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As August creeps in, that means I have been the Preschool & Children’s Director for almost two years!  My, how time flies when you are having fun!  One thing I have learned in this short amount of time is that I might be the most avoided member of the staff, because people know when they see me coming they are about to get recruited for some children’s event or class.  They’re thinking, “Don’t make eye contact and she will keep right on going!”  Ha, Ha!  You know I am only joking.  Seriously, we have wonderful volunteers that minister to our preschool and children all year.  They love on our children and teach them the Word of God on a weekly basis.  I am so thankful for all our volunteers and the wonderful work they do!

Thinking back on the last two years, it never ceases to amaze me how God shows up at just the right time.  There were times it seemed I had exhausted all measures at recruiting teachers or helpers to fill spots, and I prayed to God that I just didn’t know where else to turn or what else to do.  No one was coming to mind to even approach about the classes.  It was at that time He sent just the right people to ask, “Do you still need help in that class?”  God is so faithful to answer our prayers in His perfect timing.

Again, it is time to look toward another church year with planning and preparation.  Here I am again with the same questions as before, “Who should I ask, Lord?”  “Whose hearts are you preparing to lead in these certain areas?”  I am praying about this daily, and I know the Lord will provide this year as he has so many times in the past.  I would like to ask you to please pray with me about these specific needs:

  • 4th & 5th Grade (Combined) Sunday School teacher OR team of two individuals to share the responsibility
  • Sunday School helpers for the nursery, toddlers, and younger three-year-old children. You do not have to teach, just assist the teacher and the little ones. Helpers can sign up once a month or once a quarter.
  • Mission Friends teacher – Wednesdays 6:45-7:30 p.m.
  • Children’s Church Leaders for three Sundays in August (ages Kdg.- 5th Grade)
  • AWANA helpers are needed to listen to the children say their verses. You do not have to teach, simply listen as the children hide God’s Word in their hearts.

Maybe you are the one God is speaking to about getting involved in teaching a Sunday School class or providing extra hands for a preschool Sunday School teacher.  Maybe you have a heart for missions and would love sharing that with our awesome preschoolers each week.  Even if you feel the call to help, but not sure where that is, I would love to talk to you and help you find the perfect place.  Working with children is such a blessing and one you don’t want to miss!

Thank you, as always for your love and support of our preschool and children’s ministries.

Blessings,

Holly

 

 

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