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In Person Information:

ROOTED is open in person for all ages!! Below is all of the information you will need for it, and if you have any questions, please email!

Covid Protocol:
To see our updated Covid Protocol, click HERE.

Please RSVP HEREIt is SUPER important that every family RSVP's before coming on Sunday so that we make sure we stick to our limited capacity in each class.

Nursery, PreK, and K-2nd Graders can be checked in in the Kids' Wing.
3rd-5th Graders should be checked in at the Barn across from the parking lot from the church BEFORE you enter the church.

Who is leading?
The Sprouts (Nursery) are led by Pam Sayler, who oversees a group of volunteers.
The Seedlings (PreK) are taught by a combination of Kevin Bartz, Deborah Bartz, Freya De Leeuw, Shi Fu, and Sarah Brockman.
The Saplings (K-2nd grade) are taught by Ray Hensel and Bonnie Dunbar for the month of July.
The Sprigs (3rd-5th grade) are taught by a combination of Sam Auyeung, Anna Mac Donald, and our ROOTED subs for the month of July.

July's Bible Verse

"I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Try to work on memorizing the verse above over the next month!

The Gospel Project made a song to help us learn this month's Bible verse! Click HERE to access it.


Try to write it down on a piece of paper or white board, and then after saying it once or twice, cover up or erase a word, and then say it again. Do this over and over until half the verse is gone! Then try to say it on your own without looking at the verse.

Print out this activity to engage more with the story
of Children of God.

Click the picture on the right or the heading to access the activity.

The activity above is the one made for K-2nd graders. Click HERE to access the 3rd-5th grade activity.

Today's Bible Story is called Children of God. It comes from 1 John 2–3.

Click the picture on the left or the heading to watch the video.


After the Activity and Video, I think we have been sitting a little too long...  Let's get up, move around, and WORSHIP!

This week's worship song is Father Abraham! Try to follow along with the motions!

Discussion Questions

1. What do we become when we believe in Jesus?
Children of God, 1 John 3:1-2

2. What command did John give to children of God?
To love one another, 1 John 3:11

3. How do we love one another?
In deed and in truth, 1 John 3:18

4. What does godly love look like?
Guide kids to look at Jesus as the perfect example of love. Jesus served His disciples, taught them, and laid down His life for sinners. We can love one another by serving one another, helping one another study the Bible, and protecting one another from harm.

5. How can we love one another well?
Help the kids understand that, on our own, we do not have the power to love in Godly ways. Remind the kids that the Holy Spirit lives in believers to give us the power to love God and love one another.

6. When is it hard to show godly love to others?
Guide kids to think through situations they have faced in which they didn’t want to show love to someone. Help them understand that we must love even those who treat us badly. Be sure to remind kids that loving someone doesn’t mean letting them hurt you. If any kids disclose abuse or neglect, report it to law enforcement and your ministry leaders according to the laws where you live.

Christ Connection

John wrote a letter to teach believers in the church—the children of God—about the importance of showing love. Love is more than feelings or words; it is an action. Jesus showed God’s love for us when He died on the cross to rescue people from sin.

The Gospel Project provides a step-by-step way of explaining what the Gospel is to children.
Try to talk through each of these steps with your child today!


Ask: "Who is in charge at home?" Explain that because God created everything, He is in charge of everything. Read Revelation 4:11.


Ask: "Have you ever done something wrong?" Tell kids that everyone sins, or disobeys God. Our sin separates us from God. Read Romans 3:23.


Explain that God is holy and must punish sin. God sent His Son, Jesus, to take the punishment we deserve. Read John 3:16.


Ask: "What is the best gift you've ever received?" Say that Jesus took our punishment for sin by giving His life, and He gives us His righteousness. God sees us as if we lived the perfect life Jesus lived. This is the best gift ever! Read 2 Corinthians 5:21.


Explain that everyone has a choice to make. Ask: "Will you trust Jesus as your Savior and Lord? You can turn from self and sin and turn to Jesus." Read Romans 10:9-10.
On the LifeWay Kids app, you can color the activity pages digitally on a phone or a tablet, play games that connect with this week's story, watch Gospel Project videos for this week's bible story, and more! Check it out on the links below:
To find this week's materials:

1. Download and open app
2. Scroll down to The Gospel Project For Kids
3. Click on "Volume 12 - Summer 2021"
4. Click on "Get" and let it download
5. Click "Read"
And Enjoy!
The time your child learns a Bible story from us on Sundays does not have to be the only time they hear His Word!
The Bible App for Kids is a great resource for you to spend more time reading the Bible with your children. This app has:

  • 41 Bible stories just for kids
  • Kid-friendly navigation
  • Games and activities that help kids remember what they're learning
  • Touch-activated animations

Check it out on the links below: