Dear Wesley Ohana,
As we enter one of the most important times in our church calendar, Holy Week, I am sad that we will not be meeting for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and for Easter. Every year we have fun things planned at Easter for our keiki, but this year is obviously different. I have created a list of resources to help families with young keiki to journey through Holy Week together. My good friend who is a devout Catholic put together a schedule for Holy Week and I would like to share it with you. I added “family activities” to go along with it. Each day the family can read these passages with the corresponding days. This is the Walk with Jesus Thru Holy Week attachment. There are attachments for Monday and Thursday’s activity below.
Another great resource is Right Now Media. C4 church is sponsoring licenses for families in the area that would like access. Right Now media has a large library of Kids videos. Please use this link to gain free access:
If you encounter problems please let me know. Programs in the Kids section I recommend are: Holy Moly, Superbook, Friends and Heroes, Theo, Kids Ten Commandments, Adventures in Odyssey, Whirl, Connect, Veggie Tales, Torch LIghter Series: John Wesley (older children), Seeds Family Worship.
Please watch and browse the content before showing it to your Keiki. Not all programs are age appropriate for all kids. For example Kingstone Comics shows the Bible in the layout of a comic book. Some of the images would not be appropriate for younger elementary children etc. but would be great for older elementary and middle school children. In their web browser the kids episodes are categorized into age groups which can be a guide.
If your family would like to play great worship music for your children I recommend this youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/groupvbs
Finally for Christian Education resources at home please check out Child 1) Evangelism Fellowship Family resource page: https://www.cefhawaii.com/goodnews2) Ministry to Children page:https://ministry-to-children.com/online-childrens-church/
I hope this information was helpful and please let me know if you have any questions. All of this is to supplement whatever works for your family schedule and the way each family approaches Christian education. I miss you all and I hope everyone has a great Holy Week despite the circumstances. I look forward to us all being together again.