SonChasers News 10.2.13

So, have you seen the video of the little bunny (click here)?  Sometimes things just don’t go as planned.  You stay up late working on a presentation…and then you have technical difficulties that prevent you from sharing it the next day.  You map out the perfect vacation…and then it rains the whole time.  You take the time to prepare this great object lesson…and then it doesn’t even work!  Ever have one of those times?  Yeah, we all do.  And it’s in those moments, that we can realize our strength is not our own – it’s Christ’s.  Our wisdom is not our own – it’s from Him.  Our dependence has to be on Him alone.  Because He is the One who’s able.  “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.  Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.  And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.  May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.  Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.  Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever!  Amen”  (Ephesians 4:14-21)  
Blessings to you, friends — Becky Williamson
Children’s Director, Crosspoint Community Church

October Curriculum
I will be gone camping this weekend (Oct 4-6); ask a fellow teacher or large group leader if you have a question this Sunday morning and I’ll see you next weekend : )  
Oct 4 K-4th grade Heaven series (click here)  
Oct 4 Preschool Heaven series — watch for this on an email from Jen Swanson
Tweens — Shoebox Curriculum for October (click here)   

Just for you
Take 4 minutes and listen to this audio message “The Commitment of a Great Teacher.” (click here)  Caregivers, Toy Cleaners, Registration Volunteers, Large Group Leaders, Student Assistants, etc …EACH of you who serves on the SonChasers team…Regardless of role, you are each called to serve with excellence in this ministry we call SonChasers.   Thank YOU for all that you give.

Operation Christmas Child
We’re getting ready to launch this year’s collection of shoeboxes!  If you’ve participated before, you know that this is a favorite Christmas outreach.  And if this is your first opportunity, enjoy it!  SPECIAL THANKS to Melissa Peterson, Norma Ward, Jane McCully & Erika Leman for helping to plan some new details for this year’s project!

When Things Don’t Go as Planned:  “Time Trials”
Look for this “take-out training” in your (SonChasers) mailbox