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.