and your families and prayerfully hope to connect with you soon. It is so important that as we prepare for a “transition” to school (however it may formatted) that we also transition back into other routines of connecting with God and connecting our kids with God. We hope that these lessons are a way to help support you in that process. Be blessed!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

What a hot week! Hope you’ve been able to stay cool! We know there is so much to be overwhelmed with as we start to talk about school and the weeks pass by without a typical church experience, but we trust that God is using all of these trials for His great purpose. That blessed assurance certainly brings peace and comfort to us all. Thank you to our awesome Miss Kim, Captain of our Little Sprouts, who sent in our video message for this week. So great to see these familiar faces and know that there are so many keeping you and your families in prayer! We love you and pray you are well!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

Worship Music

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Hope you’ve had a great week! While there is still so much in the world that is uncertain, we can trust in a God who is certain! We have no doubt that He is with us, for us, and will not let any of these trials go to waste. Praise God! We hope you enjoy hearing from our amazing Check-in Captain, Missy this week! ALL of us at Excelkidz miss you and are praying for you and your families during this time. We continue to look forward to a time when we can be together again!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

Worship Music

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Hope you all had a great week! Miss Paola, our awesome Captain of The Club House, wanted to say hello to all of our Excelkidz! She loves you and your families and hopes you are doing well during this time apart. She also wanted to remind us to continue to read our Bible and trust in a God who is in control of it all. Thanks Miss Paola!! Keep cool this week Excelkidz families and we look forward to connecting with you again soon!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

Worship Music

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We trust you have had an awesome week and are enjoying your summer! It’s been so nice to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and God’s great creation! Even though our days can get busy, we hope that you are still able to prioritize connecting your families to God. These lessons can certainly be a way of facilitating that connection and we hope you find them helpful! Be blessed as you move into this week!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We pray you enjoyed your July 4th holiday this week and trust that someday everyone will experience true freedom in Christ! This week, our amazing Captain of The Zone, Miss Olga, wanted to say hello and make sure you knew that she is thinking of and praying for your families. She also wanted us to send out some cool ideas for activities to keep your kiddos busy this week. Please find the links to those activities and ideas below. Thanks Miss Olga! Be blessed and enjoy your week!

https://alittlepinchofperfect.com/diy-pool-noodle-connectors-for-fun/
https://www.raisingdragons.com/pool-noodle-obstacle-course/
https://www.signupgenius.com/home/outdoor-activities-for-kids.cfm
https://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/04/outdoor-activities-for-kids.html

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Sunday, June 27, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Praying you have been blessed this past week! We are excited for you to continue experiencing church at home and we trust you and your family have been experiencing God all week long!

Our early childhood lesson for The Club House continues to focus on worship. How awesome for our little ones to learn to experience God through worship with all of themselves – their body, their mind, and their heart!

The Zone will continue their lesson on growing up. This week in Konnect they will focus on demonstrating maturity by taking care of themselves.

We continue to keep you and your children in our prayers and trust that we will see you again soon!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We trust you are well and have managed to find moments of joy in this week. We want to recognize our amazing kidz who have successfully completed this school year and are gearing up for their next grade to come. What an accomplishment for your families!

We also want to recognize our fathers this week. We understand that fathers come in many forms and we give our thanks to all of the father figures that play such an integral role in the spiritual, emotional, and social development of our children. Thank you for being role models, leaders, caretakers, and sources of all things fun. We know that you are exactly who God has chosen to father the children in your care and your specialities have been paired with perfection by Him. Thank you for taking this responsibility as your spiritual calling. We appreciate all you do!

Thank you for continuing to guide, support, and teach these kidz in THE WAY. Be blessed!

We honor our Dad’s out there with this list of Dad jokes. Dads, you can add them to your current playlist or feel good that you already use the top 10 on there. Enjoy!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We pray this has been a blessed week for you and your families. As school winds down, may the learning continue! This weeks lessons will continue to reinforce how to LOVE GOD and LOVE OTHERS for your children. The Early Childhood lesson in The Club House teaches our young ones how to worship God with their words. The Konnect lesson in The Zone shows our maturing youth how to grow up and take responsibility as God has called us to do. We hope these lessons will help to support your example and leadership at home for our most impressionable world changers. We love you and miss you dearly!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

God can and will make miracles from the messes we are seeing today. It is our prayer that as your family navigates through these challenging times you keep your sights set on the POWER and HEALING of Jesus. There is no crisis too big for Him to tackle. As each household and community is confronted with health crises, financial crises, relational, racial, political, and social crises, we pray your children are learning WHO to rely on and HOW to trust in a God who has it under control even when it seems so out of control. It is our hope that these lessons help support all you are doing to guide your children toward a better future and a better world where we are all a little more like Jesus. Thank you for doing your part to change this world by showing your children the way. We love you and miss your precious children so very much! May it be a blessed week for you all,

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

Worship Music

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Challenge Card

Konnect Video

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Konnect Challenge Card

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Another beautiful week! What a blessing! We are finally able to see hints of summer and a much needed break from schooling at home! As challenging as it has been to embrace the role of teacher to our children, it has given me opportunity to reconsider how I view this experience. Throughout this time I have felt unqualified. I am not a certified teacher, how could I possibly teach my children? What God has shown me, however, is that HE qualifies us for any role we are placed in. We ALL are teachers to our children and I pray we are embracing that role because God has qualified us. Whether it is lessons in mathematics or lessons about God’s love and promise we are their teachers! No certification needed! Show them through your example, teach them by leading them, help them learn by exploring, or learn together when we don’t know! You were chosen for this role and we pray you are blessed by this opportunity with your children.

We love you and miss you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

Worship Music

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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Zone Teachings :: Kindergarten through Fifth grade

Konnect Video

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

What a beautiful week! We hope that you were able to get out and enjoy God’s creation and see the new beginnings evident as the season changes. We continue to pray that we are getting closer to the opportunity to be together. What an awesome day that will be! Until then, we hope your family is continuing to have encounters with God at home and these lessons help to facilitate them for your children. This week continues lessons for Konnect on worship and for Early Childhood on faith. Let’s worship and demonstrate our faith to the kids in our care and allow them to lead us in these areas as well! We love you and pray you have a blessed week!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

lindsay2

Worship Music

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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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, May 17, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We hope it was a blessed week! Even though we cannot yet be together, we trust that you and your families are finding comfort in your worship experience at home. This week’s lessons continue to touch on the concepts of worship and stretching our faith. Two amazing things God has given us to connect us to Him! We pray your kids will bring the house down with their worship this week and grow their seeds of faith as they learn to trust in God. How perfect the timing! We all are being reminded to worship even in times of trouble and keep our faith even when we can’t seem to make sense of it all. God bless you and your families!

Love and miss you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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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, May 10, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We wish all of our mother’s, those both by birth and by role, a very happy Mother’s Day! We celebrate those who imperfectly perform the task of caring for, nurturing, challenging, guiding, correcting, encouraging, disciplining, and celebrating the youth God has placed in your lives.

You are all amazing in the unique ways you mother. God selected YOU to perform this role for YOUR children. That certainly has been an encouragement to me when I feel like I fall short. We are chosen for this and God knew that no one else would be better suited for the children in our care. We are matched together as part of His perfect plan.

We pray you are encouraged, even if the challenges seem to outweigh the successes, you are not alone. You are doing an incredible job as a mother – especially considering this job description continues to change and expand (many of you have added teaching to your list of duties!) You are designed by God for seasons such as this and quite frankly, you’re killing it. Way to go!

We have included a special music video this week just for our special Mom’s out there. We hope it brings you a laugh! Be blessed!

Love and miss you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Special Mother's Day Crafts and Music

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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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, May 3, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Another week and we pray you are finding some joy as this season continues! We are reminded of what Ephesians tells us in chapter 2 verse 10. We are God’s handiwork. We were created through Jesus to do good works. These works are things that God already prepared in advance for us to do. What does that tell us? He has planned. He has prepared. He has equipped us with what we need even for seasons such as this. We pray that even during this time we might all find ways to do the good works God has planned and prepared in advance for us to do.

We have started a new month and with that a new lesson for both The Club House and The Zone classrooms. The Early Childhood lesson will be focused on Abraham being tested. It is so awesome for these young kiddos to learn about great faith and how to trust in God even in difficult situations that may not always make sense at the time. The Konnect lesson will focus on worship. It is so important for these kiddos to recognize God’s greatness and learn to worship Him for all he has made!

We pray this week will bring great faith and awesome worship in your household! Be blessed!

Love and miss you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Worship Music

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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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, April 26, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We pray you and yours have had another blessed week! We can imagine, however, the news of school and daycare closures may have created additional stress on you and your family. Please know we continue to pray for all of you as you navigate this season of your lives. God has a mighty plan and even if we can’t see the blueprint we can trust that what he has in store for us is so much better than what we could have planned ourselves.

Let’s make this a season of grace by extending it first to yourselves, to your children, to their teachers and anyone else who needs it! None of us are perfect and thankfully we serve a God who knows that full well and loves us anyway! Let’s do the same :)

Love and miss you!

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 - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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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, April 19, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

We pray this week has been a blessed one! We are hopeful you have had opportunity to celebrate our RISEN Savior and caught glimpses of what can seem ugly and realized its true beauty. We imagine your week was filled with ups and downs similar to our own. Times of happiness and times of sadness. Times of worry and times of peace. Times of warmth and times of cold. Times of sun and times of SNOW! Through it all, we can see change is inevitable and with change, there is hope. We also know that our hope rests in a LIVING God. We pray you are able to place your hope in Jesus and find your rest in him this week.

We continue to pray for your peace, your blessing, and your strength through it all.

Love and miss you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

Worship Music

Special Lesson on Grace

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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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, April 12, 2020

Hello Excelkidz Families!

Happy Easter from all of us at Excelkidz! HE HAS RISEN!! What an incredible perspective we can have as we view Easter through the lense of this season in our lives. The pain and sacrifice, the hopes and promises, all MADE WHOLE and FULFILLED upon His resurrection. We will be made whole. His promises over our lives will be fulfilled. All because He rose again!

We continue to pray for your peace, your blessing, and your strength through it all.

As you may recall, the Early Childhood video for the Club House is the same all month long for developmentally appropriate repetition. This week Konnect focuses in on how Jesus can be your lifelong friend. We pray you are blessed by it all and truly find meaning and joy in celebrating Jesus on this Easter Sunday!

Love and miss you!

Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

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Message from Brian and Lindsay Milne, Excelkidz Directors

Easter Worship Music

Special Easter Story with Miss Lindsay

Craft Ideas

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

Clubhouse Video

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Clubhouse - Parent Questions

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Clubhouse - Adventure Book

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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, 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 - Adventure Book

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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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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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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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