Summer is over, and One Way Kid’s Ministry will start meeting again on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m., children in grades 1-5 are welcome to join us at First Baptist Dayton, 501 Dayton Avenue, for One Way Kid’s Ministry. We guarantee that kids will have fun while learning about God’s word. Come join us and see! Please note: Sorry, we don’t have staff to accommodate children younger than first grade.
Submitted by: Gail Myers
Seasons are changing!
Soon the weather man will be talking about dropping temperatures and blustery days. With weather conditions like these, we better plan accordingly and get those jackets and hoodies out. We will begin to think of seasonal activities such as taking a hayride, raking leaves, going trick or treating, shoveling snow, or building a snowman.
Did you ever wonder why God ever created winter? Wouldn’t we all be better off without all this snow, freezing rain and cold temperatures?
But God said that He created every season for a purpose. So, yes! Even winter has its purpose. Not only do seasons have their purpose, but times of our lives have a purpose too. That means that there will be times when we will laugh, dance, love others, be loved, and have peace. There will also be times when we will cry, mourn and grieve, give up, or fix something that is broken.
Maybe you’re in a fun season of life right now. You are happy and your family is great, your friends just traded silly wristbands with you, you are doing well in school, and you had cinnamon rolls for breakfast! (What could be better?)
But maybe you’re in a sad season of life right now. Maybe someone you love has died recently. Maybe you are trying hard in school and your grades aren’t getting better. Maybe someone you love is fighting a lot and maybe your friends aren’t really your friends.
What I want you to know today is that seasons will change. Bad times and good times will come and go. You will change. Your friends and family members will change. Your home, school, or church may even change. And your hair, that will probably change too!
But God will never change. If you have a relationship with Him, He will never leave you. He will always be there to help you through. God says that He has made everything beautiful in its time. That means that He can take even the worst seasons of life and turn them into something more beautiful than we could ever have imagined. Our God is incredible! Enjoy the changing of the season!
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
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