September 2019 Children Ministry News!



Fall  Kickoff Kids' Party

September 8, following worship,

at Chase & Elia Annen's (14358 Dominic Rd. NE - Mt. Angel)


Bounce House!

Games with Joe!


  "It doesn't matter where we Start, however, It does matter where we Finish." -Gary Vee

In  this life, it doesn't matter where we begin, it doesn't matter our past  (society tries to tell us differently), it's where we finish that  everything comes together. Life is a roller coaster, but we have to  adapt and continue to grow.  If our life dips, God will bring you back  up, we just have to have faith that no matter what, Jesus will have your  back.  It's not where we start but where we finish. If you are a  non-believer, that is ok, our goal is not to convert you but to show you  what the Love of Jesus Looks Like.  We are not God or Jesus or even the  Spirit.  We are his Children.  I know we as Christians don't allow  ourselves to show his love, but we try, we are human like you.  We are  tempted, tried, and most of the time we fail, even for little things.   The thing is, we know that Jesus will forgive us for what we have done,  because it's not where we began, but where we have finished.

If  Life has got you down and you feel like you aren't coming back up, we  got you.  We may not know your personal pain, but we have been somewhere  near what you have gone through.  We are here to help, you just have to  let someone know, even just asking for someone to pray for you.  If you  feel like you are on the top of the world, that is great news! There  are so many people who want to be up there with you, sharing your story  with people who ask what you have done could be your ministry, because  chances are you may not have had an easy ride. It's not where we begin  but where we finish. 

Personally,  God has blessed my life abundantly.  I get to work with youth of all  ages, I get to play music, and enjoy life (in the extra time I get).   This world is what we make of it, even if we have hardships that cross  our path, we have the chance to look up and thank our God for what he  has blessed us with. Life is a roller coaster, but it doesn't matter how  we start the ride, it matters how we finish the ride and if we are able  to look back say, "Yeah, there were some ups and downs, but I still had  fun, I still had a good life."  That is great!   We need more people  like you in this world, so please help us spread the positiveness.  If  you are not there yet, then what can we do today to help you do that for  you? It doesn't matter what age you are, 3 or 103, as a church our goal  should be to help support you and help you grow. You are all amazing  and I know God has amazing plans for your future.

In other news: We have finished painting our  main Sunday school room, started on another room, and we are excited  for this upcoming school year.  We are still looking for school supplies for families in need and if you would like to donate to the kids rooms to help us, let me know and I will tell you what we need!
Joe Dyer, Children's Ministry Leader

July/August 2019 - Children's Ministry News!


 Hello  Friends!  We have started painting in the first Sunday School room,  carpet has been replaced, and we are working to get the rooms in tiptop  shape for the school year.  Our goal with this remodel is to create a  place where the kids are able to learn about Jesus in new and creative  ways.  

July  will be a crazy month for me as I am helping with various camps.  If  you would like to help out during the year or have specific months you  want to volunteer, please contact me so we can set you up for success! 
August  is the storm before the school year and for some families gathering  those supplies and clothes are harder than others.  We ask that during  that month (the drive ends August 20), if you can, bring in various  supplies for those kids who otherwise can't afford school supplies.  

By  the start of the Fall the rooms will be almost, if not all the way,  complete! You are all amazing, if you have any skills that pertain to  building, painting, or Do-It-Yourselfing, please let me know so we can  get those rooms done faster!  Thank  you for all your help and all you  do for the church!

    Joe Dyer
Children's Ministry Leader

June 2019 Children's Ministry News!


Hello  Church Family! 

 We are getting excited in the children's realm as games  have been coming in and classrooms are now cleared, cleaned and updates  are happening! We are working to make a great space for kids to learn  about Jesus, his love for the world and still have fun in the process. 
This  church family is awesome and welcoming and I appreciate all of your  help.  Stayed tuned, we will be looking for some help in the next couple  months to help paint and do other projects.  You are fantastic!  Thank  you everyone!
    Joe Dyer
           Children's Ministry Leader

April 2019 Children's Ministries News!

I  would like to take the time to introduce myself again, my name is Joseph Dyer and I am the Children's Ministry leader. You all are  wonderful and I wanted to thank you for making me feel welcome and for all the encouraging thoughts and prayers. It is a pleasure to be here at this church and serving the kids.

This article is about the children not me. They aren't mighty in numbers but they are excited for sure;  however, in order for them to grow in faith and numbers, we need to go  to them and learn their interests. To get there, there are a few  changes/improvements that we are currently exploring and to achieve them we will be looking for a few donations soon! Currently, we could use a few board games (new or used games with all the pieces).

You  all are wonderful and I thank you for your generosity and willingness  to volunteer and bringing your kids to Children's Church.

Joe Dyer

Children's Ministry Leader

FCC Children's Ministry!

Welcome to our new Leader who came on board December 1, 2018!

Hello,  my name is Joseph Dyer and I am the new Children's Ministry Leader! 

I  was told by Pastor Steve I should let you know a little about who I am,  so here you go. 

I have lived in Oregon most of my life and enjoy hiking,  working outside, playing music, and working with youth. I have played  music for a majority of my life and a majority of that has been taken over by the Clarinet. My passion for working with youth started at Salem FCC (where I grew up), and there I have held a few positions in  children's ministry, middle and high school, and the sound and audio departments. 

Currently, during the week, I work with the YMCA as the  sports' coordinator and volunteer on Monday nights with Young Life. I am  excited to start this new chapter in my life with Silverton FCC and  can't wait to help these young people grow!

Joe Dyer, Children's Ministry Leader