While our kids ministry isn't meeting in person this week at State College Alliance Church, we encourage your family to bring the church experience home.  On this page you can find some weekly video and print materials for each age group (pre-school, elementary, and pre-teen).  We hope these resources will encourage your kids to keep growing in their faith and foster some good conversations with parents too!  And remember you can always access weekly materials from Orange on your smartphone or other devices via the Parent Cue app!

If there is anything at all that I can do to help your family navigate this stressful season, don't hesitate to contact me at bill@scalliancechurch.com!

First Look (pre-school) resources

I am wonderfully made in God’s image! Do you ever think about yourself like that—that you are wonderfully made in God’s image? We tend to forget about all of the wonder that went into making us as we become grown- ups.  Time has a way of dulling our shine. It’s part of the reason why people have to prod us to ‘say cheese’ when they  take our picture. 

I think if we really, really, really believed that we are wonderfully made in God’s image, no one would ever have  to tell us to smile when they pulled out a camera. We would be smiling from ear-to-ear as we lived in the wonder  that God made me! 

That is what we want for preschoolers. We want them to smile with confidence, because they know God made me.

August 2nd Pre-school Video

August 2nd Pre-school Activities

Route 252 (Elementary) Resources

When we look outside and see the beautiful world around us, we’re reminded that God is SO great, powerful, and  creative. From the birds flying high in the sky to the planets orbiting the sun to animals scampering around the  earth, each one points to God’s indescribable creativity. Jesus used creativity in how He told parables, performed miracles, and helped His followers understand more about what it means to be part of God’s Kingdom. On top of  that, we’re created in God’s image. We can solve problems, create art and music, design skyscrapers high into the  sky. When we create, we reflect the image of God to the world around us. .  

August 2nd 252 Kids Video (all ages)

August 2nd Pre-Teen Video (better for older kids)

August 2nd Activities

  • Faith Parent Conversation Guide: An easy to use guide with some practical conversation starters you can use to talk to your kids about your faith and theirs!
  • K-3 Family Activity Guide:  Some activities and discussion guides for elementary kids and their families that goes along with the video lesson above.
  • Pre-teen Activity Guide:  Some activities and discussion guides for older elementary kids and their families.

Resources for Parents

Orange, the maker of our pre-school and elementary curriculum, has collected a bunch of really valuable resources to help you and your family navigate through anxiety and fear in the midst of challenges.  I hope these resources will be a benefit to your family in this season: