Break out the herbal allergy teas!
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them”-Mother Theresa
Again, another quote on a church marquee (the two churches are right next to each other). I love it!
If these are the morning sermons for tomorrow at these churches, I know it’s going to be mmm, mmm, Good!
“You will never get rid of a bad temper by losing it.”
I saw this quote on a church’s marquee while driving through a neighborhood. I don’t know if this is the week’s sermon topic or not, but I love it. It made me think about this saying: “Well, I’m just gonna give him/her a piece of my mind!” (and a funny cartoon illustrating it). Of course, the result is, not having any of your mind left.
Children’s, and Youth’s Choirs.
Donated music lessons from professional musicians and music teachers.
See their favorite Christian music artist in concert.
Field trip to the local music instruments store.
Purchase musical instruments for the children.
Let them observe the piano/organ tuner at work, then give a report.
Let them start a nursing home ministry.
Sing the morning’s worship songs with the sick, lonely, and shut-in.
Create a scholarship fund for budding musicians and singers.
Tour colleges every year in the spring that offer degrees in church music, other music degrees.
Hold music classes in voice, instrument, theory, composition-a total music education experience-in your church’s education building, inviting local musicians to volunteer their time and talents.
Hold music workshops, including a series on vocal health.
Show them the beauty, the power of music while they are young, and they will have a healthy respect for its use when they are adults.
You know your church is doing something right when the neighborhood residents greet you with an enthusiastic “Hi!” before you can give them the same greeting.
You work the soup kitchen on Easter Sunday…and have more people to serve than normal.
The basketball team members include youth from the neighborhood.
Children and young people stand outside the gym, waiting for the doors to open so they can play.
A senior plays the old, but working piano, while waiting to be served by community service.
Couples living together become married, baptized, active members.
Abstinence is actively taught and modeled beyond weekly worship.
Anyone can come and participate in the children’s and youth ministries.
Tutoring is available for those needing extra help beyond school hours because they cannot afford private sessions.
I do not remember the whole story, but I heard it in a sermon, the question asked : “If this church were to burn today, would the neighbors care?”
Matthew 25:40-And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (KJV)