Angel Tree Is Here!

On November 26, 2013, in Community Outreach, Featured-Auto, by CommunityOutreach

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Will you introduce prisoners’ children to Jesus and give them a Christmas they’ll never forget?

Christmas is quickly approaching! And this year, Angel Tree aims to reach 425,000 children of prisoners who yearn for their absent parents’ love and hope for even just one Christmas filled with joy. They are in desperate need of a loving Savior who will fill the void in their hearts and who will bring complete restoration to their families broken by crime.

You can help a child by going to the Community Outreach Booth this Sunday, December 1st and picking either a family (go in together with your Growth Group, friends or family members) or an individual Angel from our tree. Register that Angel with the volunteer at the tent. Then, go out and buy 2 gifts that are listed on the Angel, wrap them up and bring them back to church by December 15th. These gifts are given to the child as if the incarcerated parent was giving it to them.

If you would like to help deliver the gifts to the children on Saturday, December 21st from 9-12p here at Shoreline Community Church or help at the party in Salinas at the Emmanuel Bilingual Baptist Church from 1-3p, where some of the gifts are given out by Santa, please contact us at communityoutreach@shorelinechurch.org.

Thank you for helping to bring hope and the word of Jesus Christ to a child who is desperate for His love!
In His Name,
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell

Debra FedericoCommunity Outreach Director
Shoreline Community Church
dfederico@shorelinechurch.org
831.655.0100, x312

 

Angel12WEB

Will you introduce prisoners’ children to Jesus and give them a Christmas they’ll never forget?

Christmas is quickly approaching! And this year, Angel Tree aims to reach 425,000 children of prisoners who yearn for their absent parents’ love and hope for even just one Christmas filled with joy. They are in desperate need of a loving Savior who will fill the void in their hearts and who will bring complete restoration to their families broken by crime.

You can help a child by going to the Community Outreach Booth this Sunday, December 1st and picking either a family (go in together with your Growth Group, friends or family members) or an individual Angel from our tree. Register that Angel with the volunteer at the tent. Then, go out and buy 2 gifts that are listed on the Angel, wrap them up and bring them back to church by December 15th. These gifts are given to the child as if the incarcerated parent was giving it to them.

If you would like to help deliver the gifts to the children on Saturday, December 21st from 9-12p here at Shoreline Community Church or help at the party in Salinas at the Emmanuel Bilingual Baptist Church from 1-3p, where some of the gifts are given out by Santa, please contact us at communityoutreach@shorelinechurch.org.

Thank you for helping to bring hope and the word of Jesus Christ to a child who is desperate for His love!
In His Name,
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell

Debra FedericoCommunity Outreach Director
Shoreline Community Church
dfederico@shorelinechurch.org
831.655.0100, x312

 

Father’s Day | June 20th

On June 11, 2010, in Featured-Auto, by Shoreline

Father’s Day is here at last!
What exactly is the purpose of Father’s Day? Is it the day dear old Dad gets what he wants, or does what he wants to do? Or is it the day he needs to be available for family to have him do what they would like so they can have a good Father’s Day?

Father’s Day applies to everyone whether you are a dad/will be a dad/are a bio-dad/a step dad/never had a dad/didn’t like your dad/are a grand dad/or are married to any one of the above.

So what is the common thread through all these Father roles? The Word of God.

How do we know His will for how a man is to be regardless of what role he lives out? Come to Father’s Day, June 20th to hear Pastor Dennis McFadden address these questions and more at Shoreline Community Church!

Father’s Day is here at last!
What exactly is the purpose of Father’s Day? Is it the day dear old Dad gets what he wants, or does what he wants to do? Or is it the day he needs to be available for family to have him do what they would like so they can have a good Father’s Day?

Father’s Day applies to everyone whether you are a dad/will be a dad/are a bio-dad/a step dad/never had a dad/didn’t like your dad/are a grand dad/or are married to any one of the above.

So what is the common thread through all these Father roles? The Word of God.

How do we know His will for how a man is to be regardless of what role he lives out? Come to Father’s Day, June 20th to hear Pastor Dennis McFadden address these questions and more at Shoreline Community Church!

Parenting Tip

On March 12, 2009, in Children's Ministry (Anchor Bay), by Children's Ministry

ghomeimprovLook for Ways to Make Discipline Positive

You may be saying, “Yes, I know discipline is supposed to be positive but how can I be positive when my kids are doing the wrong thing.” Here are two practical ways you can make your discipline times a positive experience.

One way is to state rules and requests in positive terms. Instead of saying, “Don’t shout,” you might say, “We talk quietly in the store.” Instead of “Stop being rough with the dog,” you might say, “Be gentle.” Instead of complaining about the clothes all over your four-year-old daughter’s room, you could say, “Remember, we put our clothes in the hamper when we take them off.”

It may take some work, but clearly stating or restating the rule in positive terms gives your child a clear picture of what you expect and keeps your interaction on a positive note. Give gentle, positive reminders to point your kids in the right direction.

A second way to be positive is to give children choices. Instead of saying, “Stop banging that drum,” you could say, “You may play that drum outside or in your room.” Or, “I’ve already said no to getting out the train set. You can either choose another activity or go outside to play for awhile.” By keeping discipline positive you are training and teaching. Choices help children move in a more constructive direction.

Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

The first part of the verse describes a negative way of relating to children. Exasperate gives the impression of being harsh and causing discouragement. In place of that negative response, fathers are instructed to do something positive, bring their children up in the training and instruction of the Lord. As parents, we don’t want to discipline our kids to merely get rid of negative behaviors. The purpose of discipline is to train children and show them the positive direction they are to go.

For more practical ideas for working with your kids, consider the book, Home Improvement, The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN.

ghomeimprovLook for Ways to Make Discipline Positive

You may be saying, “Yes, I know discipline is supposed to be positive but how can I be positive when my kids are doing the wrong thing.” Here are two practical ways you can make your discipline times a positive experience.

One way is to state rules and requests in positive terms. Instead of saying, “Don’t shout,” you might say, “We talk quietly in the store.” Instead of “Stop being rough with the dog,” you might say, “Be gentle.” Instead of complaining about the clothes all over your four-year-old daughter’s room, you could say, “Remember, we put our clothes in the hamper when we take them off.”

It may take some work, but clearly stating or restating the rule in positive terms gives your child a clear picture of what you expect and keeps your interaction on a positive note. Give gentle, positive reminders to point your kids in the right direction.

A second way to be positive is to give children choices. Instead of saying, “Stop banging that drum,” you could say, “You may play that drum outside or in your room.” Or, “I’ve already said no to getting out the train set. You can either choose another activity or go outside to play for awhile.” By keeping discipline positive you are training and teaching. Choices help children move in a more constructive direction.

Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

The first part of the verse describes a negative way of relating to children. Exasperate gives the impression of being harsh and causing discouragement. In place of that negative response, fathers are instructed to do something positive, bring their children up in the training and instruction of the Lord. As parents, we don’t want to discipline our kids to merely get rid of negative behaviors. The purpose of discipline is to train children and show them the positive direction they are to go.

For more practical ideas for working with your kids, consider the book, Home Improvement, The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN.

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