We will focus on being united in Christ and how that helps us to make wise choices. There is strength in numbers. United we stand; divided we fall.
We will give each child a craft stick and have them write down on it one thing that makes life hard for them.
We will ask them to think about the problem and break the stick in half.
The stick was easily broken alone.
Have them do it again.
Collect the sticks and try to break them all at once.
It's harder to break them when we have extra support. It's harder to be broken from our faith if we have support of family and friends in the church.
Go to soccer field.
Divide kids into two teams 1 at each goal.
Leader claps hands and kids on team A will turn around and try to tag kids on Team B.
Those who are tagged will become part of team A.
Kids on team B can avoid being tagged by running back behind their own boundary line or standing next to a teammate (6ft apart) with hands outstretched but not touching.
Was it easier to run back or stand with a partner?
Sometimes it may seem best to run from problems, but God wants us to face them. It's easier to stand firm when we have support from our family and friends.