Thursday, June 11, 2009


Saturday, June 27th, is a big day for families in our area! We will be hosting a "Family Worship Festival" at Celebration Church in Thomasville that day, which will focus on sharing God's Love and God's Truth with kids...starting in our homes, extending to a church setting, and even reaching out with the Gospel to kids around the world who are living in poverty!

Here's what you need to know about what's going on that day:

1. 10:30 a.m.--Miss Pattycake, Live in concert @ Celebration Church in Thomasville. Doors will open @ 9:30 a.m. Seating is general admission, and tickets are $5 each and are available through the Celebration church office (229-226-8332, or e-mail They will also be available @ Rayann's Christian Bookstore later next week (wk. of June 15th). When you buy a ticket, you will also have the option of adding $3.50 to the price of your ticket to pre-order a delivered lunch (either a chicken sandwich or an 8-count nugget box from Chick-fil-A, both served with chips). To learn more about Miss Pattycake, see THIS LINK (The event she describes here is similar to the concert event she'll be doing in Thomasville).

2. Immediately after the concert, Chick-fil-A lunches will be delivered for those who pre-ordered. Attendees may take a few minutes to enjoy their lunches (Chick-fil-A delivery or something packed and brought from home), and then they may visit around our front building to enjoy a meet & greet time with Miss Pattycake, and also to enjoy some "meet & greet" activities with LIVE "Bible Story Characters" who will present Bible stories first-hand and do fun activities with attendees. The front building will be open for this "Bible Story Tour" until 2 p.m.

3. At 6:30 p.m., Christian artist Shaun Groves will be leading us in a time of worship in the sanctuary at Celebration Church, and he will be sharing about an amazing ministry opportunity that will allow us as families to impact the lives of children in poverty around the world as we "Go and make disciples of all nations...." While you will have an opportunity to give financially during this concert/worship gathering, ADMISSION for THIS event is FREE! Unchurched friends are welcome to come, but Shaun has a particular message God has laid on his heart to share with the local Body of Christ, so please invite every Believer you know to join us that evening! This gathering should be over by 8 p.m., so you'll have time to rest up for Sunday morning! To learn more about Shaun, see THIS LINK.

********Bonus: at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28th, Children's Ministry Leader Kristie Wooten and Jean Thomason (a.k.a. "Miss Pattycake) will be leading a workshop together for area Believers who minister to children in a group setting (daycare workers, church nursery workers, preschool teachers, etc.) It will be at the Madison Grove Clubhouse (corner of Pavo Road and Madison Grove Boulevard--which is just past Skyline Drive). It is sure to be a fun and very encouraging time for these grown-ups who give so much to "let the little children come"! Admission for this event will be $7 @ the door, but tickets are available beforehand @ $5 each by e-mailing ...if you have any friends who are involved in children's ministry at area churches, please encourage them to come! They will be BLESSED (and feel like gasoline has been dumped on the fire in their hearts!) :) Churches who help sponsor the Family Worship Festival on Saturday, 6/27, will receive 10 free tickets to Sunday's Children's Ministry Leader Workshop.
If your church is interested in sponsoring, please e-mail Kristie Wooten @ ASAP.

The Family Worship Festival is sponsored by the Everett-Milton YMCA Child Watch Center, Celebration Church of Thomasville, Trinity Anglican Church of Thomasville, and ReMax Realtor Dot Titus! Special thanks to our sponsors!