Dayton will be part of two community events in September. Come join us at the Psalm Festival and the Kite Festival. First Baptist will be a participant in the Psalm Festival, a free event for kids at Gil Lynn Park, held on September 16 from noon-5 p.m. The event will be lots of fun with games, inflatables, petting zoo and much more.
On Saturday, September 30, from noon-5 p.m., also at Gil Lynn Park, we’ll be at the kite festival with free slap bracelets for kids to decorate. Free kites will be given to the first 500 kids in attendance. There will be lots of fun activities at this free event, so we hope to see you there.
Every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m., First Baptist Dayton holds TeamKID, for children in grades 1-5. Have you ever learned a memory verse by flying paper plates into hula hoops? Have you ever played “monkey soccer”? Those are just a couple of examples of the fun things that happen at TeamKID! Come join in on the fun next week at First Baptist Dayton, 501 Dayton Avenue. TeamKID is part of our newly named One Way Kid’s Ministry, headed by Becky Shanks.
Are you with the “IN” crowd or are you an “Outcast”? This is a situation many of us face every day of our lives. Being an outcast is no fun, including the pain, hurt feelings, and shame that goes along with it. Rejoice! God is here for ALL of us!!!
God doesn’t see “Outcast”; he sees All of his children. Celebrate who you are. Celebrate what makes you an individual! He didn’t make us to be the same. What a boring world that would be. We were made with our own looks, personalities and talents for a reason. It takes all of us to make the world go around. Stay in Faith and be assured you are exactly how God created you. He loves us ALL and forgives us ALL.
Why do we shun those not like us? All black sheep can become the saving lamb at some time. We are all “Outcasts” in given situations. Some days and some places there will be times that we do not “fit”. Think about WWJD, “What would Jesus do”? Would he shun some and not others? It’s hard to think he would, when we are all his children. To God, there are no outcasts. He gives us courage to reach out to the outcasts so that everyone feels they belong. Remember, God loves us all, outcasts and sinners.
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
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