Wednesday, September 26, 2012


WBBC Kids Fall & Winter Schedule

Dear Parents:
This time of the year thru Christmas is so busy for most of us so I like to go ahead and give you some plans & dates so you can be prepared. These are tentative dates because with life we all know things can change but my plan is too stick as closely as possible to this schedule.
October 14 Kids Dept. will be serving a soup/chili lunch after preaching w/ all donations going to buy coats for needy children for the winter. They will be donated to the EB Mission Center. I will be calling on everyone w/ kids to bring something.
October 27 TRUNK OR TREAT (meeting this Sunday in the gym for those interested in helping right after preaching)
November 7 Wednesday night kids will pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
November 30 Let’s kick of the Christmas season with a Polar Express family movie night. Come dressed in pajamas ( YES ADULTS TOO)! 7-9
December 8 Breakfast with Santa, 9 am. No cost but RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY WEDNESDAY DEC. 5.
December 21 Annual Bell Ringer. We will ring the bell for the Salvation Army at the Gadsden mall fountain from 10-6. I will schedule kids w/ a parent in hour shifts. I hope everyone can participate. You will feel great once you are finished with this service!
I am hoping on a children’s Christmas musical too and they will perform that on a Sunday night. I will give more info out when I figure it out! Lol I hope everyone is enjoying our beautiful fall weather! Have a blessed week! Kristi

Monday, September 24, 2012

News for the Week

Just a reminder that directory pictures are being made this week in the gym. If something comes up & you need to cancel please let me know. I can reschedule you at another church & still have it go into the WBBC directory. I had to do that this morning since Jack is sick & had to do the same for Mom since she is still in the hospital. Thank you to Karon Fortenberry, Jenny Clough, Katie Sewell, Megan Williams, Shay Layton, Brenda Jones & Josh McBurnett for volunteering to sign folks in for the directory pics!!!! We will still have "Big City" Wed. night for the kids, just on a smaller scale & upstairs in the green ss room. Reminder that Sunday is the last day to order and pay for a butt, $30, & pu Oct. 6 from 8-10 am. Trunk or treat meeting will be this coming Sunday in the gym right after church & it will be very quick. I am working on a few things for the kids for this fall so stayed tuned!!! Thank you to Teresa for filling in ss for me yesterday. I also wanted to mention that the Cloughs are such an inspiration for me! JENNY CLOUGH you blew that song away!! You are so talented!! Taylor Clough I was so excited to see you acting up in front of the church. You did a great job and you are such a good example for the younger youth! Todd Clough all I can say about you is if you are going to wear your bathing suit for the directory picture I am going to make sure Jami takes it with him when you all go to the Al game and maybe it will make it on to the TV instead of Jami and his other woman. Jenny can get all the phone calls instead of me! lol Have a great week everyone & enjoy this beautiful weather!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Canceling Big City Sept 19

I am going cancel Big City for tomorrow night. The Ayres family will be speaking on their mission trip they just took to China. I have had several people request to hear them & it is my understanding the girls will be speaking so we definitely want to support them. So no children's church tomorrow night. There will still be nursery available.

Monday, September 17, 2012

God's Word

I hope our WBBC family enjoyed the ss breakfast yesterday morning. It is always great to fellowship together. I am sure you adults noticed most of the kids were no where in sight. We fellow shipped together upstairs & it was great having preschool, elementary & youth all together. I was so proud at how well the younger youth acted (all the boys sat there and ate & just talked) & some of the older youth helped serve the kids & entertained them. They really showed good character because I know they rather hang out w/ people their own age. As a church we are blessed to have them!
For the month of Sept. we have been learning about God's word in ss. I polled my class yesterday to see who reads their Bible & how often they read it. I love the kids honesty. I had some that read a few times a week, some that are made to read it as part of their school curriculum & one that said they never read their Bible. Nobody read it every day. I did have some younger kids who said their older sibling will read to them which was great to hear. I love it when the older kids set a good example for the younger ones. I encouraged them to read their Bibles daily because how else are they going to learn God's word & I have challenged myself to do the same. I read something related to God everyday, a devotional, maybe a blog or something on teaching God's word but I fall short & do not open my Bible every day or click on my bible app. I need to be the example to my children at home & the children at church and I don't want to talk the talk if I am not walking the walk! You see alot of that in Christians (not picking on anyone because I do it too). Sometimes we act like we are the best Christians & want others to think that about us but the truth is seen when actions are shown. God knows when we are not walking the walk.  During children's church we talked about if parents are setting a good example then the kids learn from it. Likewise, if the parents are setting the wrong example the kids learn that too! The church is no different. If Joey doesn't show a desire to read God's word, will the congregation have that desire..prob not. If a Ss teacher never shows the kids that the Bible is an important tool & how to use it, do you think the kids are going to consider the Bible important? If I just sometimes come to church do you think my kids are going to think church attendance is important? If people never offer to step up and take on church responsibilities do we think the kids are just going to become adults and say oh I am suppose to volunteer for this at church? NOOOOOO they learn from the example we set & if we are not setting the right Christian examples then how can we expect the kids too? So my challenge to us adults is examine our heart, are we doing all we can to set the right example at home & at church?  I know as usual I fall short, but thankfully, we serve a Lord who gives us forgiveness and second, third, forth, 100 chances to try & get it right. I started out my morning by clicking on my Bible app & praying. I pray I walk the walk all day!
"Big City Studio" will be in production Wed. night so I hope to see many kids that night. Remember directory pictures are being made next M,T & W. If you have not signed up pls call me. I still need people to volunteer to sign people in those nights. Reminders that the youth are selling boston butts, $30. Orders & money due by Sept. 30 & pu will be Oct 6, 8 am -10 am.  The youth are also selling coupons books for $10 & Rada knives. All of this money helps offset the cost of the Winter Extreme trip. Next Sunday there will be a meeting right after church for all of those who wish to help w/ the trunk or treat. It will be a quick meeting. Keep the miraculous Carol Raines in your prayers & Arlo's brother. Have a great week!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Who Knows

Really don't know what I am going to talk about today. I do want to thank Allison, Katie & Teresa for their dedication & faithfulness they show to the kids every Wed night. Joey spoke yesterday on being dedicated & faithful to doing what God has called you to do & these women do that every week. I know any church work can be an inconvenience esp when you work all day & have so many things you need to get done but they do it because they love God & the kids. I am blessed by working with them! 
It was so wonderful to have so many kids in my ss class yesterday!!  I am so thankful for you parents who get up & bring your kids to ss. I am so looking forward to watching this class grow! I told my kids in ss yesterday that this Wed night would be missions since it is business meeting night but I am feeling lead to do Big City Studio so it will be in production instead of missions! I pray we will have lots of new kids this Wed night. I told y'all my boys moved to youth & it has been different not having them in class but I tried to embrace the change of middle school & youth over the summer and the change has been so much better than I expected. Why do I ever doubt God? They are enjoying RMS & they love youth! I want our youth to know that as a parent of the younger kids I appreciate those of you who have embraced the promotion of all of those boys. Your faithfulness to your group is a great example that you are setting!
Remember to sign up for the church directory picture if you have not already. Big City Studio Wed night, invite someone, Sunday school breakfast this coming Sun. 9:00. Youth selling boston butts $30 but I think you all rem that since everyone got a nice laugh at my expense.  Arlo, Chris & Bruce..... I am sure you all do have awesome butts!!! Keep Carol Raines in your prayers. Have a fabulous week and enjoy this beautiful weather provided by God!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Come To the Big City

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are having a great day with family & friends. I wanted to take a minute to make sure everyone knew about our new Wed. night kids program called "Big City Studio". We did a trial run this past Wed. night & I think the kids loved it. I know I had a great time! The kids learn about God in a game show setting which takes place in the " Big City". They participate in games that help them reveal Bible verses, participate in skits that teach Bible lessons & get to meet famous game show hosts like Hanna Bright, an actress named Ruby Diamond & a stunt woman named Dana Daring. I know evenings are sooo busy when school is in session but I hope you will set Wed. Nights aside as some time for the kids to let loose, come to church, have fun focusing on God. Give it a few weeks and once you are in the routine of Wed. night church, you will have trouble getting thru a week w/o it. I used to never go on Wed. but once you do you'll find you need the mid week encouragement that worshipping God provides. It is the extra boost you need to get to the weekend, like an energy drink or mountain dew! Kids need that boost too!
Remember to get signed up for the directory pictures. Be in prayer for our children's dept because we promoted a huge group of boys to youth & we need to really be striving to grow our younger kids. I only had 3 kids in my ss class yesterday! Have a great holiday & I hope to see your kids Wed. Night!!!