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Spring & Fall Programs

19 Mar

I want to take a few minutes to add in some highlights from last year’s fall program, and our spring program that starts this week. They were both great ideas, and I hope to use them again someday.
The fall program was “Down on the Farm”. We chose a different animal each week, and all of our treats were centered around that one animal. We had a cow week, goat week, chicken week, and a bunny week. Each week we had that animal at church for the kids to see. Our treats were – cow tails, goat poop (tootsie rolls) , bunny tails (powdered donut holes or marshmallows), and chicken nuggets.
The program we are starting now is a mission’s themed program “To the Regions Beyond.” Each week we are showcasing a country. We chose countries where we have missionaries that we support – Ireland, China, Mexico, Italy, and Israel. For Ireland, we are having green sugar cookies. China, we are having Chinese yoyos. Mexico, we are having Mexican bubbles. Italy. we are having pizza. Lastly, Israel’s week falls on Easter so we are having a candy scramble. (It’s a tradition!)
We will complete the look with a banner with our theme on it, posters of the continents, and passports and airplanes. Each week we have a small area we are decorating for each country.
Each week will be rounded off with music, facts, and games from that country.
I’m most excited about the week of Mexico, because we have missionaries from our church there. They have sent us a video of them in Mexico City, Mexico and their ministries there. I think it will be a huge blessing to many.

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Jr. Church

6 Nov

A couple of weeks ago in Jr. Church we had a surprise – a dad! Since jr. Church is for 5 to 12 year olds, it is not something we see often. He happened to be a gentleman that my husband had gone to high school with. We were so excited when he went forward to be saved! The next week, he and his girlfriend got baptized and married – all in the same day! He was the first adult that got saved after hearing Mike preach. We definitely didn’t expect it to happen in jr. Church, but we are so glad it did!!

The Circus Is Coming To Town

14 Aug

The month of September is huge in our life and the life of our church. We will start with a program for all the kids in our Bus Ministry. Our circus theme will include circus music, decorations, popcorn, nachos, and cotton candy. We will throw in a few clowns and themed games. On the 22nd, we will finish with a bang! Our Annual Carnival Saturday is always a big hit. Hundreds of kids will come to watch the boxing match with the devil, free lunch, and a giant inflatable slide. We will top it off with carnival booths, such as, face painting, petting zoo, goldfish pond, obstacle course, and many more. On Sunday, we will celebrate our churches 92nd anniversary with regular services, dinner on the grounds, and a music concert. All this excitement takes a lot of planning from a lot of good people. We all are excited to get started!

Summer Olympics

26 Jun

2012 is the year of the summer olympics so we are going to take advantage of it in Jr. Church. We are having a girls-vs.-boys contest. The team that has the most people overall in July will win a pizza and pop party! We will throw in Olympic themed decor and games to add excitement! Praying for great results!!