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July 3, 2013

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

Friends,

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  http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/

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 http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/category/children-family/

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrTE2ykr9vQ  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.  www.onehundredfreebooks.com  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 Amazon.com.

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

Sticky17_GrabHold

VBS report 2013

FunFoodFaithDevotional_July 13

SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY

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

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

 

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June 27, 2013

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

 

Friends,

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 http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/

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 http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/category/children-family/

Until next time, God bless.

Attachments follow:

Splinks for June 23rd 2013

Sticky16_StayInsideTheLines

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

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

 

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May 30, 2013

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

Friends,

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 http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/  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: http://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/blogs/news/7986471-6-free-fathers-day-resources   And while you are there, look around for more great Children’s Ministry resources. Guildcraftinc.com 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: https://www.facebook.com/Guildcraft  Also you can find past freebies here: http://freebiefriday.guildcraftinc.com/index.php/freebie-friday-archives/

Impact Orlando (Live With Hope) is almost here.  Check out their Facebook page and their website.  https://www.facebook.com/events/434314063320777/468237366595113/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_mall_activity

 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

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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May 15, 2013

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

Friends,

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 http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/free-resources/   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–www.davidandteesha.com   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

Sticky12_PowerfulPlagues

FunFoodFaithDevotional_May 13

barna.org-The_Barna_Group__Three_Spiritual_Journeys_of_Millennials

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

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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May 8, 2013

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

Friends,

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.  http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/category/children-family/

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: http://www.biblicalparenting.info/2013/05/the-christian-parenting-handbook-week-2.html  If you are a parent, plan to be a parent, are a grandparent, this is for you.

I got the following email from Childrens-Ministry-Deals.com.: 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

FLORIDACONFERENCE

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!

Blessings,

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 http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200411/nation-wimps  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

Sticky11_GodSpeaks

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

tip-my-hat-to-mom

MotherDayflowers    MotherDayflowersrtc

ChristianMotherDayhandprintrtc    ChristianMotherDayhandprint

WITB_Michael_Happy_Mothers_Day

MothersDayDownload

Fathers Day Devotion  Just threw this in for next month

 

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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May 1, 2013

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

Friends,

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 http://www.biblicalparenting.info/2013/04/its-launch-day.html?spref=fb for more information.  They launched this Monday and already several retailers are sold out!  They recommend you try Barnesandnoble.com, 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 www.familychristian.com

If you are doing Kingdom Rock for VBS, Oriental Trading has a free decorating idea.  Find it here:  http://www.orientaltrading.com/castle-a2-PT1628-12-1.fltr?Ntt=castle

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 http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/youth/  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 www.shieldthevulnerable.com 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 http://www.adventistbookcenter.com/bible-adventures-for-young-readers-god-loves-me-28-ways.html  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 http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/category/children-family/

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

Sticky10_United

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

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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March 27, 2013

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

Friends,

I hope this finds you well and warm. It is cold here in Florida. 50 degrees is cold for here! I know many of you are dealing with snow. Come visit us.

The VBS workshop at Pine lake last week was great. We had an enthusiastic group. Now we get to do it all over again in South Florida. I leave tomorrow. More fun, freebies, and friends! I have posted the pictures on the Ministry Facebook page and also on my FB page. Check them out. I will be posting more next week from the upcoming workshop. https://www.facebook.com/groups/151494638203093/

Campmeeting is coming up soon. Bring your kids. We have great programs planned for them. Check it out. http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/childrenandfamily/events/

Do you work with preteens? Preteen Ministry has some great resources. Go to their site and sign up (free membership) and you can get 2 free resources. http://preteenministry.net/

Are you a member of CMConnect? It is a free resource site for those in Children’s Ministry. Once you join, be sure to friend me. Under discuss click discussions then free resources. There is some great material there.
www.cmconnect.org Don’t miss out on this valuable source of information.

Now I must close, post and add attachments. Then I can spend time downloading some more free resources from CMConnect.

Until next time, God bless.

Attachments follow:

Splinks for March 24th 2013

Sticky07_MoreThanYouCanCount

Two dangerous apps  PLEASE READ

5 Amazing Easter Crafts from Childrensministry

Resurrection Bread

Preteen Games

UnlimitedKingdomsamplech  sample chapter of new book by Rob Rienow

Next Level Safety

ParentLife-0313-Sample

 

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries
407-644-5000 x136
321-303-7699-cell
rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com
childminflorida@gmail.com
rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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March 20, 2013

by on March 20, 2013, under Children and Family, IYM, Singles

Friends,

Today we load the van and tomorrow we go to Pine Lake to get ready for the VBS workshop.  If you haven’t registered yet, it is NEVER too late-that is until after the workshop.  You don’t want to miss this.  It will be fun, informative and nobody goes away empty-handed.  We will be at Sawgrass school on the 30th for our VBS workshop there.

I discovered a neat website.  Don’t remember how I found it.  You might want to check it out.  There are good resources for church ministries.  There are several good resources for Children’s Ministry that are free.  http://theministrymarket.com/

I got all the free ones.  You can get them to.  It is free to sign up.

Campmeeting will be here in 3 weeks.  I hope to see you thee.  We have great children’s programs planned.

OK.  One hour later and we are not loading the van this morning.  Postponed for 24 hours.  It is pouring wet and I can’t risk things getting wet.  Glad I plan to load a day before I really have to.  It is not supposed to rain tomorrow.

I had a delightful time at Plantation church on Sabbath.  The Sawgrass School had their Ester program.  They sang and performed for both services and were Fantastic!!  Such a blessing to everyone there.  I had a Sabbath School workshop in the afternoon.  They have dedicated children’s staff.

Here is the link to a YouTube video by Phil Vischer about the meaning of Easter.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ7Dc_w_Tl8&utm_source=What%27s+in+the+Bible%3F+List&utm_campaign=da78aa0041-Meaning+of+Easter+3-19-13&utm_medium=email

Now to send this out, get it posted at http://www.floridaconference.com/iym/news/ and add the attachments.

Until next time, God bless,

Attachments follow:

Splinks for March 17th 2013

Sticky06_TheBestOfTheBest

Apr 13  Be Awesome Newsletter

Making-Easter-Joyful

Five Habits Of “On-Time”___ders! _ briandollar

HOW TO GAIN CREDIBILITY WITH PARENTS

Do you think this rock would cry out

 

Rhoda Burrill

Florida Conference Children’s and Family Ministries

407-644-5000 x136

321-303-7699-cell

rhoda.burrill@floridaconference.com

childminflorida@gmail.com

rburrill@cfl.rr.com

http://www.floridaconference.com/childrenandfamily

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