This Month – March 2020

March 2020 Ideas 

March: Share the Bible Story 

Share the Bible Story
• Bible costumes (Jesus, Matthew, disciples, Pharisees)
• props (coins, table, table setting for a dinner)

Before the session, prepare a script from Matthew 9:9–13. 

Sharing a Bible story is a way children can actively follow Jesus. Check with your church’s preschool director/minister for a time when children could share a Bible story with a preschool or kindergarten group. Not only will the children better learn the story of Jesus and the tax collector, they will have the opportunity to minister to the preschoolers.

Allow children to volunteer to have a speaking part or non-speaking part and rehearse acting out the story. If children are not comfortable with speaking parts, ask for a volunteer to read the story as the rest of your group acts it out.

March: Cow Chow Recipe
Cow Chow
(serves 16–18)

(Refer to p. 20 in the Mar • Apr • May• 2020 issue GA Leader and p. 10 in Children in Action Leader)

Mike Palmer is the pastor of Lemhi River Cowboy Church in a rural and remote community in Idaho. Many of the people who live there are ranchers. Instruct children make “Cow Chow” to remind them to pray for cattle ranchers in Idaho to follow Jesus. 

What you need:
• 1 12-ounce box rice square cereal
• 1 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
• 3/4 cup peanut butter
• 1 stick butter
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 2-pound bag powdered sugar

What you do:
1. Pour the cereal into a large bowl. Set it aside.
2. Microwave the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter for 1 minute. Stir.
3. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds or until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
4. Stir in the vanilla.
5. Pour the mixture over the cereal. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
6. Add half the powdered sugar. Gently stir until the mixture is well coated. Then, add additional powdered sugar as needed.
7. Spread the mixture onto wax paper to cool.
8. Store in an airtight container.   

March: A Water Well for Cowboy Church 

(Refer to p. 24 in the Mar • Apr • May • 2020 issue of GA Leader and RA Leader; p. 12 in Children in Action Leader)

Clean water is something we often take for granted. If you want a drink of water at your church, you probably go to a water fountain or turn on a faucet. But when Lemhi River Cowboy Church was started, they didn’t have access to water. The church is located in a small and isolated community in Idaho, far away from a city. The community is so remote, there is no city water system. So, what did they do?

Pastor Mike Palmer turned to Pure Water, Pure Love for help. Pure Water, Pure Love is a ministry of Woman’s Missionary Union that supplies missionaries with water filters and provides the people they serve with wells that offer clean water. Pastor Mike applied for a grant from Pure Water, Pure Love. Because of the grant, Mike was able to build a portable water well. Now the cowboy church has clean drinking water for people during church and community events. 

So the next time you get a drink of water at church, remember to pray for Pastor Mike and Lemhi River Cowboy Church. Pray for people to give generously to Pure Water, Pure Love so more churches can receive the gift of clean water!  

To learn how you and your church can support Pure Water, Pure Love, visit

March: Cowboy Cookies 

(Refer to p. 28 in the Mar • Apr • May • 2020 issue of GA Leader)

These big and chewy cookies are sure to add a little “giddyup” to your day.

What you need:
• 1 package chocolate chip cookie mix and ingredients listed on package
• 1 package oatmeal cookie mix and ingredients listed on package
• 1 package peanut butter cookie mix and ingredients listed on package
• mixing bowl and spoons
• parchment paper 

What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare each package of cookie mix according to the instructions on the package.
  3.  Mix all three prepared cookie mixes together into one large bowl. Mix well. 
  4. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out about 1/4 cup of dough. Drop the dough onto the baking sheet. Leave about 3 inches between each cookie.
  6. Bake for 8–10 minutes, and check cookies. If your cookies need more time, bake for another minute. The edges should be lightly browned. Do not overbake! Cookies should be chewy in the middle and crispy on the outside.
  7. Remove cookies from the baking sheet, and place on rack to cool.
  8. Yeehaw! You’re ready to chow down on some delicious cookies.

March: Children in Action Leader Downloads and Links

Click here to find all downloads and website links referenced in the March portion of the Mar • Apr • May • 2020 issue of Children in Action Leader.

March: GA Leader Link

Click here to find the link referenced in the March portion of the Mar • Apr • May • 2020 issue of GA Leader

March: RA Leader Downloads and Links 

Click here to find all downloads and website links referenced in the March portion of the Mar • Apr • May • 2020 issue of RA Leader

March: Children in Action Extras

Download and use this Extras page to enhance Children in Action meetings in March!

March: Family Missions Focus

Download and use this resource to reinforce what your groups are learning every month in Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, and Children in Action. Family Missions Focus includes a feature for you to type notes to parents on the left-hand side of the page! Print the page for parents or email them as a monthly way to encourage their support.

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