Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Slime Time Fun Fest & Youth Party

Slime Time Fun fest was a hit! We had over 50 kids come. A lot of the kids who came hadn't been to Power Lab so we were able to reach that many more kids with the Gospel.

The ones who did come to Power Lab asked about Professor Wilma. I was dressed as Professor Gizmo and had to explain that Wilma couldn't make it out from CA so she sent me, her cousin Gizmo. It was a lot of fun. They got to play a few games and of course we had slime. I'm am glad we didn't use this particular slime when the VBS kids slimed us. This batch came with the Slime Time materials and it literally felt like it came out of someone's nose, we tinted it green. I'll leave the rest up to your imagination:)

I, (Gizmo,) also did a couple of experiments in the Lab to share the gospel with the kids. We had some who stayed pretty much the whole time and came to Gizmo's Lab every time I did the presentation.

After Slime Time we had a youth Game Night until midnight. We had about 25 teens come, less than half of those come to youth group. Again I would say it was a success. When we can get these teens off the street and away from causing trouble, one of our goals has been met. Also being able to show them that church is a fun place to be will hopefully bring some of them to youth group. Especially as the kids get to know us more. That's the main reason we wanted to help with concessions at the games this year. Kids are starting to recognize us out in town and hopefully that will open doors for us to share Christ with them and draw them into youth group.

We are averaging 13 - 15 kids every week at youth group. I just hope that the lessons are sticking with the kids. The last few weeks I have really felt that we should stay in Romans and dig a little deeper into that book of the Bible. Last week we focused on worship and I had them look up verses on the W's (who, what, why, where, and how) of worship. I was trying to not only teach them about worship but also how to use their concordance. I don't think they even realized they were learning that!

We'll see if we have any new ones tomorrow night.

Overall it was a great night for outreach last night. Now if we can just keep up the momentum and get more adults helping at events like this... I am so thankful for the ones I did have, and the teens who helped with Slime Time were a lifesaver.

Continue to pray for us, it's been a rough year. Pray for community within the church so that we can reach out to the community beyond the walls of our church.


This and That said...

I've been wondering all day how your events went yesterday - I'm glad you posted! Wow - what a great bunch of kids and teens you had! We'll be praying...

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Williams and I am utilizing the Slime Time tomorrow at our church's Great Green Event (St. Patrick's Day) - I was wondering and maybe you still do not have the directions - on how to make the slime - I've looked through our box and found no instructions - Group's website has been updated and removed Slime Time related items - so I'm in a bit of a bind. Any help would be appreciated!! My email address is - if you see this by tomorrow 3/15, please let me know! Thanks! ~Elizabeth