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10th annual Jelly Beans & Squiggly Things begins

It’s a countdown!

There’s only five days left until the 10th annual Jelly Beans & Squiggly Things After School Fun Club begins.

For the past 9 years, this club has met every Wednesday at the elementary school at 3:10 p.m. This is a Christian, community outreach of Restoration Fellowship and children of all ages are welcome. It is a time of fun, food, fellowship, and sharing of Biblical truths and stories.

The children are taught and encouraged to value the commandment to love, respect, obey, and honor their parents. They are encouraged to value living and walking in a godly lifestyle. They are taught how to pray, how to have a quiet time, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They learn how to look up scriptures and use their Bibles. We have had many salvation decisions over the years.

Spirit of prayer has landed in the Jelly Beans Club. They are eager to engage in giving their voice to the Lord in prayer and then listen and hear His voice in return. The kids come into the Club time with many prayer requests. They have grown to understand and know where to find answers to the questions of their hearts.

Another major focus of this outreach is equipping the children with the knowledge of how much God loves them. Our experience has been that the natural, teachable spirit of a child can easily grasp this at a heart level. They experience the power of the affections of God and grow in understanding how valuable and precious they are to the Lord, Savior, and Almighty God who created them. The commandment to love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength becomes real and practical when they understand that God loves them in this same way! They are equipped and empowered to carry this back into their homes, the classroom and the playground. They are happy kids with happy hearts!!

Singing and praising the Lord is common among the “clubbers” and they are quick to volunteer to be the worship leaders! Children love to sing and it is a blessing to be a part of worshiping God in an atmosphere directed from a child’s heart.

In honor of our 10 year celebration, the adult and youth leaders of the Club have added free music lessons during our time together. This will include instruction on guitar, piano, drums and voice!

So, mark your calendars and join us on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 15, in Room 26 at the elementary school from 3:10 to 5 p.m. Parents are always welcome to attend the club. I want to extend a big “Thank you” to all of the parents who have trusted us with their children over the years for this weekly gathering.

A snack is provided and any child who would like to have a Bible is given one.

For more information, call the church office at 731-2937, Ext. 1, or the Searle family at 903-8104.