Monday, August 13, 2007

CM Fall Kickoff Reminder

This is to remind all of you returning to Children's Ministry this fall about our Kickoff Meeting this coming Wednesday, August 15th @ 7:00 pm. The plan is to:
  • Hand out the new curriculum

  • Connect with each other for a time of prayer

  • Play some fun games

  • Enjoy some food, and

  • Pass along needed information

Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided at this event, but please make efforts to attend. We will meet in room 205 for about 1 hour. Also, if you know of someone who may be interested in getting involved in CM, bring them as well. Please email or reply with a comment as to whether or not you plan on attending.

Thanks, Dean

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Lest you think I'm crazy...

Did you see this story in the Times Herald? This young kid is already a business owner at the ripe old age of 12. Granted, he is not breaking into his first million yet, but this shows an example of what kids can accomplish when given the right motivation, encouragement and training.

Any one of the kids who attends our children's ministry could very well be the next big news story. What we hope is that it is a positive one. Too often kids, youth and families are getting negative publicity in the media today. As Christians, we should be striving to change that tune by showing how valuable kids are and how we can make an impact on them.

So share with others how fun Children's Ministry can be and what a difference they can make. Fall is coming upon us and there are always areas of need for volunteers. We especially need people on Saturday and Wednesday evenings for those ministries. So always be on the lookout for how you can make a difference in the lives of kids.

God Bless, Dean

"What do I tell my kids?"

As you may have heard, in Minneapolis yesterday a bridge of Interstate 35W fell killing several people and injuring many others. By now, some of your kids have likely seen images or heard stories from this tragedy and are wondering why this happened. There are some general guidelines that you can follow as Christian parents in helping your kids answer their questions:

1) Don't ignore the questions or feelings they have! Talk about them; better yet, let them talk and you listen.

2) Seek out answers together as a family through prayer and reading God's Word.

3) Use them as a teaching time to instill Godly character and teach them about God Himself.

4) Look for ways to help someone personally affected by the tragedy. In this case, contact the Red Cross and see how to best help.
"Faith is more often caught, not taught."

Family Fun Night

Greetings again everyone! It has been a while since I posted here as our VBS was in full swing last week. You can check out information about how it went by checking out the Anchor CM Blog. However, that is not why I am writing. Wanted to make you aware of an opportunity for your family to share in some fun with each other and other families.

On August 22nd, at 6:45, we will be showing the movie "Facing the Giants." If you have not seen this movie, it is well worth it and has a powerful message of what can be accomplished by God in your life.

So plan on attending and taking this free opportunity to instill Godly values in the lives of your child(ren). Popcorn, pop and other snacks will be available at little or no cost. So come, sit back (not too far as you may hurt yourself) and relax. See you there.