Archive for Children
The adorable little children of LUMC have once again entertained us Wednesday April 11th, and we’ve captured it. The pictures are now posted on the Photo Gallery page. Take a look and see how much fun you missed if you didn’t attend. You also missed the entire audience participating in the Hokey Pokey for Jesus.
There are also a couple of videos from that night posted in the video section of our web site that you just can’t miss. Be sure to play the “Children Getting Set” first to get the full affect.
Dear Lauderdale United Methodist Church Family & Friends,
A cartoon from a few years ago showed a woman saying to her husband, “Good grief, Henry. Here’s Christmas at our throats again!”
Amid the preparations for Christmas each year, there always seem to be a few voices like hers, proclaiming a “Bah, humbug!” on the whole business. And if the truth be known, some of us may feel less than excited about Christmas ourselves. The expense, the crowds, the overindulgence, the hurried schedules and all the other trappings of modern Christmas celebrations are enough to make all of us to have a Scrooge look at the season.
In the face of the humbug state of affairs, it is helpful to remember that God did not send Jesus to be “at our throats,” but to be “in our hearts.” The difference between those two concepts defines the gap between gloom and glory. There’s a reason we call the gospel good news. As John so aptly put it, “For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” (3:17).
Jesus is God’s gift to our world — and to our hearts. When Jesus resides within, whether we enjoy or merely tolerate the flurry of seasonal preparations, Christmas itself is a grand opportunity to say thank you to God for the gift of the Son.
My Prayer for you is that you and your family have a Blessed Christmas and remember to let Christ be the center of your life.
In God’s peace & Merry Christmas,
I wanted to give you some details about our Fall Festival that is going to be next Saturday, October 29 beginning at 5:00 pm.�
Thanks to Karen for a lesson on the awe of God’s creation. There were about 26 children participating in tonight’s Wednesday night 1st – 6th grade class. They had a wonderful time painting and praising God through their artwork. Summer activities are coming to an end and we will be resuming our regular activities in a couple of weeks!
Children will be promoted to their new classes according to grade level in school on Wednesday, August 17. There will be a potluck fellowship meal at 6 pm and promotion ceremony to follow. We invite you to join us every Wednesday night at 6pm for a meal, then prayer, praise, music, and much more!!! There’s something for children ages 0-99!
Sunday, July 17th we are starting Hometown Nazareth Vacation Bible School. It promises to be one of the most exciting things we’ve ever done. Come bring Friends, Children, Grandchildren, Neighbors!!! It is going to be awesome. I hope to see you there. Sunday, July 17th at 5:30 – 8:00 through Friday, July 22 for the family program.
Just a reminder of the events that will be held at the church through Easter Sunday:
Tonight : Maundy Thursday Come and Go Communion 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday Night: Movie The Passion at 6:30 pm
Saturday: Decorate the Cross 8:00 am
Easter Egg Hunt, Dedication of Gym, Lunch – beginning at 10:00 am
Bring cupcakes and/or individually wrapped cookies (for Bunny Hop)
Sunday: Early Service 8:00 am, followed by light breakfast, bring fruit, casseroles, or sweet rolls
Sunday School 9:45 am
Adult Cantata 10:45 am service
No Evening Services
The children performed their Easter program Wednesday night, “The Tale of Three Trees.” Thank you to all who helped with the performance and all who attended. They were truly a blessing. Pictures have been uploaded so take a look!
Wednesday, April 20th, the Children will be presenting their Easter Program. We will have a potluck supper starting at 6:00 p.m. and the Children’s Program immediately following. Bring a dish to share and join us as the children show how hard they have worked to bring you this production. They are very excited and hope to see everyone there.
Photos of the children waving palm branches today have been added to the website! Check it out!