E-Town Parent Connect

March 2014

Forgiveness Begins with a BUCKET?!?!

This month’s virtue in E-town is forgiveness. FORGIVENESS is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. This month, your family has the opportunity to practice forgiveness with a “forgiveness bucket.” Wondering what a bucket has to do with forgiveness? Well, few things are more useful than a bucket. If you think about it, a bucket is quite brilliant and has endless possibilities! You can use the rim as a cookie cutter to make ginormous cookies. Paint a face on it and voila’… it becomes the head of a scarecrow. Trace it to draw a sun, hit it with a spoon and keep the beat of your favorite song. Use it to finally complete your robot outfit or stand on it to get a unique perspective of your surroundings. BUT… this month, what you put IN the bucket is how you will practice forgiveness!

This is How it Works:

During the month of March, encourage your family members to put NAMES in the FORGIVENESS bucket. When a family member experiences pain, hurt, disappointment, or a grievance against others, it’s time to pull out the forgiveness bucket.

1. Grab a piece of paper and a pen.

2. Write down the name of the person you need to forgive.

3. Place the slip of paper in the forgiveness bucket.

4. Pray and ask God to help you show forgiveness.

5. Decide that the person who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay.

On Your Mark, Get Set,...FORGIVE!

We are reminded in Colossians 3:13 to, “Put up with each other. Forgive the things you are holding against one another. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you.” So… get your forgiveness bucket ready. Display it proudly on the kitchen table or beside your child’s bed, in your car or on top of the TV. Put it where everyone in your family can see it. This is your chance to watch your family live out the virtue of forgiveness!

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Mark Your Calendars!!!

March 28- 29th - Overnight SWAT (4th & 5th graders) Retreat at the FFA Camp!

  • Last call for 4th and 5th graders! Last day to register is THIS SUNDAY, March 9th.
  • $30 payment due this Sunday. Please make checks payable to Eastridge and turn in at the Information Booth. (If you already turned money in at E-Town, we made sure it was handed to the folks at the Info. Booth.)

April 13 - EASTER EGG HUNT and Luncheon after service! YAY!!!

  • Bring your family, bring your friends and neighbors...bring your enemies even! We want to reach out to our community with the love of Jesus. And what says LOVE more than food and an Easter Egg Hunt?!?!
  • We will be accepting candy filled Easter Egg donations starting this Sunday. Please consider helping us bless our community this way. Any donations will be MUCHO appreciated!!!