Foundations Chapel - April 19, 2017
Mrs. Megan Perry led chapel this morning utilizing the theme, “Kids with Character”, honing in on the trait of generosity. She opened chapel by having the students look at three "tricky pictures" and directed them to describe what they saw. Next, she taught the students that things are not always what they appear to be, but that God always knows the truth. In light of this reality, Mrs. Perry then taught the students the story of the “Widow’s Mite.” She had one of her students dress up as the rich man and walk in very proudly to a container, where he put his offering. He took his time and was quite loud about it to bring as much attention to himself as possible because he wanted everyone to know how "generous" he was being. She explained to the students that even though he gave a lot of money, it was money he had left over after he had paid his servants, land, family, etc. Next a widow came in very quietly. She slipped her two coins in the offering very quickly and went on her way. For her, she didn't have a lot and gave sacrificially. Finishing the story, Mrs. Perry asked the students to share how they could be generous. Giving an array of answers, the students shared that they could donate toys, be generous with their words in order to be an encouragement to others, make something to give to someone else, donate clothes they've outgrown and give their time by spending it with others.
Key Passage: Mark 12:41-44