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What's on my Kidmin to-do list this week? March 19, 2017

I don't know about you but springtime seems to be busier than the Christmas season for me and I don't even have to plan an egg hunt. (Are you jealous?)

There is a lot of planning and meeting going on in the spring for all the summer events on the horizon and I am involved in several summer events and projects.

As I write this, it is the day after our spring break kids event. This year we had a lock-in; our first for kids of this age group.  It was a blast and I will be writing about it soon.  In the meantime check out my inspiration for putting on an event like this at my friend Kidmin Corrine's website.

So what's on my list this week:

Sunday - Morning: Teach small group of kids 5th-6th grade. My son and I team teach this class but he won't be able to attend so I'm on my own.
Evening: Church Council where I will report in on our event and tell stories of how kids responded to the Bible teachings and the relationships that were built.

Monday - Meeting at my denomination's association for planning a VBS conference for all churches in our association participating in Lifeway's Galactic Starveyor VBS. I lead the Children's Bible Study session.

Tuesday - Preteen Camp Task Force meeting, another association meeting. We are in the final stages of planning for our association's annual preteen camp for kids who have completed grades 3-6th.

Wednesday - PowerSource class. This is my favorite day of the week. Leading kids 3yrs to 6th grade.

Thursday: Planning for a PIT Crew meeting on Sunday. PIT Crew is our team of 6th graders up that help with children's worship, puppets, black light shows and other performances.  We will be working on something for Easter. I have ideas in my mind but I've got to get them ironed out.
Setting up for children's worship on Sunday. It's not my turn to teach but I always do the prep for the other leaders.

Friday: Work on vbs decorations

And that's what's up for this week.  Last week was super busy planning and prepping for the lock-in and this week looks just as busy. But I wouldn't trade it for anything this world has to offer!

What's on your list?

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