“Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!”-Philippians 4:4 (NIV)
Do the children in your life ever complain? For that matter, do you ever complain? It’s natural for us to complain because, if we’re completely honest, we all prefer for things to always go our way. It’s natural for us to complain, but it is destructive. When we complain, we tend to only look at our needs, interests and selves. Instead of falling into the complaint trap, why not try to spend time rejoicing instead?
This week I encourage you to find something to rejoice about when tempted to complain. When you rejoice, spend time thinking about and thanking God. Thank Him for the good things He has given you. Sure the thing you are complaining about is still there but it is outweighed by the many things God has given you that you can call “good”.
I also want to give you some information about some upcoming information in Children’s Ministries. With the start of school we have a lot of children coming back to church. This is great but also causes some issues for us in the classrooms, especially in the preschool program. Every week we have to close classrooms and turn people away. One of the reasons we have to do this is because we don’t have enough volunteers. Believe it or not, some people think that they aren’t needed and we have everything covered; this just isn’t the case. We do our best to have every classroom open at every service but have a great need for volunteers. We need about 150 volunteers per weekend to make our ministry run smoothly. If you would like to help out in our classrooms; please contact Grandma Alice at email@example.com
This month in Flight School we are studying the virtue of Respect. Each week the children will be given a challenge to find ways to show respect to others, especially those in authority in their lives. This could be a great conversation starter for you and the children in your lives this week. Our key verse for the month is 1 Peter 2:17.
We will also be starting online registrations for Kid U on September 13. Kid U is our next step for children, Kindergarten through 5th Grade, where we help children grow deeper in their relationship with God. For more information look for the flyer we will send home this weekend or check out the website at www.thehangar.org
Even though September has just started we are looking to the end of October and our Harvest Fun Fair. HFF is a fun, family event designed for you to bring friends who don’t attend church and it is a great way for people to see SCC in a different light; this year HFF will be held on Friday, October 29 from 5pm – 8pm. We are looking for people who can help us in the following areas: Leadership Team (these people would help plan and organize HFF), Set-Up (these people would help on the day of the event to get everything set up before people get there), Running the event (these people would man stations at HFF to make sure everything runs smoothly), Clean-up (tearing everything down and cleaning up). If you are interested in helping out, or know someone who might be able to help please contact Susan Coia at firstname.lastname@example.org . Even if you think you might not be needed, or we have enough help, please contact Susan to volunteer. Thank you!
Walking by your side,