We are happy to welcome the O’Malley family (Scott, Kelly, Chloe, Clark and Carter) who placed their membership with Legacy a couple of weeks ago. The Deitrick family (George, Kellie, Kaylee and George Jr.) also have come along side of Legacy, joining in with everyone here in carrying out God’s work. These are two wonderful families. A few Sundays back Makenna Miller was baptized into Christ and is now a new sister in our family. We are so thankful for these individuals and their desires to partner with us as a body. Legacy, please do not forget that this is a two-way relationship. Pray for each of these new members, let them know you are glad they are with us, check on them to see how they are doing, include them in events, and see what you can do for them. Although several of these new members are young, we all still have a responsibility to them. As a multi-generational church, we are responsible to everyone including those who do not fit into our age group. Get to know all of them and you will find they are truly a blessing to our body. Thank you all for your commitment to one another. Let us be the Church, “Loving God and Loving People.”
On December 12th the Men of Legacy hosted a campfire for the K-5 Children of Legacy. We had a record number of children attend the event. The men played games with the children, pulled them in a wagon, cooked hot dogs, roasted marshmallows, and created sticky s'mores. The children had a blast. It was wonderful running, climbing, shouting and laughing. The evening culminated with Tim Paul telling some campfire stories. He allowed some of the children to also share stories. It was great listening to them try out their dramatic story telling voices. Parents please send a “shout out” to Stuart Baldick and the Men of Legacy.
I would also like to thank the Men of Legacy for their growing involvement with our Legacy children. On Sunday mornings, for quite some time now, Tony Piotrowski has faithfully been working with the children in our Movie Studio. Ken Harkness works with our children on Wednesday nights and has no problem getting down on the floor playing games or doing anything else that is needed. Bryan Lindstamer volunteers on Sundays and relates really well to the children. Recently Scott O’Malley has been leading our Drama Studio and if you know Scott this is right up his alley. Tim Paul has also led the Drama Studio utilizing his story telling abilities to teach our children the great stories of the Bible. I can’t tell you how much all of this impacts our children in their physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. The other side of the picture that thrills me is to see our men loving and leading our children. Having recognized the tremendous work our men are doing, I do not for a minute want to leave out the work of our ladies. We have a super group of caring ladies working with our children. You will be hearing more from me later concerning the specifics of their work in our K-5 program.
Minister of Spiritual Development