Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer Happenings

Well, there are of course a few special things happening this summer for kids at The Woods:

1) July 9th - Parade Night in Port Huron - Anchor Children's Ministry will have a float in the parade to promote for VBS and the church as a whole. Be sure to check us out - the parade starts at 6:30 PM.

2) July 20th-24th - "SonWorld" VBS - This will be the theme for VBS this year. You won't want to miss it this year. I even heard you may get a chance to have a Diet Coke explosion on someone???

3) July 18th - Cruise Night Drive-In - After the annual cruise night event, there will be a drive-in movie being shown in the parking lot complete with pop-corn, a snack shack, and sound through your FM Stereo.

4) August 27th - Back 2 School Bash - This annual event has become one of our most popular times for kids and families to enjoy food, fun and fellowship. Come enjoy some games, inflatables, music, and food on the front lawn of the church. Good times will be had by all.

Enjoy the summer time!


Friday, June 6, 2008

Our secret lives!

The other day I was at the Dollar Tree purchasing some things for Sunday Children's Ministry and noticed the necklace of the cashier ringing up my purchases. It was a replica of some ancient stones found in northern Canada. When I asked her about it she said it is supposed to bring peace and luck, to which she stated she needs a lot of.

Then today at KFC, I noticed a young baby girl in a car seat. The girl's father said it was his first, but his girlfriend's second. That is not sooo extra-ordinary, but gets me thinking what is happening in the lives of people we run into.

Moreover, what would happen if we responded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to speak into their lives by asking them about it? How about, at least, using it as an opportunity to ask them if we can pray for them? What about having our kids take time to pray? Jesus said the fields are ripe for the Harvest, but the workers are few - are we ready to help reap the Harvest for God's Kingdom?


Close Call!

Not sure if you saw this news story or not, but a man was hit by a car without anybody coming to his aid for nearly 50 seconds. [I won't put the video here, but you can check it out on YouTube.] It appears as though two cars were racing or something, as two of them were across the yellow lines when they hit him. Luckily several people had made phone calls to 911 as a police officer showed up one minute after the hit occurred.

Also, I was returning to work after lunch break and observed a near accident between a car and a bicyclist. But the reaction this time was very different!

The young man in the car pulled into one of the church's driveways, got out of the car and APOLOGIZED to the guy on the bike! What a mature and responsible person. It is not very often that you see someone go out of their way to own up to their mistakes. Though I do now know for sure, I wonder if that young man is a Christian?

I would like to think that Jesus followers would act like that when they nearly seriously hurt someone. But I know I have hurt people emotionally and never have asked thier forgiveness. Is there a difference? I don't mean to be hard on myself, but how hard is it for us own up to our mistakes