Spiritual Formation through Chapel

As a faith-based center, Manchaca UMC CDC believes in nourishing spiritual development in young children. Weekly chapel introduces children to Christian values and beliefs through Bible stories, songs and finger plays.  

Children participate in chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday. Chapel Chat is a review of the activities the children participated in for the month.


Chapel Chat

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were enjoyable, and that you had plenty of family time to make memories with your children! 

Chapel resumes on January 10 with a review of the Christmas story, and the arrival of the Wise Men. We will explore the gifts that they brought to Jesus – Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh – using our senses of sight and smell. Also during this month, we will discuss that Jesus was once a small child, hear the stories of Jesus as a boy visiting the temple with his family, Jesus’ baptism by John, and Jesus’ Blessing the Little Children. 

We will be reviewing the meanings of some of the signs we use while singing (such as the signs for Jesus, book, Bible (the signs for Jesus and book = Jesus’ book or the Bible), waiting, family, and friend. 


The children in the Threes and Fours will begin learning two new songs: Brand New Day and Hosanna Rock. These songs quickly become favorites last year. They can be found on the CD Yancy and Friends: Little Praise Party.


Hosanna Rock

Hosanna, ho ho Hosanna (4X)

Everybody Praise the Lord (4X)

So clap your hands, wave your arms

Play the drums, now rock the guitar (2X)

-repeat above fully, then end after

-repeating the hosannas.


Brand New Day Brand New Day

It’s a brand new day and I want to say Thank you (2X)

This is the day that God has made,

I’m gonna put a smile on my face

This is the day that God has made,

Come on, put a smile on your face

Clap your hands, play the tambourine

Give a high 5, everybody sing with me.

-repeat all fully, then end on Thank you.

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