Let’s Celebrate! Meet our Volunteers of the Week, Alexa and Olivia Kacerovskis!
Alexa and Olivia are sisters and jumped right in to help when we launched our Sunday night service last year in February. Alexa and Olivia are incredibly committed to the team. They faithfully serve every Sunday night, have a huge heart for the children and bring in friends to serve with them. Thank you, Alexa and Olivia, the best is yet to come!
Please remember! This is the weekend we start having ONE Saturday service at 5:00pm through Labor Day except for Father’s Day weekend we will go back to the 3:45pm and 5:45pm.
We are kicking off our SOS Recruitment this weekend! This is where we ask people to volunteer over the summer so our weekly team members can have some time to rest and recharge their batteries over the summer. If you know of a weekend you need off in June PLEASE put in your sub requests now, if it’s in July let me know asap since that schedule is not live yet. This will be extremely helpful when I am speaking with summer volunteers next week to tell them where we have the biggest needs.
Do you have children in your classroom that are easily distracted? Welcome to the distracted generation.
I recently read, from the time children are toddling around, today’s kids are immersed in a digital world. From being entertained by mom’s iPad to watching countless TV shows on networks designed just for them, they are constantly distracted. And they can bring those very short, easily distracted attention spans to our classrooms.
So how can we engage the distracted generation and effectively communicate God’s Word to them? Here’s three of the seven ways we’ll look at these next two weeks…
(From Relevant Children’s Ministry blog post 5/13/14)
1. Encourage dialogue.
- ask open-ended questions and follow-up questions
- listen to their responses
2. Build relationships. The way to capture a child’s attention is through their heart.
- show them you care
- invest in them
3. Give them clear expectations.
- tell them up front when you want them to talk and when you want them to listen
Friendly reminder, if you ever see the letters “EC” posted in the main worship area this means we have lots of children, praise God!, and not enough team members. If you would be willing to come out of service to help us in the backyard we really, really need you.
Lastly, we are in need of more team members for the Sunday services, if you can help at any time on Sunday (9am, 11am or 5:45pm) please let one of the below service coaches know and/or just print your name tag and come on down to our Backyard.
I will be out this weekend, if you need immediate assistance Saturday or Sunday please contact one of our awesome service coaches:
Saturday 5:00pm Jen Christensen 815-534-0947
Sunday 9am Lorie Creedon 708-280-4368
Sunday 11am Tonya Hoots 815-955-5035
Sunday 5:45pm Adrienne Trent 815-302-1163
THANK YOU for being an incredible team who faithfully serve so that children have the opportunity to hear about Jesus and their parents can attend church. YOU are making a difference in the lives of so many!!!
Make it a great day.
Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Psalm 37:3