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May 30, 2013

by on May 30, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles

Friends,

School is out for another year and that ushers in Vacation Bible School.  I would like to know when you are having your VBS and what VBS you are using.  Be sure to remember to complete your VBS report and get them to me.  I have attached the report form.

Be sure to have background checks on all your VBS staff.  Anyone 18 and older must be done.  You can find the info on how to do this at http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/  This is for Florida Conference.

Did you save the July 7 date yet?  It is Florida Conference Family Day at Tropicana Field in St. Pete.  You get to see the Rays play the White Sox.  I have attached the flyer.  Great price for seats, free parking for cars with 4 or more, and a giveaway for kids 14 and under.

If you are looking for material for Father’s Day, check out Childrens-Ministry-Deals here: http://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/blogs/news/7986471-6-free-fathers-day-resources   And while you are there, look around for more great Children’s Ministry resources. Guildcraftinc.com also has freebies every week.  I am sure there will be some Father’s Day freebies coming up.  But in order to get notified, you need to like them on Facebook.  Here is their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Guildcraft  Also you can find past freebies here: http://freebiefriday.guildcraftinc.com/index.php/freebie-friday-archives/

Impact Orlando (Live With Hope) is almost here.  Check out their Facebook page and their website.  https://www.facebook.com/events/434314063320777/468237366595113/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_mall_activity

 Thought you might enjoy this cartoon

Now to get this sent and posted.

Until next time, God bless

Attachments follow:

VBS report 2013  pdf

VBS report 2013  word

FL Conference of SDA Rays Game

10 Water Games for Kids

I Wanna Be Like You by Tina Houser  Great article!!

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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May 22, 2013

by on May 22, 2013, under Children and Family, Singles

Friends,

Another school year is almost over.  This evening I am attending the graduation at our school.  Such a milestone for these kids.  I always looked forward to the summers with my kids at home.

Tragedy has struck our country again.  As the people in Moore, OK seek to recover, we need to continue to pray for them.  As I watch and read the news, I am thrilled that teachers are praying audibly for their children and children are singing “Jesus Loves Me”, and they are not afraid to say they did this in public schools.  God is present even when some say He isn’t.  Psalm 46:1

I found a site where you can download scripture songs for your kids. http://www.scripturerelease.com/Heartseed.php  And they are free!  You will find more here, but they are not as kid friendly.  http://www.scripturerelease.com/

Have you joined CMConnect yet?  If not, you are missing out on some great resources just for kidmin people.  http://my.cmconnect.org/  It is free and you will be able to get a lot of free resources.  Object lessons, stories, games, etc..

Save the date of July 7 to take advantage of the Florida Conference Family Day at Tropicana Field in St. Pete.  I have attached the info.  Last year many went and we had a really good day.  The cost is lower this year and there is a kid giveaway!  If you are from the Midwest, you will get to see the White Sox play.  Of course, the Tampa Bay Rays too.

Are you looking for old and/or out of print SDA books?  Did you know Amazon.com has an Adventist list of books for sale?  Go to Amazon, click on books in the search bar and type in lnfbooks.  As I scanned through the list, I saw many that are on my bookshelves at home and many I read growing up.   There are storybooks, cookbooks, SOP books, songbooks,  and books by many SDA authors.  The lnf is for lost and found.

Another website you might be interested in is www.teachservices.com  They have a VBS program called Small Town VBS.  It is in several different formats(kindle, epub, paperback, loose leaf) and is book only.    It has 3 different VBS programs in the book.

I must now send and post this and add the attachments.

Until next time, God bless,

Attachments follow:

Splinks for May 19th 2013

Sticky13_PassoverProtection

FL Conference of SDA Rays Game  Tampa Bay Rays Game

Helping Children Deal With Tragedy

DC4K » Talking to Kids about the Tornado in OK

DC4K » Children Ignored By …

How To Stay Safe and Savvy on Facebook

eight kinds of smart

match the baby

child abuse indicators

 

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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May 15, 2013

by on May 15, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles

Friends,

This year is passing so quickly.  Summer is upon us and school is almost out.

I am still pushing background checks!!  I am sure that doesn’t surprise you.  For those in Florida Conference, please complete these quickly.  You need to have them completed before your VBS.  If your church has not yet selected an Admin 2 or 3, you can still go online and complete the training and the background check form.  You do not need to wait for the Admin person to be selected.  You can find the information at http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/   I know many of you have already done this and Thank You!

I have added some child protection information to the same webpage.  This is from Adventist Risk Management. Take time to read and watch.

David Laflin has sent an invitation to me for someone to host one of their events in Sept.  They will be in Florida and would like to connect with us.  Some of you may remember him from our IYM convention.  Here is the info he gave me: right now Monday Sept. 16-Saturday Sept. 21 is wide open.  Every day that week is available.  Hopefully we can connect!  Any of these things work (school, day care center, “back to school” church event), etc.

This is from several emails back and forth.  Here is his contact information and website–www.davidandteesha.com   877-805-8662.  Let me know if you are interested.

Impact Orlando is coming soon.  We are putting together a 4 evening VBS June 24-27 for disadvantaged kids.  We are in need of some assistance.  We have some young people lined up to help but need music people and a couple rotation leaders.  The group will be small as our space is small—about 30 kids.  Let me know if you are interested in helping. You will get more of a blessing than the kids!!

We are working with the Tampa Bay Rays to have a Florida Conference Family day at Tropicana Field on July 7.  The game starts at 1:40.  The Rays will be playing the Chicago White Sox.  The package is fantastic!  $20 per person, kid giveaway and free parking for multiple occupancy vehicles. The seats will be on the base line.  Same place as last year.  They were good seats. Reserve the day!!  I will be posting more details as we get them.

Now I need to get this posted and sent.

Until next time, God bless

Attachments follow:

Splinks for May 12th 2013

Sticky12_PowerfulPlagues

FunFoodFaithDevotional_May 13

barna.org-The_Barna_Group__Three_Spiritual_Journeys_of_Millennials

What’s In The Bible Blog

ParentLink June 13

May 13 Be Awesome

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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May 8, 2013

by on May 08, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles

Friends,

Another week has come and gone.  That brings us closer to Vacation Bible School season.  It is only a month away.  Which means you need to get your background checks done!!  Many have already done theirs but there are many who have yet to get this done.  You want to be able to tell the parents that all staff have had a background check done.  I have attached the info again.  It is a simple process.  Each person needs to go online, take the training then complete the background check form.  There is only a 24-48 hour turnaround for the clearance.

Impact Orlando is coming the week of June 23-30.  Check out the attached information.

Mother’s Day is this weekend.  I will be attaching some Mother’s Day crafts and ideas when I post this on the website.  http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/category/children-family/

Last week I shared with you the launch of the book, The Christian Parenting Handbook.  The special deal of $400 worth of free resources will be available again this Friday and Saturday only.  If you didn’t take advantage of it last week, be sure to do so now.  Go here: http://www.biblicalparenting.info/2013/05/the-christian-parenting-handbook-week-2.html  If you are a parent, plan to be a parent, are a grandparent, this is for you.

I got the following email from Childrens-Ministry-Deals.com.: HI again Rhoda!!

Since learning that you are a part of the Florida Conference, we would LOVE to bless you with a discount code for you and anyone who is a part of your Florida network to get 50% off any order at CMD!  Just enter the code

FLORIDACONFERENCE

on the second page of your checkout and make sure to hit the Apply button.We also have VIP cards that have a 50% off code that we would love to send you to pass out if you would be interested. Let me know what address you would like me to send them to! :-)We are so glad that we can be a part of your ministry!Let me know if there is anything I can assist you with!

Blessings,

Cassi @ TEAM CMD

Of course, this is for Florida Conference members only

I did give her an address to mail me VIP cards.  This is an amazing deal. I get resources form them all the time and now I get to get them for less—which for me means more for the cost of one.

I was talking with a young lady the other day about “helicopter parents”.  It is a virus that is spreading through parents today and robbing our children and young people of developing skills needed to face the world today.  I am goning to post an article from Psychology Today about this.  You can also find it at http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200411/nation-wimps  A must read for parents.

Now I need to get this mailed and posted.

Until next time, God bless,

Attachments follow:

Background Check information

Signup instructions

Explanatory letter

Designated Person

Splinks for May 5th 2013

Sticky11_GodSpeaks

Bood of Jesus Part 2

bulletin insert May 2013  Heritage Builders

A Nation of Wimps from Psycology today

4 Social Media Blunders

HomeFront May 2013

Mother’s Day ideas

The Mother’s Day Gift

MotherDayhandprint    MotherDayhandprintrtc

mom coloring page2010

GuildcraftMothersDayCard   GuildcraftMothersDayCardRTC

tip-my-hat-to-mom

MotherDayflowers    MotherDayflowersrtc

ChristianMotherDayhandprintrtc    ChristianMotherDayhandprint

WITB_Michael_Happy_Mothers_Day

MothersDayDownload

Fathers Day Devotion  Just threw this in for next month

 

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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May 1, 2013

by on May 01, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles

Friends,

It is May 1.  May Day.  When I was a child (a couple years ago), we celebrated Spring with May Day.  We made little baskets-usually from paper, and filled them with wild flowers and hung them on our neighbors doors.  When I was in Kindergarten, I was the May Queen.  We marched around a May Pole and wound paper streamers around the pole as we marched.  Just like most of the celebrations we have today, it was based on celebrations from pre-Christian times.  Of course, for us it was just fun.  Today we frequently don’t know our neighbors and forget to celebrate the seasons and the flowers that God created.  We need to celebrate what God has given us every day.

Biblical Parenting has just released their new book,  Christian Parenting Handbook.  This week only they are having a special offer for additional resources if you purchase the book.  Go to http://www.biblicalparenting.info/2013/04/its-launch-day.html?spref=fb for more information.  They launched this Monday and already several retailers are sold out!  They recommend you try Barnesandnoble.com, Family Christian, etc.  Amazon and CBD are sold out.  If you are a parent or grandparent you don’t want to miss this!  Just learned that Barnes and Noble has sold out.  Go to www.familychristian.com

If you are doing Kingdom Rock for VBS, Oriental Trading has a free decorating idea.  Find it here:  http://www.orientaltrading.com/castle-a2-PT1628-12-1.fltr?Ntt=castle

Impact Orlando is coming to Orlando in June.  I have attached the information on this event.  Check it out.  If you are in the central Florida area, you are invited to participate.  There will be more information coming soon.  The website is http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/youth/  Children’s and Family Ministries is participating and we want to see you there.

The background checks program with Shield The Vulnerable is up and running!!  If you have not done your screening and training, go to www.shieldthevulnerable.com and get started.  I have attached the information.  This is a MUST for all who work with our kids and young people through the age of 17.

Pacific Press has recently produced a series of Bible Study Guides for our children.  They are written by Linda Koh and Charles Mills.  You can find them in the ABC or on the online store at http://www.adventistbookcenter.com/bible-adventures-for-young-readers-god-loves-me-28-ways.html  These are kid-friendly and cover the 28 fundamental beliefs.

The conference email system will be undergoing an upgrade over the weekend.  If you need to email me between Fri. afternoon and Monday morning, use one of the alternative email addresses in my signature line.

Time to post this on the website at http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/category/children-family/

Until next time, God Bless.

Attachments follow:

Background Check information

Signup instructions

Explanatory letter

Designated Person

IMPACT – Basic Info @ Mission Trip

Splinks for April 28th 2013

Sticky10_United

Fruits of the Spirit study using picture books link

Printable Mothers of the Bible Game

Kidmin and Church Planting

Approach to Diversity

A Biblical Worldview

 

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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