This is going to be a quick one folks. Tomorrow night the children will have Big City in the gym from 6-7. This will be our last Wednesday in the gym. Saturday, we will begin removing walls up stairs & building the stage for our new children's area. I know Joey said we need men to volunteer to help Saturday. Even if you do not build stuff they'll be something to do. I know there is several pieces of furniture that needs to be removed, TV unmounted, remounted in another room, just lots going on so if you can help that will be great!! Be at the church by 7:30. I am assuming it will take a few weeks to get everything completed with the area so next Wednesday, assuming we have good weather, children's church will be at the Rainbow City park. We will meet at the church at 5:45& be back at the church by 7:00. Monday, March 24, the children will go on a twilight tour at the Birmingham Zoo. I will have a pizza supper at the church at 5 & we will leave at 5:30. We will just follow each other & hopefully some can carpool together. The tour is from 7-10 pm. The cost is $15 a person & you can pay Sunday or Monday. There is still time to join in on the fun!
I have a few other items pertaining to the kids. April 12 will be the annual Easter egg hunt. Big Bob the balloon man will open the festivities @ 2:00, delivering the Gospel to the children. Then we will hunt eggs in the field next to the church. Hunt will be for children 5th grade & younger. I'll be in need for a few volunteers, someone to wear the EB costume, a popcorn popper & a few people to work the prize booth. Everything needed will be supplied so if you can volunteer please let me know. Please invite others. The other item is a children's painting party. Teri Smith from Scripts on Bisque, will lead the children in painting a canvas Sunday April 27, from 3-5. The cost is $15 & that is for children 5yrs. - 5th grade. The theme will more than likely be a cross. These would make great Mother's Day gifts for moms & Grandmothers. Parents are welcome to stay and paint too.
We have a lot going on at church right now. Jamey & Alisa welcomed Asa into the world last Friday. Jamey will be leading the youth this Wednesday! I am so excited to see God work thru him with our students. I know he already has plans for a youth camp in June. As stated earlier, renovations for the children's area starts Saturday. The ladies and the If Table are reaching out to the community. In Like Ben is playing a youth rally April 4 & 5 in Anniston and I know the choir is preparing for Easter. Please remember Wendy Benefield who is still in the hospital along with Martha Williams. Josh Mcburnett will have back surgery April 2 & Mom who has been at the Cardiologist all day. The Ayres travel home Friday. I am sure there are others I don't know about who are in need of our prayers. I pray that you have a week full of blessings. Just a few more days and it will be Spring Break!!! This mom is doing the happy dance!