The Prophet Miriam || God Chooses Women to Guide Us Through The Impossible

Sunday, September 13, 2020 — Worship@Home resources for FirstPres Hayward

As our congregation has made the decision to move to a digital online format for our Sunday Family Gathering due to COVID-19, FirstPresKids is here to provide resources that can help you create your own at-home family worship experience or supplement the one that will be streamed on Sunday mornings, 10PST from FirstPres Hayward.

NOTE: You can also go to the FPK YouTube Channel to view most (not all) of these materials on this week’s FirstPresKids YouTube Playlist.

Photo of a stained glass depiction of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron, praising the Lord with all the women of Israel
Blackall, Pippa. Prophet Miriam, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved September 1, 2020]. Original source:

Scriptural Focus: the story of the Prophet Miriam: her part in leading the Israelites out of slavery, that God chooses women to help us through the impossible

Parent/Caregiver Resources:

Opening or Closing Prayer: Dear God, You created us in your image. You created us to be a human version of all that you are — Whole Holy people. But, humans like to put each other into boxes: child, old person, woman, man, Black, white, Indigenous, Asian. When we put each other in boxes, we limit each other and ourselves from being fully human and experiencing all the range and depth and width of your creation. Help us to see each other as you see us, exactly as you created us before we entered this human world. Help us to be and see the Whole Holy people that you put on earth; children of God that you love no matter what; that you have chosen to lead the way towards your vision. Amen.


Videos for Kids:

Discussion Questions:



Books: libraries are closed and you may not have time to order books, but check out the lists below and often a quick internet search will turn up a video version of many picture books. Or see below for my quick picks that you can “read” online!



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Written by Lauren Gibbs-Beadle @firstpreskidshayward Children’s Ministries @firstpreshayward | educator, creative, parent | she/her