David was a shepherd boy. Every day he took the family's sheep to the hillsides to look for grass for the sheep to eat. If a sheep wandered off and got lost, David had to find it. Sometimes a lion or wolf would attack the sheep, and David had to fight it and chase it away. David used a sling to fight the lions and wolves. A sling is two pieces of string, with a patch of leather in between. David would put a stone in the sling and would twirl it around and when he let go of one of the strings, the stone flew out.
One day, David's father asked him to take some food to his brothers who were helping King Saul fight a war. When he found his brothers, he saw that they were afraid. They told him that the other side had a very big man named Goliath. Goliath would yell at them, telling them to send one man out to him and who ever won the fight would win the battle.
No one wanted to go. David told King Saul that he wanted to fight Goliath. Goliath laughed when he saw the boy running toward him yelling, “You have insulted the God of Israel. The Lord will help me beat you, and the whole world will know that Israel’s God is real.” David put a stone in his sling and threw it at the giant. The stone hit him on his head and he fell down dead. "We won the war!" shouted King Saul, David's brothers and the other soldiers. "Hooray for David!"
Good News has presents, but how do you decide which one to pick?
In Creation Station we’ll paint stone paperweights.
We’ll make commercials to sell super duper armor in Apostle's Playhouse.
Thank-you to our David and Goliath Workshop Leaders:
Good News - Jennifer Beason and Joan Humphreys
Creation Station – Janet Turner, Hope Brown
Antioch Arcade – Dona Woodard, Kristen McClure
Apostle's Playhouse – Julie, Tom Bell & Carol Parks
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team:
Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Sara Ridings, Amy Woynicz, Lori Houck and Marcia Hale, Interim Director of Children's Ministry.