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October 30, 2013

by on October 30, 2013, under Children and Family, Singles

Friends,

I find this scripture in Luke to be a reminder that we need to prepare—for our Sabbath School classes.  Jesus’ stories have such messages for us today.  Simple stories filled with wisdom.

Time has gone so quickly this year.  Only 2 months left!  Time goes faster than I can keep up with.  It seems that either I am slow or I want to do more than I can fit into the time I have.

Background checks—Have you done yours?  If not, please do so really soon.  Information on signing up and doing the training and backgrounds check can be found here: http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/  New volunteers can register and do the training and background check at any time.  This is ongoing, not just a one time thing.  Be sure to have any new volunteers go through the process.

The Nature weekend is almost here.  If you have not registered, you need to do so soon.  Go to http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/ to register.  I hope to see you there.

Sabbath School Workshops  The next Sabbath School Workshop is Nov. Nov. 9 at Forest Lake Church.  It will be  from 2-5 PM. I hope many of you will be there.  If you are in another part of the conference, we also have SS Workshops scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Fort Pierce Church, Jan. 25 and Jacksonville First, and Feb. 8 at Miami Temple.  There is no charge to these workshops and you will receive along with the training, many resources and ideas.  Mark your calendar.  See you at one of them.

Yesterday I had the privilege yesterday of attending the funeral for Bennie Tillman, AKA “Mr. Pathfinder”.  It was really a celebration of Bennie’s life.  He had dedicated his life to our children through Pathfinders and Adventurers.  He will be greatly missed.

I will now get this posted and the attachments done.

 Attachments follow:

Splinks for October 27th 2013

Sticky29_TimingIsEverything

FunFoodFaithDevotional_November 2013

20 Signs Your Children

22 Great Family Thanksgiving Ideas

Bully Proof

Creative by Design

thanksgiving-cards

Training Rut-Busters

Why millennials are leaving the church

Until next time, God bless,

 

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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October 23, 2013

by on October 23, 2013, under Children and Family, Singles

Friends,

I really enjoyed the 2 conferences I attended.  Just so glad to get back home and to sort through all that I saw, heard and brought home.  KidMin was amazing.  I enjoyed every class/seminar and every general session.  I really enjoyed the class by Steve Alley on Creating Lessons The Last a Lifetime.  It made the learning styles simple.  I have the handouts and the mp3 of the class.  I will be posting the mp3’s and handouts on the website soon-I hope.  I will let you know when they are available.

Background checks—have you done yours?  As of Oct. 1, the compliance date was reached for Florida Conference.  If you have not done yours, you need to do it now.  You ca find the info on the how at http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/  Feel free to call with any questions.

The Nature weekend-Teaching Nature to Kids, is coming up really soon.  This is for parents and teachers, Sabbath School teachers, etc.  There are a limited number of spots available so get your registration in really soon.  Go here to register: http://www.campkulaqua.com/CalendarOfEvents.aspx#November  You will find it listed as IYM Nature Retreat.  You don’t want to miss this.

Sabbath School Workshops are coming.  The next one will be Nov. 9 at Forest Lake Church, Nov. 16 at Fort Pierce church, Jan. 25 at Jacksonville First, and Feb. 8 at Miami Temple.  These are free.  You will receive training, resources, and the chance to ask questions.  There will also be a short seminar on creative worship ideas.  Let me know if you are coming, which workshop, and how many from your church.  I want to be sure we have enough materials.

I am going to get this posted, add the attachments and get back to sorting through all the resources and ideas I brought back from the conferences.

Attachments follow:

Splinks for October 20th 2013

Splinks for October 13th 2013

Sticky28_WhoAreYou Halloween-_Pumpkin_Parable

Rumors

FunFoodFaithDevotional_August 2013

FunFoodFaithDevotional_October 2013

FunFoodFaithDevotional_September 2013

DL Family Discussion Guide 1

Real skater promo  Real Magazine promo

20 Signs Your Children

Bully Proof

Until next time, God bless

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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October 9, 2013

by on October 09, 2013, under Children and Family, Singles

Friends,

Just wanted to send you a brief message before I leave for KidMin and D6.

We just finished this year’s Go fish For Kids.  It was an amazing 3 day, 3 event weekend!  I hope to post pictures in the website gallery soon.  The staff and the kids had a great time.  They were trained in puppetry, music, nature and interactive storytelling-the kids that is.  The staff were either the trainers or support.  It is my favorite activity of the year.

Don’t forget to register for the Nature Weekend, Nov. 1-3.  I have attached a letter with more information.  Flyers have been sent to all Florida Conference churches.  You can register at http://www.campkulaqua.com/CalendarOfEvents.aspx#November  Hope to see you there.

Have you seen the Join Hands video?  If not, check it out here: http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/  Share it with your church.  If you want a format you can show without internet, let me know.

I must close and post this.

Until next time, God bless

Attachments follow:

Splinks for October 6th 2013

Sticky27_DoWhat

Boundaries With Kids

7 Proven Ways To Kill Your Passion For Ministry

Honey I shrunk the Gospel _ samluce

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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October 2, 2013

by on October 02, 2013, under Children and Family, Singles

Friends,

Go Fish For Kids is almost here.  We leave Fri. for the St. Pete church to set up for the Sabbath event.  Registrations are coming in, but are not necessary.  Kids ages 5-14 are welcome.  Times are 9 AM to 4 PM.  Dress is casual.  Bring a lunch and be ready for a fun day of training.  Sunday we will repeat the event at the Naples church-same times, same ages, same dress and same fun learning. Monday we will be at the Port Charlotte school.  This is for their school kids.  No open registration.

Background Checks!!!  The compliance date has passed.  If you have not done yours yet, I highly recommend that you do so very soon.  It must be done in order for you to work with our kids-SS, Pathfinders, Adventurers, VBS, and any other kid-centered events.  I am addressing Florida Conference members only.  Check with your conference as to their procedures.  This has been mandated by NAD.

Next Thurs. I head to the KidMin Conference in Columbus, Ohio and then to the D6 Conference in Louisville, KY.  I look forward to the training and the wealth of resources.  October will be over before I have time to take a deep breath.  I will be checking email and texts.  No guarantee of a quick response.

I recently read a book-or rather an ebook.  “I Blew It”, by Brian Dollar.  A great book for anybody in kidmin leadership in a church.  I have it on Kindle.  Ebooks make flights go so much faster.

Registration for the Nature Camp is open.  This is for those wanting to learn how to teach nature to kids-parents, teachers, etc.  You can register here: http://www.campkulaqua.com/CalendarOfEvents.aspx#November

See the flyer at http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/events/

There are still a few days left to get The Christian Parenting Handbook ebook at a reduced rate.  See http://www.biblicalparenting.org/parentingshifts/parentingshifts.asp

Time to close.  Doubt that I will have a chance to post again next week and I know I cannot post from outside the office.  So, until sometime later this month, God Bless,

Attachments follow:

Splinks for September 29th 2013

Sticky26_IDeclareAThumbWar

bulletin insert october-2013 Heritage Builders

Where Did He Go

Too Much ‘Against,’ Not Enough ‘For’

25 GAME Changing ideas for your Children’s Ministry from Disney

Giving Bullies The Reboot

Fun Ways to Use Balloons in Ministry

Good Question

Home Front Mag Oct. 2013

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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