Friday’s Favourites: December 17, 2010

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This was evaluation week at work. So my blessings and resulting thanksgiving are centered on work. Of course this list is not comprehensive. But since it is Friday’s Fave Five, I will list only five blessings. You can list your own blessings by going to Susanne’s Living to Tell the Story and link up here.

1. CM Volunteers. On Sunday the Children’s Ministry Team (cm) at my church (and also my workplace) passed out thank you gifts to the volunteers. Without this giving, dedicated “workforce” (46 people) cm would not be able to function. Thanks to you ALL for your help, dedication, and love for the children and families of the church.

2. Ending well. Our cm director, Lori, has begun a full-time job and so needed to resign as director. On Lori’s last official Sunday she and Dan (guitarist) led the children in a Christmas Play. It was well done and meaningful. Lori will still be around church so be sure to thank her for her involvement in your child’s life. Thank you, Lori, for working diligently all year-long and most importantly for ending well.

3. Steadfastness. Jessica, our nursery director will still be on the cm team. I am grateful that she’ll be around to help me navigate the changes that are coming to cm. Jessica has a peaceful, dedicated, godly spirit which is easy to work with and helps me calm down when it is stressful. BTW – Jessica came up with the thank you food gift for the cm and nursery volunteers. Thanks, Jessica, for your steadfastness.

4. Our mission. There are many ministries at CNC (Respite, Neighborhood Meals, Big Kids Club, Book Club, Youth, & Wednesday Prayer Meeting just to name a few). I love that CNC has a dedication to helping people and not just spiritually. I love that we minister to the whole person without strings attached. I thank Pastor Mike for his vision for our church. I thank the many leaders and many, many helpers in these various ministries. As we cooperate and work toward the common goal of “loving our neighbours” we make a difference in their lives now and for eternity.

5. Small Groups. You knew I had to bring this up!  Did you know that we have 9 ongoing groups and 7 new ones starting up in January? I am grateful for the leaders of these groups, for the child care workers, and for the participants. Lives are being changed and supported in these groups. Thanks to all of you for the part you play in small groups.

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  • 1. Lisa notes...  |  . at .

    Yea for volunteers! Sounds like you work with some great people who are making a difference in this world for Christ.

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  • 2. Melissa  |  . at .

    Sounds like a wonderful group of people to work with!

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  • 3. Ellen  |  . at .

    His Susan. How nice to meet you. So you spent a short while in good ole Montebello. Small world isn’t it? I’m glad your ministry teams are doing a good job. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  • 4. Brenda  |  . at .

    So sorry to hear that Lori won’t be doing childrens ministries any more, I know she will be missed!

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  • 5. Gattina  |  . at .

    That’s nice what you are all doing !

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  • 6. Willow  |  . at .

    It’s great to have such a wonderful group of volunteers, and the volunteers appreciate being appreciated.

    Merry Christmas!

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  • 7. Hazel  |  . at .

    Truly there is joy in God’s service. Yay for volunteers. Your post makes me think of my mother who is so involved in church stuff back home. Thanks for dropping by at my nook. I scrolled down a bit and liked your post on de-commercializing Christmas. Lots of good ideas there.

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  • 8. Susanne  |  . at .

    It sounds like you have a very active, loving church. Wonderful to have people who are willing to give of themselves and their talents.

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  • 9. faith  |  . at .

    I love how the Lord blesses us through our local churches.
    Sounds like an amazing group of volunteers……Merry CHristmas to you!

    Reply

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