Cool Disciples Schedule: November 2012

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On Saturday nights and on Sunday mornings at FUMC our Cool Disciples experience Rotation Model Christian education. (Click on any of those bold words to find out more about our programs.) In November, we are studying part two of the Old Testament saga of Jacob and Esau. Last month, in part one of this story, we learned about mistakes made by Jacob and Esau, including the stolen blessing…

Jacob tricks his father into giving him the blessing

This month we’ll learn that God doesn’t give up on Jacob! What an amazing God who forgives such a scoundrel! God promises Jacob to be with him always. (Just as Jesus promised us.)

Read about what happens in part two of our story in Genesis 28:10-16, 29:15-30, 31:1-3, 32:3-7a, 22-30 , and 33:1-4.

For Saturdays at the Green Wood location, here is the schedule for the coming month:

Date Workshop Activity
11/3 Art Workshop Create mosaics to tell the story of Jacob and Esau.
11/10 Puppet Workshop Use puppets to tell the story.
11/17 A visit from Pastor Doug! We’ll play some get-to-know-you games and hear what he thinks about Jacob and Esau.
11/24 Video Workshop Watch portions of the video The Lion King. Explore how God’s plan of loving grace continues even when we make poor choices.

For Sundays at the downtown location, here is the schedule of workshops:

11/4 Enjoy worship and Communion with your family
Cooking Art Drama Puppets Video Games
Social Hall Room 212 Room 215 Room 211 Pine Room Room 204
11/11 2nd grade 5th & 6th grade 3rd grade {closed} 4th grade 1st grade
11/18 1st grade {closed} 2nd grade 4th grade 5th & 6th grade 3rd grade
11/25 3rd grade 4th grade 1st grade 5th & 6th grade {closed} 2nd grade

What’s happening in each workshop?

  • In the Art Workshop students will work cooperatively to create duct-tape mosaics illustrating the story of Jacob and Esau. The mosaics will focus on the story sequence.
  • In the Cooking Workshop students will focus on Jacob’s dream and examine how God is at work in their lives. Make (and eat!) breadstick pretzel ladders.
  • In the Drama Workshop students will enact the story while it is paraphrased. Then they’ll watch themselves on a video.
  • In the Games Workshop students will play a Cranium-like game using a game die & a “ladder,” to review events of the story.
  • In the Puppet Workshop students will use puppetry to retell/interpret the story the story.
  • In the Video Workshop students will watch portions of the video The Lion King, enjoy popcorn (can’t have a movie without popcorn!) and explore how God’s plan of loving grace continues despite the poor choices we make.

If you are in the area please join us for the fun learning at First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor, MI

Photo credits:
Jacob tricks his father © V. Gilbert & Arlisle F. Beers. Used by permission per a license from the Visual Bible Alive Resource Center.

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