We have had a TON of stuff going on recently and I feel like I haven’t been able to catch my breath! Summer has gone by like a whirlwind and I haven’t gotten half of my glorious “to-do list” done! Oh well :)
I’m going to try to do a post this weekend about how camp went so your going to have to wait on that one. However, I am going to let you in on some projects I have going for the RU ministry, the Youth Group and finally the house.
For RU (Reformers Unanimous, drug addiction program): They give out a lot of rewards for challenges completed, attendance, memorizing scripture, etc. So Pastor Haley came to me and asked if I could create a poster or bulletin board to show who has earned which reward, kind of an incentive for those not doing so well in the program to step it up a notch. Here is what I came up with:
On the right side is a list of all the rewards you can receive and a brief description of how you get it (Psalm 23 pin = Memorize and quote Psalm 23) simple right? the colored squares at the top of each row are name tags that are attached with Velcro. (Not trying to sound heartless but in this ministry people come and go so if a person stops coming we can easily remove their name and put someone new in that place without messing up the whole chart.) Lastly, the colored dots, when a person earns a reward a colored dot is placed in their section by the rewards name. (once again it is taped on so it can easily be removed if needed.) So what do you think? I’m still in the beginning stages of putting this together so I’m open to any comments or suggestions that would help make this better.
For the Youth Group: Sorry but I neglected to get pictures but I’ll try to paint you a verbal picture until I get pictures later this weekend.
First, the church had some leftover Chalk board paint that was used in another classroom so I painted the back of the door with that and I’m going to go back and add a painted color border with leftover neon paint that was used in the Children’s Sunday School room.
Next, I made a Ninja score board with little ninja’s for each teen on it back in January. Since we have a couple new teens my plan is to make more “ninja’s” and instead of having a score board I’m planning on putting the ninja’s on the wall or on the outside of our door (the side that faces the hallway) and put their weekly total points next to their ninja. I like the idea of putting the ninja’s on the door because the teen’s parents can see them and hopefully be encouraging their teen to do better. Is that an evil plan?
I also have plans of making a collage of the different youth activities we’ve done on one of the walls in our teen room.
Our House: I confess I’ve been waiting to show pictures of our house until I had everything “just perfect” but I’ve come to realize that that endeavor may take a lifetime to achieve! So starting next week (hopefully) I’m going to start “Take a Tour Tuesday” and each week show you a room or an area of our house. The plan is, after I finish showing you the house, to start showing you things we are doing to make our house more like home. But real quick I want to show you the sign I put together today for our Laundry room.
I thought this would be cute on a red mat in a black frame. I especially like what it says because our laundry room doubles as the back entry :) I hope no one takes this literally, that could cause some embarrassment! :)
Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed seeing the beginning stages of my projects and that you’ll leave some suggestions about what we could do with the RU Rewards Board and the Teen Room (I LOVE feedback!)