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Newsletter 3-31-15

by on March 31, 2015, under Children, Family, IYM, Singles

“Ah Lord God!  behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you”   Jeremiah 32:17

Happy Tuesday!  I am working on this early this week as it will be a short week due to the holiday this weekend.  This time of the year is a great time for families.

If you have walked through store aisles lately, you’ve seen many reminders that Easter is coming. What isn’t so obvious is that, for Christians, Easter is truly the most significant day of the year.

At the store we find:

  • baskets and eggs as the symbols of Easter, instead of a cross and an empty tomb
  • a bunny that brings candy instead of a Savior who brings life

Is it any wonder that our children are more excited about the coming of the Easter Bunny than about the coming of God’s kingdom? We spend many days on egg-coloring and baskets but focus on Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection for only one hour on Sunday morning.

Many parents, however, are looking for ways to make the true significance of Easter a reality to their children. Well, here’s the good news!

Bunnies, eggs, baskets and more can become tools that parents use to bring a greater understanding of the message of Easter. With just a little creativity, all these symbols that often replace the real significance of Easter can be the very things that make the holiday full and rich with spiritual meaning.  We sometimes forget that our children don’t understand everything that is being said and done around them. Often we take for granted that they understand things we have not explained.

The Easter story, while beautiful, can be very confusing to children when we don’t take time to simplify the story in a way they can understand.

Real Easter bunnies:

  • are white as snow because Jesus takes all sin away (Isaiah 1:18b).
  • are gentle, kind-hearted and forgiving (Ephesians 4:32).
  • have big ears that are quick to listen (James 1:19).
  • have big eyes to look carefully and choose what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
  • have no voice for complaining or arguing (Philippians 2:13).
  • are quiet in prayer, but hop with thanksgiving and rejoicing (Philippians 4:4-6).
  • have big feet to go tell others about Jesus so they can be like Easter bunnies, too (Matthew 28: 19-20).
  • eat what is healthy by filling up on God’s word every day (Psalm 119:11).

 

Hope to see you at these events:

English Camp Meeting @ Camp Kulaqua  April 9-12, 2015

Spanish Camp Meeting @ Camp Kulaqua  April 17-19, 2015

Creative Ministry Workshop @ Cocoa Beach SDA Church  April 25, 2015 2-5pm

 

Singles Update: This is an early Mid-Week ‘Minder because I need to let all of you know that this Sabbath’s Easter Celebration Party at Diane’s Place has been cancelled. Unfortunately, I have a family situation come up where I will be unable to host this party.  Please let those in our Single’s family who do not have e-mail know about this change of plans. Hope all of you have a great and blessed week…….God’s blessings……Diane

Jesus is the real reason for EASTER.  Take time to reflect on HIM.  Until next week.  Continuing to lift you up in my prayers.

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Newsletter 3-18-15

by on March 18, 2015, under Children, Family, IYM, Singles

… for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing[a] has come, and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land.

Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (ESV)

Praise the Lord for his goodness and answer to prayers.  The VBS Workshop this past weekend was fun, very informative, and a great time of fellowship.  Thanks for all who attended and were involved in the planning of the event.  Looking ahead to receiving reports and pictures from your VBS this summer.

Before the week is up it will be SPRING a season for growth, renewal and change.   Fun Facts: Spring is the season between winter and summer. It’s the time of year when life begins again in nature. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring begins on the day the center of the sun is directly over the equator. Usually, on March 20th, the sun crosses the equator and starts northward. As it travels north, its rays strike the northern countries more directly each day. Spring lasts until June 20 or 21. In the Southern Hemisphere, spring begins in September and ends in December. Spring begins a few hours earlier in Leap Year.  I love this time of the year.

The Jelly Bean Prayer

Red is for the blood He gave.

Green is for the grass He made.

Yellow is for the sun so bright.

Orange is for the edge of night.

Black is for the sins we made.

White is for the grace He gave.

Purple is for His hour of sorrow.

Pink is for a new tomorrow.

And handful of jelly beans,

Colorful and sweet,

Is a prayer, a promise,

A loved one’s treat!

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I will be taking a few days off next week to enjoy time with my granddaughter.  Many of you will be on Spring Break so take time to look around and see what God has created.

Check out the Florida Conference Children Ministry website for the updated calendar.

Lifting you and your ministry up in prayer daily.

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Newsletter 3-11-15

by on March 11, 2015, under Children, Family, IYM, Singles

“From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.”  John 1:16 NIV

God is good.  Blessings abound. So often we regret for the small things in life and overlook to acknowledge the things which we have.  Let us acknowledge the grace within us and Be grateful for the infinite good things which we possess.  DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!

Let Your Light Shine  Items Needed For This Object Lesson: flashlight (preferably a larger one like a camping lantern), small items to place in battery compartment like nail, key, nail clippers, old jewelry, etc. Before class remove the battery in your flashlight and replace it with junk. While teaching on “letting your light shine,” use the illustration of the flashlight. Act as if you are going to prove your point of a flashlight’s ability to make light by turning off your classroom light and attempting to turn on the flashlight. When it malfunctions, turn the overhead light back on and attempt to find the problem. Pull all of the garbage out of the light and replace the battery. We can’t shine very brightly for Jesus when we fill our hearts and minds with garbage instead of God’s Word.

VBS SHOWCASE EVENT March 14, 2015 @ 3:00pm  (It’s this coming weekend)

The event will be @ the new Florida Conference Office located at 351 S State Road 434, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714

We will be featuring 5 VBS programs, ideas for crafts, snacks, nature and decorating.

There will be Give Aways throughout the afternoon with the Grand Prize:  A Complete VBS Kit. (You must be present to win.)

The ABC will be open for you to purchase kits and supplies. To register:  Send me an email stating you name, how many will be coming and your church.

Calendar Updates:

Adventurer Fun Day, Central Area  March 29, 2015 @ Forest Lake Church

English Camp Meeting @ Camp Kulaqua  April 9-12, 2015

Spanish Camp Meeting @ Camp Kulaqua  April 17-19, 2015

Check out this resource:  At His Feet Ministries (Children’s Devotional CD’s) www.athisfeetministries.net

I am looking forward to see a lot of you at the VBS Workshop, please keep the workshop in your prayers as decisions are made by churches to do evangelism in their neighborhoods thru VBS this summer.

Take time to rest and enjoy Spring.  Have a fabulous week.  I love hearing from you, so continue to share the happenings in your ministry.  Send pictures.

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Newsletter 3-4-15

by on March 04, 2015, under Children, Family, IYM, Singles

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV

The calendar says it is “Time to Change” our clocks, spring ahead one hour this coming weekend.  Next it will be Spring Time, but I do believe whatever time it is we all need Jesus, the Living Water, Who brings and sustains eternal life within us.

 Salvation – Seeds in Need of Living Water

A seed is such a beautiful picture of salvation!  Several of Jesus’ parables talk about the planting of seeds. By itself, a seed appears to be dead, and for all basic purposes in and of itself, it is.  There is no life, no growth, until….      Every seed has potential for life and potential for growth, but it is not until water is added that life and growth begin to take place! Think about it, you can place a seed in the sunlight, but nothing will happen.  You can stick it into dry dirt, but nothing will happen.  Oh these are important, but it isn’t until the seed comes into contact with water that life begins! This is such a picture of us and salvation!  We have potential for eternal life; Ecclesiastes 3:11 and Romans 1:19 both tell us God has placed it with in us.  We can see and absorb the sunlight of His Word and that is important, and we can be placed with in the fertile soil of a church, but it is not until we come into contact with the Living Water, Jesus Christ, that eternal life begins! Once our heart, soul & mind have been submerged in the life-giving blood of Christ and His forgiveness washes over us, we are changed! Yes, then the soil of the church is important to give us support as we grow, and the sunlight of His Word is necessary to provide food for spiritual growth…but it is Jesus only, the Living Water, Who brings and sustains eternal life within us!

Looking forward to seeing you at the VBS WORKSHOP is March 14, 2015 at the Florida Conference Office Community Room @ 3pm.  We will be featuring 5 of the 2015 VBS programs.  We will exchange ideas on crafts, snacks, decorating and follow-up programming.  There will be a Grand Prize Drawing for a Free VBS Kit (you must be present to win). The Workshop is FREE. Please Register by sending me an email with your name, church and how many?

Please keep The Spanish Children’s, VBS and Family Retreat scheduled for this coming weekend in your prayers.  Prayers for the attendees and for the presenters.  May they be Richly Blessed.

April 9-12 is English Camp Meeting @ Camp Kulaqua.  I am hoping to meet many of you and your children there.  Check out the Florida Conference Website for more details.

Your Heavenly Father is weaving together a plan that one day you will see is brilliant. He says that nothing occurs on this planet that He does not permit.  He is in control of everything.  May your plans be His plans.  Until next week.

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Newsletter 2-25-15

by on February 25, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

“Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.” Psalms 98:1

Bits of humor:  A SS teacher asked her children as they were on the way to church, ‘And why is it necessary to be quiet in Church?’ Her bright daughter replied, ‘Because people are sleeping.’

One particular four-year-old prayed, ‘And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.’

Songs and laughter help make our days go right.  I hope you have stopped to think about the above verse and bits of humor.  “Laughter doeth the Heart Good like a Medicine:”…taken from Proverbs 17:22.  I pray that we have more good days than bad and that we look for the good wherever life leads us.

Next weekend: Spanish Children’s, Family, and VBS Retreat is March 6-7 at Camp Kulaqua.  There will be some presentations in English.  This will be a great time for learning and fellowship.

VBS WORKSHOP is March 14, 2015 at the Florida Conference Office Community Room @ 3pm.  We will be featuring 5 of the 2015 VBS programs.  We exchange ideas on crafts, snacks, decorating and follow up programming.  There will be a Grand Prize Drawing for a Free VBS Kit (you must be present to win) Put the date on your agenda and BE THERE. The Workshop is FREE and to register by sending me an email with your name, church and how many?

Songs can stir us up or they can bring us comfort. Songs can take us back to a special time, or songs can give us hope for things to come. Unfortunately, we usually leave the words and the music of our songs only for someone else to write, never taking time to write our own “new song.” But today, why not make up your own new song of praise and thanks to God. It doesn’t have to be great, just heartfelt and offered to the Father from whom all joyful songs come.

My Prayer: Father God, thank you for the gift of song. Please receive my song of thanks and praise from a heart you have filled with your delight. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

I enjoyed hearing from some of you this past week.  Always a highlight in my day.  Keep it up.  Until next week… Keep Smiling.

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Newsletter 2-18-15

by on February 18, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10(NIV)

When I Am Weak

Let’s face it.  None of us are always 100% on the top of our game…and that is actually good news.

1. Trust the Bible

“When I was with you I was in weakness…that your faith should not rest in men but in God.”  If anything of value happens in the Kingdom of God, it is because of Him – not us.

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor 12:10

2. Is it YOU or the LORD -

Isn’t it a temptation to pat ourselves on the back for “such a great lesson I constructed…”?  We all felt our “self” creep into the space intended only for God’s glory.  When I am weak, I have an opportunity to see God work in a way that I clearly know is Him.

3. Confidence in Our Weakness -

If you are weak as you seek to serve, you are in a good place.  It is tough to seek to “steal the glory” from God when you are clearly not preforming at your perceive best.  Our weakness IS His strength.  Your weakness actually may be the best launching pad for His glory.

We have been blessed with warm hearts despite the cooler/wet weather we have been having.  February is a month to celebrate, Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, American Heart Month, Canned Food Month, Great American Pie Month, and President’s Birthday’s.  Whatever you find yourself celebrating remember to celebrate Our Heavenly Father.  He gave so much but asks for so little.

This coming Sabbath I will be at the Orlando Filipino SDA Church for the worship service and a Creative Ministry Workshop at 2pm.  If you are in the area plan to come to the workshop and be blessed.

VBS WORKSHOP is March 14, 2014 at the Florida Conference Office Community Room @ 3pm.  We will be featuring 5 of the 2015 VBS programs.  We exchange ideas on crafts, snacks, decorating and follow up programming.  There will be a Grand Prize Drawing for a Free VBS Kit (you must be present to win) Put the date on your agenda and BE THERE.

Central Florida Singles: Sabbath – February 21 – 1:30PM – Fellowship Meal at Kress Memorial Church – Let’s all spend a lovely Sabbath lunch with single’s family and friends.  Please be sure to bring plenty of food to share and to make sure there is enough for our guests.  It’s supposed to be a beautiful, warm Florida day, so bring along some comfy shoes and plan to take a walk afterwards with some friends.  Lake Eola is just down the street.

Spanish Children’s, Family, and VBS Retreat is March 6-7 at Camp Kulaqua.  There will be some presentations in English.  This will be a great time for learning and fellowship.

Please check out the Florida Conference Children’s Ministry webpage for more calendar updates and other tidbits of info.

May you have more Blessings then you dreamed possible.

Until next week!

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Newsletter 2-11-15

by on February 11, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

1 John 4:19 -  “We love because he first loved us.”

Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day are both coming up this weekend.  I will be in Pompano Beach for a Creative Workshop on Sabbath the 14th.  If you are close to the church in Pompano please come to the workshop.  I would love to meet you and talk with you.

VBS WORKSHOP is March 14, 2014 at the Florida Conference Office Community Room @ 3pm.  We will be featuring 5 of the 2015 VBS programs.  We exchange ideas on crafts, snacks, decorating and follow up programming.  Put the date on your agenda and BE THERE.

Valentine’s Day Object Lesson for Loving God’s Family

“Love one another,” is the command Jesus gave to us in John 13. He also said that the world would recognize us as his disciples because of this love for one another. Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for presenting kids with this loving command. Teach kids what this kind of love is and how kids should show this love. Valentine’s Day need not be about candy hearts and falling “in love.” What a great opportunity for building important truths in the hearts of your kids! Introduce the concept of loving God’s family by reading this to kids: “Love has many faces. You love your parents one way. When you become a husband or wife, you will love your spouse too. Then one day, you will love your children and grandchildren. Right now, you probably love your teachers, friends and family. Right?” (Allow kids to respond but stay on track.) “Did you know that Jesus commands us to love God’s family? He says we must, ‘Love one another.” Arrange framed pictures on a table or tack up a few pictures of smiling people on a bulletin board. Say to kids, “See this family? It’s a big one!” (Add more pictures to the table or board.) “As this family grows, we don’t take love from one person to give to another. God gives us all the love we need to love everyone in His family. We always make room for one more.” (Add another picture to the group, preferably a picture of someone the kids know.) “This is like God’s family! ”Place a picture of one of the kids with the group. Always get permission from parents before doing this. Say, “When James became a member of God’s family we didn’t take some love away from these Allow kids to talk about how they can show God’s family members, like James, love. Add suggestions to the conversation like, show him forgiveness, teach the Bible, be friendly, pray with him and remind him that God loves. Send your kids home with a Valentine’s Day card. Remind them of the object lesson by writing, “Love one another,” inside each one. Don’t forget the best lessons are shown by example. Let kids catch you showing Christian love to other believers!

We continue to lead busy lives but remember to take time for yourself to avoid burnout.  Your Heavenly Father loves to live your life with you, leading, helping, and mentoring you along the way.  Pray daily for His wisdom.  Until next week…..

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Newsletter 2-4-15

by on February 04, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus. – Max Lucado
God continues to bless us in many different ways.  I am doing some research on what outreach projects are being done in your churches.  If you are doing a neighborhood program, child evangelism program, going to the nursing home with your children, or anything beyond the Sabbath School program please send me pictures and a brief description of your ministry.  Thank you for all you do.

Memory Verse Secret Decoder Game:

In this activity, the teacher will prepare a secret code on paper ahead of time and make enough copies for the class. At the top of the paper, make a code where a number or small icon represents each letter of the alphabet. On the bottom half of the paper write a series of dashes (enough to spell out each letter of the memory verse) and below each dash write the number or small icon which corresponds with the letter of the alphabet. Children enjoy trying to decode the “secret message” and they have fun guessing the verse before they have filled in all the letters!

Calendar Updates:  This is the final push to get Young Adults out to the Movie – OLD FASHIONED To preview/find resources – http://www.oldfashionedmovie.com/  Tickets are for a special pre-release screening/outreach event @ Altamonte Springs AMC Theatre (by Mall):       Saturday night, Feb. 7, 7:30 pm  &  Sunday night, Feb. 8, 7:30 pm To get these tickets – go to this link:  Old Fashioned Tickets (must order/pick up tickets by NOON – Friday, Feb. 6, 2015)

Creative Ministry Workshops:    February 14 in Pompano SDA Church,  February 21 in Orlando Filipino SDA Church

“HIS CREATION” Rich Aguilera                                   February 21                        Forest Lake Academy (Schmidt Auditorium)    5pm and 7:30pm Tickets: visit www.OneMustardSeed.com

“HIS CREATION” Rich Aguilera                                   February 22                        Greater Miami Adventist Academy          2pm, 5pm and 7pm   Tickets: visit www.OneMustardSeed.com

ORLANDO teaser trailer on youtube–http://youtu.be/UGEFrAoRRvE

MIAMI teaser trailer on youtube–http://youtu.be/qtc7mVlzbEc

Spanish Children and Family, VBS Workshop   March 6-7 @ Camp Kulaqua.   This will be a great learning experience in Spanish and English.  Please Plan to attend.

VBS Workshop:  March 14 @ 3pm at the Florida Conference Office.  We will be featuring Destination Paradise NAD VBS, Creation Health VBS, Florida Hospital, DoDad’s Science Lab VBS, Nazareth and Mt Everest, Group.     Plan to be there to be informed and have fun.

ASAM Singles:  Check out a new schedule posted on the Florida Conference website.

Looking forward to seeing you at the above events.

Until next week. Praying for you  ASAM Calendar_of_Events_February March and April 2015

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Newsletter 1-28-15

by on January 28, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1
It is great to be home again.  I enjoyed the fellowship and learning opportunity the Children’s Pastors Conference offers but there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed.  It is rewarding to see how God is working with and using His Children to get “HIS” message to our friends and neighborhoods.  The credit goes to those of you that give tireless to this ministry.  It does not go unnoticed.  You are truly a Blessing.

SAINT VALENTINE’s STORY St. Valentine, for whom this holiday is of course named, was an actual historical figure.  He was a Roman physician who was also a Christian priest during the days of the early church.  This was at a time when Christians saw tremendous persecution and many practiced in secret.There are actually a couple versions of the Valentine’s Day story.  One version, has it that Valentine was so loved by the children of the town that they would constantly write him notes speaking of their affection–hence the origin of exchanging valentines. In the other version of the story, Valentine is working to heal a blind boy and is arrested by Roman soldiers for his work as an “undercover priest”.  Valentine is shortly thereafter sentenced to die.  And yet before he is taken off to be executed, he takes the time to write to the little blind boy a note explaining to him Jesus’ love, enclosing a small treat.  According to this story, when the boy eats the treat his eyesight is miraculously restored, and he is able to see well enough to read Valentine’s note–which is, of course, at the exact same moment that Valentine is executed.
Great Opportunity Available:

Movie – Old Fashioned Please click here to link up to a variety of trailers:  http://www.oldfashionedmovie.com/

Saturday night, Feb. 7, 7:30 pm

Sunday night, Feb. 8, 7:30 pm Location – Altamonte Springs Mall AMC Theatre

We are asking you to promote this to your young people; we believe this is a powerful film that can help young adults see a very different view from what they normally see in Hollywood films

Old Fashioned will help them see the beauty and benefit of what courtship could be like.

This same link (above) will offer a variety of resources you can use/print/post/share with your young adults

Let’s help our young adult sift through the cultural view of dating/friends with benefits/hook ups … to see an elevated view of human relationships

Our goal is to have young people that are connected/involved in church to prayerfully consider who they could invite (friends/co-workers/those in their social networks) to view this movie with them

If the couple buys two tickets (2 tickets/$20) … we will give them two more tickets at no additional cost (that is a deal!) – 4 tickets for $20! (valid only for the showing you pick – Saturday, Feb. 7 or Sunday, Feb. 8)

We only ask that the couple prayerfully invite another couple, or friends that want to have healthy, wholesome relationships in the future and then commit to engage their friends/peers in a conversation about relationships after the movie (sit in Starbucks/walk around Crane’s Roost/go to Denny’s/whatever feels right for you/commit to find a place to talk about what you just saw)

To get these tickets – go to this link:  Old Fashioned Tickets (must order/pick up tickets by NOON – Friday, Feb. 6, 2015)

Tickets will be purchased through FL Conference Youth Ministries Department and picked up @ the Conference Office (all details are in the link above)

Calendar Updates you need to CHECK OUT: (See our Website for flyers and other info)

Creative Ministry Workshops                                      February 14                        Pompano Beach SDA Church         2-5pm

February 21                        Orlando Filipino SDA Church  2-5pm

“HIS CREATION” Rich Aguilera                                   February 21                     Forest Lake Academy     (SchmidtAuditorium)                                                                                                            5pm and 7:30pm Tickets: visit www.OneMustardSeed.com

“HIS CREATION” Rich Aguilera                                   February 22                        Greater Miami Adventist Academy          2pm, 5pm and 7pmTickets: visit www.OneMustardSeed.com

ORLANDO teaser trailer on youtube–http://youtu.be/UGEFrAoRRvE

                         MIAMI teaser trailer on youtube–http://youtu.be/qtc7mVlzbEc

Retreats:             Single Parent                     August 7-9                          Camp Kulaqua  (Scholarships available.  Check with Camp Kulaqua)

Couples                               September 11-13              Camp Kulaqua (Register with Florida Conference Youth Department)

Family Day @ the Tropicana Field               September 13                    See the Florida Conference Children Ministry Website for flyer and details.

Please continue to lift each other in prayer and God will do great things!

Have an AWESOME week. Until next time.

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Newsletter 1-14-15

by on January 14, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1

The Creative Ministry Team spend an awesome Sabbath with the Naples SDA Church this past weekend.  Blessings abounded and appreciation to all the leaders for a most enjoyable experience.

God continues to bless in this ministry.  If you would like the Go Fish Team or Creative Ministry Team to visit your church please contact me.
PRAYER IS LIKE WRITING A LETTER TO GOD

Ask, “Have any of you ever received a letter from someone?” (Let children share who their letters have been from.)

Show on your whiteboard the components of a letter: The greeting is “Dear Grandma.” In the body of the letter you might thank her for something she has done for you or given to you. You might share with her things which have been happening in your life. You might even ask her for something. The closing of the letter is when you write, “Love” and sign your name.

When we pray, it’s like writing a letter to God. Our greeting is “Dear God.” Then we can thank Him for things He has done for us or given us. We can share with Him things which are going on in our lives. And we might have some things we want to ask Him for. The closing of our prayer is when we say “Amen.”  Post by Mary Rice Hopkins 1-13-15

Involve the Congregation
People always ask me what I can do to help. They cannot always volunteer but there are ways they may serve. Buy enough Valentine cards for each child in your class. Give the cards to members of your congregation. Ask them to write a personal “love note” to the child. Suggest that they remark on how much God loves the child or some nice thing the adult noticed. This is a way to involve seniors in your ministry.

Singles Update:  Please take the time to read it as some events have been added and some changed.  Sooooooo, here you go. Sabbath – January 17th – 1:30PM – Fellowship Meal – Kress Memorial SDA Church - Time to get together for the first time in 2015 and share a Sabbath lunch with friends.  Come and enjoy good company and good food.  Please bring plenty of food to share.  Please note:  We always have plenty of desserts but sometimes short on real food.  And don’t forget, if you can’t cook, there is always something you can buy prepared at Walmart or Publix.  

New Event - Sabbath – January 17th – 6:00PM -Kings Herald Concert – Forest Lake Church - Enjoy the music of the King’s Heralds….what a great way to close the Sabbath.  Please Note:  Due to the concert, the party at Diane’s Place has been cancelled.

New Event -Tuesday, January 20th – 7:00PM to 8:00PM – “Soup’s On” Nutrition and Cooking Seminar – Forest Lake Church Upper Youth Center - Plant-powered nutrition Registered Dietician and her team are serving up scrumptous, simmering soups along with demonstrated recipes and crispy crackers all of which are sure to please your palate!  Make Reservations – 321-972-6254.

Other Calendar Updates:  Creative Ministry Workshop         January 31, 2015 2-5pm  Marion Oaks SDA Church in Ocala

Check out the website for information on other upcoming events.  i.e. Single Parent Retreat  August 7-9-2015, Couples Retreat September11-13 and more.

Tomorrow I will be leaving for Chattanooga/Southern to attend to some Camp Kulaqua Staff meetings and then to attend CPC (Children’s Pastors Conference).  Among the attendees are friends from Orlando, Naples and St Petersburg.  Please keep us in your prayers for travel mercies and the blessings we will gain from being at the conference.  I know we will bring back lots of information to share with you.

Hope you have a spirit filled week.

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