CMD Stories

Stories submitted by people who participated in Children's Ministry Day. (69 results)
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02/13/2015First Baptist Woodstock116 Lakeview Drive, Woodstock, VA 22664 Girls in Action (4th - 6th grade) We have been working on the "All About You" Project all year - ending with the "Children's Ministry Day". We attended Familyfest with a booth - making Salvation necklaces and explaining the process. Every month we perform work in the "Memory Lane" unit of Skyline Nursing Home, Woodstock, VA. GA's hand made a quilt, cards and gathered items and shipped to the Air Force Chaplin group in the Middle East, sang Christmas Hymns throughout Skyline residents and visitors, ending with Children's Ministry Day -made 17 Scripture Valentines to hang in a child's room receiving Cancer treatment - the Girls sing before the Church next week and shipping "Pants to Africa" Children's Orphanage-Missionary Ms. Gossnelle and celebration party, Wednesday.
02/12/2015Ridge Baptist ChurchRichmond 1515 E. Ridge RoadWe delivered 286 valentines to a local nursing home. The children went door to door delivering valentines and hugging 200 residents and telling them that God loves them. GAvalentines.jpg (762 KB)
02/19/2015Grace BaptistHermiston, Oregon555 SW 11th StreetThe Children pulled the weeds from around the Sprinkler Heads at the Church, so that the Sprinklers could run easier and better when they get turned on this year. They did a wonderful job. Then We Leaders Laverne Crum, Mary Forman, Liz and Darrell Shaw took the Kids to Dairy Queen for Sundays to Thank Them for all their hard work. What a wonderful day that was.
02/15/2015Gilgal Baptist Duncanville alWe chose the seniors in our church. We put a survey in the Sunday school classes, those that responded were ministered to. The theme Surrender, Sacrifice and Serve touched the seniors hearts as well as the children. We gave valentines with cookies, songs, hugs and some we worked in their yards. We began the day at 8:30 had lunch at 12:30 followed by presentation of certificates a bag of candy with heart thank you note to children participants.
02/16/2015Greensport Baptist Church / childrenAshvilleAlabamaThe children and leaders took up can foods to give to our local food bank, we planted tomato plants and the children will give the tomatoes out to the elderly in the church when they are ready. Our theme was all about Jesus fed the 5000 what can we do to help the hungry. IMG_5198.jpg (903 KB)


02/24/2015Pleasant Ridge Baptist ChurchHueytownAlabamaSince the theme was one of service, I asked our custodian if there were any jobs my children could do for Children's Ministry Day. He said he could use some help dusting all the pews in the sanctuary. My kids and adults came armed with dust cloths and pledge furniture spray. In less than 2 hours all the pews, furniture, railings and window sills were clean and dust free. We then went to the chapel and completely cleaned it! After all that work, we enjoyed a much deserved pizza lunch. The kids were great and enjoyed doing such a kind act of service for our church. They were quite proud of the work that was accomplished.
03/23/2015Mountain View Baptist Church Lake IsabellaCaliforniaBecause there is a huge spring festival in our community in February, I scheduled our CMD for March 14th instead of February 14th. Our children went to two local Senior Care Facilities to sing and visit. We sang, "Yes, Jesus Loves Me," at each facility and the children passed out Easter bookmarks to the residents. We prayed for the residents and tried to brighten their days and tell them that Jesus loves them. The most impactful thing happened when we visited a woman from our church, Diane Foster, who was on hospice and dying of cancer there at the facility. Diane has been a Sunday School teacher at our church for over twenty years, and she was the Sunday School teacher for most of the children who came to visit. She was delighted to have a visit from them. She looked at us crowded in her room after we sang to her and said, "I want you all to remember that Jesus does love you. Stay with him your whole life. You will always need him and He will always be with you; You will never be alone." Diane died four days later. I believe God gave us one last chance to hear Diane's testimony. When I planned this year's CMD, it was before Diane went on hospice. I believe that the Holy Spirit arranged one final chance for Diane to share His love with her Sunday School class. May we all be so blessed to share Jesus right up until our dying days.
02/11/2015GA Leader at Carrollwood Baptist ChurchTampaFLMetropolitan Ministries is a community outreach program that assists people and families through means of a food pantry, resident programs for those who need a place to live till they get back on their feet, clothes closet, job assistance, school for elementary age children, etc. We made Birthday-in-a-Bag bags (includes all the things you would need to have a birthday party like cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins, forks, toys, banner, tablecloth, & birthday card) for the residents, Valentine bags with stuffed animals & cards for school kids, and water bottles with drink mix for the staff. When families are homeless, holidays, like birthdays, don't always get celebrated. By being able to have a birthday bag, families can celebrate and gives them some sense of normalcy. Last year we made only 3 birthday bags. This year, thanks to the generosity of our congregation and a local Christian school, we were able to take 30 birthday bags, 50 Valentine bags, and 50 water bottles! God is so awesome!
02/16/2015Southside Baptist ChurchJacksonvilleFloridaFor Children's Ministry Day our kids went out and loved on some of our church's homebound members. We met at the church and made Valentine's Day cards that everybody signed and had silk rose bouquets with a ribbon attachment card that had a heart picture with John 3:16 formatted to make the Valentine acronym. We all got on the bus and went to visit 6 homebound church members. The ladies were overjoyed to see the children. We spend 10-20 minutes with each person and they shared so many great stories about their lives and about our church. The kids saw how lonely some of the ladies were and realized why what we were doing was so special. They enjoyed the visits and wished we could have stayed longer. It was a great day!10995932_10203847220636659_4616014458179580503_n.jpg (79 KB)
05/06/2015Center Hill Baptist ChurchLoganville,GeorgiaWe worked at FISH, a Christian Thrift Store. We sorted clothes and hung clothes from large bags onto hangers. After working at FISH for two hours we had hotdogs at the church and then visited with a shut-in who was not a member of our church
05/04/2015First Baptist ChurchColumbusGeorgiaWe hosted a mock "baby shower" for the mothers who have babies in the NICU at Midtown Medical. These mothers and families live at the Ronald McDonald House for weeks at a time. The GAs collected money in baby bottles from our church, family,and friends. The GAs made decorations and brought baby gifts such as blankets, infant gowns and diapers. The money was used to buy items the mothers need while their babies are in the NICU. Our Gas and their mothers and a few friends joined us for the shower. It was a fun event. We donated the items to the Ronald McDonald House so they can personally give these items to the mothers, babies and families in need.IMG_6147copy.jpg (245 KB)
02/24/2015First Baptist ChurchCharlestownINGAs at First Baptist of Charlestown, Indiana distributed handmade Valentines to residents of a local assisted living home. The girls were overjoyed to get out in the community and share the love of Jesus in this way. FBC GAs.jpg (718 KB)
02/18/2015Liberty Baptist GAAuburnKentuckyLogan-Todd Association sponsored a day that included the story of the Good Samaritan, thank you cards to our local hospital ER workers and goodie bags to show our appreciation for all they do.
02/14/2015Big Bone Baptist ChurchUnionKentuckyour Ga's visited one of our shut ins and we did some odd jobs for her as well as visited with her , took her a rose as well. Then we went to a senior home and passed out valentines our kids had made as well as visited with them and sang a song to them.
02/16/2015Logan Todd Baptist Association Children's MinistriesRussellvilleKentucky18 children and 8 adults, representing 4 churches, met at our association office. We started with a fun activity for the children, then had a Bible study: A First Responder: The Good Samaritan. (for a number of years we have combined CMD with the Project HELP focus). We made Valentine cards and snack bags for the ER workers at our local hospital. They, too, may deal with PTSD, but are often overlooked. We wanted to say thank you for what they do to help save people's lives. a card was made listing all the children's first names and church attended. Due to hospital restrictions regarding children under 18, they were not able to deliver the cards and candy. However, the box was taken to the hospital by an adult after our event. What a blessing to see their reaction to the gifts!
02/21/2015Central Baptist Association SpringfieldKentuckyEach year Central Association does an association-wide Children's Ministry Day inviting all churches to participate. This year the ministry project was a baby shower to benefit a local faith-based pregnancy and counseling center that provides many services to the communities in Washington and Marion Counties in Kentucky. Those attending made Valentine cards for the clients, heard the Birth of a Baby (nativity) story using rubber duck nativity pieces, were presented the focus scripture through magic, and played dolly hot potato. Other activities included a baby parade and an adult baby bottle chug-a-lug contest. Each child received a rubber duck with hearts and a scripture card to remind them to pray for the House of Hope Center. Cake and punch was served to celebrate giving our all for Jesus. Cake.jpg (101 KB)
02/21/2015Believers Southern Baptists ChurchWichitaKSOur group has been focusing on the senior adults of our church this year. For CMD we decided to focus on the widows and widowers of our church. Each meeting since the first of the year we worked on projects to go into a Valentines bag, a salt dough heart magnet, chocolate covered pretzels, conversation hearts with appropriate Bible verses, etc. On Valentines morning, we all separated and delivered our bags. We have several newly widowed women who really needed to feel loved on this day. Ministry was certainly done at many of the homes. I'm so proud of my group.DSC_0785.JPG (228 KB)
02/18/2015Kingdom Kids: An Associational Children's MinistrySomersetKYWe began the day by decorating Valentine cookies for community heroes. Families delivered the cookies to nursing home nurses and aides, Hospice employees, hospital nurses, firemen, and policemen. That afternoon we sang at a nursing home. cmd5.jpg (101 KB)
02/17/2015Post Oak BaptistRussellvilleKyThe Post Oak Girls in Action did their Children's Ministry Day project today at the assisted living home in Russellville. The girls handed out homemade Valentine cards to the residents, helped some of the residents make and decorate photo frames and bookmarks, sang, and played Win, Lose, or Draw with the residents. Everyone had a good time and asked to do this again!image_4.jpg (107 KB)

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