Story and Stretch December 2022

Story and Stretch

The Story:  The Green Belt of Peace - A true African story about caring for the Earth.  This story is about Wangari Maathai, who was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, the first female scholar from East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate, and the first female professor ever in Kenya.

Main Point:  We are capable of small actions to create greater peace for ourselves and others.

Story & Song - Advent Week 2

I Wonder Statement:  I wonder what message or action of peace God wants you to share with others...


  • When were you anxious or upset and someone else helped you find peace?

  • What ways can you help yourself find inner peace?

  • When have you noticed someone else who was anxious or upset and you gave peace to that person?

Prayer:  Gracious one, Thank you for the promise of peace.  Thank you for moments where we feel it deep in our hearts.  Teach us to make peace with our words, with our hands, for our own place and all places.  Amen.

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Story & Song - Advent Week 3

The Story:  The Man with Everything - Ecclesiastes 1-3

Main Point:  Do everything with joy.

I Wonder Statement:  I wonder what is easy for you to feel joyful doing and what you could bring more of a joyful spirit to...


  • What do you think about the King's insight that the meaning of life is to enjoy what you do?

  • What is something you do regularly that you enjoy doing?

  • What is something that you normally do not enjoy doing?  How could you bring even just a small amount of joy to it?

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for the story of the King in Ecclesiastes.  Help me be joyful in all that I do.

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Story & Stretch - Advent Week 4

The Story:  Jesus Brings Lazarus Back from the Dead - John 11:25

Main Point:  Jesus loves and shows us to love also.

I Wonder Statement:  I wonder who you love...

Discussion:  Share about someone who you love and how you show that you love them.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for love and all the people I love.  Help me to love as much as Jesus does.

Story and Stretch for the Holidays

Enjoy this special video which includes readings from the Jesus Storybook Bible written by Sally Lloyd-Jones & Illustrated by Jago - interspersed with Christmas carols. 

Story & Song for the Holidays


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