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February is a Busy Month in Kidmin

Kidmin life has been busy!

Too busy to blog!

Sometimes I think I can't get it all done, but I'm not doing it alone so it always works out!  God gives me the energy and the ideas and others join in and together we make it happen.

This weekend is a triple whamy! Friday we had our annual Valentine Banquet Fund Raiser for pre-teen camp, Sunday we had our first VBS meeting and I am the director so I had to plan and lead the meeting, today (Monday) I have a pre-teen camp task force meeting.

Talk about switching gears!  I've had to focus on one at a time.  I don't always like things being so close together.  I need room to breath! LOL But this is how it all worked out so I "just do it"! No room for procrastination!

The banquet Friday night was lovely.  We arrived at church to set up around noon.  About a dozen people came and decorated, cooked, practiced for entertainment, and just literally did whatever we asked them to do.


7:00 pm Guests arrive, and have their photos taken in the photo booth, then were seated and served tea, salad and bread. Roses are offered for sale for your sweetheart. :)

7:15 pm Entree's are served.  The room is full of laughter and joy as we fellowship with one another and enjoy the ambiance provided by a talented man in our church playing love songs on his guitar. :)

7:30 pm Time for entertainment!  A puppet show by the PIT Crew and a monologue by our talented worship leader

7:45 pm Dessert!  Yummy cakes were served

8:00 pm Clean up begins!  The team work hard to put everything back, wash dishes, take out trash and vacuum and get everything ready for Sunday.

Did I mention that the "team" was made up of mostly kids and teens?  I LOVE this!  This is what it is all about. :)

In the end it was a lovely, exhausting evening and so much love was shown through the giving.  I can not express the gratitude and blessing I felt.

Now on to VBS! We had a great first meeting, went through the pros/cons of last year, planned events and ideas for this year.  This is going to be the best VBS yet!!!!

Today I need to prepare for the pre-teen camp meeting.  I'm thinking about working out some response stations similar to these:

http://vcckids.blogspot.com/2012/11/kids-church-worship-response-stations.html

I'll post what we did later this summer, and how it went.


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