family resources

At Plymouth Covenant Church, we love families of all kinds! This page will provide some useful resources that we think will help families navigate life and faith at home. Take a look around! We plan to update this page weekly with new ideas and resources for you to enjoy during this unique season of life.

Please note that while our in-person worship services have resumed, our on-site ministries for children have not. The current health crisis makes for a difficult ministry environment, both in terms of safety for children, volunteers, and their families but also in terms of classroom dynamic. Our heart is to create fun, engaging spaces where children feel the love of Jesus every moment in our care. We will continue to plan for that in the not-too-distant future. When the time is right, we will be excited to welcome everyone back! Until then, please take advantage of these family friendly options:

- your children are welcome to join you at any on-site worship service...we anticipate they will be with us!
- try our new Worship Together service on Thursdays at 6pm that is open to all ages and designed with families in mind...it will also be recorded and available to watch on demand through our website
- continue to look to our Family Resource page for great resources you can use for discipleship (following Jesus) at home...you will find our new easy-to-use kids curriculum links (preschool and elementary) on the Family Resource page
- pick up a month's worth of Family Time experiential lessons from the church office that are simple to lead and engaging for everyone!

On the journey with you,
Pastor Sara
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Sunday School
with Mr. Bill!

Click on the picture to see Mr. Bill teach the Sunday School lesson the way he used to in the KidNation classroom! Appropriate for all ages, enjoy one of our great storytellers bringing the stories of the Bible to life for your family!

Life with Jesus and His Disciples

This new series shows a very human, relatable Jesus that will draw you in as you listen to his teachings, watch his miracles, and follow along with his disciples. You can watch the first episode for free on The Chosen website. If you like it, you can purchase all of season one plus have the opportunity to help fund the creation of additional seasons! It is also possible to watch episodes for free on YouTube if you are in a difficult financial season right now.

As with any media, we recommend that parents preview materials before using them with their kids.

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Weekly Message

The Week of Sunday, May 31, 2020

Additional Sunday School resources are available for your family to use at home through our closed Facebook groups. Click on the button(s) below to join the group(s)! Resources include Bible videos, Q&A Slides, Printable Puzzle Sheets and Coloring Sheets, and more!

This Week’s Preschool Theme and My First Look Story: 

“God Loves Me” (The Lost Coin, Luke 15:8-10)

This Week’s Elementary Theme and ShareFaith Story: 

“Pentecost: The Holy Spirit Comes” (Acts 1:1-2:41)

Access Weekly Sunday School Materials on Our Facebook Pages

Stay Informed!

Sign up for midweek newsletters delivered to your inbox! Journey Together is the new parent/grandparent resource aimed at encouragement, PCC ministry updates, and resources for family life. FYI is Pastor Dan’s newsletter and the Thru News highlights events and church family news for the week.

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GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNION AT HOME

We’ve learned how to do so many things at home to participate in our faith and grow together in Christ. Communion at home might be one of those things you just haven’t waded into yet…especially if you have kids. Our next communion weekend is June 6/7 and we’re here to help!

First, you need some kind of bread or cracker (anything you have at home works…from sandwich bread to Ritz crackers!). Then you need some juice…grape if you have it, but apple makes a nice stand in. Plan to stop at the store if you don’t have these on hand.

Next, here are two helpful resources for engaging in communion as a family. They will help you think through what communion is about and when your kids are ready to take communion with you!

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COMMUNION AND KIDS

HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT RACE AND RACISM

These have been some painful, sad, difficult days. We recognize that the turmoil is great and people are hurting. We know that kids are most deeply impacted and formed by their experiences at home.

That means that you, parents, are in a unique position to help them navigate all the complexities of life. The topic of racism is important to address in our families. We honor God most when we honor one another and when we teach our children to do the same.

If you are new to this topic, don’t panic. There are lots of good resources available. Here is just one article to get you moving in a God-honoring, kingdom-focused direction.

HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT RACE AND RACISM