Game Day – August 15, 2010

Today was a great day! Lots and lots of kids…lots and lots of parents…lots and lots of volunteers. God brought a lot of people through our doors. From the youngest baby to the oldest adult, we pray they left with an impression of God’s love and greatness.

I was a little camera happy, SO here’s what it looked like!

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Early in the morning…

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The calm before the storm…

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The windows were welcoming!

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The balloons were definitely welcoming!

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The Birthday Cart made its debut.

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As did the Birthday Bear in Waumba Land!

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The staff passed out clipboards loaded with important stuff.

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They made some final tweaks.

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And then the check-in began.

Every child to a new room – a new small group!

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The hallways were buzzing!

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Bible Storytellers were excited and ready to deliver an important message. Boy, did they!

Bottom Line: God’s way is always the best way.

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Classrooms were packed.

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Small Group Leaders were getting to know their kids for the first time.

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Even in Waumba Land, Small Group Leaders held their kids in the palm of their hands.

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I loved seeing this high school student listening intently to all that this little boy had to say.

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Babies crying on our hall is a very rare occurence. Only one cried today.

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Well, maybe one more, but Jenn worked her magic and put a stop to that.

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Well maybe just a few more in this little crying train. But they got happy real quick. Promise!

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This room was just buzzing with happiness. I wanted to stay.

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This little darling? He wanted me to rescue him. I really wanted to take him home, but his mama said no.

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Doesn’t it just do your heart good to see these happy students serving? They make me smile every time!

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Our staff and volunteers were happy to be there. It showed.

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Then the service let out. I asked the parents to be still because they were blurring my picture.

They didn’t care.

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Again parents, move a little slower!

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And then it was time for everyone to go to KidStuf!

Based on the size of the crowd, I think they were all there!

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We introduced the Big Idea of Obedience.

You know…Doing what you’re asked to do by those who are over you.

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The serpent sang a song to Eve. This was my favorite line…

“How about you Evie poo…why would I lie to you?”

It was great!

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Houselights were up as kids and parents talked about why it’s important to obey.

What a great moment to witness hundreds of parents talking to their kids about obedience.

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KidStuf Take-Out = Rotten Apples Game

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Our Waumba Landers learned that God loves them.

I hope all of our preschoolers learn this and know this and believe it for the rest of their lives.

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Our staff was a little tired by the end of the day.

They’ve all worked so hard to be ready.

Promotion was seamless on every campus.

Grateful for each and every one of them.

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Then we took our tired feet home.

The end.

What happened with you this weekend?

Comments

  1. Tara Kaya says:

    Hi,
    I’m the early childhood director at Journey Community Church in San Diego. I use First Look and love reading your blog getting ideas. Could you tell me how you use your birthday cart and birthday bear? GREAT idea.
    Thanks,
    Tara Kaya

  2. Looking forward to it :).

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