Tuesday, December 29, 2009

YAM Holiday Happenings

The Young Adult Ministry has had a busy Christmas season this year. We welcomed home many of you students that are studying at colleges and universities outside of the greater Cleveland area. On Sunday Mornings we completed our study of Advent: What Really Happened Christmas Morning, the women's bible study continued to meet through the holiday and we held two activities for the students to be involved with and enjoy each others friendship.

We had a Christmas party that included a white elephant gift exchange, with some pretty creative re-gifting, a canned food collection for the PHBC pantry ministry, games and of course plenty of food.

About 16 members of the Young Adult Ministry went ice skating the Sunday after Christmas at Iceland in Strongsville. Some were on skates for the first time in years others were honing their skills for the upcoming Olympic Games.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Takin' Him To The Malls

On December 13, 2009, the Worship Arts Ministry took 90 minutes of Christ-centered music to Parmatown and Southpark malls.  At 3:30 the "Ron Nelson" jazz trio started playing at Parmatown Mall, followed by the "brassphone 4" and finally our worship choir.  By the time the choir was finishing things up at Parmatown, the jazz trio had traveled to Southpark in Strongsville to begin our program their. 
The whole idea behind this outreach is to draw a crowd that the musicians and people form our church could connect with.  The weather was beautiful, the crowds were very nice and it turned into wonderful night that was really enjoyed by the musicians and audience alike!  Thanks so much to everyone who supported this new endeavor!

Soul'd Out Quartet

What a fun night we had on Tuesday, November 24.  The wonderful, nationally known vocal group "Soul'd Out Quartet" spent a fantastic evening with us.  They entertained us, made us laugh, shared their lives and the gospel of Christ with a nice, full crowd for this year's Thanksgiving week Concert.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Ultimate SuperCharge Christmas Party

Our 5th and 6th graders had so much fun at our Ultimate SuperCharge Christmas party on December 5. We played games, ate snacks and had a great time with each other.

Waiting on the unveiling of what the SuperCharge challenge would be.

We had a gingerbread house making contest. Each team took on a personality of their own.
This team was very organized.

This team was very creative.

This team was very festive.

This team was enthusiastic and just plain old messy!

We decorated the Christmas tree and took our family photo. We had a blast celebrating Christmas at SuperCharge and can't wait until the next one.

Bethlehem Project

Grades 1-6 joined together this past Sunday for a special Christmas service. With the use of puppets and modern technology, Sonshine and Gang Puppet Team presented the Bethlehem Project. The program closed out with a devotional entitled “Isn’t it Amazing”? As children realized what amazing things God has done for us, several children chose to give their lives to Jesus for the first time. It’s always exciting to see God work in the hearts of our children. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pioneer Girl Mother Daughter Christmas Event

Surrounded by live music and snowflakes, our moms and daughters enjoyed a festive evening together. They began by making snowflake napkin rings and listened to a devotional about how God has made each one of us unique, just as there are no two snowflakes alike. That was illustrated further as 138 people created their own snowflakes, with no two being alike. The girls were awarded their badges they earned since September. After the girls received their badges, our Junior Guides served hot chocolate and snowflake cake to finish out the evening. We’re so glad our moms and daughters were able to spend quality time together.