The name "
Huxtable" became a household word around the late 80's. The Huxtables were a typical American family. There was lots of laughter with comedian Bill Cosby playing the lead role of a TV show that bore his name. They would wrestle with issues most families dealt with in the course of life; how to discipline their children, how to communicate with their children, how to communicate as a couple and so on. While the show's goal was to be funny it also helped many families form rules for their homes.
It is hard to look back with fondness on that show as Bill Cosby will soon be on trial for sexual assault charges. He helped a generation think differently about family values. How could a guy with so much charisma and so much fun be so broken. It makes us wonder about the stability of families that seem to have it all together. How can we develop healthy rules that don't allow this kind of cancer to grow in our families?
How do we build a solid family? Wise people have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years. Culture has always developed rules for family living. Not all of them have been good rules (you could sell your children into slavery!) but they were intended to form a framework for daily living in a broken world. Family rules can't fix the kind of brokenness that Cosby has. For that we need to put family rules in the context of the whole letter of Colossians. As we wrap up the series on Colossians we will look at some rules for households. Read Colossians 3:18-25 and I'll s
ee you Sunday! - Pastor Kris
VPK OPEN HOUSE
will be on Saturday,
June 3, 12- 2:30 pm.
Come see how far we've come!
CHILDREN'S CHURCH HELPERS NEEDED! Please see Deb Vos email@example.com or contact the church office.
We are reading "A House Without Windows" by Nadia Hashimi for June 18.ForJuly 23, the selection is "Lone Wolf" by Jodi Piccoult. We meet at
at members' homes. Talk to Jean Bosman or Kim Vanderlaan for further information.
The community group's first summer activity Corn Hole will be here soon - June 11 @ 6 pm, at church. Bring a dessert to share. We hope to see you there and we are in need of several corn hole games. If you have one we can use for the event, please either sign up at the information booth or email the church office.
VHS: Our next Vision, Huddle, Skills night will be June 20.
On Sunday, June 4 our SunKids Children's Ministry will celebrate 5th Grade Graduation! On their last day in SunKids, fifth graders will receive a special gift and refreshments in their honor.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CROS SUMMER CAMP:
Summer Volunteers are needed for our second annual Family Fun Night on June 23! We will be inviting the neighborhood and the families of CROS Camp. Help us meet new neighbors and encourage 100 children who are attending CROSS Camps at our church this summer. Please sign up to help for one hour shifts to run a booth (cotton candy, games, inflatable, face painting,), or help with hot dogs and lemonade (5 - 7 pm). Sign up at the info booth.
- Volunteers are needed to MAKE and SERVE (a simple) dinner for 22 CROS camp counselor/staff at 6pm on Summer Thursdays. Please sign up for one or more dates: June 8,15,22,29 or July 6,13,20,27.
- Volunteers are needed on August 3, to bake cookies and serve parents/CROS campers at a dessert reception (6 - 8 pm).