Youth & Family Ministry Corner
Fall is coming and with it comes the cooler weather, the beautiful changing of the leaves on the trees and some great opportunities to invite others to come to church. We had a great Sunday celebration September 19th with over 120 people in church and almost 100 staying for the wonderful chicken fried dinner. Covid19 has been tough on us all but our God is tougher and we will succeed in the end; so, lets “not grow weary in doing good; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (2 Thessalonians 3:13, Galatians 6:9).
We have had a few new faces in the youth group in the past few weeks, I want to thank the young people for their willingness to invite their friends to come and be part of the Calvary CREW. AWANA is growing a little at a time; thanks to the faithfulness of the teachers and staff who are there each week. If you know of any children ages Pre-K thru 5th grade invite them to AWANA on Wednesday Nights (6 – 7:15 pm).
I met with the principal Sara Pannier and social worker Kyra Brar from Horace Mann a couple of weeks ago. We have a great opportunity to be a blessing to the elementary school which God has placed on our door step. They have a food pantry set up next to their book depository in front of the gym, if any of you would like to help by donating food to it that would be greatly appreciated.
Another need is for under cloths such as socks, underpants (boys and girls) winter coats, hats, gloves and other items to help with those who do not have these items, or have lost them in a fire. I will be placing a tote by the back door so you can drop these items off as God leads you.
I would also ask for you to pray for the Horace Mann school, its teachers, staff and students. God has given us an opportunity to be an influence and possible reach many who do not know Jesus Christ as their savior. There are other things we are looking at from suppling the teachers with a meal or two on their in-service days, to writing notes of encouragement, to providing after school tutoring for students and mentorship. There are many ways God can use us we must be open and ready to serve Him on this great mission field.
October – Chili Cookoff – Date and Time to be Determined – You don’t want to miss the fun event
November 13th, 5 – 7 pm – Fall Festival – Tommy and Loretta Klein’s – Youth and Young Adults and their families – Bring a lawn chair and come for a great time of food, fun and
fellowship – We will have a Bonfire, Hayride, Hotdogs, and Smore’s
December 18th, 5 – 7 pm – Youth Christmas Party – At the Church
December 28-30 – Xtreme Winter – Branson Missouri – All Youth who want to attend this event need to turn in their permission slip by October 3rd. This is a very time sensitive matter; money is not needed at this time. We will be going to see the show “Jesus” at Sight & Sound as well as other activities including the conference. You do not want to miss this great adventure. Information can be found on the website www.calvarybaptistsedalia.org/youth.html or see Pastor Jonathan or another youth leader.
Thank you all for your support, in prayer, spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial, it is all greatly appreciated.
Your Humble Servant In Christ,
Associate Pastor Jonathan