September Memory Verse: Speak. Your servant is listening. (1 Samuel 3:10) 

September 24: Samuel Anoints David. Led by God, Samuel visited Jesse to find the new king among his sons. One by one, Jesse's sons came before Samuel who looked on their outward appearance but God rejected seven of the sons. When Jesse's youngest son, David, was presented God looked at David's heart and saw a heart for God. Our craft and activities will emphasize the importance of having a heart for God that's so important for serving God and helping others.  1 Samuel 16:1-23

October Memory Verse: The Lord sees into the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)

October 1: David the Musician. Music was very important to David. He had been called to Saul's court to play his harp whenever Saul was troubled. David is credited for writing at least half of the psalms, a hymnbook for the Israelites.  1 Samuel 16:14-23

October 8: David and Goliath. The Philistines had challenged the Israelites to a battle. Goliath, who stood over nine feet tall, was the Philistine champion. David volunteered to fight the champion. With a sling and five stones, David faced Goliath confident that God would deliver. Come to Discovery Dunes and see who won the battle.  1 Samuel 17:1-51a

October 15: David and Jonathan. Saul's son, Jonathan, was to be Saul's successor. Jonathan and David became great friends. When Saul tried to kill David, Jonathan helped David escape and find safety.   1 Samuel 18:1-5, 20:1-42

October 22: David and Abigail. Nabal, a rich farmer, refused to provide food to David and his men. Abigail, Nabal's wife, heard the problem and stepped in to help. She gathered food and supplies and offered them to David, convincing him not to harm Nabal. When Nabal died, David asked Abigail to become his wife.   1 Samuel 25:1-42

October 29: David Dances. When David became king he established Jerusalem as the religious center for Israel. It was a great celebration when David brought the chest of God to the tabernacle. David danced with joy as he led the procession. Come to Discovery Dunes and find out what three reminders of God's work were in the chest.  1 Samuel 6:1-19