Looking back over December:
Our kids’ performance of the musical G.T. and the Halo Express: Ticket to Christmas on December 7, was a great night. The kids did a fantastic job! We had close to 400 people come to support our children—parents, grandparents, extended family members, teachers, and friends. We pray they were each blessed by this presentation of the message of Christmas.
We all came together for Family Story Hour on December 17. Parmerter Chapel was full of kids and their families singing and listening to Christmas stories told by Pastor Wally. We concluded the evening in the Family Life Center for refreshments, and the kids received wooden toys from the Pearce Toy Makers. One of the men told me he had been doing this for 25 years at Pearce—how special! December was a beautiful month and I am so thankful for the ways we celebrate the birth of Jesus in our church.
Looking Forward: Happy New Year 2015!
The Pearce Kid’s Ministry schedule begins on Sunday January 4, with Sunday school resuming. Camp Wednesday and Collide 56 start up on Wednesday, January 7, from 6:30-8pm. Kid’s Gym also begins on January 7, from 10-11am in the Family Life Center.
I would like you to get several dates on your calendar now. One is Youth Baptism Sunday, held on May 10 (Mother’s Day). We will start talking to our 5th and 6th graders in January, asking them to pray and talk to you parents to see if they are ready for this commitment. In preparation for this time, Pastor Wally will give a special teaching to the 5th and 6th graders on Communion and Baptism.
Another important date is for VBS 2015: July 13-17, from 9am-12noon each day! This year’s theme is “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.” Please be praying about how you can be involved! Preparations for VBS will begin as early as January.
Happy New Year!