Children’s Message


26
May 2024

Hello Friends, Happy Memorial Day! For our time together, I thought I would share with you some information regarding Memorial Day: its birth place, its original name, some history about the day, and, of course, recognizable traditions and rituals. But first, let me provide you with some basic information. Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official......

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19
May 2024

Hello Friends, Some of you who are reading this are just days away from emptying your desk, zipping up your backpack for the last time, and are getting ready to leave school for the summer. Others of you, may have a few more days before school is out for the summer and can’t wait until you zip up your backpack for the last time. Either way, summer vacation–the days with no more homework, no more daily routines, and no more bedtime–is quickly approaching! Are you ready? Do you have any exciting plans?......

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12
May 2024

Hello Friends, Today is a special day! Do you know what today is? That’s right, it’s Mother’s Day! And on this day we are to pamper our mom’s in every way possible: give them breakfast in bed, cook for them, do the dishes, clean the house, do the laundry, go grocery shopping, don’t argue with our siblings, and make sure that we keep our mom happy. If you can’t do these things, that is okay because these gifts don’t measure up to the ultimate gift that we can give our mom. The......

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05
May 2024

Hello Friends, I hope you are doing well and are making those summer plans of adventure, discovery, and exploration. I have to share with you what I saw this week! Just a few days ago, as I was leaving the parsonage and heading to the church, I saw a baby possum with its mother laying in the yard. They were laying under the tree. A little bit of sunlight was resting upon their raspy hair as a gentle breeze caused their ears to wiggle. I even saw one them yawn! I didn’t......

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28
Apr 2024

Hello Friends, It’s so wonderful to see you again! Thank you so much for stopping by! How are you doing? Can you believe that the countdown to Summer Vacation has begun?! Do you have any exciting plans for the summer? I know some of you are probably going to do some exploring, and some of you are going to embark on journeys that lead to great discoveries. Others of you are going to spend your days outside, running around, swinging on some swings, going swimming, and possibly doing some work in the......

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21
Apr 2024

Hello Friends, Weather-wise, this week…has…been…AMAZING!!!! (except for the storms and cooler temperatures). I’m grateful that I was able to spend a few hours outside last weekend and this past weekend doing some yard work. I’m grateful that I was able to open the window in my office while I worked. I’m grateful that spring has finally arrived! Were you able to spend some time outside this past week? If you did, what did you do? Creation is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? The sun shines without us having to plug it in.......

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14
Apr 2024

Hello Friends, How are you doing? Did you enjoy the Solar Eclipse last week?! I was able to watch it, with the proper glasses of course, from the backyard of the parsonage. It was so cool to experience nighttime during the middle of the day: the outside lights on the church turned on, the birds hushed their singing, frogs were croaking, and I was able to see two twinkling lights up in the sky–I think they were planets. I took a few photos and a video to commemorate this special event. What......

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07
Apr 2024

Hello Friends, Today is a special day! Do you know why? Because today marks the eve of a historical, out of this world, extravagant phenomenon that we have been anticipating for several months now. Do you know what I am talking about? I’m talking about the Solar Eclipse! Tomorrow afternoon, the moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth casting a shadow over a certain region of the United States, making the day turn to night for just a few minutes. It is truly going to be spectacular! I can’t wait!......

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31
Mar 2024

Hello Friends, Happy Easter! Or as my niece likes to tell me, “Hoppy Easter!” Did the Easter Bunny come visit you? Did you find any eggs or a basket filled with goodies today? Growing up, I remember searching for eggs and my basket before going to church in the morning with my family. It was always such an exciting time to do that tradition with my siblings! (Sometimes I thought to myself that my siblings would constantly move my Easter Basket to places that I had already look in….but I guess it......

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24
Mar 2024

Hello Friends, How are you doing today? For those that were able to attend this year’s “Lock-In,” did you have a good time? Did you enjoy going bowling and going on a scavenger hunt and playing games and watching movies and searching for Easter Eggs? I know I had a good time! But let me tell you, I was certainly tired after everything was done….I was definitely ready for a nap. Even though the “Lock-In” was a good day, and to some of you a very important day, I want to share......

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