Monday, September 29, 2014
Our GAs have been very active so far this year, already earning two badges. They made GA pins to show their GA Pride to earn "I Am a GA," and with the help of the RAs, they folded 100 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes to earn "I Serve My Church." Our next project is a fundraiser for Pure Water, Pure Love, a ministry of WMU. The girls will be placing a fish bowl outside the sanctuary by the fire place. We are asking church members to drop their spare change into the fish bowl to help us purchase water filters for SE Asia and other countries where clean drinking water is a scarcity. (Don't worry-we will have a dry place for paper money, too!)
From WMU.com: "The primary goal of PWPL is to provide missionaries with water filters and the people they serve with wells that offer clean water, free from disease-causing microorganisms. With the help of hundreds of churches, PWPL provides thousands of water filters to missionary families and helps fund clean water projects." Please support our "I Do Missions" project by looking for our fish bowl starting Sunday, October 5th. Thank you for supporting our girls as they learn to live a missions lifestyle.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
On Wednesdays at 6 p.m.. our graded children's and preschool choirs continue to learn and sing songs based on our theme, "Living in the Light." On Sunday, October 5 our Young Musicians Choir (grades 3-5) will sing the opening song for our 11 a.m. service.
We will begin work this week on our Christmas musical Light of the World to be presented by the combined Music Makers and Young Musicians Choirs (grades 1-5) on Sunday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. in our sanctuary. The musical has several opportunities for speaking parts and solos. Our Melody Makers (PreK-Kindergarten) will also be singing that afternoon to open up our program and our children's handbells will play a couple of tunes as well.
Please remember to begin the check-in process by 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays so everyone can be on time for choir. Our choir time is shorter this year, so every minute counts!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
2 workers x 3 classrooms x 13 Sundays in a quarter =
78 nursery workers who serve 4 times a year.
4 times a year our nursery workers:
sing silly songs
pass out goldfish
play with legos
watch puppet shows
eat pretend desserts
and most importantly:
show kids that Jesus loves them
show parents that we care about their kids, and them
Please sign up to work in our specially designed preschool areas at 11:00 by putting your name on the board in the sanctuary or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We currently have 34 people signed up, which leaves us 44 short of our goal. We need you. Sign up today!!