KidMin: Year in Review

Over the past week I have been reflecting on the past year and the ups and downs that we have faced as a family. 2021 has been a challenging year overall, yet there have been great moments of joy too. Below are some of the my highlights from the children’s ministry this year. We had […]

Over the past week I have been reflecting on the past year and the ups and downs that we have faced as a family. 2021 has been a challenging year overall, yet there have been great moments of joy too. Below are some of the my highlights from the children’s ministry this year.

We had a wonderful Spring Fling outside with Chick-Fil-A and hundreds and hundreds of eggs. I think every kid’s easter basket was overflowing with candy.
We were able to honor our kindergarten and 1st grade students with new Bibles. We had missed the Bible presentation in 2020, so it was exciting to give all our 1st graders their new Bibles too.
Summertime brought us a sense of normalcy and the children enjoyed Summer Bash with a 30 foot water slide!
Kingdom Camp was a hit and our children worked hard to memorize Psalm 23. We played lots of games and made some great crafts.
The kids participated in four Destination Unknowns. We surprised the kids by going to a trampoline park, Chuck-E-Cheese, bowling, and ice skating. These events were so much fun!
At Camp Maywood, our kids learned about mountain top experiences from the Bible.
Our children participated in Mini Mission Hometown where they completed service projects for Agape and made baskets for some families who needed encouragement. The children always do a great job with service projects which makes me so proud!
Back to School Bash was tons of fun and we jumped in the bounce houses until we were all exhausted.
Fall Festival was cold and rainy, but we still had a blast. It’s always fun to see the kids’ Halloween costumes.
Dinner with Santa was wonderful. This event always puts me in the Christmas spirit.
Exciting things are happening in the Children’s ministry. Make plans in 2022 to keep this ministry a priority for your family.

VBS 2022 The Big Four

Our very special thanks to our “Big Four” of VBS, Jina O’Clair, Karen & Jason Smith and Eric Gott. Jina, Karen and Jason have been the “brains” and drive behind our Vacation Bible School for years. Now they are joined by the special talents and abilities offered by...

Washington Speaks

As we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, I thought it would be good to remember some words of final warning given to us by George Washington in his Farewell Address. He spoke of the great care that needed to be taken to guard and preserve the unity of our government....

Focus On The Text

I really enjoy using my computer Bible software. It is called BibleWorks. Early on, it would always start with a reminder to “Focus on the text.” God tells us to do the same thing. "So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not...

Biddable

"Biddable" means "easily led, taught or controlled." The Oxford Dictionary defines it as " meekly ready to accept and follow instructions." Whether it is describing a good or bad quality in a person would depend upon the nature of the instruction or leading to which a...

The Greatest Thing Ever Said

This is not new. But sometimes it helps to look at something with a different perspective to broaden our understanding. So, what is the greatest thing ever said? Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37...

Choice

Choices have consequences. Our choices mean certain things.   “...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).  When Joshua spoke these words he was calling upon all Israel to make a choice. He had already made his choice. He shared it with...

John 17: 20-23

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory...

Thank You, RCOC!

What a turn out Sunday night. What a joyful, fulfilling evening. What an example of organized chaos. But we got it done. Over 150 buckets filled. All delivered to Healing Hands and they should be headed out today to the ship that will deliver them to those in need in...

Being Like Jesus

Being like Jesus, now there is a challenge for all of us. The first step of this challenge is to make sure we are actually being like Jesus.   I read an article about a man who is considered by his peers to be the nicest man in his  profession. After reading his...

We Need Your Help

When? Sunday evening, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.   For What? We are loading buckets of essential items to be sent to those fleeing from the war in Ukraine.   Healing Hands International has provided us with a list of essential items that will...