Children’s Message


14
Aug 2022

Hello Friends, Well the week that some of you have been dreading or have been anxiously waiting for all summer has arrived: the start of a new school year will commence in just a few days! Here in Oblong, school starts on Friday, August 19, 2022, and you can certainly feel the school spirit in the air as the community gathers to support the children, the teachers, the librarians, the music teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, janitors, and those involved in the school system. Whether we want to realize it or not,......

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07
Aug 2022

Hello Friends, Summer is winding down….Are you getting ready for school to start again? I was trying to remember my very first day of school, and let me tell you its tough trying to remember all those years ago! I remember getting a new backpack, going school supply shopping, watching my mom write my name on every single crayon and marker, and making sure I new my address and telephone number. There was a lot going on for my 6 year old self back in 2001. Trying to remember that day, got......

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31
Jul 2022

Hello Friends, Summer is almost over….and I can’t believe it! It feels like summer just began. I was looking at my summer to do list and there is still so much to do. Speaking of lists, I have noticed recently that some stores and websites are posting school supply lists. Have you bought any school supplies yet? I remember while I was elementary school, I would get my school supplies at least a few weeks in advanced, but by the time I was in High School I usually got my school supplies......

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17
Jul 2022

Hello Friends, How are you doing today? Did you enjoy a week without any rain? I have been noticing around town and especially in some of the local stores that school supplies and school supply lists are being posted….Can you believe that school is just around the corner? Are you ready to go back to school? I don’t know about you, but I liked going to school, seeing my friends and planning for certain classroom parties, but I also enjoyed Summer vacation. What about you? Speaking of “seeing” our friends, have you......

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10
Jul 2022

Hello Friends, How are you doing today? Did you have a good weekend? Would you believe me if I told you that even though the Fourth of July was almost a week ago, I still saw and heard fireworks going off! It seems like the celebrations may last for forever. I guess celebrating our freedom is something we should do all the time! Did you know that God wants us to celebrate our freedom all the time? The Apostle Paul wrote to the people in Galatia, “For you were called to freedom…”......

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06
Jul 2022

Hello Friends, Can you believe that tomorrow is the 4th of July? Do you have any plans? Are you going to go watch fireworks? Are you going to stay home and shoot off your own fireworks? Are you spending time with family, friends, or your neighbors? What are you doing for the 4th of July? Being that this is my second 4th of July here in Oblong (and since I am not unpacking any boxes), I am going to try to go watch some fireworks! But did you know that the 4th......

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26
Jun 2022

Hello Friends, How are you doing today? Can you believe that we are officially in the Summer season? It has certainly felt like Summer for several days, but now it is officially Summer! Pretty soon the sun is going to rise later and set sooner as we get closer to Fall and then Winter…but for now, I think we should just enjoy these long sunny days! I recently read that over the next few months, because the Summer sky has been so clear, you can actually go outside, about an hour before......

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19
Jun 2022

Hello Friends, Were you able to stay cool this past week? Did any of you go swimming or enjoy any water balloon battles? It’s hard to believe that it was 100+ degrees this past week! I don’t know about you, but I didn’t do anything outside this week because it was just too hot. But you know what I did while I stayed inside, I thought about my dad, and all the wonderful things that he taught me. And I found it very fitting to be thinking about my dad since today......

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12
Jun 2022

Hello Friends, How are you doing today? As I write this message to you, I am sitting in a comfy desk chair, staring at my computer, and listening to people talk about the future of the Church. These people are talking about finances, voting practices, other churches, and some other business things. It is not the most exciting thing to hear about–like hearing about the Cardinals beating the Cubs or hearing about how people are being invited over to go swimming–but these are things that need to be discussed so that you......

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