Upcoming Connections Units

Scope and Sequence for Connections
May – August 2024

“Whom Shall I Send?” (Spirit and Service)

Date | Session Title | Verses
May 5 | The Astounding Gift | Acts 10:34-48
May 12 | Sharing in the Ministry | Acts 1:12-17, 21-26
May 19 | These Last Days | Acts 2:1-21
May 26 | Willing to Go | Isaiah 6

Pentecost is May 19

God’s Chosen Ones (Prophets, Priests, and Kings)

Date | Session Title | Verses
June 2 | God Calls a Trustworthy Prophet | 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 18-20
June 9 | God Gives the People a King | 1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20
June 16 | God Requires a Replacement | 1 Samuel 15:10, 13-16, 22-23, 34-16:4a
June 23 | God Saves the Shepherd Boy | 1 Samuel 17:33-40, 45-47
June 30 | God’s Anointed One Grieves | 2 Samuel 1:1, 11-12, 17-27

For Better or Worse (Responding to the Divine)

Date | Session Title | Verses
July 7 | Rebels and Skeptics | Ezekiel 2:3-5; Mark 6:1-13
July 14 | Prophets and Kings | Amos 7:7-15; Mark 6:14-20
July 21 | Shepherds and Sheep | Jeremiah 23:1-6; Mark 6:30-34
July 28 | Farmers and Feasters | 2 Kings 4:42-44; John 6:4-15

A Word for the Church (Faithful Life Together)

Date | Session Title | Verses
August 4 | Knitting Gifts Together | Ephesians 4:1-16
August 11 | Imitating Christ | Ephesians 4:17-5:2
August 18 | Seeing the Light | Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:6-20
August 25 | Standing Firm | Ephesians 6:10-20

Scope and Sequence for Connections
September – December 2024

Lesson Plans (Jesus Teaches His Way)

Date | Session Title | Verses
September 1 | Commandments and Traditions | Mark 7:1-8, 14-23
September 8 | Crumbs and Crowds | Mark 7:24-37
September 15 | Questions and Directions | Mark 8:27-38
September 22 | First and Last | Mark 9:30-37; James 3:13-18
September 29 | For Us and Against Us | Mark 9:38-50; James 5:13-16

In Right Paths (Walking with God)

Date | Session Title | Verses
October 6 | Who Walks with Us | Psalm 26: Genesis 2:18-21
October 13 | When We Walk Alone | Psalm 22:1-15: Amos 5:10, 13-15
October 20 | Walk in God’s Shelter | Psalm 91:9-16: Isaiah 53:4-7, 10b-12
October 27 | Waling Home with Joy | Psalm 126; Jeremiah 31:7-9

Once For All (The Living Sacrifice)

Date | Session Title | Verses
November 3 | A New Worship | Hebrews 9:1, 6-16
November 10 | A New Sanctuary | Hebrews 9:18-28, 10:1
November 17 | A New Offering | Hebrews 10:10-25
November 24 | High Priest and King | 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-12

November 3 is All Saints Sunday. November 24 is Reign of Christ Sunday.

Preparing the Way (Our Work While We Wait)

Date | Session Title | Verses
December 1 | The Practice of Waiting | Psalm 25:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
December 8 | The Messenger’s Call | Luke 1:68-79; 3:1-6
December 15 | Rejoice in the Lord | Isaiah 12; Philippians 4:1, 4-7
December 22 | Seeking Salvation | Psalm 80:1-7; Micah 5:2-5a; Hebrews 10:5-10
December 29 | In Wisdom and Stature | 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Luke 2:41-52

December 1 is the first Sunday of Advent.

Scope and Sequence for Connections
January – April 2025

One Church Under God (The Gifts of Unity)

Date | Session Title | Verses
January 5 | One Word | John 1:1-18
January 12 | One Baptism | Acts 8:9-25
January 19 | One Spirit | 1 Corinthians 12:1-13
January 26 | One Body | 1 Corinthians 12:14-31

Blessed…or Cursed (The Possible Paths)

Date | Session Title | Verses
February 2 | To Be a Prophet | Luke 4:16-30
February 9 | To Walk in Troubles | Psalm 138, Isaiah 6:8-13
February 16 | To Put Down Roots | Jeremiah 17:1-10, Psalm 1
February 23 | To Turn Your Cheek | Luke 6:22-38

We Shall Be Changed (Lenten Transformation)

Date | Session Title | Verses
March 2 | Reflecting God’s Glory | Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
March 9 | Calling God’s Name | Psalm 91; Romans 10:8b-13
March 16 | Standing Firm | Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1
March 23 | Wandering and Waiting | Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
March 30 | Being Made New | Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Transfiguration Sunday is March 2. First Sunday in Lent is March 9.

Before, During, and After (The Easter Experience)

Date | Session Title | Verses
April 6 | Anticipation | Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126
April 13 | Anxiety | Luke 22:17-23, 24-27, 55-62
April 20 | Announcement! | Acts 10:34-48
April 27 | Awe | Psalm 118:14-29; Psalm 150

Psalm/Passion Sunday is April 23. Easter is April 20.