Tuesday, 09 January 2018
Excited girls in cozy pajamas.
The smell of cookies baking.
A cozy fireplace crackling (on a tv screen) and Christmas music playing in the background.
This was the setting for our Shine girls' Christmas party. Our smiling volunteers, dressed in an array of Christmas sweaters, flannel pjs, and festive (aka gaudy) flashing Christmas jewelry welcomed the girls in from the cold. And best of all, the Christmas tree was practically drowning in presents...
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
On November 8 the playschool classes filled boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
These little ones have very big hearts.
We planned on filling 2 boxes, but that quickly turned into 4 boxes!!!
The playschool kids really got into it with one little one offering some pieces of Kleenex from his pocket...
Thursday, 28 September 2017
3:00PM Friday: Yay!! It's here, family camp weekend; my girls and I look forward to this all year. A chance to just get away and spend time with our church family. So, we rush home after work and school to get ready to go. I am feeling so disorganized this week; I work at Summerland Secondary School so it was back to work for me as well as back to school for Kailee and Mackenzie and it's been hard to get back into the routine!
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Over the 2016/17 ministry season, 22 young families along with 22 sponsoring couples or singles enriched each others’ lives by connecting through celebrated birthdays, attending sports events and games, assisting with shopping days, transporting kids to events, babysitting so mom and dad could go out on a date night, praying for each other, dinners/picnics/games nights and many other forms of connection. These points of contact helped to encourage and assist the young families as well as to enrich the older sponsoring couples and singles as they ‘shared life’ with each other...
Monday, 17 July 2017
Ah, the Red Carpet Event for Middle School girls. One of my favourite events of the year that we do for our kids. This year was the second annual event. I know that after last year, there was the immediate thought, “We have to do this again”, and I can tell you that again after this year, we all had that very same thought again...
Thursday, 04 May 2017
At SBC we love and welcome kids and we hope it shows. Whether your kids are 2 weeks old or graduating high school, we consider it a privilege and responsibility to have them entrusted to us for any of our events.
Our Sparks girl’s club is an opportunity to spend time with the girls from our church family as well as the community. Every year a huge highlight for both the girls and us as leaders is Father Daughter night and this year was no exception...
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Earlier this year Tammy wrote a blog post called Solving the Orange Mystery. This is part two. For our children's programs, SBC Kids Preschool and Elementary, Spark and Spudz, all follow Orange.
Orange is simple - it’s a strategy...