Posts by Marc Vandersluys

Posts by Marc Vandersluys

Pentecost!

I forgot to post this earlier this morning. In case you missed it in the online service, here is a video for kids and adults alike for Pentecost:  

Faith that Sticks (resources)

In this video Pastor Marc reads a few short excerpts from a couple of books relating to raising children, teenagers, and young adults in the faith. You may want to consider reading them. If you’re interested in reading them with someone (one shot after reading or small group that works through it) contact Pastor Marc. The books are linked after the video.  Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Dr. Kara E. Powell and Dr. Chap…

Watch For the Light

Using a book and a song, Pastor Marc reflects on how we might start watching for light in the world, rather than focussing on the darkness we see easily and often.

Children’s Lesson – May 3, 2020

Hi everyone! This week Dixie is bringing us the children’s lesson, playing some percussion and talking about love. The musical instrument craft can be found here: https://redtri.com/homemade-instruments/slide/19   VeggieTales Sunday school songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buMGo29mxQw&list=PLHW6CSUFSZ8Nrr9ZmCA0F622qg9TQ-FH5   Kids playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKkbIZtqhyQ&list=PLyUSGM_gPhqluwbWeBweSdJXBGkR9pWWu

Take the Time While You Can

Here’s a little reminder to take the time to reflect on our habits, our values, and our choices during this slowed-down season—to take time to listen to God, to try new things to stoke our spiritual fires. I also list some resources you may find helpful. Discipleship resources on our website can be found… here. Below are listed the books mentioned in this video. All of these should be available wherever books are purchased and in ebook format. Some classics…

Children and Anxiety

Here’s a short video showing you the additional resources on the website I mentioned in my children’s video last Sunday (compassionseries.com/amisafe/). You can find 15 different colouring pages for various different essential workers in this season which you or your children can colour and send to someone they know to express their gratitude or as you colour you could pray for people in that grouping that come to mind. Additionally, that website provides free access to a children’s book about…

Reading the Bible with Children

Here’s a six minute video with some tips on how to read scripture with children, which you may find helpful especially during this season of extra time with your children. Reading the Bible with your children doesn’t need to be difficult or scary! (Main points are below the video.) The main points are: Start with Jesus. All of scripture testifies to him, so laying the foundation of his life and teaching will be helpful. Don’t worry too much about formal…

Saturday after Easter

Easter Week Bible Readings 2020 – Saturday Today is the last day of readings for Easter week. Have you reflected on and talked about the resurrection this week? Here are today’s Bible readings leading us into Easter, into resurrection life. Reflect on them, pray them, carry them through your day.  (Link to online readings and bookmark option below.) Click here or on the picture to go to the complete text of today’s readings at BibleGateway.com. Easter Week 2020 Readings Bible…

Easter Friday

Easter Week Bible Readings 2020 – Friday Have you been talking to your children about the resurrection this week? Here are today’s Bible readings leading us into Easter, into resurrection life. Reflect on them, pray them, carry them through your day.  (Link to online readings and bookmark option below.) Click here or on the picture to go to the complete text of today’s readings at BibleGateway.com. Easter Week 2020 Readings Bible bookmark sheet.