February 2018 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends!

Jesus loves everyone is the sweetest news we will ever share with our preschoolers. And since sweets are a HUGE part of this month—with all of the heart-shaped cookies and candy hearts—we decided the perfect theme for February would be SWEET SHOP!!

We will hear the stories of the woman at the well, Zacchaeus, the unloved woman, and Peter. Jesus showed love to all of these people, and it’s the same kind of love He has for you and me and every preschooler that we get to teach each Sunday. We want our preschoolers to grow up knowing that Jesus loves us all, no matter what, and He will never stop loving us.

We’ll begin the month learning about the woman at the well. Even though she was from a different place than Jesus, He still wanted to be her friend. Jesus loves everyone. No matter where we’re from, Jesus loves us. No matter how different we are from each other, Jesus loves us.

The second week of the month we’ll meet Zacchaeus. He made bad choice after bad choice, but Jesus still wanted to be his friend.

Jesus loves us even when we do something wrong. We can be unkind. We can not share our things. We can make bad choices. Even when we do all these things, Jesus still loves us.

During week three, preschoolers will hear about the woman that no one else loved—you know, the one that was about to be stoned to death. Yep, Jesus loved her too. Can you imagine how that woman felt when Jesus came to her rescue? Jesus loves us when no one else does. Even when we feel alone, we can know that Jesus loves us.

We’ll end the month with Peter. He denied Jesus three times just like Jesus said he would. But, Jesus didn’t stop loving him. No matter what we do, Jesus doesn’t stop loving us. No matter where we go, Jesus doesn’t stop loving us. Jesus always loves each and every one of us.

So get your sweet tooth—and your heart—ready for a super sweet month filled with the good news that JESUS LOVES EVERYONE! It’s going to be one, huge, sugar overload, not because of candy but because Jesus’ love is just that big and sweet!

Harper and Jaden are in our clubhouse this month on the Wonder! DVD. They’re setting up a Sweet Shop for their friends and family. The DVD is available at The Orange Store, and you can even sign up for a monthly subscription. Use this DVD to supplement a live Storyteller and/or Host for the Story section of the curriculum.

February’s Preview Video will be on the First Look website. You can download the video from the matrix—it is located in the Prelude tab. If you’d like to embed the video into your church blog, we have it available on Vimeo. Feel free to share the vision with everyone!

Our team will be praying for you to have moments filled with wonder as you give preschoolers a “first look” at the God who loves them, made them, and wants to be their friend forever.

Kathy Hill
Director of Preschool Curriculum
The reThink Group

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