Sunday, September 18, 2011

Time for the Little Orange Boxes!

Families, I Need Your Help…

Our church participates each year in collecting money for UNICEF through a program called Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF (you may recall the bright orange boxes). J

Dixie Tomasello puts together an October calendar every year to accompany the boxes as a fun way for children to collect coins. Each day has a suggested activity with a suggested coin amount.

Her hope is to include the children of our church in the calendar making process. We would like to cover all 31 days with suggested activities along with the name of the child that came up with the idea.

A few examples from past calendars:

*Give 5cents for each bottle of medicine in your house.
*Give 10cents for every pound you weighed when you were born.
*Give 1cents for every sock you own.
*Give 10cents for every box of cereal in your kitchen.

If you would like your child to participate, I will need all of the ideas by next Sunday preferably via email so I can send them directly to Dixie. This will be a fun way for the kids to see their name as well as see their friend’s name.

Thank you for your help!!

Check out Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF for more detailed information about UNICEF and all the ways they bless the children of the world.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Exciting Things for Next Sunday, 9/18!

Don't Forget...
The children will be singing in the first service THIS SUNDAY, September 18th. Please bring your child to the Fellowship Hall at 8:45am for regular drop off and we will see that they make it into the sanctuary for their song. They will be singing "Give Thanks".  Afterwards we will return to the Fellowship Hall to continue with our regualr Sunday School.

We had an amazing group last Sunday. We have started a new topic for the next few weeks:
Fruits of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22

Everyone was so excited about the games, fruit salads that they built themselves and learning all the names of the fruits of the spirit. See if your child can recall all of the fruits of the spirit (hint: there are 9 of them).

More great news.... After last week's Son Mart, our grand total of food collected by the children since Jnauary is....drum roll please....

 360!! WOW!!

Our Children's Ministry Vision Team will be meeting this Sunday, September 18th after the 2nd service to discuss the four main areas of Children's Ministry: Sunday school, Wednesday Kid's Group, Children's Church, & CEC. Have you been wanting to get involved but wasn't sure where to start? Come join us...we always have an open seat avialble for you!

See you Sunday!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Help Stock Our Food Pantry!

Our church continues to collect food for the North County Food Pantry run by C.R.O.S. Ministries. They are in need of specific food items that are used in every bag.  All food items can be brought to Sunday School this week in exchange for son dollars.

 Don't forget....SON MART is next Sunday 9/11/11!!!!

*Canned Meat
*Canned Vegetables
*Canned Fruit
*Cans of Soup
*Peanut Butter
*Tomato Sauce
*Macaroni & Cheese
*Dried or Canned Beans

See you Sunday!!!