Archive for April, 2014

April 30, 2014

by on April 30, 2014, under Children, Singles

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 KJV

This passage brings much strength to me as I start this New Adventure.  Spring brings new beginnings.  Take time to celebrate with the children of your church.  I will be praying for each of you as you continue to plan for summer, Graduations, VBS, camps, Investitures and Children’s Sabbaths.  Please take time to check out the resources and events that are on our website.  If I can be of help to you let me know.   Have an awesome week.

May God always be your guide in everything you do.

Apopka FL Forest Lake SDA

5-14 5 non-competitive game ideas for kids

Kidsmatter for 4-30-2014

Sticky 45_

You Can’ t Keep A Good Man Down

Apopka FL Forest Lake SDA 5-14

Vacation Bible School Programs Inventory

Vacation Bible School Programs Inventory

Basket Full of Ideas

Splinks for April 27th 2014

camp 2 camp 1

FL Conference of SDA Youth Ministries_7-27

FL Conference of SDA_7-27


Judy Smith

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries


863-205-1358 cell



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April 23, 2014

by on April 23, 2014, under Children, Singles

This past week has been a busy unpacking week  again.  The halls and offices are looking good.  I think we will be business as “usual” soon.  The conference is planning an Open House June 1.  I trust you will come for a tour  and see us then.  Summer is fast approaching and I know you are planning summer events for your churches. I plan to attach a list of the past VBS programs that are available for loan. Please contact me and I would be happy to assist you and tell you what we have available to use with the kits.  Remember to have your staff back ground checks completed in time for your scheduled program.  Also don’t forget the teens need to complete the education to be able to volunteer at the church.

Thanks so much for what you do for the children.

You remain in my prayers.

Attachments follow:

Vacation Bible School Programs Inventory

Vacation Bible School Programs Inventory

KOTJ-poster11x17 King of Jungle Children’s Musical

KOTJ-halfsheetflyer  King of Jungle Children’s Musical

King of the Jungle  King of Jungle Children’s Musical

Apopka FL Forest Lake SDA 5-14 Parenting Seminar with Biblical Parenting

Real Family 4-16-14


FLConferenceofSDA_7-27 Tampa Bay Rays Florida Conference Family Day

bulletin insert April 2014  Heritage Builders

Splinks for April 20,2014


Judy Smith

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries


863-205-1358 cell


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April 17, 2014

by on April 17, 2014, under Children, Singles


We have moved to our new address and have been settling in to new surroundings.  Camp Meeting was last week.  We had a awesome time with the children.  Lots of new friends and great staff. If you had the opportunity to go you will know what I mean.   It has been 2 weeks since the last update.  There is so much to share.

Rhoda Burrill is still in the office until April 30 to make sure I have all I need to continue this ministry at the level you have come to expect.  She has been a great advocate for the children the last 10 years.  I know that she will continue to be a blessing to children even in her retirement.  A special Thank You to her for all her hard work.

I know you are busy finishing school years and preparing for VBS in your churches.  Please don’t forget to take pictures and share them with me.

Looking forward to an awesome spring.

I will get this posted on the website and add attachments.

Attachment Follow:

May 14_Be Awesome

Splinks for April 15th 2014

Splinks for April 7th 2014

Splinks for March 30th 2014


Real Family 4-10-14

Real Family 4-16-14

Real Family 4-3-14

Easter – Story Eggs

FLConferenceofSDA_7-27  Florida Conference Tampa Bay Family Day

FLConferenceofSDAYouthMinistries_7-27   Florida Conference Tampa Bay Family Day

See Events Page for Summer Camp @ Camp Kulaqua information.

Judy Smith

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries


863-205-1358 cell

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April 2, 2014

by on April 02, 2014, under Children, Singles


This will be my last weekly email to all of you.  Campmeeting and the office move will be keeping me busy for the next couple of weeks.

Biblical Parenting opportunity!

I’m writing to you today to offer you a great opportunity. Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN from the National Center for Biblical Parenting teach parenting outreach events in churches all around the country. They help ministry leaders do outreach and equip parents with tools to train the hearts of their children.

We’re looking for a church or two who might be interested in hosting an event on either Thursday evening, or Saturday morning May 29 and 31, 2014. We’re offering a special deal for these dates. We’ve chosen to waive the booking fee for the church and greatly reduce the travel expense as well. All we ask is $250 to help offset the travel expenses for this team. This is a substantial savings over the usual cost of having an event like this. It’s important however that the church “owns” this event and makes it an important date on their calendar, promoting it to their congregation and community. We also ask the church to provide helpers on the day of the event. Parents who attend would pay a registration fee and that would become the income for the speakers.

Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN
have teamed up to write twelve parenting books and create three video training programs for parents. They’re committed to helping churches train and equip parents to use a heart-based approach rather than simple behavior modification. Parents of children ages 2-18 will find practical help and encouragement at this event. If you’re not familiar with the National Center for Biblical Parenting, please visit our web site at

Turansky and Miller conduct over 50 parenting outreach events a year. Parents go away with hands on ideas but much more than that. The seminars provide a spiritual experience, even for nonbelievers. These events are taught with outreach in mind and use a heart-based approach, grounded in the scripture, with practical application to families.

Please let us know if this opportunity interests you or ask the leadership of your church to contact us right away, we expect these dates will go quickly. Call today or email me at and please include the name and address of your church.


Judy Smith is officially on board!  I am thrilled to turn this task over to her.  I know you will give her the support you have given me.  So now, over to Judy!!

I am excited about my new position and am looking forward to working with each of  you.  Please feel free to contact me or stop by to see me in my new office.

This week has been busy with packing in anticipation of the BIG MOVE to the New Conference office.  Our address will change, but the contacts will be the same.

I trust I will be seeing many of you at Campmeeting next week April 10-13 at Camp Kulaqua.

The weekly email will be early next week as we will be heading to camp for Campmeeting setup.

Looking forward to working with each of you.

May God Continue to Bless you as you minister to the children.

Attachments follow:

Splinks for March 23rd 2014


Real Family 3-27-14

Real Family 3-20-14

DL Family Discussion Guide 7

Apr 14 Be Awesome

A Dare To Love Deeply

How Come Kids Don

Stressed out Kids

The Water Race G

Home Front Mag Apr 2014




Rhoda Burril/Judy Smith

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministry

407-644-5000 x136


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