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May 30, 2023

Tomorrow evening, May 31, is Hospitality Wednesday.
Enjoy the time with each other!

Don’t forget: This Sunday, June 4, is Generosity Sunday! 

Be on the lookout for a separate email laying out the plans for our giving. 

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Proverbs 1:8

The goal of our instruction for our children is so much more than just behavior modification. We desire more for them than to just be good kids who grow up to be good citizens. We want our children to understand and know God and His unfailing love for them, developing a faith all their own. The goal of the “Parents’ Corner” is to equip parents with resources to help on the parenting journey, realizing that you are not in this alone. Each week, there will be book or podcast recommendations, articles shared, and/or scriptures discussed from various sources. It is my goal that this will be a helpful resource for all parents and will spark discussions among our fellowship on meeting the needs of our children – emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically (heart, mind, soul, and strength).
If you have topics you would like to hear about, please email me at betty.roepe@gmail.com.

Having said all of that…This week, I would like to recommend a book that I found to be VERY helpful as a parent when my children were younger – elementary and middle school age: 
Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
He talks about how to teach and train your child at a heart level, going beyond just behavior. I hope you will find this to be helpful for you, as well. 
(Disclaimer: There are a couple of doctrinal things he mentions in the book that I don’t believe to be correct, but it doesn’t take away from the teaching about shepherding your child’s heart.)

Mark your calendars!

June 4 –  Generosity Sunday & Promotion Sunday in the Children’s Ministry
We will promote children to the class they will be in at school this fall . (Toddlers will move into the preschool class when they turn four.)

June 11 – Congregational Sunday; House Church Leader/Family Group Leader Lunch after worship service in the courtyard 12:30-2:00. Bring your own lunch. 

June 18 – Congregational Sunday; Father’s Day

June 25 – House Church Sunday

Midweeks May through August
7:00 PM @ the church building

Women will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Men will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. 

EVERYONE: Fifth Wednesdays (May & August) are “Hospitable Wednesdays.”
Practice hospitality in your home with some brothers/sisters you don’t know very well.

Living Life Together!

  Summer Events  

  Youth & Family Summer Camps are here!
Family Camp I (May 31-June3) & Family Camp II (July 26-29)
Summer Camp Weeks 1-6 (June 4-17 & June 25-July 22)
Shining Stars Camp (June 18-24)
Registration is OPEN for all Summer Camps (including Family Camp)! This also includes applications for paid full-time counselors and volunteers (counselors, kitchen workers, teen workers, and nurses). Please see the website for more information/details:
If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact Steve Gibson at 706-351-3092 or steve@campswamp.com.  We can’t wait to see you at Camp!

Campus Ministry: ICMC July 6 – 9   Norman, OK 
This conference is an annual highlight for college students across North America to come together to be unified, trained, and inspired. We are anticipating over 1500 college students and campus ministers to gather for a life-changing time. To register, click on the picture:

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