Tween Time is for students in the fifth through eighth grades. We meet in the Youth room at 9:00 Sunday mornings. Students are dismissed in time to join their families for the 10:00 worship service.
If we do the Bible study for Sunday our verses will be John 1:43-51. Jesus has begun to put together his team. In this passage, Philip hears Jesus say, “Come with me.” And he does. As it is dawning on Philip who this Jesus really is, he goes and finds his slightly skeptical friend, Nathanael, to tell him that they have found the one they had heard about. Nathanael remains dubious—how could anything good come out of Nazareth? Philip, confident that Nathanael will see what he has seen, insists, “Come with me.” Jesus sees Nathanael as he really is and calls him forth. Nathanael knows, now, that Jesus is the “Son of God.”
Have you ever felt that nothing good could come out of your life? This Bible story tells us that God sees us very differently than we may see ourselves.
Or we could do a Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson. This Monday is MLK, Jr. Day. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the best known Civil Rights protesters and organizers of his time. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Our game will be Pretzel Race. I’ll supply the pretzels, you’ll do the racing.
And… the gauntlet has been thrown down. We have a poster in the youth room that refers to God as “he” or “him.” To keep that poster up, we have to find or create a poster that refers to God with “she” or “her.” It’s going to be a busy Sunday! I’ll watch for you Sunday!