RA/GA News

January 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome to 2016 families!! We are soo excited to be back teaching your children missions and looking forward to the service opportunities and fun coming up for our classes!! We pray you have enjoyed your holidays and are looking forward to getting involved, serving, and making memories with your children and their friends.... and even strengthening friendships with other parents in the group! :) There will be many opportunities for everyone to help, serve, and enjoy RA & GA this semester!

A Look Back!!!

December was such a wonderful month for RA/GA!

~We collected over $70 for Lottie Moon Christmas Offering!!! What a blessing to support our Missionaries both financially and with prayer!! Thank you for giving!

~Our 2nd Annual Christmas Caroling/Hot Chocolate Event was a blessing for all that were involved! This year we took a great group of families to Christmas Carol at the Oakwood Healthcare Center and to the home of one of our LBC members! It was a very sweet night and I truly appreciate all the families that came out to make it special! We are already looking forward to next year!

~Our Derby Track and cars were ordered!!! Woohoo!

~We have 33 racers registered for Derby Day 2016 (March 5, 2016)!!! Those RA/GA participating in a Derby Race will earn a Derby Patch for 2016! We are soo excited about this event and pray that everyone will come, participate, and help us raise money for our program! Soon we will be announcing registration for a special Retro Race for all our family and friends who would like to race their very own derby car from the past! Trophies will be given for all races! This is a churchwide/public event, so please invite all your friends and family to come have fun and cheer your racers on! If you still need a car, please let me know ASAP...work days will be starting soon!!

This is Happening!!!

January Events:

Bible Verse: 1 Kings 8:58: May He turn our heats to him. Then we will live the way he wants us to. We'll obey the commands, rules, and directions He gave our people of long ago. NIRV

~We are exploring Florida this month with missionaries; Alex Comesanas and the Coats family. Please commit time to pray for these missionaries and the lost in Miami with your family!

~2016 Patches were given to vested GA this past Wed. Please help your daughter stitch it on! RA will be receiving theirs this Wed!

~Birthday in a Bag Collection

As Lamar celebrates a birthday this month, we hope your family will help us bless many Arlington children on their birthday! Too often for many reasons, families are unable to host a birthday party for their children to celebrate them! This year will be our 2nd year for our Mission Seekers to donate Birthdays in a Bag to Mission Arlington and help families bless their children on their birthday! We would like to invite your family to participate in the blessing!! From Now until Wednesday, Jan 27, you can drop off your complete birthday bag or individual items in class! Thank you for your participation in making this Birthday Blessing a very special celebration for so many families!!

Girl and Boy Themed Items Needed:

In a Large Birthday Bag:

1 Box Cake Mix, 1 Can Frosting,

Pkg Birthday Candles Birthday, Streamers/Banner/Balloons,

Birthday Plates, Cups Book or small gift for the Birthday Child,

$5 gro gift card for refrigerated items needed

~ Sat. Jan 23, 12-3pm.....Derby Work Day 1

We will be holding 3 work days to help with your derby car! This is a family experience that we pray you will enjoy building together! To help this experience be fun and enjoyable for your family, we will have work days to help build your child's derby car. Day 1 Saws and sanding tools will be available for your car!

~Sat. Jan 30, 9:00am... Mission Arlington Birthdays in a Bag Donation

We will meet at Mission Arlington at 9am to donate our Birthdays in a Bag. Those who participate in collecting and donating the Birthday Bags will earn a Children's Ministry Day 2016 Patch! Please wear your t-shirts and vests.

~Sat. Jan 30, 12-3pm...Derby Work Day 2!

This will be our last day to have tools available for cutting and sanding derby cars (our last workday will be for painting and last minute finishes.

~Mission Fair Help....We are asking for church members who have visited these locations on mission trips, vacations, or just have a greater knowledge to help our students prepare for presentation! Your help will be greatly appreciated!! Please contact me for more information if you have first hand knowledge of any of these specific areas!

San Diego, Ca


Denver, Co


Miami, Fl


Alberta, Canada


Washington, DC

Coming Up!!!

~Sat, Feb 6, 11-1..... Derby Work Day 3!

Final work day as we Paint and finish our cars.

TBA Volunteers for Derby Day 2016....if you would like to help us with decorating, door prizes, baking, registration, concession stand, etc... please let me know!! Thank you in advance for all your help!

~March 5, 9-12...Derby Day 2016.....Details TBA

A Look Ahead!!!

Calendar Changes:

January: Mission Project….LBC Birthday in a Bag

January 23, 12-3: Derby Work Day 1 Cut and Sand

January 27: Final Day to Collect Birthdays in a Bag

January 30: Birthday in a Bag Donation to Mission Arlington 9am...Earn Patch

(Children’s Ministry Day 2016)

January 30 12-3: Derby Work Day 2 Cut and Sand

February: Mission Project….Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

February 6, 11-1: Derby Work Day 3 Paint and Finish

March: Mission Project….Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

March 5: Derby Day 9-12am ..Earn Patch

refreshments/ Derby Races

March 16: No Class Spring Break

March 30: Work on Missions Fair in class

April: Mission Project….Pregnancy Center of Arlington Collection

May 18: Work on Mission Fair in Class

May25: Work on Mission Fair/End of Year Party

June 1: Last Class Day: Mission Fair/End of Year Ceremony

student led mission fair, presentation, vesting, highlights, refreshments

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