Monday, January 07, 2008

One Sunday Down

After a weekend of running around like a chicken with its head cut off, we accomplished our first Sunday at church with children’s ministry. Shew. And wouldn’t you know it, this Sunday’s lesson included making homemade play dough…with 40 kids. I’ll just leave that mess to your imagination.

All together it was good. Controlled chaos, but probably better than we expected. Of course, this curriculum is on a constant continuation, so we kind of jumped in in the middle. Every month is a new “value” that we talk about all month. Usually the values are things like Righteousness, Kindness…you know fruit of the Spirit kind of stuff. This month, we started out our new curriculum with Orderliness. Yes, indeed…try to sell that one to a group of fifth grade boys.

Our memory verse for the month is, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity.” Ephesians 5:15-16. I have to say, in light of getting ready for this new program, I have been telling others (in my head mostly, not out loud) the importance of planning ahead to “make the most of every opportunity.” I’m not sure if I’m learning new things or just getting ammunition to support my neurosis.


drowninginblessing said...

I love the bath do. Was that an isabelle original?

Michelle said...

It's interesting that you mentioned the fruits of the spirit as part of the curriculum. Our kids school has the six pillars of character that they have as part of their overall lessons. I was noticing the other day that some of these are the fruits of the spirit worded differently.(public school for you)And your right teaching ten year old boys certain ones seem to be somewhat of a challenge. You're making a huge difference in these childrens lives Danielle that they will remember for a lifetime.

Lacy said...

that is the same curriculum we are using! :)