Here is my letter to November:
I know that if God allows, you will produce certain things in your glorious month such as: my daughter’s birthday, some sort of election somewhere, opening day of deer season, lots of football, a day to sit around and eat so much we get the meat sweats and we have to wear stretchy pants for a few days and of course we will overlook it all because Hobby Lobby has had Christmas stuff out since September. However, I have heard that you are going to be extremely cold weather-wise and you could give us a lot of the flaky, white stuff from the heavens. People are predicting using big computers at news stations and some are predicting using nature’s fuzzy, little, caterpillars. The fact is November, we know some things about you but we are getting ourselves in a panic about things we don’t know will even happen. So forgive us November for our craziness, it’s just our nature.
What can we know for sure: In 1834, Edward Mote wrote something to think about:
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the
solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
“For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Christ Jesus.”
1 Corinthians 3:11
Have a blessed November and remember no matter what this month brings, you can know on which your foundation is laid to stand through anything.
SC3 Youth Group News
November 10 Youth Group – Pack Operation Christmas Child Boxes 6:30-8 pm
November 24 Youth Group 6:30-8 pm
The theme this year is “The Message is in the Movie”. 5th -12th grade students will meet together on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6:30 for devotions and then break up into study groups by grade before joining together again for games/snack. We welcome the support of those in the congregation who have a heart for our youth. All devotions and discussion material is provided; we just need adults to mentor and encourage our high energy youth. Please contact Sarah Thomas (673-2559) if you are interested in helping with the youth this year. Don’t forget to like the SC3YouthGroup Facebook page and follow us for all the latest updates.
Church Officers For 2019 – 2020
Elders: Roy Norton (2020) Steve Waltz (2022)
Deacons: Dan Baker (2021) Joe Malak (2021) Matt Donelson (2022) Bill Wheeler (2020)
Treasurer: Lori Pawson
Assistant Treasurer: Betty Driskell
Secretary: Teresa Bauer
Missions Treasurer: Kathie Norton
Assistant Missions Treasurer: Anna Simpkins
Parents and teachers encourage the young
Both parents and teachers play a critical role in children’s education and healthy development, and building developmental assets. Parents should talk with and listen to their children about school, assure that schoolwork gets completed, encourage their children to do their best at whatever they’re doing, and offer praise for accomplishments. Teachers, as well as other caring adults can encourage young people to do their best – at school and in other activities.
The 40 developmental assets are the essential building blocks that help all youth make positive choices, and grow into confident, responsible, healthy, and caring citizens. The more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in risky behaviors, and the more likely they are to succeed in school.
What can you do to increase this Asset?
Expect the best from your kids. When expectations are high yet still within reach, children will stretch to achieve them.
Ask your children what they expect of themselves. Listen what they say.
Talk with parents about expectations. Tell them what you expect from their children; ask them to share their expectations with you. Support each other.
Design learning opportunities that challenge students with all types of learning styles and abilities.
In your congregation:
Tell youth what you expect of them.
Hold high expectations for all youth in your congregation, not just stars.
In your community:
Challenge local media (TV, radio, newspapers) to spotlight the positive accomplishments of many young people, as opposed to the negative actions of a few.
Hold high expectations for youth in the workplace whether you’re an employer or a customer.
What youth can do:
Tell your parents your hopes and dreams.
Tell your teachers what you’d like to accomplish in their classes. Ask for support.
Operation Christmas Child
It's almost that time of year again. Operation Christmas Child is in full swing. These are some less thought of type of items to fill your box with.
-Deflated Soccer Balls with manual pump
-Reusable water bottles (great place to put pencils and pens for shipping!)
-Cloth/Reusable Menstrual Pads
-A personal note with your address included. Your child may want to write you back
Things that cannot be included in your box:
-Candy, Gum, Chocolate, Food, Seeds
-Fruit Rolls or other fruit snacks
-Used or damaged items
-War-related items such as toy guns
Water guns are ok to send!
-Knives or Military figures
-Drink mixes (powdered or liquid)
-Liquids or lotions
-Medications or vitamins
-Breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers
Deadline for December Newsletter
Information for the December newsletter should be mailed to Betty Driskell at 633 S. Madison St. Adrian, MI 49221. You can also call her (517-263-1339) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday November 20, 2019. Thank you!