Sunday, December 30, 2007

January and a New Year!

2008 will be here in less than 48 hours!

What are some things that you hope to accomplish this coming year?

In January we'll be learning about love - loving God and loving others - and how we can love God just like Jesus did!

There are 4 weeks this month - here are the topics...

Week 1 - Jesus did what God wanted him to - Teaching in the Temple

Week 2 - God was happy with Jesus - Jesus' Baptism

Week 3 - Jesus talks to God - Prayer

Week 4 - Jesus teaches others - the Two Greatest Commandments

January schedules will be in the mail this week!

Also, don't forget about winter quarter of NU Kids - the 6-week quarter begins January 10th - we'll be learning about "The Story" - and taking a deeper look at 6 of the most important stories in the Bible! Registration is available in the lobby or online!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

What A Month!

Christmas is upon us and what a month it has been leading up to it!

Check out the Mitten Tree this weekend - which has now become a Celebration Tree with pictures of Studio 6.7 reaching out to the community around us! This December families at Headstart and Brookside have been blessed through many generous gifts!

The Mitten Tree collected about 150 items which will be given out this Saturday during Share the Blessing at Brookside.

We have also had many people sign up for SOWO this coming weekend! If you are serving this weekend - thank you a ton!!!

Needless to say - I haven't had much time to update!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas this year and stay safe as many of you travel to other parts of the country!

Also - just a reminder - there are NO Saturday services this weekend! See you on Sunday OR Monday!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mitten Tree - 1 more week!

Wow! The Mitten Tree grew by leaps and bounds this past weekend!

This will be the last weekend for the tree...please bring in new hats, gloves, or mittens and place them on the tree during any of the weekend services! All items from the tree will be given to Brookside Community Church - Share the Blessing

The front of the tree...

The back of the tree...

And...just for fun...we've been busy this week! Here's a glimpse of what we've been up to...

Gift Wrapping @ Castleton Mall...

Candy Cane Lane - Gift Delivery and Christmas Party...

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season and not letting it get lost in the busyness of this time of year!

Monday, December 10, 2007


We collected about 300 toilet paper rolls!!! Thanks so much for your help!!!

Don't forget about Brookside on the 22nd - I need to know by the end of the week if you are planning to go!

Stay dry today - it looks nasty outside :-(

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Traditions

This past weekend's message got me thinking...about a lot of things. About consumerism, myself, the people around me, the world we live in, the traditions we cherish, and the traditions we do every year just because we've always done them. Those are just a few things that came to mind as I listened.

Growing up we had a few Christmas traditions...some were because we had to have them - such as spending part of Christmas Day with my mom and part with my dad - some were because we chose to have them - such as receiving a special Hallmark ornament every year.

Had you asked me a week ago about a Christmas Tradition we had growing up, I may have said I couldn't think of any that really stuck out to me...but after putting up the Christmas Tree this year - I can say that the Hallmark Ornaments are probably one of my favorite traditions. You see, the Hallmark Ornaments aren't on the tree this year, they haven't made the move to Indiana yet and I thought I was okay with that, but everytime I look at the tree - I know they're missing. The tree is pretty - white lights, blue and maroon ornaments, but it doesn't have the memories that go along with each ornament. The memories of childhood and life.

What are some of your favorite holiday memories?

What Christmas Traditions do you celebrate and why?

What Christmas Traditions do you want to start?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mitten Tree - Update!

The Mitten Tree is growing every weekend with NEW hats, gloves, mittens, and other fun winter items! Don't forget to bring in items to contribute to the tree and encourage the families in your classrooms to do so as well!

If you're interested in helping to wrap and give out the items on the Mitten Tree, as well as the items collected for Share the Blessing - please email me ASAP! We will be helping at Brookside on December 22nd - all day - beginning at 9:30am - you're welcome to come and go as you need to!

Enjoy the coming snow tonight and stay safe!