It is that time of year where children once again become students. Their minds must shift focus from vacation to education. God created our minds to mature and increase in knowledge, wisdom, and skills. Paul stressed the importance of maturing and gaining wisdom. As this school year begins, I would like all parents to think of the spiritual and personal goals you would like to see achieved by your children. 2 Timothy 2:15 states, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” God created us to serve Him. Learning His will for our lives is part of that service.
AWANA is a wonderful ministry to teach this lesson. Registration for the new year is Sunday, August 11th at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Then, all parents are encouraged to stay and attend a Parent Meeting at 6:30 pm in the Choir Room to discuss helping your children through the AWANA curriculum. On August 18th, the Kick-Off Pool Party is scheduled at the Rome City Pool from 6:00—8:00 pm. We will begin the AWANA year on August 25th. PVN is blessed with great children and families, and we are looking forward to a great new year! – Eric