Oct. 7th, 2021
Message from the Director

How are you doing? How are you really doing? As our schedules at home and work increase, it is easy to ignore the warning signs of stress and exhaustion. Do you take time to just breathe and talk to God? We are here to partner with you and serve you as you go through each day. Our office is open to you for prayer and conversation. My typical hours are from 6am-3pm and I would love an opportunity to visit and pray with you. You can stop in or arrange a time for us to meet. Don’t have time to meet? Feel free to share your prayer requests with me and I will serve as your prayer warrior. My email address is afiala@faithlincoln.org

In Christ,
Amber Fiala
Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 17th: FUNtober
  • Oct. 18th: Storybook Pumpkins on display - info below
  • Oct. 21st &22nd: No School/Childcare
  • Oct. 25th & 26th: No School/Childcare Available - sign up below
  • Oct. 28th: Bring home Storybook Pumpkins
  • Oct. 31st: Trunk or Treat at Faith - info below
  • Nov. 1st: Veterans Day Reservation Due - see below
  • Nov. 11th: Veterans Day - info to come
  • Nov. 12th: Faith Auction
  • Nov. 18th: Picture Retake day - to order click here, & Dine out night at Buffalo Wings & Rings, 5-8pm
  • Nov. 23rd: Grandparents Day - info to come
Praying for your child’s gifts

Pastor Dan’s message in worship on Sunday, October 3 focused on how we use our gifts to serve God and others. God has equipped us with the gifts we need to do His will. As parents, we need to ask God to help us identify and appreciate the gifts He has given to our children. It is easy for our children to compare themselves to their siblings and classmates. This type of comparison can lead to feelings of disappointment and jealousy. You can use the following Bible verses to guide your time in prayer as you pray for and with your children.

Let _______ use his/her gifts to serve others, faithfully administering your grace in its various forms, so that in all things you will be praised and receive glory.
1 Peter 4:10-11

Show _______ how to use her/his gifts and talents wisely, being faithful with the abilities you have given her/him.
Matthew 25:21

Thank you for the special gift you have given _______. SHow him/her how his/her gift differs from the gifts you have given others, and let him/her be generous, diligent, and cheerful in using it.
Romans 12:6-8

As _______ considers his/her gifts, cause him/her to lean not on his/her own understanding, but acknowledge you in all his/her ways, so that you - the One who created and gifted him/her - will make his/her paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Childcare sign up

Touching Hearts will be open for daycare on October 25-26. Please click the link below if your child will be in attendance either of those days.
Crocktober

This year, we are declaring October to be Crocktober and invite you to join in! Monday, Oct. 11th & Monday, Oct. 18th, help us celebrate fall and our educators at Faith/Touching Hearts by bringing in a Crockpot with food for lunch! 

Make your favorite Crockpot recipe for soup, casserole, dessert, etc. and bring them in as a wonderful blessing for our staff at Faith as the seasons turn. We are so blessed to partner with our parents and families! Sign up to bring something here: https://signup.com/go/gsTTtgE
Storybook Pumpkin Patch

The Faith Lutheran School Library is growing a storybook pumpkin patch! All Touching Hearts and K-5 students are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like their favorite book character to plant in the library. Please click here for further information.
Faith Lutheran and Touching Hearts are hosting a Trunk and Treat event!

When: Sunday, October 31st

Where: in the Southeast parking lot

Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Here are ways you can participate:
                                                  
1.Decorate the trunk of your vehicle and hand out treats to the trick or treaters.

2.Bring treats and put them in the “Treat Trunks” located near the school office and in the Touching Hearts office

3.Come in your costume and be a “Trick or Treater”
Veterans Day

We are excited to able to welcome back our beloved Veterans once again for a special Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 11th!! If you have a veteran in your life that you would like to invite to the celebration, please provide their information using the Google Form by clicking here.

Our program will start at 10:30am including special songs from our students. In lieu of classroom visits, we will hold a whole school Veterans panel after the program for Veterans to share their stories with the students and others. Lunch will be provided for guests.

For those attending and those unable to attend, we will also be creating a video to celebrate Veterans Day which will include all of the photos we receive, along with our students sharing special messages! The video will be available on YouTube.

Be sure to share with all of the veterans you know that have a connection to Faith, whether through our school, Touching Hearts, member of the church, etc. We want to honor and recognize all of #OurFaithFamily members that have served our country!
2021 Auction Update
Be sure to get your babysitters called....the auction is a month away! We are all excited to enjoy an evening out with fellowship....all for the kids! #Maxbids=Happykids

Be sure to be on the look out for more information about tickets and some of the awesome items to bid on!
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Need ideas on what to donate? Check out the Amazon Wishlist! Items will be shipped directly to Faith! Grab a couple bottles of wine, drop off some baskets or purchase a gift card to your favorite business!
Prayers for the Week of Oct. 4th

Monday: Celeste G. (green) & Trenton C. (purple)
Tuesday: Simon G. (orange) & Cash H. (4)
Wednesday: Kolten F. (green) & Emilia H. (K)
Thursday: Hailey (K), Fynn (yellow) & Katelyn (3) D.
Friday: Sawyer H. (orange) & Sierra H. (orange)
Lunch Information

Monday: Mac & Cheese
Tuesday: Popcorn Chicken
Wednesday: Beef Nachos
Thursday: Hamburger on a Bun
Friday: Hot dog on a Bun

Food Services Update:

Currently Food Distributors are having a difficult time getting supplies in stock. Please be patient and understand that the monthly menus may have to be changed without any notice.
Procare Payment

Please go to https://www.myprocare.com/ to make a payment. You will use your email address that we have on file. The previous week's hours are posted by Monday afternoons.

Touching Hearts Early
Childhood Center
8701 Adams Street
Lincoln, NE 68507
Phone: (402) 466-7402

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Touching Hearts admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.