Archives for November 2013

Casting a Vision {Bulletin Board Display}

Casting a Vision {Bulletin Board Display}

We recently revamped our vision statement at East Lake Road Alliance Church, and I am loving the new slogan.  Now, I've been at my church for over 15 years if you could the four years I was away at college, and I could not tell you what our previous vision statement was.  I actually had to go digging around for an old annual report to find it.  Here's what it USED to be:  To bring glory to God by fulfilling  Jesus' mandate to make disciples, equip believers, and proclaim the good news in … [Read more...]

Thankful for these Turkeys! {Volunteer Appreciation}

Thankful for these Turkeys! {Volunteer Appreciation}

I am constantly amazed at how terrific my volunteer team is!   They are so invested in the ministry and I love the ideas they share and the way they really connect with the kids. I wanted to let them know what a terrific crew they were, so I made this Thanksgiving themed volunteer appreciation display on my office door.  Here's a picture of the whole display: The little turkeys I found at Oriental Trading (free shipping on ANY order right now) and I printed off the big turkey on our … [Read more...]

Spiritual Parenting {Book Review}

For the last six weeks, we've been hosting a Parent Cafe class at the same time as our Wednesday night Kids Club program.  We brew some coffee, pile everyone in a room, and encourage parents to swap stories, share concerns, and discuss a book they are all reading together. We just finished up the book Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner (link in the resources below), and instead of wrapping things up, all the parents in the class want to continue! When the leader asked if I … [Read more...]

What Does Your Coffee Say About You?

I found this fun infographic while cruising around online today and thought I'd share it with you.  Originally found on Project Eve. I'd love to hear what your coffee says about you! Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.   … [Read more...]

L is for Leaf {Preschool Homeschool}

L is for Leaf {Preschool Homeschool}

I sure do love Fall!  The football games, the cooler weather… the perfect excuse to eat donuts with cider (every day!) Here in Erie, PA, it seems we only get about 3 weeks of fall before the snow starts to fall, so you've really got to seize the day! We decided to kick off the fall season with some nice leaf crowns.  We all headed outside to look for beautiful leaves, but when we got out there — we only had green ones!  Oops!  Guess the weather hasn’t been quite cold enough around here … [Read more...]

Christmas Games and Easy Activities

Are you looking for some quick and easy Christmas themed activities for your Children's Ministry?  Want to have something easy to set up and implement for those kids who might not be practicing for the Christmas play?   Take a look at some of these games, crafts, and activities, perfect for your Children's Ministry (you could also include a few of these ideas in your weekly newsletter for parents to do at home). My Personal Favorite: Minute to Win It Games! We played a few of these games … [Read more...]