We will be meeting in the North wing of NSUMC campus this semester on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M.
Continuing with the "Mission Impossible" theme our special agents will engage in some intense missions that will require their special art skills and creativity.
September is the month to decide our direction, enroll, and train students and their families, and commit the future.
I will share the vision for our journey and some basic info but each "special agent" will have their own duties designed just for them based on their qualifications, interest, and abilities.
This message will SELF-DESTRUCT when you delete it. If you choose to be a part of this team you will need to contact Janet Flournoy at headquarters (NSUMC) using the following code .... . .... . "The Lord Be With You."
This year Creative Christians will be participating in outreach programs. Your involvement is essential to the success of the program.
We have prayer pals with the Kisha's Group Home for foster children. Through the year each CC student will have names of children to pray for during class. We would also make "care cans" with little trinkets and treasures, cards, and seasonal gifts.
We have cards and bookmarkers ready to be delivered.
Our hope is that maybe the foster children can come to our Christmas sing-a-long (Which will be on Sunday afternoon!)
These weeks we will be making tags for the suitcases that will be delivered to foster children ageing out at 18 years old.
Please plan to spend 15 minutes to man the Creative Christians table
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The children can stamp visitors hands with code words so they can visit our mission possible classroom. They can lead people to the classroom for tours.
For our congregation we have many surprises planned including Christmas accordion books for the elderly shut-ins. This project will be a joint effort between CC and the card ministry
We will also be involved in face painting at church events, puppet shows for the preschoolers and monthly sign-ups to serve as family greeters.
Trunk and treat (students will practice in class)
Sign up for sessions of 15 minutes
One of our scriptures this month is "Ask, Seek, Knock, and it shall be opened to you."
If our families commit to one Sunday for the year we could make a difference to a visiting family. A family that would be a connection with our families.
Creative Christians families serve as greeters once a month.
We celebrate every chance we can!!
Students designed and decorated acrylic rings
The kids were busy making pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting and cinnamon top pumpkin muffins. We prayed for Miss Janet and her family and miss her!! Our lesson wasPsalm 23
November 10th: The students will plant their fall garden with Bill and Carol Adams. They can take home one of the spider plants that need transplanting. Fruits of the Spirit Galatians 5:22 - 23
Start scriptural imagery unit. Introduce Christian Action Game, Talk about what it means to have Christian values. Start bell rehearsals.
November 17th: During class time we will create pictures that describe Psalms 23 and continue to memorize the scripture.
November 22nd: Thanksgiving Dinner in fellowship hall. Students will recite Psalms 23 and display their artwork.
November 24th Fall Party: Class will be held at Ms. Janet's house. This will be a time of celebration. Students will use things that we grew in the garden to make ornaments for Christmas.
December 1st: Cooking class "ms. Suzy Q and her cooking crew" Christmas cookies and deserts for our Music Fest production.
December 8th: Ornament and gift making. Rehearsals.
December 15th: Program Rehearsal and gift making.
December 20th: Music Fest production and potluck.
December 22nd: Christmas Party at Ms. Janet's house.
December 29th: Class at Ms. Susan's House.
Each week a new journal assignment is given that relates directly to our devotion theme. If you look closely you will see an assignment label in the corner.
I was so proud of our students that participated in the UMW tea. Their manners and their bell playing was perfectly “refined” for the event.
The following is an overview for the month of February:
Cooking with Suzy Q Fudge making
Finish preparing valentine’s gifts for the foster children and their adult guardians
Valentine cards for the church staff
Bell Practice for the baby shower
Scene one rehearsal of “A Whale of a Tale”
Valentine’s Art Party at Ms. Janet’s house
Teddy bear Tea party
“Whale of a Tale” reading and Scene one Video recording
Ms Susan is hosting the baby shower for Pastor David and Katie’s baby boy on the way. The shower starts at 3:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Ms Susan has some fun activities she wants the children to participate in. Our bell song is “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. If you have any questions or would like to rsvp, you can reach Susan at email@example.com.
Spring games and crafts
“Whale of a Tale” practice and video recording
Susan lead the students as they made these cute diaper babies for a church wide baby shower.
Made for the Keisha Foster Children.
Spring is upon us! Actually it already feels like summer.
Ms. Susan made taco salad and pimento cream with the students. Afterwards, we worked on the play and actually had some down time outside.
Is spring break for Scottsdale so we will have class in my studio home. The students will work on their artistic abilities through paint and paper.
Is our St Patrick Day party here at my home. Going green theme includes just about everything:
Paint, paper, snack, green grass, recycling and growing spiritually!
We will be back on the boat, literally!
Our class will be in the NSUMC classroom and back on the boat scene for the “Whale of the Tale” play.
Hopefully we will soon be in scene two, “the ocean blue” filled with mermaids, sharks and scuba diver
Oh! And don’t forget the submarine!
Whale of a Tale Play
The part the student plays was written by what I knew they were interested in. If your student wants a bigger part by way of being in more scenes or having more dialogue I can improvise. The script is not written in stone. If you are offended by anything please inform me immediately. Be prepared to give me an alternative conversation that fixes the script. All things come together at the end as it is written.
We used kidney beans and regular corn chips with sharp cheddar!
Benches sideways for rowing
Rutter at the rear
Captain at the bow
dog puppet, drawstring bag, trash, Bluetooth, drum
Hey how are you? The family doing alright?
Oh yea, everybody is great. Even little princess here. (stroke dog)
I can’t believe the captain lets you bring that mutt on the boat!
(cover dog’s ears) Those are fighten’ words. Take it back now!
Okay, okay I’m sorry. Look let me make it up to you. I have this new invention of mine that I will share with you. (Open drawstring bag) Open your mouth please. Looks like you are missing a few teeth. Don’t be embarrassed I am too. (pop gum into both mouths. It’s good hmm. Soothes the gums.
Not bad. What is it?
Well, my donkey gave me the idea. She has a lot of ear wax so I pull it out, mix it with spearmint, and press it into a button. It’s cool isn’t it?
(shrugs and keeps chewing) Yes, quite refreshing. (dog barks)
You had better hope this is a short trip because if this crew misses breakfast THAT MUTT WILL BE IN TROUBLE, as in yum yum eat him up!
How dare you! I can’t talk to you. I have work to do. (stomps off huffing)
Permission to board Captain
Sailor, bring him here.
Aye, aye Captain
I need to go in the direction you are headed. I’m really tired and just want to sleep. Let me down under and you won’t even know I’m here.
What’s the hurry? Are you in trouble or something? Somebody looking for you? (looks over Jonah’s shoulder)
Not anybody you might know. Name is Jonah. Here I can give you this for payment. I’m not sure what it is but all the prophets carry it.
What is it? An idol or something?
I’m not sure what it is, but it is quite powerful. (whispers) I can hear voices.
Hmmm, Okay stay below.
Thank you, Thank you.
Looks like a clear night.
Sure does. Are you sure you want Jonah aboard?
Why what do you know?
He is known for his DDD’s
What is a DDD?
Doom. Destruction and Despair!
What a horrible thing to say about someone. You keep your gossip to yourself sailor.
(Salutes) Aye, Aye Captain
This is unusual. What’s up with the weather?
(looks toward rowers) Scotty, what is the status?
I’m sorry captain. We are given it all we got. We just don’t have the power, sir.
Throw stuff overboard. Lighten our load. Pray to your gods. If they don’t save us then throw the idols overboard.
(sways up to the deck with the captain and sailor one.)
(whining) No! not the gumdrop buttons!
(worried, swaying and looking around.) What to do, what to do!
All is lost, doom, destruction and Despair, we are all lost.
Captain: (reaches in to coat and pulls out Bluetooth) Sailor!
Sorry Captain (salutes) yes captain.
Hold the (boat jerks)phone!
Yes captain hold the phone. (takes the Bluetooth) Hold the phone. What’s a phone?
I don’t know, I said hold the bone.
I don’t think this is a bone. (looks closely) It looks blue. I know it is a Bluetooth!
Whatever, Jonah had it!
What? (shrugs) he looked alright to me. (yells) Wake him up. (mumbles) how can anybody sleep through this
shudders and wakes up
You! You are responsible for this! Throw him overboard.
It’s okay throw me overboard. This is my fault. I should have known I can run but not hide. It is a far better thing for me to die than all of you. Throw me over and the storm will stop.
Wow, he really is DDD.
(Whispers in Jonah’s ear)
God is that you?
No, I’m Bob. I’m here about a mission. He slaps a folder on the table.
What? You know about my mission?
No this is about my R and R mission.
Are you resting and relaxing?
No, I’m rescue and return.
Rule number one, we don’t talk about our missions;
rule number two, we don’t talk about our missions,
rule number three..
I know we don’t talk about missions. I haven’t told you my mission. I just told you mine is an r and r.
So what is your mission?
Classified as what? Vegetable, animal or human?
Jonah, Jonah, here we are in the very belly of a creature.
Weird, (reaches out to touch the wall) I always thought a fish would have a soft red belly.
Focus, why aren’t you in Nineveh? Instead you get on a boat going in the opposite directions.
Sorry, I don’t want to and YOU can’t make me.
You have no idea what I can do.
Look Jonah I know you’re a rebel. I can appreciate that but you are quite valuable. For Pete’s sake they will tell stories about you. You will even have rights to a book.
Who is Pete?
What? Jonah you getting angry every step of the way it is not healthy.
Well I have been really sleepy, actually exhausted. My diet hasn’t had enough fiber. In fact …
Stop, okay here have one of these. (hands Jonah a granoli bar.)
Wait! (takes off the wrapper and hands him a bottle of water.
Oh I need to remove the skin! This water is really cold, yet I’m kinda warm in here.
If you get out of here alive what do you plan to do?
So I could get out alive? How? Why? This isn’t that bad of a dream. This dream is better than my mission ever was. Why me, Bob?
(angry) Im asking the questions here!
So you have anger issues too..
Jonah do you know what a DDD is?
Yes there is a serious problem with that. Some people say I’m that way. Always talking about the doom of others who are leading destructive lives, never able to focus on a regular job because of the voices in my head which brings me to the part about despair. Bob, I guess I really am doomed.
I don’t think we are talking about the same thing.
Really? I have no idea what you are talking about. I don’t know Pete,
You know I have been down here 2 days for a DDD. I will be released only if I convince you to complete your mission.
So this is all about you.
Yes, where I come from a DDD means Determined, Driven and Delightful . I get so passionate about my mission that I can get other people excited. I’m here to get you excited about taking a leadership role. Be a man and step up to the plate!
What is a plate?
Listen up Jonah, I don’t expect you to change overnight but I do expect you to take a look at the situation and understand that you are more than a man. You are a prophet. You are special.
Thank you Bob, so are you. The longer I talk to you the better I feel, or maybe it is because I had a really good nap and something healthy to eat.
(Looks around and holds his ear) Yes Sir, Right away sir. I’m leaving now.
Where are you going?
I can’t tell you because it’s classified. (holds his ear) Oh right, Got it right here. You will need this Jonah. Try not to lose this one.
Oh yea I gave mine to the captain.
So when do I leave? Can I leave now?
You still have one more day. Sleep and eat some more bars. Jonah, (puts his arm around Jonah’s shoulders) Jonah, the Lord be with you.
And also with You.
(getting off a boat) Jonah, wait. How did you survive? You’ve been missing for 3 days. How did you return here?
I can’t tell you. It’s classified.
Jonah what are you classified as, a vegetable, animal or human?
I ask the questions around here.
Guess what Jonah, I’m on a mission too.
Shh, We don’t talk about our missions.
I traded some of my gumdrops for your Bluetooth. (whispers) I hear voices now.
What’s a gum drop?
Okay, okay. Open your mouth? I see you are missing some teeth. So am I. So here this is really cool.
(chewing )refreshing, soothing what is it.
Well Princess (pull out dog) here, gave me the idea. I use her ear wax and the peppermint herb.
Not bad, not bad. (Hold’s ear piece) So long, I’m headed to Nineveh.
Nineveh is the other way.
I knew that. The Lord be with you!
And also with you.