Friday, September 30, 2011

Shirt orders must be In soon

Hey Gang!
   Shirt orders must be in by Wednesday if we want to have guaranteed delivery by Fall Festival. Our shirts will be $12.00 (add $2 for every "X" after XL). I would Also like to order "NEXT LEVEL PARENT" shirts if there's interest. Those shirts would be $10 (add $2 for every "X" after XL).
   I have your sizes, but I need your money by Wednesday, Oct. 5. Make checks payable to Emmanuel Baptist Church with "Next Level shirt" on the memo line. Sorry for the hurry, but we need these in time for Fall Festival. We probably won't be ordering again this year, so please get your money in by Wednesday.
Fearless Leader

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Okay! Ready for October?

Hey Gang:
   October is a crazy month for us. We will begin working on Fall Festival as soon as we meet again if not sooner. We need parents to drive vans for outreach October 12, during our normal time. We have a lot of ground to cover, and the more vans we have the better. We also need to start gathering candy and 12" balloons. The Factory Card Store store has good ones. We will be having some planning sessions and getting our ducks in a row.
   Also, I need parents. About 24 people for security and other grown-up type jobs. This year we'd like to hold an informational meeting for them before the event to make sure they know what to do when they arrive. Some jobs are, Prize Window, Sign-in and Sign out table, Door Security, Floor security. Parking Lot Security, and a large category we'll call "Available Manpower" (woman power? Person power?).
   Our top priority is safety, and security.
Parents are wierded out by Halloween more every year with questionable types walking the streets, tainted candy, bad weather and all. We offer a safe, fun, secure venue, excellent games, prizes, untainted candy, and a chance to hear a clear gospel message. We are fast becoming a "place-to-be" venue in our area. Parents of non-members who bring their children are giving us great reviews.
   Keep your eyes on the blog. If you are not a follower, sign up to be one. It automatically sends you an e-mail notification when I update the blog.
Love ya
Fearless Leader

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thanks everyone

   I want to thank everyone who helped make the service go smoothly today. I have heard much positive feedback. I hope you understand now the importance of service to your church body. Lots of people work hard behind the scenes for no pay or recognition to make sure everything comes together smoothly on Sunday morning. Today you were those people. I hope our behavior and labors glorified God and were a positive witness to people. Next up? Fall Festival and it's coming fast. Our candy bins will be out in a a week or two and we'll be doing a 1000-home outreach this year. See you Wednesday

    Love ya
   Fearless Leader

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Important Stuff to Remember

   Okay, okay! It's almost time. If you have a job Sunday morning, make sure you show up on time. We're counting on you. We need to be in our places with bright shiny faces:)
   Also, remember to ask your folks if they would like to donate to the radio ministry. If not, that's cool, but we need to let the guy at the station off the hook if we're not going to do it.
   Also also, we are 5-6 weeks out for the Fall Festival. Make sure you have Oct. 28 blocked out. Don't schedule anything for that date. We will also have a date here pretty soon for passing out fliers in the neighborhoods. We'll need vans, so if your parents would like to drive, let me know.
   Continue to pray for God's blessing on the service and pray for each other as we take on high and low profile jobs. We are having a problem with the projector that puts the words up in the back of the auditorium. Pray that we can get that squared away in time. The singers could really use that help!
   Keep praying

   Fearless Leader

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pray for me

Hey Gang:
   With all the hubbub of getting ready for Sunday, let's not forget that it is a service. I desperately need your prayers when I bring the Word Sunday morning. I haven't been in a Sunday morning pulpit since June of 2007. I am looking forward to it, but I am acutely aware of the implications of dividing the word in the presence of so many who know, and who do not know, the Lord.
    Let's remember that our service Sunday is not about us, but Jesus. We are privileged to do these small jobs in His name. Let's bring everything we have to whatever job we get. Pray for the singers who will be facing all 350 or so people and leading worship. They'll need courage, and focus. Pray for the ushers that they would be a positive witness and a welcoming spirit to those who visit as well as those who attend regularly . Pray for the greeters at the door, that they would be helpful guides to visitors and an excellent first impression of our family. Pray for the musicians; lots of pressure up there.
   Mostly, pray for the lost. If the Lord honors us with these special visitors, let us behave in such a way that they would be drawn through us as God draws them to Himself. What an honor to be a part of such a reconciliation.Pray for Peter as he organizes the music, and does so with the new distraction of a wonderful new baby. He's probably having trouble thnking about anything else besidse his beautiful little family! He loves the Lord, so I know he will do well.

See you tomorrow!
Fearless Leader

Monday, September 19, 2011

Katie's Update from the Wild, Wild West!

   This week was a lot of fun, it was our backpacking trip into the Tetons. We left very early Sunday morning and later on that afternoon we made our camp in the middle of the mountians. The next day we all hiked to Lake Solitude and all but four of us hiked up to Paint Brush Divide. Tt was beautiful up there. If you want to see a picture you can go to The link below this post. We got back on Tuesday and on Thursday we went on a day hike to Phelps Lake. and the rest of the week it rained so we didn't get to go on any more hikes. On Saturday we had a test on backpacking basics that you should know. I think most people did relatively well. There has been a bug thats been going around the campus please pray that everyone who is sick will get better and everyone who hasn't gotten sick won't.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Katherine has Arrived!

This morning Baby Katherine was born to Kim and Peter at 6:46 a.m. She was 7 lb. 7oz. and 20.5" long. Praise the Lord for a safe delivery and congratulations to Kim and Peter!

Fearless Leader

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Welcome New Levelheads!

I wanted to welcome you to the Levelhead database. I have updated the-mails and sent out a mass mail. If you did not get an e-mail Saturday or Sunday please contact me and I will get you in the database. Also, if your folks are not in the Next Level Parents database, I need their info too.
Fearless Leader

Monday, September 5, 2011

On the Level formatted for your Smart Phone

Hey Gang:
   On the Level is now formatted for your smart phone. When you log in from your iPhone, Droid or Blackberry, you can see a clearer, easier to navigate format. I hope that makes it a little more convenient for you.
In Christ
Fearless Leader

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Service Opportunities Abound

   Gene P. approached me today before morning worship service to ask if some of you would like to help serve at a leadership dinner. I told him you were very good at it and may be interested. Would you please let me know if you can help out? Remmeber this year our theme will be service. What a great opportunity to get off to a great start serving in this capacity.
   It is also great that many of you are already finding ways to serve. Caleb and Seth are in the sound booth, Amy and Zoe are playing their violins Sunday morning, Rachael, Katie, Grace, Christina, Hannah, Michaela, Anna, Summer, Olivia (did I miss anyone?) are all in the nursery. Many others are finding ways to help out as well. I'll ask again Wednesday. I'll get the particulars from Gene by then.

Thanks a lot!
Fearless Leader

Teen Service Scheduled!

Hey Gang:
   We will be conducting service September 25 from Greeting people, passing out bulletins and taking the offering, to leading music and bringing the message. It's all Next Level (and the regular musicians). I need to hear from people who would like to have a role in the service. I am taking care of the song leaders now, but I still need greeters, bulletin people, offering helpers, and anyone who would like to audition for special music. We have about two weeks, so let me know soon. I'm looking forward to this!

In Christ
Fearless Leader

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thanks for the STUFF

While I was away Wednesday, the gang stuffed about 25 backpacks for kids at local schools. I want to thank you for your hard work. This act of kindness will show our love to our local community and Jesus Christ will receive the glory for our efforts. I will be adding a note to the bags soon and we'll get them over to Clear Creek School. Pray that God will be glorified in this and that children will be reached for Christ. I'd also like to thank the members and parents who came through will school supplies for Next Level Ministries to make this project possible.
In Christ

Fearless Leader