Archive for April, 2012

April 26, 2012

by on April 26, 2012, under Children

Proverbs 16:16

Yes, we all need to ask God for wisdom.  As The Message Bible puts it: “Get wisdom-it’s worth more than money; choose insight over income every time.”

Well, another week has come and gone.  I am sure that the hours and days are getting shorter.

I have kept a dime bank on my desk.  It has a label “Go Fish For Kids”.  Today I am taking $10 up to treasury to put to that account.  I have another $1, but I need more to wrap them ,so they went back into the bank.  If you stop by my office, I will give you the privilege of helping to fill my dime bank again.  Here is a pic of all the faithful dimes.





I have been in conversation with Biblical Parenting.  They have a new initiative that they will be introducing soon.  They will be coming to Orlando next month to introduce it here.  I have attached the flyer.  They are looking for partners to help them get the message out.  Kress Church has been kind enough to give them the space for this Partnership dinner.  Check out the flyer.  I will be there.

I still have the Family Edition of 12 in 12.  If you are interested, or your church is interested, let me know.  I will get them to you-one per family.

My husband is at this minute flying to Costa Rica to visit the 2 families our Foundation supports.  Pray for his safety and for the families in so much need there.

In just 3 weeks we will be at our grandson’s Kindergarten graduation.  Such a big event for him!  He wanted to be sure we would be there.  Wouldn’t miss it for the world!  A long drive, but worth every minute just to hug those boys.

Don’t forget the following dates:

May 19-Special Children’s program in the afternoon at Belleview Church-for children of surrounding churches

July 15-Florida Conference Day at Tropicana Field with the Tampa Bay Rays

Sept. 14-16-Go Fish Leadership Convention at Florida Hospital Creation Conference Center.

Oct. 20-Go Fish For Kids at Midport SDA Church-for kids from the surrounding churches

Oct. 21-Go Fish For Kids at West Palm School-a school day

Oct. 22-Go Fish For Kids at Sawgrass school-a school day

VBS is coming!  Is it coming to your church?  Let me know the dates of your VBS and the program you are using.

I still have a few digital issues of K! Magazine.  If you are interested, let me know.  They won’t last much longer.

Now I need to get this sent and posted on the website.  Got several attachments for you, but give a little time to get them posted.

Until next time, God bless,


OrlandoPartnerDinnerFlier  Biblical Parenting Partner Dinner

Splinks for April 22nd 2012


Florida Conference of SDA 2 main  Tampa Bay Rays Florida Conference Day

Educator Training Flyer  Youth Training Workshop-Choices

Rally Flyer  Choices Summer Kick-off–for kids

May 2012  Inspired Newsletter

Sabbath Habits  from Family Time

Worship  from Family Time


I Want to Be Known

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136




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PAC Minutes 4-19-2012

by on April 20, 2012, under Adventurers, Pathfinders

Pathfinder Advisory Committee Minutes

VOTED ‐ To accept Gloria Chan as Pathfinder / South Area ‐ Zone D ‐ Cluster 9
Coordinator effective immediately.

VOTED – To accept Sharon Wilson as the Adventurer / South Area ‐ Zone C
Administrator effective immediately.

VOTED ‐ To accept Marlene Bryon‐ Wright as the Adventurer / North Area ‐ Zone
A Administrator effective immediately.  

VOTED – To form a Sub Committee to report to ExCom on Background check
policy.  Those nominated are Dave Jones, Lisa Gary (pending her approval) and
Carol Barnett with Robert Hines as the chair for the committee.

VOTED ‐ To approve the list of 2012 PAC positions as presented by to the FL
Conference ExCom.

Agreed to affirm the original plan of Area Pathfinder trainings all taking place on
Sunday, August 5, 2012.

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April 19, 2012

by on April 19, 2012, under Children


Camp meeting is in the past and now on to the future.  It has been a very busy spring and promises to be a very busy fall.  Now to prepare for that.

Our family has some great news to share.  Our daughter Jennifer is taking a very big step in her life.  She is the Dean of Women at Andrews University.  She is single but plans to expand her family.  No, she is not getting married.  She is adopting a baby girl from Kyrgyzstan.  This will be a different journey for her and for the rest of the family.  We have known about this for some time, but now it is official.  We couldn’t be happier!!  Grandchild number 6!  Check out her blog.  She will be updating it often.

My husband gets to go with her on the required trips to Kyrgyzstan.  But they will keep me updated.  Don’t know when it will be, but I will keep you in the loop.  Pray for her and the little girl she will be bringing into her home.

Camp meeting was fantastic!!  The kids’ programs were great and the weather was ideal.  If you didn’t make it this year, plan for next year.  Put the dates on your calendar-April 11-14.

Tomorrow is our granddaughter’s 4th birthday.  She is growing up so fast.  I got the cutest Facebook message from her.  Her Mommy typing her words.  I just HAVE to share her pic.





Zara Grace

There won’t be many attachments this week as campmeeting has filled most of my time.

Save the dates of the Go Fish Leadership Convention.  Sept. 14-16 at Florida Hospital Creation Conference Center.  I will be getting more info out in the next few weeks.

Go Fish For Kids is coming again this year.  My favorite event of the year.  We will be doing three locations again.

Oct. 20 at Midport Church in Port St. Lucie-for all area churches

Oct. 21 at West Palm School- a school day for the kids

Oct. 22 at Sawgrass School in Plantation-a school day.

I have been getting calls about our GFFK program from all over the country.  Many want to do a similar program.  I hope to see many others do this for their kids.

July 15 is Florida Conference Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.  Plan to spend the day enjoying the game with your family.  I have attached the flyer.  I will be sending these out to the churches soon.  We have a special price.  Arrangements need to be made through your church.  Hope to see you there.  There is a special gift for the kids 14 and under-if they are among the first 10,000 kids.  And kids can go on the field after the game and run the bases!  I plan to be there.  Hope to see you there.

Now that I have filled your calendar, it is time to close for another week.

Until next time, God bless


Splinks for April 8th 2012

Splinks for April 15th 2012



Florida Conference of SDA 2 main  Tampa Bay Rays Florida Conference Day!!

Recruiting From a Three-Legged Stool

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136


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FYI – 04/19/2012

by on April 19, 2012, under ACM, Adventurers, Pathfinders, Young Adult, Youth

FYI Newsletter

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April 4, 2012

by on April 04, 2012, under Children

We celebrate a week that resulted in our eternal life!

And to think that Jesus did this for ME!! And YOU!!



Another week has passed and another VBS workshop is in the past.  We had a great time with some great people.  People who are passionate about ministering to kids.

Campmeeting will be here in just over a week.  I hope you are coming.  The kids programs will be fun, inspiring and spiritual.  You don’t want your kids to miss this.  Check out the schedule.

I am working on getting all the requested supplies ready.  Making progress on that.

I have been reading the Jan-Feb issue of K! Magazine.  I know, I am behind on my reading.  I have a couple articles to share with you.  But don’t forget, I still have a few digital issues to share.  Let me know if you want to be added to the list.

Real Magazine has an audio promo that I will attach.  This is a great outreach magazine for kids Primary and Junior age.

Do you like baseball?  I mean the watching kind.  I have been able to work out a Florida Conference Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.  So set aside July 15 for a fun day with the Tampa Bay Rays to watch the Red Sox win!  OK, so I am biased.  But what a great way to spend the day with your family and many other Florida Conference families.  Info will be going to your churches after campmeeting.  The cost for tickets is $30.  Reserve the day and I will see you there.  I will be cheering for the Red Sox.

I need to get this out and posted on the website so I can get back to campmeeting prep.  See you there!

Until next time, God bless


01%20Real%20Magazine  Real Magazine promo

Splinks for April 1st 2012


Bulletin Insert April 2012  Heritage Builders

Alienpilgrim-ometry  Part 1

I Want to Be Known

Adventist Fun-da-Mental 01

Adventist Fun-da-mental 02

Adventist Fun-da-Mental 26

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136



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