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by on November 12, 2014, under IYM

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. Psalm 18:30

A Personal Invitation:  I am personally inviting you to an awesome opportunity.  A Family Time Worship Seminar this weekend at the Florida Conference Community Room.  Sabbath November 15 from 3-6 pm.  Bring your families, members, and leaders interested in Family Ministry.  This is a hands on seminar so come and get involved.  It’s free to anyone that in interested.  Lookimg forward to meeting and talking with you.

The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States was founded as a day of  celebration and devotion for a successful harvest. Prayer gave way for a more festive gathering with friends and family, hoards of food and football. As a Christian family, you want to bring the focus back to thanking the Lord for your own bountiful harvest in life. Here is a great ideas for new, and possibly familiar traditions you can incorporate into your holiday. Start a Thanksgiving Journal that will follow you annually. Have each guest enter their name and their greatest memory for the year, big or small. That first year you can share those entries, but in years to come, you will have many special milestones of loved ones to recall through your time-honored holiday tradition. Most importantly, be together and treat one another with love and respect.

Remember to thank Jesus for HIS blessings and make the most of every moment you share with your loved ones. Those are easy traditions that will never go out of style.

ABC Thanksgiving Prayer:   ABCDEFG   Thank you God for all I see.  HIJKLMNOP   Thank you God for my Family.    QRS and TUV   Thank you God for loving me.    WX and Y and Z   On Thanksgiving I thank THEE.

Calendar Update:  Check out the 2015 calendar of planned workshops and events on the website.

This next week I will out of the office at the Southern Union Departmental Meetings.  Please pray for those involved in these meetings that we glorify our Lord in all that is said and done.

Best(worst) Attention Getters 11-5-14


Be Awesome 11-14-2014

Be Awesome 12-14-14

Real Family 11-7-14

Magnetic Slime 11-10-14

Splink 11-11-14

Freebie Friday 11-7-1


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by on October 29, 2014, under Children and Family, Family, IYM, Singles

Words to Encourage People Who Love Kids: Never give up you will reap a harvest!

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9

Happy Wednesday!

It’s a great day to love the Lord.  We are in the “Harvest” part of the year.  It is time to count our Blessings.  I spent last week in the Loveland/Denver, Colorado area where I enjoyed the Aspen leaves falling, snow on the mountains and 81 degree weather.  Yes, they were having a bit of “Late Summer”.  The Summit we attended was on the “Future of the Church”.  It is important that we pray for the church, leaders and people as we face the world in these troubling times.

Pray for the Creative Ministry Workshop team as we minister in the Deltona SDA Church this coming Sabbath.  I know the Lord will bless as we fellowship with them.

 Decorate Pumpkins:  Give each child a small pumpkin and have them decorate it using paint, markers or whatever supplies you have.  If you cannot buy pumpkins for the class orange construction paper would work just fine.  Have the children write the Bible verse somewhere on their pumpkin and take it home as a reminder to pray.

“Harvest Time”Activity Puzzle:  Remove the numbers from the puzzle to reveal a bible verse:

“3489T432h4e7n 09I4245 9w32i5l9l01 s342e3n3d4 9r20a491i9n 4o29n1 943y42o4u27r 4la5n754d3 4i42n8 26i7t64s482 s210e4a320s3o8n2, 410b4o3t5h6 42a5u527t98u3m14n5 a32n684d3 5s232p6r7i34n6g1 45r6a762i54n1s, 4s653o6 7t54h1a87t8 02y4o420u3 40m4a67y4 7g841a43t5h567e1r5 28i9n1 5y9o76u245r1 g4r57a899i1n2, 8n341e2w45 78w3i421n4e432 48a092n12d3 456o6i7l97.  346I74 651w6i543l6l6 7p5r345o6v76i6d7e34 543g56r872a6s356s9 i3n142 47t2h861e3 54f53i62e6l6d980s5 f5o423r1 4y654o8u09r32 43c5a457t6t87l9e1 1a356n76d2 7y62o1467u3 5w634i2l556l98 43e5a1t6 2a45n6d64 6b764e4 5s769a4t422i487s09f873i879e317d2.”   0D39e7u698t33e6r14o4n689o87m6y5    11:14-15

Calendar Updates:

 November 1, 2014                     Creative Ministry Workshop                                          Deltona SDA Church                                                              2-5pm

November 15, 2014                   Family Worship Seminar                                                Florida Conference office Community Room                   3-6pm  (see flyer on our website)

December 12-13, 2014              Young Singles Weekend (Song of Solomon)                 Avon Park SDA Church                                         Friday night thru Saturday night

2015 Calendar dates are being finalized and I will share them with you soon.

Check out the DC4K website:   Linda Jacobs blog for Singles/Divorce

Have a great finish to your week.  Use the activities above and/or share them with someone.

Keep Looking Up.

Conference Children Calendar of events


Splink 10-27-14

Splink 10-29-14

Real Family 10-27-14

Raising Godly Children 10-16-14

bulletin insert October 2014

Dry Ice Crystal Ball Bubble 10-16-14

Be Awesome 11-1-2014


The Future of the Church Summit 10-29-14 2-5pm

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by on October 15, 2014, under IYM

Proverbs 22:6  “ Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” New Living Translation (NLT)

Greetings: It has been another awesome week.  The Go Fish Team went to New Port Richey Church/School, East Pasco Jr Academy, and Orlando Junior Academy doing a 3 day Child Evangelism Program.  We equipped 250 children to do outreach that is  non-threatening to non-Christians friends and neighbors.  We were blessed with great leaders/teachers and children.  The TEAM would love to come to your church or school to present the Go Fish program.  Please let me know if you are interested.

Object Lesson: God Makes Us Clean (Ephesians 2) Dirty a handheld mirror and bring it to class. Make sure it is dirty enough that your students can’t see themselves in it, or at least not very well. Pass the mirror around and have the students take turns looking at their reflection in the mirror. Ask each child if he can see himself very well in the mirror. Explain that just as the mirror is dirty and prevents you from seeing yourself well, your sins make you dirty. Then take out some window cleaner and paper towels, and clean the mirror. Pass it around to the children and let them look again. Just as the window cleaner made the mirror clean, so God’s grace saves you from your sin and assures you life in heaven.

October is Clergy Appreciation Month

“Respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work” (1 Thess. 5:12-13).

Accordingly, over the centuries, decades and years, pastors have been recognized and honored, either formally or informally, by many denominations and local churches at various times of the year. It has been a long-standing practice.

Figure out what you can do personally to recognize and honor these leaders. A simple card, an invitation to lunch, a promise to pray for them or an offer to babysit, wash a car or mow a lawn make wonderful statements.

Calendar Up Dates:


Central Florida Singles: SABBATH -OCT. 18th 1:30 P.M. Fellowship Meal – Kress Memorial SDA Church – It’s that time of month again, time to share a Sabbath lunch with your singles family at Kress. Come and enjoy some good fellowship, fun and food. Bring a great dish and plenty of it to share.
7:00 P.M. Charlie’s 10th Anniversary Party – No, not his wedding anniversary….It’s been 10 years since Charlie moved to Florida. I guess he’s here to stay! Plan on joining us for what will definitely be a fun night. Bring some finger foods, snacks, etc. to share. For more information, call Charlie at 352-383-3976.

Central Florida Singles October Birthday Dinner     Olive Garden                               October 25 6:45pm                           All Singles are invite to come

Family Worship Seminar           Community Room @ Florida Conference                 November 15 3-6pm            All are invited to this FREE Seminar

Avon Park Young Adult Singles Weekend                Avon Park SDA Church               December 13-15  7pm Friday          All Young Adults are Invite


Creative Ministry Workshop                 Naples SDA Church                                            January 10 2-5pm                             All area churches are invited

Creative Ministry Workshop                 Marion Oaks/Ocala SDA Church                     January 31 2-5pm                            All area churches are invited

Creative Ministry Workshop                 Pompano Beach SDA Church                           February 14 2-5pm                          All area churches are invited.

Again I hope that you will attend and promote the above events in your churches. I would love to meet you and talk with you about your ministry.

If you have any questions or need assistance with anything let me know.  Check out our website for additional information.

Until next time Keep Looking UP for direction.   Praying daily for you.

Family Worship Seminar Flyer for 11-15-2014

Creative Ministry Workshop Naples 1-10-15

Creative Ministry Workshop Marion Oaks Ocala 1-31-15

Creative Ministry Workshop Pompano Beach 2-14-2014

Myth 3 Kids are the church of tomorrow 10-14-2014

Splink 10-14-2014


Shine Pumpkin 10-14-14

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July 3, 2013

by on July 03, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles


Vacation time is almost here.  My husband and I leave next Wed. for the Smokey Mountain area.  We get to spend time with the kids and grandkids.  We are really looking forward to our time with them.  I will still be checking my email but will try to forget work for a couple weeks.

We are in the middle of VBS season.  I am hearing good reports.  Now I need paper reports.  NAD Children’s Ministry is looking forward to our reports.

Background check results are coming in!  I am so pleased with those who have done theirs and waiting to get more.  You can find the info on the training and background check process at

You will also find the Children’s Sabbath materials for this year on the same page.  The theme for this year is Super Sleuths.  Check it out.  I will also post it with the email on the website at

Our daughter homeschools their three children.  I am in awe of what she does for her kids.  She is so creative.  She just posted a video yearbook of this last school year.  You can find it on You Tube at  Enjoy.

CM Connect has video training each month.  This month it is on Special Needs Ministry.  I have saved the email as a pdf and will post it.  The title is Special Needs Ministry.  It includes links to  the videos.

If you like to read or want your children to enjoy reading, I found a website where you can download free books for kindle.  Click on get started and look under the genre you are interested in. You can get free Kindle on your computer, phone or tablet from

Enjoy your July 4 holiday.  And don’t forget the reason for the holiday.  I will return at the end of the month.

Attachments follow:

Splinks for June 30th 2013


VBS report 2013

FunFoodFaithDevotional_July 13


Homework is More Important than Scripture-Right

The Value in Correction

The Essential Program For Family Ministry

What is God Like

How To Help Hurting Preteens

Popsicle stick flag

You Just Broke Your Child

Until next time, God bless,

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136



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June 27, 2013

by on June 27, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles



In just a few days this year will be half over!

Tomorrow is the training for the kids who will be going out on Sabbath to parks in Orlando for Live With Hope.  It should be exciting and rewarding.  There will be a blood drive in the afternoon from 4-8 PM.  Come out and support the kids and the Big Red Bus.  I will attach the flyers and post them below.


blood drive sm14x48 Livewithhope_blue smaller

I am pleased to see so many of you completing your training and background checks, but we have a long way to go yet.  If you haven’t done yours yet, please do so soon.   You can find the info at

If you are having a Vacation Bible School, please let me know when and what curriculum you are using.  I look forward to pictures and reports and stories.  I have attached the report form and will also post it when I post this email at

Until next time, God bless.

Attachments follow:

Splinks for June 23rd 2013


VBS report 2013

Im OK Youre OK

Water Balloon Pinata

Preteen Game Scatterball

Stinky Cheese Water Balls

Firecracker Christian

Fireworks in a Glass

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136



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May 30, 2013

by on May 30, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles


School is out for another year and that ushers in Vacation Bible School.  I would like to know when you are having your VBS and what VBS you are using.  Be sure to remember to complete your VBS report and get them to me.  I have attached the report form.

Be sure to have background checks on all your VBS staff.  Anyone 18 and older must be done.  You can find the info on how to do this at  This is for Florida Conference.

Did you save the July 7 date yet?  It is Florida Conference Family Day at Tropicana Field in St. Pete.  You get to see the Rays play the White Sox.  I have attached the flyer.  Great price for seats, free parking for cars with 4 or more, and a giveaway for kids 14 and under.

If you are looking for material for Father’s Day, check out Childrens-Ministry-Deals here:   And while you are there, look around for more great Children’s Ministry resources. also has freebies every week.  I am sure there will be some Father’s Day freebies coming up.  But in order to get notified, you need to like them on Facebook.  Here is their Facebook page:  Also you can find past freebies here:

Impact Orlando (Live With Hope) is almost here.  Check out their Facebook page and their website.

 Thought you might enjoy this cartoon

Now to get this sent and posted.

Until next time, God bless

Attachments follow:

VBS report 2013  pdf

VBS report 2013  word

FL Conference of SDA Rays Game

10 Water Games for Kids

I Wanna Be Like You by Tina Houser  Great article!!

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136


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May 15, 2013

by on May 15, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles


This year is passing so quickly.  Summer is upon us and school is almost out.

I am still pushing background checks!!  I am sure that doesn’t surprise you.  For those in Florida Conference, please complete these quickly.  You need to have them completed before your VBS.  If your church has not yet selected an Admin 2 or 3, you can still go online and complete the training and the background check form.  You do not need to wait for the Admin person to be selected.  You can find the information at   I know many of you have already done this and Thank You!

I have added some child protection information to the same webpage.  This is from Adventist Risk Management. Take time to read and watch.

David Laflin has sent an invitation to me for someone to host one of their events in Sept.  They will be in Florida and would like to connect with us.  Some of you may remember him from our IYM convention.  Here is the info he gave me: right now Monday Sept. 16-Saturday Sept. 21 is wide open.  Every day that week is available.  Hopefully we can connect!  Any of these things work (school, day care center, “back to school” church event), etc.

This is from several emails back and forth.  Here is his contact information and website–   877-805-8662.  Let me know if you are interested.

Impact Orlando is coming soon.  We are putting together a 4 evening VBS June 24-27 for disadvantaged kids.  We are in need of some assistance.  We have some young people lined up to help but need music people and a couple rotation leaders.  The group will be small as our space is small—about 30 kids.  Let me know if you are interested in helping. You will get more of a blessing than the kids!!

We are working with the Tampa Bay Rays to have a Florida Conference Family day at Tropicana Field on July 7.  The game starts at 1:40.  The Rays will be playing the Chicago White Sox.  The package is fantastic!  $20 per person, kid giveaway and free parking for multiple occupancy vehicles. The seats will be on the base line.  Same place as last year.  They were good seats. Reserve the day!!  I will be posting more details as we get them.

Now I need to get this posted and sent.

Until next time, God bless

Attachments follow:

Splinks for May 12th 2013


FunFoodFaithDevotional_May 13

What’s In The Bible Blog

ParentLink June 13

May 13 Be Awesome

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136


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May 8, 2013

by on May 08, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles


Another week has come and gone.  That brings us closer to Vacation Bible School season.  It is only a month away.  Which means you need to get your background checks done!!  Many have already done theirs but there are many who have yet to get this done.  You want to be able to tell the parents that all staff have had a background check done.  I have attached the info again.  It is a simple process.  Each person needs to go online, take the training then complete the background check form.  There is only a 24-48 hour turnaround for the clearance.

Impact Orlando is coming the week of June 23-30.  Check out the attached information.

Mother’s Day is this weekend.  I will be attaching some Mother’s Day crafts and ideas when I post this on the website.

Last week I shared with you the launch of the book, The Christian Parenting Handbook.  The special deal of $400 worth of free resources will be available again this Friday and Saturday only.  If you didn’t take advantage of it last week, be sure to do so now.  Go here:  If you are a parent, plan to be a parent, are a grandparent, this is for you.

I got the following email from HI again Rhoda!!

Since learning that you are a part of the Florida Conference, we would LOVE to bless you with a discount code for you and anyone who is a part of your Florida network to get 50% off any order at CMD!  Just enter the code


on the second page of your checkout and make sure to hit the Apply button.We also have VIP cards that have a 50% off code that we would love to send you to pass out if you would be interested. Let me know what address you would like me to send them to! :-)We are so glad that we can be a part of your ministry!Let me know if there is anything I can assist you with!


Cassi @ TEAM CMD

Of course, this is for Florida Conference members only

I did give her an address to mail me VIP cards.  This is an amazing deal. I get resources form them all the time and now I get to get them for less—which for me means more for the cost of one.

I was talking with a young lady the other day about “helicopter parents”.  It is a virus that is spreading through parents today and robbing our children and young people of developing skills needed to face the world today.  I am goning to post an article from Psychology Today about this.  You can also find it at  A must read for parents.

Now I need to get this mailed and posted.

Until next time, God bless,

Attachments follow:

Background Check information

Signup instructions

Explanatory letter

Designated Person

Splinks for May 5th 2013


Bood of Jesus Part 2

bulletin insert May 2013  Heritage Builders

A Nation of Wimps from Psycology today

4 Social Media Blunders

HomeFront May 2013

Mother’s Day ideas

The Mother’s Day Gift

MotherDayhandprint    MotherDayhandprintrtc

mom coloring page2010

GuildcraftMothersDayCard   GuildcraftMothersDayCardRTC


MotherDayflowers    MotherDayflowersrtc

ChristianMotherDayhandprintrtc    ChristianMotherDayhandprint



Fathers Day Devotion  Just threw this in for next month


Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136


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May 1, 2013

by on May 01, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles


It is May 1.  May Day.  When I was a child (a couple years ago), we celebrated Spring with May Day.  We made little baskets-usually from paper, and filled them with wild flowers and hung them on our neighbors doors.  When I was in Kindergarten, I was the May Queen.  We marched around a May Pole and wound paper streamers around the pole as we marched.  Just like most of the celebrations we have today, it was based on celebrations from pre-Christian times.  Of course, for us it was just fun.  Today we frequently don’t know our neighbors and forget to celebrate the seasons and the flowers that God created.  We need to celebrate what God has given us every day.

Biblical Parenting has just released their new book,  Christian Parenting Handbook.  This week only they are having a special offer for additional resources if you purchase the book.  Go to for more information.  They launched this Monday and already several retailers are sold out!  They recommend you try, Family Christian, etc.  Amazon and CBD are sold out.  If you are a parent or grandparent you don’t want to miss this!  Just learned that Barnes and Noble has sold out.  Go to

If you are doing Kingdom Rock for VBS, Oriental Trading has a free decorating idea.  Find it here:

Impact Orlando is coming to Orlando in June.  I have attached the information on this event.  Check it out.  If you are in the central Florida area, you are invited to participate.  There will be more information coming soon.  The website is  Children’s and Family Ministries is participating and we want to see you there.

The background checks program with Shield The Vulnerable is up and running!!  If you have not done your screening and training, go to and get started.  I have attached the information.  This is a MUST for all who work with our kids and young people through the age of 17.

Pacific Press has recently produced a series of Bible Study Guides for our children.  They are written by Linda Koh and Charles Mills.  You can find them in the ABC or on the online store at  These are kid-friendly and cover the 28 fundamental beliefs.

The conference email system will be undergoing an upgrade over the weekend.  If you need to email me between Fri. afternoon and Monday morning, use one of the alternative email addresses in my signature line.

Time to post this on the website at

Until next time, God Bless.

Attachments follow:

Background Check information

Signup instructions

Explanatory letter

Designated Person

IMPACT – Basic Info @ Mission Trip

Splinks for April 28th 2013


Fruits of the Spirit study using picture books link

Printable Mothers of the Bible Game

Kidmin and Church Planting

Approach to Diversity

A Biblical Worldview


Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136


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