Family Night at Pearce:
I am very excited about the Family Nights Pearce has been hosting each month. The January Family Night was “Human Hungry Hippos.” If you were there, you know how much fun it was! At the end of February, we held Life Size Angry Birds and it was another fun family night. The kids were excited and had lots of fun being together. It is amazing how God brought these events about. Dave Mantegna is the key leader and mastermind of these nights. He has had a vision of doing something that would bring families into the church to have fun together where casual conversations about God and life happen. Dave has gathered some families to be part of the planning. The next two are planned for March and April. Plan to come out and have some fun as a family. You may have some great ideas for future family nights. I would encourage you to talk to Dave, he is always looking for new ideas! Be praying that God would use this ministry in the lives of the families of our church.
I am thankful for the ministry of Kids’ Worship. During the season of Lent, the kids are receiving messages about Easter. Over these next several weeks, each child is making their own “Easter Story Box.” It is a fun, hands-on way to teach the Easter story. I am encouraging them to use their completed story box to teach the story of Easter to their family and friends. The picture above shows the contents of each Easter Story Box. Another important thing we do together in Kids’ Worship is to pray. At the beginning of our time together, the kids share their requests. This past Sunday, many of the kids asked for prayer for their Dads. It is amazing to hear what is on their hearts; it gives insight into the concerns they carry.
Easter Egg Hunt:
Get ready for our first Pearce Easter egg hunt on Wednesday, March 23, from 6:30-8pm! This is our regular time for Wednesday Kids’ Ministry: Camp Wednesday and Collide 56. If you have never been to a Wednesday night, this would be a great night to come. We will divide the kids into three groups: preschool, K-4th grade, and 5th&6th grade. The church building will be our egg hunting ground. At the end of our night together, Pastor Wally will share an Easter devotion with the kids.
My desire as a children’s pastor is for our kids at Pearce to fall in love with Jesus and know that He has a plan for each day of their lives. When I made my first commitment to Jesus, I was 13 years old. It was life-changing for me. I remember decisions I made as a teenager because I loved Jesus. Decades later, I still love Jesus and desire the hearts of our children to love Him, too!
May our families experience the love of Jesus and the power of His Resurrection this Easter season!