Wednesday, May 8, 2013

One Generation - Giant Choir

Timothy was the Apostle Paul's "beloved son" (2 Timothy 1:2) in the faith, his partner in ministry, the one he left behind to pastor the church in Ephesus (according to most Bible scholars.)

Look at this great testimony of where Timothy was taught about faith found in the first chapter of 2 Timothy.

             5 For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.

This Sunday in worship (at 8:30 and 9:45) we are going to have a beautiful picture of one generation declaring their faith to another generation as we sing "One Generation" the title song from our new choir CD. We're going to have a GIANT Family Choir with all generations singing together. ♫ One Generation shall praise Your name to another. ♪ ♫ One Generation declares Your mighty works.♪ ♫

While we sing we will have a video playing made up of pictures from our church family. In these pictures you will see three, four and even five generations together. It's REALLY awesome!

Here's a picture of me and my mom and my daughter, Christy, and her son - my newest grandbaby, Malachi. (It will be in the video while we sing - of course.)

So that you and your children can learn "One Generation" and join us in our Giant Mother's Day Choir this Sunday, here is a recording of "One Generation" that you can listen to.


Of course EVERYONE needs to buy a copy of our CD (it's how I'm helping our HS handbell choir, ReZounding PraiZe, get to Portugal on a mission trip) and it's just nice to have some worship music to play in your car while you're traveling around town with your children. The CD is made of songs that we sing together in worship or that you have heard our choir sing.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Making May Memories

When I was a child we had a May Day tradition in our family. I still remember it (and I think - if I remember correctly - that I passed along this tradition to my daughter, Christy.)

On May 1st - May Day - we would make a basket and fill it with flowers. I guess people still do this because I found some pictures of May Day Baskets (yay, Google).

We made ours out of strawberry baskets. Remember these? Do they still come this way? I don't remember seeing them lately.
We would run ribbon in and out of the basket and add some ribbon for a handle. Then we would fill the basket up with fresh flowers cut from our yard.

The fun part was then going to one of our church's senior adult's house where we would leave the basket on the doorstep or hang it on the door handle. We would then ring the doorbell then run and hide behind the bushes to watch as the lady answered the door and was pleasantly surprised by an anonymous gift of flowers.

I suppose nowadays you'd get shot by some neighbors if they saw you hiding in the bushes. But that's a different post.

Making memories with your children is SO important. It connects you as family. It provides a fantastic opportunity to teach values - if you have good activities and talk about what you are doing. And it just makes life more fun! That's important!

Here's a memory you can make with your children that will be easy and fun. Take our choir CD (buy one tonight if you don't have one yet) and teach your child(ren) the song "One Generation" and then join us next Sunday morning for a giant family choir as we sing "One Generation" in our 8:30 and 9:45 services. How fun is that? Ask grandma to sing with us too and get all the generations together!

To summarize:
Today - make a May Day basket to fill with flowers and leave it on someone's door without getting shot.
This week - get a choir CD and teach "One Generation" to your kids and your mom.
Mother's Day, May 12 - sing with our giant choir for the 8:30 and/or 9:45 worship services at Hilldale.