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Children’s Creations

Children’s Creations

The Create Day and Children’s Art Auction were a HUGE success!!! Kids, ages 3-17, had a great time listening to stories about God’s creation and his covenant with us. They then got busy on their own creations! These turned out amazing. The descriptions and artists bios they wrote were equally amazing! The finished products were then put on display and auctioned off. We raised a little over $300.00 to be divided between VBS and apportionments! The evening was full of fun, food and fellowship.

I was looking forward to the create day and auction. Little did I know how much fun they would be! The kids knew just what they wanted to do. Their creative, little minds seemed like they were moving a mile a minute! The stories they told about their art work gave me a lot to think about. I sometimes forget that they have so much knowledge inside of them. As an adult, I tend to loose my child like “just do it attitude” and try not to think about the end result, but just that moment.

Thanks to the kids for reminding me of that and to everyone that came out to bid, donate or volunteer!

“GrandPals” Day

“GrandPals” Day

This month Children’s Place Learning Center honored all of the special people in our children’s lives with a breakfast. We call this Breakfast with GrandPals. Many of our students do not have biological grandparents that live close to them; therefore, our center invites anyone that is close to the child. This year we had 98% participation by included extended family and friends. Our goal was to increase the bond between family and school. I am happy to report we have done just that! Our guests enjoyed a variety of breakfast pastries, participated in activities and received a hand-made gift from the child they were visiting.

We cannot wait for next year!            Mrs. Angie Collier, Center Director

Green Plants and Sunny Skies

Green Plants and Sunny Skies

The first days of fall remind me that colder weather is coming soon. One of the things I do every year to lift my spirit is to nurture my plants. Green plants remind me of better weather and sunny skies. The green spider plant in my office makes me smile as do the potted plants I’ve put in the outer narthex of the church. I may live and work under gray northeast Ohio skies, but my spirit is lifted by living greenery all year long. Come and get a baby spider plant from my office!

Sometimes ministry happens when you aren’t looking.

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