Volunteers needed this week - May 3rd

We are mixing things up a little bit with the kids this Sunday and I am looking for 3 people to help.

I am looking for someone who would like to join me and the 3-9 year olds for a movie (fun!)

I also need two people who would like to hang out with our babies (who are also very fun!)

If you are interested, please e-mail me: carla@mosaicnw.com



Jelly Telly for Children's Ministry

Phil Vischer has done it again. If you don't recognize his name, he is the brain behind Veggie Tales.

He's been up to something new, called Jelly Telly. And today, I found out that Jelly Telly now has videos available for download to use in kids ministry. I'm excited to check out their introductions to the books of the Bible and use them with our kids this summer! I plan to take them back through the Bible - God's Big Story, so these should be fantastic at helping them grasp the stories of the different books of the Bible and where they fit in the grand scheme of things.

Here's a little sampling for you:

can anyone say, Flight of the Conchords?

What can you do?

This is a fun video about helping others. It's from the Jelly Telly series called "Kids like you." "Kids like you" is a series of videos where kids talk about how they can serve others. So, gather the kids up again and you can have a great conversation with them about why we do BEAUTIFY projects at Mosaic and what we can do on a daily basis to help others. Check it out!

More at jellytelly.com


Preschool Crafty Craziness

I ran across this blog today and thought it was worth sharing. She has TONS of ideas for fun crafty and entertaining things to do at home (cheaply!) with young children. Many of these would be great for summer.

I love the under-bed-storage-sand box

and the shower curtain liner TOWN

Like I said, tons of cool ideas. It's called Filth Wizardry, and you can find it here.


This Week - April 26th - Team 3

Grades K-4
Julie - clean up
Jacky - set up
Emily - clean up
Brad - set up

Ages 3-4
Amia - clean up
Meg M - set up

Babies, 1s & 2s
Drew & Lael - clean up

Set up team - please arrive at 9:15

See you Sunday!

image from: http://www.metro.co.uk


Shout out to Jude!

As you may have heard, we have been doing some Bible memory around Mosaic Kids this quarter. The kids have learned 4 songs, which contain a total of 9 verses! The songs we learned together are from the fine folks at Seeds Family Worship, and I encourage everyone to pick up their albums for your kids! Each song is a verse, or series of verses, taken directly from the NIV text.

As we were talking about Scripture memory and its purpose, Jude volunteered a story. He said that when he's feeling nervous or upset at school, he repeats a verse to himself. It goes a little something like this, "I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me strength!" I was so pleased to hear that he has captured the purpose of scripture memory: comfort and strength through the truth of the words of God.

So, Jude, this video is for you. Everyone - gather your kids around and enjoy this fun song:


TEAM 2 - Kids Party Chaperones!

This week we are partying with our elementary kids and also watching babies and preschoolers while parents BEAUTIFY!!

Grades K-4
Maluhia - set up
Charissa & Brenna - set up

Babies, 1s & 2s, Ages 3-4
Brett - set up
Katie - set up
Madison -

Set up team - please arrive at 9:15

See you then


This week is our culmination party in celebration of the kids’ hard work on their memory verse songs and all they’ve learned about the Sermon on the Mount! Please bring your kids if you are available – they’ve been promised this party for the last 3 months and are very excited!

This week is a Beautify week! BUT – the elementary aged kids will be partying downstairs!

We will be celebrating with ice cream and fruit! If your children have any allergies, please bring ice cream that they can consume. We will provide the good old fashioned vanilla and chocolate varieties.

For those of you who have preschoolers and little ones, we will also have a room open for them, allowing you to go and bring some beauty. There will be several projects nearby.

Sound good? Sounds like a party to me!

See you Sunday.

image from here.


What is Church?

Happy Quote:

"Church isn't where you meet... church is the human outworking of the person of Jesus Christ. Let's not go to church, let's be the church." Bridget Willard

Found here.


Seasons of the Soul

Enjoying Matt's thoughts here

and my good friend, Erin's, here

Read and enjoy!

This Week - April 5th - Team 4

Grades K-4
Delia B - set up
Molly M - set up
Ian & Arlena

Amia F - clean up - (subbing for Meghan)
Lauren R - set up

Babies, 1s & 2s
Krysta H - clean up - SUB NEEDED
Allison L - set up

Set up team - please arrive at 9:15

See you Sunday!