Mandy Groce

What is the Gospel? SojournKids' Newest Children's Book!

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God has some good news for you, and it's called the gospel. What's the gospel you say? It's the good news that even though we sin and have disobeyed God, we can have life and joy as part of God's kingdom. You see, I don't deserve God's goodness, but he reached down and rescued me even when my sin had made me his enemy. The gospel is the message of God's kingdom accomplished through God's cross by God's grace!

Download sample pages here or Visit our Children's Books page for similar resources.

Pick up the book at Sojourn's booktable for $3.00 or order it online from or WTSBooks! The book has been published by Christian Focus Publications.

Christmas Coloring Sheets: "Angels and Shepherds"

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Download these free coloring pages from our own Mandy Groce and to use in your church, home, or school around Christmas. The first page has Angels singing overhead and the second shows shepherds keeping their flocks by night. We'll definitely be using them on Christmas Sunday here at Sojourn.

Christmas Angels Singing     Christmas Shepherds Coloring Paeg

Directions: Simply click on the preview images above to download each as a printable PDF format. You can also right-click on the following links and save them to your computer.

The inspiration for this artwork is Luke 2:14, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (ESV translation)

You can leave a comment below to share your appreciation with Mandy for her artwork. You might also enjoy her series of Advent coloring pages.


Creation Coloring Pages by Mandy Groce

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Throughout the remainder of 2011, SojournKids will be studying the book of Genesis.  I'll be featuring a lot of great resources that we'll be using in our classrooms and that you can use at home.  To begin, here are some great coloring pages that Sojourn artist Mandy Groce created for

Days of Creation Coloring Pages


Let There Be Light (Creation Day One) - This coloring sheet features the events from Genesis 1:3 where God says, “Let there be light.” The picture features the sun and stars that radiate that light on the first day of creation.  This was the first day of the biblical creation story.

God Made the Sky and Sea (Creation Day Two) – This coloring sheet depicts the events from Genesis 1:6-8 where God separates the water and names the sky. This passage is often difficult to conceptualize, but Mandy’s illustration shows layers of water being forced apart as God makes room for the sky.

God Made the Land (Creation Day Three) - In this picture, the artist has shown the events from Genesis 1:9-10 where God brings forth the dry land from the sea. The image depicts several mountain peaks emerging from the ocean. This was the third day of creation.

Let the Land Produce (Creation Day Three) – This coloring sheet continues the events from the third day of creation. It is based on Genesis 1:11-13. The illustration has plants, trees, and grass that overlook an ocean scene.  The words read, “Let the land produce.”

God Made the Sun, Moon, and Stars (Creation Day Four) - Mandy drew her inspiration for this line art picture from Genesis 1:14-19. The picture has four panels, each with a different arrangement of the Sun, Moon, and stars. The words on the page read: “Signs, Seasons, Days, Years.”

God Made the Animals, Fish, and Birds (Creation Days Five & Six) - These next two coloring sheets illustrate the events in Genesis 1:20-25. There are two different options for you to download and print out. These can be coloring in by the children as you teach about God’s creative work in making the animals.

Adam and Eve in the Garden (Creation Day Six) – This printable coloring page shows the people that God made holding hands in a garden setting. The children will love coloring the mountains, flowers, and other elements surrounding the couple. This picture is an illustration of Genesis 1:26-31.

It Was Very Good (Creation Day Seven) - This final picture in the series has the words “very good” and shows the finished work. It is based on Genesis 1:30 – 2:2 where God rested from his work on the seventh day. Adam and Eve are show resting in the garden that God made for them to enjoy in the very good beginning.

Easter Sunday Coloring Page by Mandy Groce

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Easter coloring picture with the phrase "He is Risen"

Sojourner Mandy Groce has just posted another great coloring page over at Tony Kummer's   You can click on the preview picture above for a printable PDF version of this coloring page. has also made a higher resolution JPEG image available.

We'll be using this Easter coloring sheet in our SojournKids Bible classes on Resurrection Sunday. It has a picture of Jesus along with the words, “He is Risen.” Other phrases decorate the picture as well. As with all of Mandy's coloring pages at, you are free to use this in your church, home, or Christian school.

If you enjoy this resource, you can leave a comment below to thank Mandy for her efforts.


Set Your Clocks!

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Daylight Savings Time ends on Saturday night, November 7th. That means people who forget will be at worship gatherings an hour early on Sunday morning.  If you need help remembering, here is a great coloring sheet created by Mandy Groce.  Set your clocks and get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night!

Directions: Simply click the preview image to the right to download this free coloring picture as a print-friendly PDF file. We’ve also uploaded a high resolution jpeg version for advanced editing.

The picture shows several children, both girls & boys, changing the time on clocks. The caption says, “Wind these clocks in Spring and Fall, daylight savings time for us all.”