It’s that time of year again . . . October!
That means it’s time for Children’s Sunday—a day when children at TUMC get to lead us in all four of the morning worship services. Some will be singing, some will be ushering and greeting, some will be speaking and some will be preaching. And hopefully, it’ll all be a joyful noise of Good News!!
The kids have been studying and learning from the Book of Psalms this semester. They have been practicing answering three questions:
- What does this passage tell us about God?
- What does this passage tell us about human beings?
- What does this passage mean to me today?
Psalms is a great place to explore these questions.
Besides being blessed to worship with kids this week, you’ll have an opportunity to look at and purchase ($10) some of the artwork that the M&Ms kids (4th and 5th graders) made at their September meeting when they learned about ZOE. They decided that their art could be sold, so the proceeds could help benefit our family group in Dora, Zimbabwe. The canvases of string art, Crayola art, and tape art will be displayed on the front porch (weather permitting) and in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks in advance for supporting our kids as they help ZOE children help themselves.
And you will want to be ready to participate in Change for Change!!
Kids are going to ask you to empty your pockets of your silver and copper on Sunday. The change that is collected will also go to the ZOE project. As we celebrate children’s Sunday here, we know that the children in the “Vision” family group are working hard to help themselves. They are finishing up their second year of three in this ministry program that will change their lives forever. So, bring on the change!
Hopefully, you are planning now to be in worship this Sunday! It’s so easy to say, “Oh, it’s just kids leading this Sunday, I think I’ll stay home.” You’ll miss out if you do!! Between now and then, pray for our children. Pray for their families and pray for children all around Austin and the world that they will see and know Christ in a personal way. Kids, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives!! You are truly a blessing to this church and community and to the ZOE children in Zimbabwe.