DiscoveryLand Grade School

Kids in Grades 1-4 discover Biblical values through fun large-group worship and teaching and connect with screened volunteer leaders and other kids their age with small-group activities during weekend services year-round* at FAC Deerfoot and FAC Southwest.

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What are we learning about?Deck the Halls

December Theme:  Deck the Halls – Countdown to Christmas

Virtue: CHRISTMAS—Celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift!

Overview: With the busyness of the Christmas season, it’s easy to lose sight of why we celebrate in the first place. We forget that at the time of the first Christmas, God’s people were anticipating a Rescuer who would come and save the world. That’s what makes a countdown like an advent calendar so powerful. It allows us daily moments to stop and reflect on God, who loved us so much and sent Jesus to be our Savior. That’s why this December, we’re “decking the halls” and taking the whole month to focus on nothing but Christmas. We’re celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift! We can’t wait to shine a spotlight on crucial moments in the story of Jesus’ birth as we count down to Christmas. The best gift God ever gave was Jesus. Because of Jesus, it’s possible for us to have a relationship with God that will last forever. As we take this month to count down to the fun of Christmas Day, let’s take time to remember the reason we celebrate in the first place: Jesus, the greatest gift the world has ever known.

Memory Verse 

“A child will be born to us. A son will be given to us.” Isaiah 9:6a (NIrV)

Bonus Verse:

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord. Here is how you will know I am telling you the truth. You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”  Luke 2:11-12, (NIrV)

Christmas in DiscoveryLand

  • December 23NO service or DiscoveryLand
  • December 24 – DiscoveryLand for infants-kindergarten only at 10:15 am & 12:00 pm services; Grades 1-4 will enjoy the main service with your families! [LEARN MORE]
  • December 30/31ONLINE ONLY services; no DiscoveryLand
  • January 6/7 – Regular weekend services & DiscoveryLand resume!

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Grade School Bible Memory Program: Truth Trackers

Kids in Grades 1-4 are invited to dig deeper into the Bible and discover the truth in God’s Word. Here’s how to get started on this great adventure!

Here’s How it Works

Every weekend there are Bible verses kids can memorize in DiscoveryLand! Kids earn “Truth Tokens” when:

  • They say the memory verse out loud to their leader
  • Complete the weekly devotional handouts
  • Bring their Bible to church

What kids can do with those hard-earned Truth Tokens:

  • Spend them in the “Truth Trackers” Tuck Shop that will open every 2 months.
  • Donate them to the DiscoveryLand offering project (see below for details) – a small group leader will give $1 for every donated token!
  • Spend your tokens on tickets at a special Pizza Party event.

So, grab your Bibles … and let’s find God’s truth together!

Giving Back

We believe it’s important for kids to know the importance of generosity, and about offering a part of what we have back to God as a thank you for all that He’s given us! That’s why we have seasonally offering projects that kids can give towards that fund sharing hope and practical support to other kids and families in our community and around the world.

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Seeing the kids focusing on the lyrics and singing their hearts out to God ... brings happy tears to my eyes.

- Colleen, DiscoveryLand volunteer