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Children

Children

God Sighting

It’s VBS week! My favorite week of the year! Sara and her amazing team have spent nearly a year praying, planning, preparing, and praying some more – all to reach the children of our community in a real and impactful way. Each year the kids learn about “God Sightings” (those little moments in life where you can see His light shine through), and worship this morning was mine.  I have the pleasure of being a “fly on the wall” in How COVID has affected us

The Week Before VBS

It never fails that I have the E-new article when life is a little crazy for me! Anita texted me this morning to remind me and offered to let me switch with someone. I decided I would let Paul help me out this week. I was reading Colossians and thought Chapter 3 was great. Let me tell you a little about my friend, Paul. He is in prison, but still writes letters of encouragement to others! I guess my life How COVID has affected us
The Amazing Grace Race from Octane kid's ministry in Kalkaska.

Amazing Grace Race

Last week was one of my favorite weeks that I do with the Octane kids. We did an Amazing Grace Race. It is similar to the Amazing Race show, where teams have to complete tasks. At each challenge, they received a food item to put together a Thanksgiving basket. After the baskets are compiled the teams made cards to go with the baskets.  The kids all enjoyed the game, but the best part was knowing that they were doing something How COVID has affected us

Introducing the DINO Squad

DINO Squad Looking for a way to plug in? There is a new squad at KCC. It’s called the DINO squad. DINO stands for Developing Intergenerational Nurturing Opportunities. The DINO Squad is open to anyone, of any age. Our objective is to go out into the community and visit those who aren’t able to get out, feel a little lonely, or could benefit from smiling faces. We will do visits one Monday a month to begin with but visiting times How COVID has affected us
School Supplies

BUS Project

KCC is partnering with Kalkaska Public Schools to provide backpacks, underwear, and school supplies for students this fall. You can help us by purchasing items from the list below and returning them to the church lobby by August 20, 2023. Download the postcard
Planting seeds

Planting Seeds

Some days I question whether I am making a difference. I wonder if the lessons I am teaching are reaching the kids. It is a hard balance to keep their attention, help them to learn a lesson, and have games and crafts pertaining to the story to help it stick. Often, despite my best efforts, they will walk away remembering the “fun” and not necessarily the lesson. I always think of the parable of the sower from Matthew 13.  “That same How COVID has affected us
School Children

Interactive Article

Ok friends! This is an interactive article! You will need a stopwatch or timer of some sort and you will need some time to pray. I’ve done “guided prayers” a few times and they can be very powerful and I love how intentional they are. They are helpful when I’ve set aside an hour of prayer or when I’ve been asked to pray for an hour. (This won’t be an hour although if you would like to extend your times How COVID has affected us
WASP

The Fruit of the Spirit

It is the first week of our after-school programs! I am sooo excited! After a shortened year two years ago and last year, it is a relief to be meeting again. I would love your prayers for these kids. They have been through a lot. For some of the younger kids, they haven’t ever had a normal year.  This year we will be learning the Fruit of the Spirit. I am so glad that this is what we will be How COVID has affected us
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
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