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Newsletter 7-1-15

by on July 01, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.” Psalms 127:3-5 NIV

The Psalmist tells us about the blessing God gives us in families: the gift of children. What a privilege to know that we are God’s children and that he is our Father and that we can go to him with our needs, and he’ll provide. Children are a blessing. God Loves each of us no matter how old we get. 

God’s Love: Little Shoes, Big Shoes For this object lesson you will need to pairs of shoes, one infant-sized and a large pair of mens’ shoes. Hold up the small pair and show it to the group. Explain to kids parents help us learn to walk and guide us through the beginning of our life. We get lots of hugs and kisses because our parents shower us with love. However, as we get older our parents are not with us every minute of the day. Once we learn to walk, we become more independent. Eventually we do things for ourselves like make our bed, tie our shoes and go to school. Hold up the second pair of shoes. Tell kids that many children are sad about becoming an adult. They still want kisses, hugs and lots of love from Mom and Dad. Explain to children that no matter how big they are, God loves them as their father. We are never too big to sit in God’s lap. Let kids know that they are never too old to experience God’s love. He will always be with them. And His shoes are always bigger!

Rainbow Prayers: Go to the paint store or Walmart and pick up paint swatches (many colors) on cards. Cut them apart and pass them out to the children. Have the children pray for something that is that color. The children will be creative and they will member this prayer time.

Don’t forget: August 7-10, 2015     Single Parent Retreat @ Camp Kulaqua   (Register @ www.campkulaqua.com website)

Remember to invite Single Parents to register and be a part of this event. It will be a great opportunity to spent time with each other, but be enriched separately.

Programming will be provided for the single parent and for the children. Check it out.

 

It has been a busy week. I stopped for a few days and reconnected with family I had not seen in several years.  Sometimes it is good for the soul to reminisce and reflect.  Truly a blessing.

This week (we) Jodi and I with the help of the service department moved more Children’s ministry resources to the new storage area at the conference office. It feels good to have it closer and to end a chapter of packing and sorting.

I am praying for the General Conference Session that starts this week in San Antonio, Texas. Most of the Pastors have been attending the “Called Convention” in Austin, Texas.

Please pray for traveling safety and the blessings they will be receiving by being there.

Until next week…have a safe holiday weekend. July 4th America’s Birthday! Independence Day!

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Newsletter 6-24-15

by on June 24, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1 :26-27 NIV

The Image of God is what we are! What makes a person valuable? The culture around us would selectively apply subjective standards like beauty, fortune or fame. But from a biblical perspective, every human being has immensevalue because we are each made in the Image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). He created us, and desires to restore us into personal relationship—if we’ll accept it—through Jesus’s death and resurrection. The Image of God—the Imago Dei—is not so much something that we bear as something that we are. Man’s fall into sin didn’t destroy or remove the Image of God; it merely marred or disfigured it.

This is a crucial distinction, since it is the Imago that makes us different than the rest of creation—it’s what distinguishes us as human. Furthermore, it is only because we retain God’s Image, even in a broken or distorted form, that we are redeemable and worth redeeming. Without it, God would have had no reason or motivation to send

His Son to die on our behalf. But He did. Christ died for you. He died for our loved ones. He died for people with whom we don’t agree, and perhaps don’t even like. Every person has value, and everyone

should have the opportunity to understand how much God loves them. He values them—therefore, so should we.

 

I am back in the office after being away at Summer Camp at Camp Kulaqua.  It was another success camp experience with record breaking attendance.  Plus the baptisms are always a blessing to finish out each week.  There is a lot of VBS programs that are finished or just in the planning stages.  These programs keep our children busy and offer great opportunities for evangelism this summer.

Calendar Updates:

June 21-28                   Impact Ft Lauderdale

July 2-11                     General Conference Session San Antonio Texas

July 18                        Family/Church Go Fish Lakeland SDA Church

July 25                        Creative Ministry Workshop South Orlando SDA Church

July 25                        Forest Lake Church is hosting DoDad’s Friendship Show @ 6p It’s Free!

August 7-10, 2015      Single Parent Retreat @ Camp Kulaqua

August 15                   Go Fish Jacksonville 1st SDA Church

August 22                   Creative Ministry Workshop Margate SDA Church

 

Check out the following link for another awesome opportunity to keep children involved this summer.

    FLEC Drama & Video Camp.mp4   . For more information contact Victor Felix at victor.felix@myflec.com or (407) 810-1486.”

 

****I need your help!!!!  Help to get the word out about the Single Parent Retreat August 7-9,2015 @ Camp Kulaqua.  Visit www.campkulaqua.com for all the information about registering for this upcoming event.

There will be a flyer posted on the Florida Conference Children’s, Family & Singles Ministry page.  There will be adult & children’s programming plus family time.  It is and awesome opportunity for fellowship and to be nurtured. Please help spread the word.  If you need more information…my contact is listed below.

 

I will be praying for the ministries of your church.  Looking forward to seeing pictures and hear about your summer programs.  Until next week.

“We love him, because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 KJV

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Newsletter 5-29-15

by on May 29, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

I am back in my office today catching up. The 1st week of camp is gearing up to start this coming Sunday.  I pray that we, the staff will be a blessing to all of the kids that will be at camp this summer.  I am looking forward to meeting you and your child when they arrive at camp.

Family Time Quick Tip for May:

Put your Bibles, a devotional, your Family Time activity book, or other family resource ON or NEAR your dining room table.

In our home, we find that family dinners are the BEST time to do our Family Time – whether it’s a formal activity or just a brief prayer or discussion time.

IDEA: Envelope Surprises {Father Day Ideas} – A new spin on the traditional coupon gifts.  Each envelope holds a daily surprise for Dad.  A great group gift from everyone in the family, each person can pitch in and create special surprises to put in the envelopes.

Dads are always getting up before dawn, getting ready for work, and watching out for the needs of the family. Why not help Dad have a great start to his day with a really tasty breakfast?

Central Area Singles Calendar of upcoming events:

Sabbath – June 13th       1:30pm – Potluck at Forest Lake Church Upper Youth Center.  Bring plenty of food to share as we always have guests.  Don’t forget…Central Florida ASAM Elections.

7:30pm – Vespers Potluck Hay Stack Dinner followed by game night. Hay stacks provided by your Central Florida ASAM.  Bring snacks to share later.

Sabbath June 20th

1:30pm – Kress Potluck – Kress Memorial Church. Please bring plenty of food to share.

Sunday – June 28th

5:30pm – May & June Birthdays Celebration Dinner Out.  Meet at the Olive Garden, SR 436, Altamonte Springs

Sunday – July 12th

1:00pm – Cookout at Diane’s.  Bring something to grill for yourself and cookout food to share.  There will be a Corn Toss competition, basketball 1/2 court available around the corner and of course a few rounds of Mexican Train.  407-703-3050 – 966 Welch Hill Circle, Apopka, Fl

Sabbath – July 18th

1:30pm – Kress Potluck – you know the drill.

Sunday – July 18th

5:30pm – July Birthdays Celebration Dinner Out – Amigo’s Original Tex-Mex Restaurant – N. Westmonte Dr., Altamonte Springs.

Check out the Florida Conference website for other upcoming events.

 

I will be away at Camp Kulaqua for the next three weeks. Please try to be a Blessing to someone this week.  If you need to contact me see my cell number is below.

God will Bless and Encourage the staff and the children who will be attending VBS this summer. VBS is a great Evangelism outreach. Send me pictures and a note about how it impacted your church.

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Newsletter 5-13-15

by on May 13, 2015, under Children, Family, IYM, Singles

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord;  teach me your decrees.”  Psalms 119:11,12 NIV

Success is knowing and loving God. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. Its 176 verses are presented in 22 stanzas of 8 verses each, and each stanza corresponds to the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Because it is an acrostic song, Spurgeon said it could be called “the alphabet of love,” for it unfolds God’s loving provision of wisdom for His children

I trust your weekend was pleasurable and you took time to reflect on your Mother.  It was a most memorable time for me.

Now looking on to Father’s Day….

A Bit of Trivia:

Father’s In 1900 Today nearly 100 years have elapsed since the first father’s Day was celebrated. Fathers of 1900 didn’t have it nearly as good as fathers of today; but they did have a few advantages:

In 1900, fathers prayed their children would learn English. Today, fathers pray their children will speak English.

In 1900, a father’s horsepower meant his horses. Today, it’s the size of his minivan..

In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business. Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and set the VCR. In 1900, fathers shook their children gently and whispered, “Wake up, it’s time for school.” Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: “Wake up, it’s time for baseball practice.”

In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table. Today, a father comes home to a note: “Jimmy’s at baseball, Cindy’s at gymnastics, I’m at adult-Ed, Pizza in fridge.”

In 1900, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing in a stream. Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons’ ears and shout, “WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE.. –

Dear Son, I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh. Love, Dad –

Here are the most important dates to remember: (I know you have seen them for the past few weeks, but I am hoping that you will help with the advertising. Thanks.)

Summer Camp @ Camp Kulaqua.  I am looking forward to meeting your children at camp this summer.  Go to the Website and get the information.  Get the word out!!!!

A Single Parent Retreat, August 7-9 @ Camp Kulaqua (Registration begins May 1 thru Camp Kulaqua’s website)  This is a retreat for any single parent with children.  There will be programing for the parent and the children separately and together.  Camp activities are available for all to take part in.  *Please note that the only cost to the parent is their lodging and food.  A Scholorship fund is available for those needing assistance with the cost. (contact me @ my email or call.  See contact information below.)  My prayer is that the information gets out and that churches will help to send those that would like to come.

A Couples Retreat, September 11-13 @ Camp Kulaqua (Register @ thru the youth/young adult Florida Conference website)  This event is for any couple wanting to enrich their marriage.

Parenting Seminar, May 20  Parent and kids (9+) Seminar by Kirk Martin and son Casey @ Forest Lake SDA Church  7-9-pm   http://kingdomkidsflc.org/#/parent-resources/celebrate-calm

I am leaving for Camp Kulaqua Friday to get ready for the campers who will arrive May 31st.  If you need to contact me please do (contact information is below) I will be working out of the office during this time.

We are asking that you will remember the Camp staff and children who will be attending in your prayers.  Our theme for camp this year is “BE THE LIGHT”….my prayer is that we will “Be the Light” to the campers.

Until next week.  May you have a great rest of the week.

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Newsletter 4/29/2015

by on April 29, 2015, under Children, Family, IYM, Singles

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 ESV

 Happy Wednesday!  I am in the office early today and spending time reflecting on this text.  It is not easy to stay focused on the good.

Join me in praying that God will be with us today to keep us looking to Him for direction.

 “Quiet Idea”  Adopt a “quiet” critter for your classroom.  Give to the child who is sitting the quietest (should be a surprise and used to encourage quiet behavior).

“Give Mom a Hand”

Theme: Mother’s Day Text: Proverbs 31:28-31

Preparation: In a box or paper sack, place different kinds of gloves. You’ll also need a Bible.

The Message: (Read the Scripture.)

What does this verse tell us to do? God tells us to praise our moms and say great things about them so everyone will know how terrific they are! Today, we’ll give our moms a special hand. Gloves are good for lots of things. Let’s see how these gloves help us. (Give each child at least one glove.) Hold up your glove and tell how it reminds you of things your mom does. Our moms sure do a lot of different things! (Collect the gloves.)

Let’s pray. Dear God, thanks for our moms who work, play, clean, cook, and love us with their hands. Show us how to honor them every day. Amen.

Now, let’s use our hands to praise our moms! (Lead kids in applauding for their mothers.)

I need your help!  There are 2 important events that I would like you to help me advertise and ”get the word out”. (Posters available, just email me and I will send them to you.)

A Single Parent Retreat, August 7-9 @ Camp Kulaqua (Registration begins May 1 thru Camp Kulaqua’s website)  This is a retreat for any single parent with children.  There will be programing for the parent and the children separately and together.  Camp activities are available for all to take part in.  *Please note that the only cost to the parent is their lodging and food.  A Scholorship fund is available for those needing assistance with the cost. (contact me @ my email or call.  See contact information below.)  My prayer is that the information gets out and that churches will help to send those that would like to come.

A Couples Retreat, September 11-13 @ Camp Kulaqua (Register @ thru the youthe/young adult conference website)  This event is for any couple wanting to enrich their marriage.

Your help in getting these 2 events advertised is greatly appreciated.

May is graduation month for many schools.  Our children will be looking at their future and direction for what lies ahead.  They need our help and God’s guidance.  I will continue to pray for them and you.

Let’s focus on the return of our Savior, may it be soon.

This weekend the GO FISH Team will be at the Solid Rock SDA Church/School in Orlando.  Looking forward to being with the children and helping them learn to tell their friends and neighbors about Jesus and how awesome He is.  If you have a child that is Primary, Junior, Earliteen or Youth age and are in the area come and join us.  We would love to include them in the program.  If your church or school would like the team to come and present this program,  (or if you need more information about the program) contact me.

Until next week….Keep Smiling.

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Newsletter 4-22-15

by on April 22, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of a good report — if there is any virtue and if there is any praise– — think on these things.”    Philippians 4:8

Moms are a source of honor, goodness, and loveliness. As in all things pure and virtuous, we are encouraged to think upon such things.

The Mother’s Day tradition honors the one woman who nurtured, encouraged and loved her children. The Bible instructs in Exodus 20:12 to “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God will give you.”

It’s interesting to note that Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world. The American tradition began May 10, 1908 when Anna M. Jarvis first suggested the national observance of honoring all mothers. It was at her mother’s memorial service where she gave her mom’s favorite flower, a carnation, to every person in attendance. Then on May 9, 1914, by an act of Congress, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. He established the day as a time for “public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

As the American holiday was adopted by other countries and cultures, the date was changed to fit already existing celebrations honoring motherhood.

While Mothering Sunday is celebrated the fourth Sunday of Lent and is often referred to as “Mother’s Day” even though it is an unrelated celebration. Although it’s often called Mothers’ Day it has no connection to the American festival of that name. Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.

A common idea for Mother’s Day is to include kids in some way.

  • Have kids share things they like about their Mom in a sentence
  • Have the kids participate in giving flowers to their mothers after the service
  • Have your Sabbath School classes work the week before Mother’s Day to create a giant Mother’s Day card and place it in the foyer for Sabbath Morning.
  • Take a video camera to your Sabbath School Classes a few weeks before Mother’s day and get some candid quotes from kids about their Moms

I am looking forward to celebrating Mother’s day with my 90 year mother this year.  I trust you will stop to remember the past and present mothers of your family and your church family.

This coming Sabbath the Creative ministry team will be worshiping and sharing our ministry with Cocoa SDA Church.  Please keep us in your prayers and if you are in the area join us.

Last weekend I was at Andrews University in Michigan for a Children’s Leadership Conference it was a great opportunity to network and share ideas.  Spring is all around the university campus and neighboring areas.  I thank the Lord for travelling mercies and new friends.

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Newsletter 4-15-15

by on April 15, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven”  Matthew 19:14

I have been busy this week unpacking from Camp Meeting 2015.  I trust many of you were able to attend and obtain the blessing of worshiping with fellow believers.  We had about 200 children that attended the children’s meetings.  It was fun to see how excited they were to be there.  The leaders and pastors worked hard to make the experience memorable and Christ driven.

Earth Day, which was established in 1970 in the US, is celebrated on 22nd April each year. It is a day to think about our planet and what we can do to keep it special; to think about saving water and energy, reducing pollution, recycling, protecting our animals, trees and plants, and generally getting kids interested in protecting their environment.

Here are some quick ideas for celebrating Earth Day with your children:

Plant a tree

Go for a bike ride or a long walk (leave the car behind)

Hold a nature “scavenger hunt” (send the kids out into the garden or park in teams to collect – or spot – various items on a list you provide)

Print out some of our posters and place in strategic positions around the house. Talk about saving water when brushing teeth and saving energy by turning off the lights when you leave a room

Bake your favorite cookie or biscuit recipe and let the kids decorate with icing to look like the planet earth

Gather family and friends together and combine a picnic or other excursion with a litter clean-up

Set up a recycling center in your home or school

Look through your shelves and find some books to give away via your local charity shop or library

 

Calendar updates:

April 17-19                          NAD Children’s Leadership Conference Berrien Springs, Mich

April 25                               Creative Ministry Workshop Cocoa SDA Church

May 2                                  Go Fish Solid Rock SDA Church

May 9                                  Church Service Haines City

May 20                                Parent and kids (9+) Seminar by Kirk Martin and son Casey @ Forest Lake SDA Church  7-9-pm   $15 a family http://kingdomkidsflc.org/#/parent-resources/celebrate-calm

May 31-June 21                 3 weeks of Summer Camp @ Camp Kulaqua

June 21-28                          Impact Ft Lauderdale

July 2-11                              General Conference Session San Antonio Texas

July 18                                 Family/Church Go Fish Lakeland SDA Church

July 25                                 Creative Ministry Workshop South Orlando SDA Church

July 25                                 Forest Lake Church is hosting DoDad’s Friendship Show @ 6p It’s Free!

August 7-10, 2015             Single Parent Retreat @ Camp Kulaqua

August 15                           Go Fish Jacksonville 1st SDA Church

August 22                           Creative Ministry Workshop Margate SDA Church

September 4-7                   Family Camp @ Camp Kulaqua

September 11-13               Couples Retreat @ Camp Kulaqua

October 3                            Children Sabbath Church Service Pompano Beach SDA Church

October 10                          Creative Ministry Workshop Emanuel SDA Church, Orlando

October 17                          Creative Ministry Workshop Marion Oaks SDA Church, Ocala

October 24                          Creative Ministry Workshop Windermere SDA Church

November 14                     Creative Ministry Workshop Plantation SDA Church

November 20-22                Blaze & Go Fish @ Camp Kulaqua

Check out the Summer Camp options at Camp Kulaqua.  Go to Camp Kulaqua website for all the information.  I hope to see and meet you at Summer Camp.

Please prayer for traveling mercies as I leave in the morning for a NAD Leadership Conference.  My goal is to learn a lot and bring lots of information back to share.

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Newsletter 4-7-15

by on April 07, 2015, under Children, Family, Singles

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:11-12 ESV

Now for the rest of the story….

Yesterday and today have been spent putting the final touches on preparations for English Camp Meeting Children’s Programming etc.  AS you may have noticed I sent the weekly letter with only the verse.  God is good … He gave me another day to finish what I had started.

Mother’s Day Idea: Balloon Card I love this interactive card idea. You’ll need a large latex balloon (yellow or pink colors work great) a Mother’s Day card and an envelope. You will need one for each child. First, inflate the balloon and help the child write a special message on it like, “I love you Mom for all your sweet smiles.” Allow the ink to dry for one minute then deflate the balloon. Tuck the deflated balloon inside the card and send it home with a special message that says, “Please inflate me!” Mommies will love this little gift.

Here are a few things happening around Florida in April and May:

April 9-12, 2015         Florida English Camp Meeting

April 17-19                 NAD Children’s Leadership Conference Berrien Springs, Mich

April 25                      Creative Ministry Workshop Cocoa Beach SDA Church

May 2                          Go Fish Solid Rock SDA Church

May 9                          Church Service Haines City

May 31-June 21          3 weeks of Summer Camp @ Camp Kulaqua

May 31 begins Summer Camp at Camp Kulaqua for children ages 7-18. This year the Theme is “Be The Light”.  I would love to see your children, the children of your church, and or grandchildren have the opportunity to attend camp this summer.  Check out the Camp Kulaqua website and register today.  This is a fabulous experience for the children to enjoy while they are out of school for the summer.  Looking forward to meeting you there.

If you are planning a VBS this summer, please send me the dates and the Theme you have choosen, then send pictures.  I would love to see what is happening at your churches.

Please pray for Camp Meeting, the presenters, speakers, programs, and staff.  May it be a blessing to all that attend.  If you come check out our Go Fish Booth.  There will be free stuff and a drawing.

Enjoy the rest of the week.  Praying for travelling mercies and looking above for guidance in all we do.

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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!

Share and enjoy this idea.

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.

Florida Conference Children Calendar of events

Splink 3-17-15

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