A Father’s Day Gift

Our Sunday School students always make a gift for their moms on Mother’s Day. Typically, Sunday School stops meeting after Children’s Day, so we don’t meet on Father’s Day. However, this year, the students asked, “What are we going to make for our dads?” Therefore, on June 19, we met in Sunday School and the students made a barbecue rub as a Father’s Day gift for their dads. If you’d like to try it, the list of ingredients follows: 

Barbecue Rub

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Just mix ingredients together and rub on meat before grilling. 

What Have YOU done?

A Question from the Sunday School

Remember when one of our young disciples, Helen, helped lead our worship service and inspired us to donate to help save the manatees? Helen keeps thinking of ways to improve the environment and, especially, ways to help animals. She recently dug up some of the small seedlings growing under a maple tree and offered them for sale at $4 each in order to raise some money to help save orangutans. 

I bought one, and someday maybe someone will sit under the shade of a tree that I planted and maybe my $4 will help the orangutans. That seems like a small gesture, but it made me stop and think about what I have been doing to help the environment and ask myself if I could do more. What are you doing to improve the environment? Are you recycling, composting, planning errands so that you don’t have to make many trips? 

Our Children’s Day worship on June 5th will focus on A Place to Call Home, our earth, and our Sunday School encourages each of us to find ways to make our “home” a better place. 

Many of you will remember that from Halloween to early January our Sunday School sponsored a collection raising over $300 to donate to “Save the Manatee.” Our Sunday School recently received a certificate from the Save the Manatee Club “in recognition of your outstanding environmental awareness, noble actions, and dedicated support of defenseless manatees.” In addition, a letter was addressed to the students thanking them and stating, “It is young people, like you, who are the leaders of the future. Your strong sense of responsibility and stewardship are encouraging to us, as we look to the future for those who will carry on the work of protecting manatees and their continually threatened habitats all around the world.” A hand-written note was added, saying “Please give a special ‘thank you’ to the student that spoke up and began raising awareness for endangered species.” To see the full letter and some photos of manatees, check out our bulletin board.

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