On Sunday January 25, Pastor Marcus spent part of the morning participating in one of our Kids Ministries classes, and shares some of the amazing things he experienced here. Thank you to all who give so much of themselves to pour into this upcoming generation. You are our heros! Pastor Mike
Hey friends. I believe I may have witnessed the most amazing Sunday School experience on planet earth today. Lesser mortals would have lost their composure or thrown together a haphazard teaching time in the face of such energetic, sub-attention-span, and wild creatures known as grade 4-6lings.
But Laurie Stantic had these young ones seated, listening, contributing, and smiling. I felt like I had entered a safe haven when she greeted each kid and said some specific blessing. It reminded me of Jesus inviting the little ones to come. When it came to grappling with the content of Exodus 5-7, and the 10 plagues, Laurie orchestrated a wonderful melodrama.
Each kid had a part in the story. I had the pleasure of being pharaoh. Somehow I made it through the 10 plagues, but near the end I was almost willing to let the kids go to worship on Black Mountain (but the 10th plague is for next week!). Frogs were leaping, my magicians were doing their miracles, and hail was pelting me.
Laurie made the story come alive, even brought us all into it, and with this beautiful refrain that God is good, powerful, and at work in our world—even today!