Monday, December 13, 2010

Family Fuel

Jennifer became a member of St. Luke's UMC on Sunday, and I went to worship with her and celebrate her membership.  After the 9:30 service, I got to see their "Family Fuel" program, which is a ministry for families and children.  Jennifer's involvement came about when she called Jamalyn one evening to see if she wanted to meet for supper.  Jamalyn was in a bit of a panic because one of the "actors" she had lined up for the skits had backed out.  Jennifer asked if there was anything she could do to help, and, well, the rest is history.  Note to self, "Use caution when asking a pastor what you can do to help." : )

This is the set they use.  You can just catch a glimpse of Pastor Dave through the door.

Jamalyn welcomes the group and starts the lesson, when she is interrupted by...

 Jen, who is all hopped up on energy drink and won't stop running around the stage.

Dave joins in the fun.

 I got a kick out of Margaret watching.  She's taking it all in, but somehow she seems to be thinking, "who are these people, and what have you done with my parents?"

 A blurry picture, but I had to post one of Dave in his tutu.

 That got a hint of a smile from Margaret.

 The virtue this month is JOY: finding a way to be happy even when things don't go your way.  Jennifer gave all the kids kazoos to take home to help them remember to have JOY.  Oh, was there ever JOY!

 There was music, and singing, and dancing, and energy, and kazoos, and scripture, and fun!

 Which just goes to show, when recruiting participants for skits, the scripture says:

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