We had a BCS board meeting on Friday morning and added a few more serving opportunities to the events. Please mark your calendars.
Feb 14 : Share His Love Valentines Supper. BCS will be putting on a free V-Day supper @ the Bradley Community Center (location may change) from 5-7pm. The kids will be helping serve, wash dishes, and wait tables.
April 2 : Serving at the Webster Pantry. 3:30 to 6:00pm. Dismiss @ 2.
April 26 : This was already marked as the last day with garbage pick up, BBQ, and Recital. We will also be having a short group PT conference to discuss summer goals.
Dear God. Thank you for blessing BCS. Please bless our out-reach efforts as we share your love with those in our community. Thank you for your love. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
It was a little chillier today -- but not too chilly to go outside. However, we did cut our afternoon outside exploration a little shorter and came in and played games.
Just a couple pics from the day... reading time and games/creating from when we came in early.
Thank you God for all of your blessings. Bring your presence and light into our hearts so that we may overflow with your goodness and mercy and pour it out on those around us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
Exploration Monday : Mrs. S is continuing through 'Is Genesis History'. Today we took a look at bones, bone marrow specifically, and how scientists have found bone marrow that is still stretchy in fossils that were previously dated to be millions or billions of years old. Since this isn't possible, some scientists have started using the marrow as proof that our world is really only about 6 thousand years old instead of millions -- building more evidence around the fact that Genesis could quite possibly be an actual source of history of creation and what followed.
The kids are taking a look at actual bone marrow in the pics.
Also our bible verse this week:
Romans 13:21 Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
I love the thought that by simply doing good, or making a simple act of kindness - we can defeat evil. ! This is great news.
Last, We will be ice skating at our house tomorrow. We will dismiss from the school at about 12:20 or so (after we eat) a…
I am already so excited for what 2019 has in store. We have a couple extra helpers for reading/math time in the mornings -- Don Olson, Lisa Finstad, and Bev! They are rotating in and out throughout the week. So very thankful for this addition. Also, Dan and Bobby led a very successful exploration Monday this week. I look forward to seeing how God will continue to evolve the school. He's amazing! and works through so many beautiful hands.
Our bible verse this week is John 3:30 --He must become greater and greater and I must become less and less.
I pray that Jesus fills all our hearts and His light shines through our actions and words. More of you God, please, and less of me. Thank you for loving us! In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Here are a couple pics from today -- I missed the volunteers. But I will get them!
Hey all! We are going to try something different this year for ice skating! :) I know new can be scary — but I have faith this can work and offer up a little more adventure, and LESS driving.
The ice at our house is good for skating... It’s patchy and zig-zaggy, but the kids and I seem to find this as not so much a set back as an opportunity to explore and use the imagination. Wallace also flooded half of their basketball courts.
So, we will keep the same dates as before — but skate at our house or Wallace. TBD. I will let you know the night before at the latest.
With this change - I will need 2 things from each family.
1. You will be responsible to provide skates for your kids. If you don’t have skates and need help obtaining them, let me know. There are a few extra pairs floating around the area.
2. You will be responsible to bring your kids and take them home when they get tired of skating or playing outside.
We will dismiss at 12:15ish on skating days. Please let me know if you ha…
I pray that everyone is having a good start to 2019. Please remember as we start this year, Jesus also offers us a clean slate, a fresh start. - In Luke 5:20, Jesus says - "Your sins are forgiven." We are saved by grace through faith, Ephesians 2:8.
Our bible verse this last week was John 3:36 -- And anyone who believes in God's son has eternal life. -- Our focus was the word 'believe'. When we believe in something, it causes an action. If I was driving along and my car slid off the road and I believed help was just a 100 feet away -- if I really believed that -- I would get out of my car and walk to help. If we believe in Jesus - His love, forgiveness, His saving power... we want to draw near to Him. It causes us to stop and call on Him and rest in Him. When we slide off the road in life, or get sidetracked -- Jesus isn't even 100ft away -- He's simply waiting with arms outstretched, to love His child. I pray, in 2019, we rest in His love - knowing we a…
A magical evening. The kiddos did amazing and the food and friends were awesome. My heart is full, content, and feeling blessed. Thank you to everyone who came and continue to support the kids and the school. Thank-you Bev for putting the program together and teaching! And thanks Mom, aka Grandma Susan for helping me.... and Lois and Mya and Cassie and Danielle and Kyle and Dad and Dan... actually there is a huge list of people that God continues to work through to make the school possible. .. This is just the tip of the ice berg -- Thank you all so much.
Enjoy the program -- It's just as good the second time :)
Also - Here are the ice skating dates for after the new year : We will dismiss at 11:45 on these days. Please let me know a little in advance if you need help with a ride -- shouldn't be a problem, but just so we know! (I also added these dates to the upcoming events. ) Price is still $5/child or $10/family. This includes skates.
We celebrated another birthday last week! I feel very blessed to be able to watch these kids grow and be a part of their lives -- and most of all, share Jesus with them and grow together in faith and hope.
This last week our focus was on 'What does it mean to be a Christian?' -- Is it always being kind? or sharing even when it's hard? or always being able to say the right thing?... or help those in need?... While these are all good things -- What truly makes a Christian a Christian is a relationship with Christ -- with our beautiful Savior, Jesus. We don't have to be perfect -- as a matter of fact - He knows we aren't. He will change our hearts, He will grow the fruits,-- we only need to open our hearts and souls to Him. What an awesome Christmas gift! A Savior! Thank you God for loving us and giving us the most perfect gift of all... and for coming to us when we couldn't come to you. Open our hearts to You so you can make us new and work wonders in our souls t…