Our Youth

CHURCH SCHOOL

First and foremost we want you to know we miss you and you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

While we are away from one another please check here are some fun Church School Lessons and Family Fun that you can do at home weekly. 


LENT

We are still in the season of Lent and we want to remind everyone that even though we are practicing social distancing you can still reach out and spread kindness to people in your neighborhood, your friends and family. Send a text, leave someone a note, call someone to say hi, decorate your driveway with chalk art, color a picture for someone, or send someone a picture or video chat. 

Please take a minute to watch our video on Kindness.

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


Sunday March 29th -The Widow with 2 Coins

The Jews were instructed to give to the Temple and to the poor as part of their service to God. (So are we). One day Jesus sat at the Temple and watched people putting money into the offering boxes. Some people were rich and gave lots of money. Some gave money, but were unhappy about it. Then an poor woman, a widow, came up to the boxes.

The poor woman put two of the smallest coins there were in the offering box. The disciples with Jesus weren't very impressed, but Jesus said this woman has given more than any other today. How could that be? Jesus said it was because it was all she had.

How did the woman think she would buy dinner that night? She trusted in God to provide for her. She obeyed God's command, knowing that He would fulfill His promise to care for her in return. We must trust God the same way. Matt 6:33 says: "Seek first the kingdom of God and Hid righteousness and all these things (food, clothes, etc) will be added unto you."


Please click the link below to watch a great video about The Poor Widow giving all she has to offer. (Elementary School)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GivTS-DBBWI


Middle School and High School Students please click on the link below to learn about Giving and Receiving

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



The Great Commandment. 


The Jews were not finished questioning Jesus. 

A lawyer asked Jesus: "Which commandment is the greatest of all?" 

Jesus answered from the Old Testament: Love the Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."
 
Jesus added a second command, that we must love our neighbor as yourself. 

Then he explained that every other law of God was based on these two laws. 


What did he mean by that? If you love God, would you ignore him or speak badly about him? 

If you love your neighbor, will you steal from him or hurt him? 

No...the other laws (don't steal, don't take the Lord's name in vain) all are based on loving God or loving man.


Please click on the link below to watch a video on the Greatest Commandment  (Elementary School)



Here is a music video you can sing along to to remember to Love God with all your Heart, Soul and Mind. Have fun!!



Grades 6 and up can click on the link below to watch a video on the Greatest Commandment.



FAMILY DEVOTIONS

Please join with participating in our Family Action Pack Family Devotion Exercises. 

They are meant to be "weekly" family-fun easy to lead family devotions where you and your family can spend some special time together while learning valuable lessons from God's word.

But....due to the fact we are all homebound, I will be posting these a few times a week. 

It's nice to turn off the TV, step away from the computers and listen for the word of God.


**Just click on the links below to participate!

Elementary Age Youth: 


Middle /High School Youth: 



YOUTH GROUP

Our church Youth Group is always on the move--reaching out in love to serve our community, forming their faith and friendships, planning fun fundraisers (like the yummy spaghetti dinners), and getting ready for summer mission trips. Youth Group meets on Sunday nights, with a program for middle schoolers and high schoolers, and on Sunday mornings during church school. But, you can spot them doing service around town any day of the week. Youth Group is open to all youth--no matter your background or church affiliation.


Click here to learn more on the exclusive FPC Whippany Youth Group Website!