Hope you're enjoying this last week of summer! Here's this week's update.
Dates for your calendar
Saturday Sept 29th - Ride for Refuge - this is a personal note - Team Lightning Bolt (Founded by Thomas H.) is riding to raise money for Presbyterian World Service and Development. If you would like to donate to the team, you can do so here ride.w-ith.me/vbanfield. If you're interested in joining our team, let me know, we're always happy to have more riders or walkers!
Sunday Sept 30th - Family Bowling - Join us for our monthly family fun afternoon, we will meet at the church at 1 pm, and then head over to Markham Bowl for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.
Things to know
We're asking everyone to help us keep our records up to date, so we can make sure we have current info on all our families. If you could fill out a registration form either on line here through google docs, or on a paper copy at church, we'd really appreciate it.
Just a Thought We all know the saying "do as I say, not as I do", but we also know that our kids are always watching, and are more likely to copy our actions than our words. I saw this quote from American politician Cory Booker, that I think sums up how we should be teaching our kids about their faith, by living out our faith every day.
"Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbours. In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give"
Just as Jesus truly lived his life practising what he preached, spending time with the poor and the outcasts in society, we need to do the same, and put our beliefs into action.
I hope you have a lovely week, and are able to show your kids what it means to live faithfully.