May 2020
Welcome to our monthly newsletter for families at WSPC!

Happy Mother's Day to all our Moms!

"I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living, My MOMMY you’ll be."
—from Love You Forever children's book
April Showers Bring May Flowers! 

Hi Parents!

I woke up today and thought… I’m exhausted. My next thought was… how are parents of young kids managing work and supervising kids? With a pandemic upending lives around the region and across the globe, millions of you are suddenly finding yourself juggling the demands of work and childcare, figuring out how to turn in reports on time while explaining fractions to your children. I pray for each of you daily! Please reach out if you need

Below I've compiled some useful resources that I recommend for your family...

Making a time capsule – complete with toilet paper and empty hand sanitizer containers will create memories both now and in your future “reveal” time. (There is also an adult time capsule!)

A family that prays together can be an unstoppable force for good, bringing God’s answers to impossible situations. When you actively pray with the members of your family, your relationships will change for the better and you will see God working in your lives in a whole new way. I found this Pandemic Prayer Guide for you to use as a family. In these unsettling times, find your peace in the presence of the Lord and trust in the power of prayer!

I also discovered offers from RightNow Media and Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey. My kids spent hours listening to Whit and the other Adventures cast. Check out these limited time offers (links below)!

And we loved seeing some of your kiddos on the Zoom call with Pastor Laurie!
Join us Sundays online for worship at 10am.
RightNow Media
During this time of global concern, RightNow Media wants to support individuals who don’t have access to their library. If this is you, get free access to a limited library of content. Go to RightNow Media and click the Access Limited Library button at the very top of the page.

Looking for ways to entertain and encourage your family at home?  
Get a 4-week free trial of an Adventures in Odyssey Club Membership and encourage your family through these audio episodes today!
What is Adventures in Odyssey?
Adventures in Odyssey is an award-winning audio drama series created for kids ages 8-12 and enjoyed by the whole family. Episodes last an average of twenty-five minutes and are perfect for car rides.  The episodes teach lasting truths and bring biblical principles to life, with just the right balance of fun, faith and imagination. The stories are brought to life by actors who make you feel like part of the experience and teach kids how to deepen their relationship with Jesus.

Episodes often start with the grandfatherly Mr. Whittaker (“Whit”), who runs an ice cream shop called Whit’s End. Young friends from all over town come to Whit for advice, and his employees (perky Connie Kendall and genius Eugene Meltsner) often learn as much as the kids! And Wooton Bassett, the zany, fun loving mail man, helps the kids in his own unique way.

66 Books... 66 Verses
Why not encourage your kids to memorize a short Bible verse from each of the 66 books? Here are 66 short verses, perfect for kids to memorize.

These verses can serve as “hooks” to remember the main themes of each book.

Memorizing from each book has the added benefit of helping kids become more comfortable and fascinated with the whole Bible—a wonderful foundation for a lifelong walk with God.

To make this project even more fun, we’ve included a Did you know? fact about each book in the Bible.
The Invisible Wall

This invisible wall

Makes people sick
Traps people in their homes only leaving for essentials
This invisible wall strips toilet paper from shelves
People stock their pantries with fear
Because of this invisible wall

My puppy keeps us company
Because this invisible wall keeps me and my friends at home
We zoom but we don’t play tag
The super highway is crowded
but there are no cars on the road

When we see my mom come home from work at the hospital
She can’t hug us at the door

There’s an invisible wall in between us
We can break down this wall brick by brick together
By being apart