Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
This is the big week. Our final push will begin shortly to gather candy, get games together and pray for God's intervention in bringing children. At least part of the time (if not all the time) Wednesday will be spent in preparation. Starting Monday, our commercials will start on Spirit 95. I included a sample you can hear for yourself. I had to add images to make it a video. It's just clipart with a goofy effect. Enjoy!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
After the meetings, Chere and I have had to stay fairly late to clean up. Several of you are leaving a mess behind and heading out the door. We need you to stay and assist in the clean-up duties we agreed to complete. We could get a sign-up sheet and make it all official or you could just do the right thing and pitch in by cleaning up around the tables and volunteering to run the vacuum occasionally. I know you need to get home and believe me so do I. Let's make light work with many hands and let's project a positive witness by doing it before we're asked. I knew you'd understand.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
I sent out an e-mail that you have, no-doubt, seen and I wanted to get the blog out too. We are hoping to get donations of physical items as well as monetary support from our church to help us with a lower budget number. The items we are requesting are
(preferably without "Halloween-ie" labels,
* 10-12" balloons,
* A helium tank
(for the balloon archway)
* Gift certificates
for Frostys or McDonald's treats etc.
$12-14 per 30-second spot on Spirit 95 We will also negotiate with
secular stations and let you know...
for the set up night
* Financial Consideration (money)
*24 Responsible good-looking Adults
Fortunately all our parents qualify. (security, registration, supervision)
We also will be skipping the on-site radio broadcast in lieu of advertising. We basically were paying $250 for ads and $250 for the broadcast. If we just purchase ads at the $12-14 rate, we can get sponsorships for a block of ads or just single ads.
We are hoping that folks who want to get involved will find one of these categories an agreeable way to participate. Speaking of participation, we also need at least 24 parents for registration and security. We will also need parents with vans to help out with our door-to-door outreach about two weeks prior (watch for dates!).
Keep your eyes on this blog in the coming weeks!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
The Next Level Meeting this Wednesday will be held at Audrey J.'s house. We will be celebrating our annual "Everybody's Birthday" party ta their pool. Bring swimming stuff (Appropriate swimwear please) and a towel. Also, I'll get pizza and a big cake. Bring anything you think would complement it nicely. Two-liters would be good or chips yadayadayada. We may be starting a little earlier or going a little later. I'm working that out today (Monday). Keep checking the blog!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Rachael won "Best Camper" at Camp Good News this summer making it three Next Level girls in a row to win it! Two years ago it was Audrey , followed by Kayla ,and this year Rachael won it. Best camper is chosen by the counseling staff for excellent behavior, active participation, and a selfless attitude in putting others first throughout the week. We can't help but be a little proud of our gals from Emmanuel who know that sometimes the best Bible people read is their witness. Here's a little shot we took after the awards ceremony with Rachael, Kayla, Hannah and Sophie. Congratulations on successful camping for everyone who attended, including our Emmanuel volunteers in the kitchen (Emily P. and Audrey P.) and Olivia S. was a Counselor-in-Training this year.
The plan would involve giving us the auditorium for Wednesday nights with the possibility of using the foyer area just outside the door.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Just wanted to post these for anyone who may be feeling discouraged. Hang in there!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
June 23 our Red Cross Blood Drive is on! I hope you have been passing out fliers and posting posters and pestering your neighbors about giving. The set up will begin around 12:45 p.m. so I would all who would like to work the first shifts to be there at noonish. I will need about four people per hour until 7-8 (tear down). Be ready to commit Wednesday June 16 on a sign up sheet. Mexico Peeps can show up when they feel like it.
If you would like to be a bleeder...er donor, you need to weigh 110 lbs and be 17 or 16 with parent permission.
Get those posters up! Tell your neighbors! Spread the word! Bake me cookies (sorry, carried away).
If you get a wierd e-mail from me with an ad for wierd stuff. Just toss it. I had a spam attack that my virus software somehow missed and it used my e-mail contacts to send out its ad. I used Norton 360 to find the bot and I think (I hope) I have taken care of it. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I was at the Basics 2010 Conference last week in Chagrin Falls, Ohio (just outside Cleveland). They were taking pictures for their web slide show and my picture made it...kind of. If not for the thinning hair and the MacArthur Study Bible, I might be just another face...er head. That's me all right. Proof I was there. That's like my 5.3 minutes of fame.
P.S. Look at pictures and hear some of the great messages I did www.parksidechurch.com, then click the BASICS 2010 tab at the bottom.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I found this garage band (a great one) called DaveDays. He does fun covers and humorous parody songs. He always keeps it clean and I wanted to share this cover of the FreeCreditReport.com commercial he did. You'll be singing his version around the house all day. Enjoy!
The folks were impressed by your hard work and I was proud to be there when they kept looking at me with that "wow" look on their faces.
What I hope you took away from this is how important the poor were to Jesus when He walked he earth and how He reminded us that we would "have them with us always". Your labor helped the Hoosier Hills Food Bank show compassion. We should be all about this.
I am also happy to hear from so many of you that you enjoyed the work and want to do it again. That could be arranged! We shold ask how we can be a blessing to people in our own church also.
Love you guys
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I have not received a cancellation from the Hoosier Hills Food Bank yet so I think we're still on for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. You can assume we're on unless I hear an update from the food bank. I will call them Monday. Remember to dress appropriately for handling food. No open-toed shoes. T-shirts and jeans should suffice. Be at the site and ready to go at 6:30 p.m. We will finish by 8:00 p.m. to give us time to get people back to the church for AWANA completion. Some of you have younger family members involved in AWANA. Let's glorify God in this effort to help those in need.
Click above link to get to a map and directions.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
What do you call a potato with glasses?
What do you call a potato that always causes trouble?
What do you call a potato that throws up a lot?
What do you call a helpful potato?
I have a million more! I want you to send your best Potato Joke. Remember, the set up is half the joke. Make sure your punchline ends in -tater or -tator. I will put together a slide show of the best with the name below.
I can't wait!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Spring break start for most of us March. 15. Do we want to take that week off or use the gym and play awhile? I would like to give Dale the heads up if you want to do somethig special. Let me know by comment or e-mail.
P.S. Do you like the fish?
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Oh yeah, I watched it. Every minute, every play right to the part when Peyton Manning reran the hapless error that cost Brett Favre and the Packers their shot at the Vince Lombardi Trophy. I was unreasonably upset and undoubtedly disappointed in something that in the scheme of life didn't amount to a hill of beans (frankly, I'd rather have a hill of beans).
Now I rembember why I stopped watching IU basketball. It was another disappointing evening for the Hoosiers and I had shouted and griped my way through another frustrating 40 minutes of basketball which made my children wonder who this crazy man was in their living room and what had he done with their father. As I lay in my bed, losing sleep and looking up at the ceiling, the still, small voice we all know we will hear (after having behaved badly) inquired as to why I would allow anything but the Holy Spirit to move me so dramatically. In fact, did the Holy Spirit move me so dramatically? I pretty much gave it up. I'd guess I haven't watched six halves of IU basketball in 10 years. This season I watched a record three whole Colts games. Apparently, it was enough to lead me to believe they now owed me a Super Bowl Trophy. I felt those old familiar passions again. I felt the extreme disappointment and even anger at having been let down again when I had sat at the LCD altar and paid my tithe of three hours of my life.
Now, it's all over. I have once again been let down. What did I expect?
Let's remember that devotion to anything but the Lord is folly. It's okay to be a football fan, but to allow the devotion to team to stand in your way of dveotion to your Lord is a step onto the wrong path. Ask yourself, if we had scheduled church this evening, would you have come or skipped it for the game? Whatever you put before your God, becomes your god.
I hope the people of New Orleans enjoy their victory and give God the glory for this bright spot in he midde of a world of troubles. I hope they thank Him for the restoration that has come from Him after he demonstrated his power in a windstorm. I hope they will use their moment in the sun to glorify him. What I truly hope is that all people tonight will realize that you must be a saint to truly be a winner.
Don't take it so hard. Games come and go, but the Lord stands forever.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Mr. McC. need help with the AWANA Quizzing and contests. He will need about six or eight of you for various jobs.
It sounds like lots of fun. Please contact Adam's dad or mom if you can help. Do it soon! I was supposed to ask you Wednesday and it slipped my mind.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Start your cookie dreaming now.
Meet the cookies here www.girlscoutcookies.org/meet_the_cookies.asp
Fearless Leader (and Girl Scout dad)
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Hey guys! Here are directions for posting to the blog:
Log into your blogger account.
On the main page that appears (called the "Dashboard"), there should be a list of all of the blogs that you are a contributer of. If you got the blog invitation from Mr Mose, then this blog should be on the list.
There is a button labeled "New Post" underneath this blog on the list. Click that, and you will be brought to a page where you can write the post.
Then create your post.
Click the button that says "Publish Post" and you will have successfully published a post to the Next Level blog!
NOTE: You must first be invited to join the Next Level blog before you will be allowed to post to it or comment on other posts. Please ask Mr Mosley to send you an invite if you have not already received one.
Hope this helps!
- First go to http://www.blogger.com/
- Then click the big, orange button that says "Create A Blog"
You will be directed to a page that says "Create a Google Account." Follow the onscreen instructions. You will need to:
- Enter YOUR email address (you will need to type it twice to verify it).
- Create a password (like with the email, you will need to enter it twice)
- Create a "display name" (which will be your username)
- Type in the "Word Verification" code, which will be displayed onscreen (This basically ensures that an actual person is creating the account, not a computer).
- Accept the Terms of Service
- Click the big, orange button that says "Continue"
On the next page, you will be given the opportunity to create a blog. If you do not wish to do this, simply click the link that says "Skip this and create a blog later" (This link is located directly next to the big orange "Continue" button).
You will then be directed to the Blogger Dashboard (which is the page you will see every time you log in)
Congrats! You have now successfully created a Blogger account!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
We set the second weekend of January for our Progressive dinner a month ago and it's almost here. We will meet at the church at 5 p.m. Friday 1/8 to carpool, as many as possible. Parents who would like to pilot minivans would be appreciated. Will be sending out directions and details this week so stay tuned!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Pray for Pastor Kammel as he makes decisions about children's ministries, and the leadership as they stand ready to help us solve our size problems. Pray that EBC will be able to give us the budget we need to increase and improve our outreach and service, pray for parents who have supported us well and made the successes we've had possible. Pray for the children in our church and community and that God would show us how best to reach them, again pray for Peter, Kim, Chere and me, and pray that God would help you focus your lives and energies toward Christ and we would succeed by doing His will (which never fails).
They are not the enemy! Share your spiritual questions and insights. Share what we talk about at NLM and encourage them to volunteer for our activities. We want them to be involved in your spiritual growth and maturity. Listen to their ideas and insights about how to grow spiritually. Share a devotional some days. Sit down and pray together, taking turns asking God to intervene for friends, loved ones, and the lost. Make lists writing down all the reasons you have to praise God and share them. It could spawn some interesting discussions.
Word has reached my royal ear (as King Louie in the Jungle Book said) that there are divisions among you (as Paul said) and it breaks my heart. How, after all we have been through and after all the truth we have learned together, could you still carry the grudges and let the pettiness put you aside? Remember these are carried and they can be dropped. Be thankful that God does not carry grudges but sees you far away and runs to you and craves your reconciliation with Him. He gives you every chance. He gave His only son so that you could be reconciled. Do you really think you have the right to stay away from NLM or avoid talking to someone because he or she said so and so? Make this the year you reconcile, understand, and rise above the pettiness and the sin that so easily besets us and makes us rusty swords for a battle that requires you to be keen and sharp. What? Do you like being upset and on edge? Cast it aside. God has said, "If you love me keep my commandments." Time to show your love for Him by showing it for your fellows. Rise above it, reconcile, understand each other and move on for the cause of Christ.