How's everyone doing? I hear there's been a bunch of sickness going around! Yikes! Kill those germs!
I just want to keep you in the loop of a few things going on.
Community Bible Experience
First, how's the book reading going? I have a few more of the kids Bible reading books, so if you're interested, find me in the Power Plant on Sunday. I know for me, reading through these prophets, gives me so much gratitude for the gift Jesus gave us by dying on the cross for our sins! There are some key verses in the midst of intensity in Isaiah, one of my favorites in Isaiah 40:8, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever." The fasting is hard, and I pray that God is doing a great work in your lives through this discipline. As I told you, we have given up TV, and that has been difficult! We almost didn't make it through the snow day last week, but we've gotten a lot of books read!! :)
Second, Alabaster is coming up on Sunday, February 25 if you could send spare change with your child. This is a special offering we take 2 times a year that goes directly to missionaries and the mission field to build churches, schools, and hospitals. So, it's pretty cool and each year in the Power Plant, we do a special unit studying missionaries or a different country on the mission field. You can bring your change in any container, baggie, or if you have an Alabaster box...whatever works! :)
Third, Upward is in full swing! I could use some help! The children's ministry is in charge of the Naz Snack Shack on February 24, so if you or your child could give a hand that day, please let me know. We need helpers there from 8 am to 12:30, then we need a clean up crew from 12:30 to 2. Also, I'm just going to put out a plea here, as the Upward Director, I need help with Awards Night on Sunday, March 11. I need people to help set up chairs at 5 pm on Saturday, March 10 for an hour or so, I also am in need of greeters and helpers for the actual Awards Night on March 11 around 4:15 pm. So, if you're available for any of those, that would really help me out!!
Pointing Kids to Christ
Fourth, I just hope you're doing well and I pray for you and your kiddos a lot. I pray that we, as a church and as a children's ministry, can come along side you as parents and help you disciple your kiddos. I pray that as you and I try to do our best at this parenting thing and teaching our kids intentionally and fervently Biblical values, that God will come along and fill in the gaps of our weaknesses as we try and point our kids towards him.
Love ya all,
Mom of 4, children's pastor, Director of Upward Sports, middler summer camp, & regional Bible quiz.