May 14th - Married Couple's Event
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June 19th - Children's Blessing Service
The Lord has continued to bless the church will more new people and so the time has come for another Children Blessing Service. We will be holding our next service on Sunday, June 19th.
In Mark, Jesus reminds us “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then He took the children in His arms and placed His hands on their heads and blessed them” (Mark 10:14-16).
Jesus set a precedent of blessing children and placing them as important. Further, you do not have to be around very long at all to understand that Satan is after our children. As a church, we want to do everything we can to protect our children and equip the parents and the rest of the church to help insure each child grows up loving God.
Obviously, we are not going to give permission to another parent to discipline your children or anything like that, but there is some truth to the old African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” Further, we also want to encourage other parents and children to remember to set good examples.
We held our first blessing service in 2014 and there were 10 children that were a part of that service. We had 12 children that were a part of the service in 2016. Our last Children’s Blessing Service was held in 2018 and there were 16 children that were a part of that service. There are quite a few children who have not been a part of one of these services.
The service is geared entirely around children. During the service, the children being blessed and their parents will be called forward. The leaders will all share encouraging words, but we will also ask for promises from the parents of the children being blessed, from the older children of the congregation, from the other parents of the congregation and from the grandparents of the congregation. The service will include a time of blessing and a time of prayer.
If you have a child that was not a part of the previous services, feel free to contact Justin Coffin, Evangelist. Over the next month, Justin is planning to talk to those with children to determine who would like to be involved.
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