Midweek Update | Vol. 2016, Issue 24
In This Issue
June 29, 2016
Summer is here! This means a change from our winter routines and an opportunity to get out and do some seasonal things.
With school out, both parents and children are looking forward to those fun days of summer. While this is a great time of the year to kick back and enjoy the beautiful weather, Sheila Wray Gregoire, in her book, To Love, Honor and Vacuum, offers some good advice to parents with kids.
"Summer days" she says, "are a great time to get out a chore sheet, give kids an opportunity to lend a helping hand and let them experience the satisfaction of a job well done." She talks about strategies to encourage kids to do chores, including tying the duties to allowances. "It's important" she says, "to demonstrate the value of earning money. If you buy them that chocolate bar or purchase that pair of designer jeans every time they ask, there's no incentive for your offspring to make their own dough." Very true.
For our youth, here are some wise words from Proverbs 10:5, "A wise youth harvests in the summer, but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace." Every 24 hours brings with it opportunities to grow, serve and be productive. See time as God's gift and seize the opportunity to live diligently for Him.
NB: This is our last Midweek update until the Fall. Thanks to our readership over the last 12 months.
As we break for the summer my prayer is that you will have a great, safe and enjoyable summer.
With every blessing...
This Week @ The Gathering Place
|Wednesday, June 29 ||Noon Prayer @ 12pm in Room 101 |
|Thursday, June 30||Early Morning Prayer @ 7am in the Boardroom|
Volleyball @ 7:30-9:00pm in the Gym
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|Friday, July 1||HAPPY CANADA DAY - OFFICES CLOSED|
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Connect with God through reading the bible and praying every day. Here is the bible reading plan for the next week (not including Sat & Sun):
June 30- Numbers 12
July 1 - Numbers 13
July 4 - Numbers 14
July 5- Numbers 14
July 6 - Numbers 16
Join with us as we journey through the first 5 books in 9 months. For this month's reading plan, pick up a June Bible Reading Bookmark at the Info Desk.
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Please join us for any of our prayer times throughout the week.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Wednesdays: 12 Noon in Room 101
Thursdays: 7:00 am in the Boardroom
Fridays: Intercessory Prayer 8:30 pm in the Boardroom
Submit your prayer requests here and our Intercessory Prayer team will pray on your behalf.
- Those in need of a healing touch: Mark Holland
- For people needing employment, and those facing financial hardship
- For marriages and families in crisis
- Bereaved families
- Thanksgiving for people who have had answers to prayer
- Amberlea Prebsyterian Church
- The persecuted church in Malaysia
- Pray for Light of Life Arabic Ministry (Fridays @ 7:00 pm), Pastor Maher Musa and our Arabic speaking church family members
- Great Beginnings Daycare - that the love of Jesus would be felt by families who don't attend church but their children attend our Christ-centered daycare