Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Large-Church Children’s Message: A Friend Nearby Published: August 3, 2013 This children’s message is perfect to use with your whole church. It teaches children the importance of having friends around you. Theme: Friends Text: Proverbs 27:10 Preparation: Gather children and their families at the front of the church. Have families stand to one side. Large-Church Children’s Message: A Friend Nearby Say: We’re going to practice counting. Use fingers to count to 15. You can only use each of your fingers one time, but you can use other people’s fingers for extra numbers. When you run out of fingers or if you need help knowing how many 15 is, ask someone for help. Give kids a minute to count. Then have families return to their seats. Ask: Who did you ask for help? Why did you ask a person nearby to help you? a person far away? What would you do if you were in school and you needed help with something, but your family wasn’t around? Read the scripture. The Bible says it’s important to make friends with people around us so they can help us when our families aren’t close by. Let’s hold hands or walk with a friend and help each other back to our seats. Beth Rowland Ft. Collins, Colorado Looking for more children’s messages? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!