Penny Ellwood

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ZOE Partnership Update and Mother's Day Weekend

Posted May 12, 2017

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Hello Resurrection Blue Springs,

I hope you are doing well on this beautiful Friday morning.

I received an exciting email this week about our Zoe Hope Companion partnership. You’ll remember that several weeks ago we invited you join us in helping support a group of orphan children from Malawi through ZOE.

ZOE gathers orphans and vulnerable young people into mutually-supportive working groups and provides them with life skills training and resources for a three year period. The group members work together to pull one another out of extreme poverty and into a sustainable future, while living in their own community. As partners we provide not only the resources but prayer and encouragement to help them believe that they are capable of great things.

We also hope to provide that encouragement in person in a year or so with a trip to Malawi to meet our working group. I’ll share a picture and more of the details about our group on Sunday.

Mother's Day Weekend

This weekend, we'll continue our series on The Birds and The Bees by focusing on the dreaded "Talk." The conversation about how babies are made that all parents should have with their children.

Pastor Adam spent some time with moms from our congregation listening to their experiences of both giving and hearing the talk. What he found out is how unsuccessful and challenging this conversation tends to be. Join us as we offer some tips on how to discuss topics like relationships and intimacy.

It is Mother's Day, too, so we will have a special token for every woman in attendance to acknowledge the special women and mother-figures who have been a part of making us who we are today. Plan to join us for worship and invite one of these special women to join you!

Summer MiniCamps

June MiniCamp 
Friday, June 23, 6-8 pm
Saturday, June 24, 9 am - 12 pm

At this MiniCamp, children K-5th grade will learn the true meaning behind a few of the parables in the Bible as we explore "The Secret Life of Jesus." For more information or to volunteer at MiniCamp, contact Diane Enlow.  Register your children online.

July MiniCamp 
Friday, July 14, 6-8 pm
Saturday, July 15 9 am - 12 pm

Keep their minds active this summer at our S.T.E.A.M. MiniCamp.  Children K-5th grade will learn hands on the amazing things they can explore in this world through science, technology, engineering, architecture & math. And how this is all possible only because of God! Register your children online.

Join us for worship this Sunday at 9 or 10:45 am. Don't forget to include a link for your friends on your Facebook page.


Penny Ellwood

Penny Ellwood

Rev. Penny Ellwood is the Campus Pastor at Resurrection Blue Springs.