AIM: The iCare series is all about helping children to see that it is important to not only care about our own
but the feelings of others. Emojis are a way we use to communicate our own feelings, but they also help us to understand the feelings of others.
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1) HEART EYES (LOVE) EMOJI: I CARE BECAUSE GOD CARES
This session looks at the story of the Good Samaritan and how God created us to be caring people. We think about and care for others because God cares about us. We are created to be caring, just as He is caring.
2) CRYING (SAD) EMOJI: I CARE ABOUT MY FRIENDS
This session is focussed on Job. Job’s friends start off showing care for their friend, but then things turn for the worst. They do not understand why he is suffering, but seem to accuse him rather than show him love, compassion or be sad for him.
3) ANGRY EMOJI: I CARE BY STANDING UP
This session looks at how Jesus turned the tables over when the people were caught making money and cheating people in the temple. In this session we will consider what the appropriate response is to getting angry.
4) SCARED EMOJI: I CARE BY SPEAKING OUT
When something isn’t right it’s sometimes best to speak out about it. But how do we do that? Sometimes it can feel scary, but it doesn’t have to. In this session children will look at how Jeremiah, otherwise known as the ‘Weeping Prophet’ spoke out and challenged those around him.
5) PRAYING HANDS EMOJI: I PRAY BECAUSE I CARE
Children will learn that they can take their cares to Jesus in prayer through this fun session on the man that was lowered through the roof to Jesus.
6) ENVELOPE EMOJI: WE SHARE THE CARE
Ever wonder how some people achieve so many great things? Often it’s because they work together with others! In this session children will look at the story of Nehemiah and learn how he shared the care for the city with others.