Children

Children

Proverbs 22:6

Reflections of a soon-to-be empty nester

My youngest son’s graduation from college is about two weeks away.  Looking forward to that has given me time to reflect on raising our sons as one is in the workforce and the other is about to enter the workforce.  I was reading a book recently a guy wrote about his 50 years in ministry.  In the book, he identifies ten things he would have done differently and ten things he would have done the same.  Given we are in How COVID has affected us
Feed a camper

Feed a Camper

The KCC annual food drive for Wilderness Christian Assembly camp is April 11 – April 25, 2021. The camp is planning on about 100 campers this summer. The first Sunday, April 11th, we are asking our church body to sponsor breakfast at $2 per camper.  The second Sunday, April 18th, we are asking our church body to sponsor lunch for campers at $3 per camper. The third Sunday, April 25th, we are asking the church body to sponsor supper for campers at $4 per camper.   How COVID has affected us
Kids on Bus

Lord Willing

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to take 16 of our 4th and 5th grade students on an overnight trip to Grand Rapids. Normally we go to Chicago for the  CIY Superstart! Conference. We didn’t get to go last year because of Covid and they cancelled the in person conference this year. Thankfully they did a virtual conference so we were able to still have it with some improvisations.  If anyone is wondering how this pandemic has changed How COVID has affected us
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Childlike

Last week was my first full week with kids. I had them Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday. My passion for my job was rekindled and I was reminded why Jesus told us to become more like children. I taught them 3 different lessons from the Bible. They taught me several.  On Sunday, I taught on the unforgiving servant. It was a great reminder about how because Jesus first forgave us, that we too must forgive others. Later on in the week How COVID has affected us
Demolition at KCC

Lower Level Improvements Begin

One Step Forward By Andy Bratton, Senior Minister Things are getting ready to happen with our lower level construction project and I wanted to bring everyone up to speed on the why and what of the happenings. When I arrived in 2015 I had a weekend getaway with the Elders to discuss the current health of the church and to create a strategy going forward. When I started here at KCC, what was fresh in people’s minds was a horrific How COVID has affected us

Stuff the Bus

KCC is partnering with “Communities in Schools” to have a school supply drive for kids in the community. We would like to have these materials available to anyone who may need them. Items needed are: New pencils Erasers Pens Notebooks Crayons Markers Scissors Glue Kleenex Backpacks Socks Underwear Shoe Please bring your donations back to the church lobby “bus” by Sunday, August 26.

Stuff the Bus – School Supplies Drive for KPS Kids

KCC is having a school supply drive for kids in community for the beginning of the school year. We would like to have a large supply of any of these materials available at the Blazer Bash Thursday, August 31st to be available to anyone who may need them. School supplies and backpacks are very cheap right now, so if you are out and about and can pick something up, that would be amazing! Wal-Mart has backpacks for $4.97, and crayons and How COVID has affected us

WOW God!

By Sara Blasko, Children’s Minister Every year, when I think about getting ready for VBS I get stressed. The planning, the ordering items, trying to make sure I don’t forget anything, recruiting and training volunteers…It all seems a little overwhelming. And then I think about the actual week of VBS, and I can’t wait to do it again! The difference in those weeks leading up to VBS and VBS are huge. During VBS, I get to see all of that How COVID has affected us

Maker Fun Factory Wrap-Up

Maker Fun Factory, this year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is history now! We saw about 140 children come each day to participate in uplifting songs, nutritious snacks, fun games, engaging stories, and more! The offering totals are in! $1,136 were given to Joel Ickes and his ministry in New York city with Global City Mission Initiative! However, the total monies that will be sent to Joel are $2,272 because an anonymous donor agreed to match this weeks giving!!   Thank How COVID has affected us

Trunk or Treat Returns to KCC!

We’re excited to announce the return of Trunk or Treat to the campus of the Kalkaska Church of Christ! Kids from the community are invited to come dressed in costume to the lower level of KCC on Saturday, October 31st to trick or treat beginning at 5:00 pm. Parents are asked to park in the upper level, then walk down to the lower level parking lot where church members will be passing out candy from their vehicle trunks. There will How COVID has affected us