Meet our Volunteer of the Week, Allison Meyer! Allison is a Team Leader in the Babies room on Sundays at 9 am. She has been serving in the Garden/Nursery since 2009!! Allison always arrives on time with a great attitude and ready to connect with her Team and all of the families. Her ability to lead her team and change the temperature of any room she enters is outstanding. She has truly created a small group culture with the 9 am group. Allison is a GREAT example of a dedicated leader. Thank you Allison, the best is yet to come!
Friendly reminder, we start our summer service hours this weekend. There is one Saturday service at 5:30pm. Sunday services are now 9am, 11am and 5:30pm.
Let’s Connect – it matters!
“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.” – Oswald Chambers
They all have a story. Every one of them. Even as a preschooler that has only been in this world for a few short years, they too have a story that’s already forming. For some strange reason, this realization hit home hard for me this week. Not sure why as I have been hearing it and saying it myself for years, but for some reason, a foggy understanding became clearer.
As a small group leader, do I really know their stories? There are things that are going on at home that we may never know about it. Things that have already begun to be woven into their stories. Some big things. And others small and common. The more time I have taken to get to know parents, the more I realize that some of these kids stories are fighting some big battles already.
I urge you to say a quick prayer when you are with them. Silently and to yourself. Simply ask God to watch over them. Ask God to give them what they need. Ask God to be with their family during the week. Ask God to help them know that He loves them and He’s always with them. Ask God to give parents wisdom on how to handle their little hearts and emotions. Ask God to help you be a better small group leader to these kids. Prayer has the power to change courses for generations!” – See more at: http://leadsmall.org/category/preschool/make-it-personal-preschool/#sthash.TZjj4H0J.dpuf
Thank you for your dedication to God’s little ones, you are more than you know!
BIG hugs and much love,