Archive for September, 2013

September 25, 2013

by on September 25, 2013, under Children, Singles


Go Fish For Kids is only a few days away.  Preparations are underway.  Here are some pics of some of the prep.  As you can see, Cali is doing her job of guarding the merchandise.  She thinks this will get her a trip to Go Fish For Kids.

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Last week we got to spend a few days with our daughter and family.  It was great getting to see them again and hard to leave.

Background checks  The compliance date is fast approaching-Oct. 1.  Go To Shield The Vulnerable and do the training and complete the background check form.  Many have completed this but many more still need to.

Biblical Parenting is having a special on their book Christian Parenting Handbook.  You can get the ebook for $3.99 for a limited time.  Go to here and get your copy:

Mary Rice Hopkins is wanting to come to Florida.  Check out her site:  Her website.  If you want a copy of the promotional email, let me know

Here is the info from her organization:

Here are the details regarding scheduling Mary & Darcie.  If you have other questions, you can chat with Scheduling Coordinator Linda Stevenson at 818.790-5805.  I am also sending you a promotional e-mail about their ministry.



1.  If they can find a church in the area to host a concert, then the conference fee will be $0.00.  They will only have to pay for their travel expenses, hotel, and meals.

2.  If they can not find a host for a concert, they will do seminars for $500 + expenses if they allow them 20 minutes on stage.

3.  If they are not provided stage time, the fee will be $1,000 + expenses.

Betty B. Robertson, Communications Coordinator & Curriculum Writer / 818-790-5805 (Office)

Encouraging, equipping & inspiring through music and related resources

For More Information, click on Each Heading

Teacher Training Topics

Family Concert


Kind Comments

Call 818-790-5805 to Schedule!

Mary and Darcie are also available for:

Moms in Prayer (Formerly Moms in Touch)

Teacher Church Appreciation Event

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Mother-Daughter Banquet

Worship Leading

Ladies Retreat

School Chapel


I must send this and get it posted so I can get back to GFFK prep.

Attachments follow:

Splinks for September 15th 2013

Splinks for September 22nd 2013


Oct 13 Be Awesome

Happy_Fear  Family Time Worship activity






Back To School For Parents

Until next time, God bless

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136


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September 12, 2013

by on September 12, 2013, under Children, Singles


As we see the changes and conditions in our world today, it makes it more urgent that we heed the Great Commission!  I feel we need to start in our own homes with our own children.

I had a great weekend at Andrews University.  I spent time with my daughter, met old friends and made new friends.  The Children’s Leadership Conference was wonderful.  Anywhere people meet to learn, share and talk about ways to share Jesus with children is a great place.  I have a website to share with you that was started by Walter Rogers, the director of the Center For Youth Evangelism.  There are many resources you can access.

I really enjoyed spending time with Jenny.  I got a deeper insight into the life of a University Women’s Dean.  I enjoyed watching so many college girls come to her office on Fri. evening to recite the memory verse for the week.  They really worked at in until they got it right.  The camaraderie and passion among her staff is a delight to watch.  I also got to spend part of Friday afternoon kayaking on Lake Chapin with Jenny and one of her student deans. I need to do this again.

Go Fish For Kids is coming SOON!  If you plan to bring your kids to either the St. Pete event on Oct 5 , or the Naples event on Oct. 6, let me know.  I would like a count so that we can provide adequate supplies. It is going to be FUN.  Especially the part of showing the kids how to share their faith.  The hours are 9 AM to 4 PM both days.  Sabbath at the St. Pete Church and Sunday at the Naples Church.  The ages are 5-14.  Kids must bring their lunch.

If you are in the Orlando area this Sunday, Sept. 15, you might want to drop in to the Health and Wellness Expo at the Maranatha Church at 1400 Bear Lake Road, Apopka Florida 32703.  The hours are 12-5 PM

Background Checks Have you done yours?  The compliance date for Florida Conference is Oct. 1.  That is less than 3 weeks away.  Go to and get started!!!

I received a copy of the Adventist Frontier Missions Kids Edition magazine.  It has stories, puzzles, games and links.  Check it out.  You can find more about it at

Sabbath School Workshops are coming soon.  The schedules are:

September 28, Lakeland SDA Church 2-4:30 PM

November 9-Forest Lake SDA Church  2-5 PM

November 16-Fort Pierce SDA Church  2-5 PM

January 25-Jacksonville First SDA Church  2-5 PM

Let me know if you plan to attend so we will have enough supplies and plenty of freebies.


I will now post this and add the attachments.  You will find it here:

Attachments follow:

Splinks for September 8th 2013


20 Uses for Traffic Cones in Kid by River’s Edge

The Procrastination Trap

Seeing Your Ministry With Fresh Eyes

The 8 Most Important Kidmin Skills by Dale Hudson

New scientific study proves we are fearfully and wonderfully made

Praying for Your Child to Love God

Parenting Christian Kids Oct 2013  Word

Parenting Christian Kids Oct 2013  PDF


Until next time, God bless,


Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136


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September 3, 2013

by on September 03, 2013, under Children, Singles


I am early this week as I will be out of the office the rest of the week.  How did I manage to get just one day in the office this week?  Yesterday was a holiday, tomorrow I am going to Kulaqua for an IYM meeting, and Thurs. I leave for Andrew’s to attend and present at the Children’s Leadership Convention.  So I am not taking an extended Labor Day holiday!

When I go to lunch I take a K! Magazine, Children’s Ministry Magazine, or Kids Ministry Ideas to read.  Today I was reading the July/August issue of K! Magazine.  I read a couple articles that I feel are important for you to read, so I am attaching them to this email-not just posting them on the News page of the website.  I would really like some feedback on both of these articles.

Don’t Forget list
Background checks

VBS reports

Go Fish For Kids

Sabbath School Workshops

Nature Weekend

You can find info on all of these on the news page at and the Events page at

Background Check info is at


Maranatha Church (Southeastern Conference) is having their 5th Annual Health & Wellness Outreach Expo on Sept. 15.  I have attached the info.  They have health screenings and seminars.  Check it out.  Hope you can make it.

I shall now send this then post it here:

Attachments follow:

Splinks for September 1st 2013


Seeing Your Ministry With Fresh Eyes

The Procrastination Trap

The 8 Most Important Kidmin Skills by Dale Hudson

New scientific study proves we are fearfully and wonderfully made

Praying for Your Child to Love God

bulletin insert september-2013  Heritage Builders

Home Front Mag Sept. 2013

Slide1Maranatha Health Expo


Until next time, God bless

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