Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Volunteers Needed!


With those new programs, come some much larger needs for Children’s Ministry volunteers. Here is a run down of what is needed for these new programs as well as the returning ministries

  • Lead Teacher – Teaching a set curriculum to a specific age group.

  • Teaching Assistant – Helping the Lead Teacher in a specific classroom.

  • Small Group Shepherd – Leading a group of 6-8 kids in a relational connecting time.

  • Actor/Actress – Memorizing and performing a script for elementary kids.

  • Tech/Computer Asst – Running a computer and soundboard for worship and bible lesson.

  • Pianist – Someone with experience to play the piano (preferably by chords) during kid’s worship.

  • Guitarist – Someone with experience to play the guitar during the Worship time.
  • Percussionist – Someone with good sense of rhythm to play a set of bongos during kid’s worship.

Most of these positions are available on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. While it is preferred that the volunteers are there each week, especially for the Elementary groups, some of the positions can be less (1 or 2 times per month).

A more detailed job description will be provided if you are interested. As always, you must be attending CWMC for a minimum of 6 months and be willing to submit to a background check. Call the church office for questions or to sign up.

Fall Programming Changes

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about the Fall and all the Children’s Ministry programming that will get up and running again. With that in mind, it is time to sign-up to get involved in ministry making a difference in the lives of kids!

This year we have two significant changes we are making. On Sunday mornings, during the 2nd Service, our 3rd-5th Graders will be starting a new program called Elevate! Elevate will take the kids on an exciting journey into God’s Word to show them Biblical truths in the stories they have grown up hearing about.

On Wednesday nights, we are starting a new curriculum called 2:52 Basics! This curriculum is created around the verse found in Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.” We will be exploring how kids can grow in Faith, Wisdom, and Friendships. These 3 basics areas of life hold keys that will unlock their potential to speak into the lives of their friends and in their schools. You will definitely want to check this out.

Celebrating Port Huron

The next two weeks in Port Huron hold a great number of events in the city of Port Huron worth checking out. Tonight is the annual Parade Night and this year Anchor Children's Ministry is sporting a float in the parade. Come downtown and enjoy music, candy and fellowship with other families.

Tomorrow night is the Family Night of Boat week put on by Operation Transformation. This is a time of fun, games, face-painting and music for the entire family. You can check out more information about it HERE.

This weekend is the Port Huron to Mackinaw Island boat race taking off Saturday morning.

Finally, next week is the annual Cruise Night in which the church will be hosting an outreach event on the front lawn followed by a drive-in movie in the parking lot. Pop, popcorn and other concessions will be available for purchase during the movie. The movie they are showing is "Over The Hedge."

Finally, don't forget SonWorld Vacation Bible School coming up July 20-24th from 6:30-8:30 PM. You will not want to miss it.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

What car do you drive?

OK, so it has been WAY to long since I last wrote anything, so I wanted to come back with something simple to ease back into it. So my question is this: What kind of car do you own/drive? My family currently only has 1 vehicle, a Ford Windstar - providing you don't count the riding lawn mower I give my kids a ride on after I mow the lawn.

I saw an article that said the minivan is slowly dying because of rising prices on food and gas (among other things). Also, with four kids who have to be in car/booster seats until they turn 8, if we have one more child we may get into trouble (our minivan seats only 7). I have been considering options of what to do when the time comes to purchase our next vehicle: 8 passenger SUV, 12-Passenger Van, or do I fork out a bunch of money and get my dream vehicle: The Dodge Sprinter? (I just threw in this picture because the Buckeyes Rule!

So parents, have you had to make these kind of tough decisions recently? Living in this society is tough because of the amount of money it takes to keep afloat. Feel free to express yourself by leaving a comment or two.