Whew! It’s been a week of Holy Activity for sure. Monday had us laying out the family-friendly-hands-on-lift-it-up-hold-it-carry-it-touch-it-smell-it stations of the cross that are out all week. We’ll get to use them tonight at my first Parent’s Night Out with our students. I’m bringing my camera and hoping to have some shots of our little disciples going full out.
One of my 2011 New Year’s Resolutions is to attend some sort of educational event with a friend who makes me laugh my head off each month. Yesterday, I had several of these friends share in training for a movement that is led by a covenant – Safe Sanctuary. Having attended trainings previously, and leading training events on this very topic myself (I use a Safe Sanctuary bingo game that I would be happy to share by email), equips the church to provide an environment that is safe for everyone. We live in uncertain times and it thrills me to no end that we can do something about it inside our families of faith.
Spent lunch with a friend who is so gifted in art that we are considering her taking her ministry on the road to ours to provide something fabulous for our little people in July. Knowing that VBS will be taking the last week of June, there are some hot days in the July when a morning of fun and creativity can be a cure all for days that seem to last forever. Now to find 2 other friends with gifts that can learned by our little people.
Made some labels to attach to goodies to hand out to worshippers who come to church on Easter Sunday. The research tells us that in today’s culture, 2 out of 4 Sundays are considered as active attendance. I don’t want to agree, but sometimes, It is what it is. That said, you may have 1/2 of your congregation attending worship on any given Sunday . . . except Easter. On Easter, everyone comes and then some. I LOVE IT!