Hangtime, Week 7, was our best week yet.  And for the record, I might just say that about every week, but only if it’s true.

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The kids are really settling into a great routine.  They are getting to know each other, some with the help of our favorite “Get to know you” game.  You share five things about yourself and see how many other people have the same things in common.  It’s been a big hit at Hangtime.

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Upstairs, this sister was busy helping her little brother with his homework.  As a mom, that was a fun sight to see.

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And in the church basement, there was a fun crowd gathered around the four square.

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Lesson time went really well.  We had 45 kids at Hangtime today and I was so impressed by how well they sat and listened to the lesson.  We talked about being slow to become angry.  It was a relatable topic and I encouraged the kids to be careful with their anger.  We talked about how it wasn’t a sin to be angry, but that we had to be careful not to sin in our anger.  Afterwards, the kids headed out to their workshops.

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I have to say the workshops are also going really well.  The cooking is always a fan favorite and today Ms. Gina and Ms. Lisa spent time, teaching the kids how to make apple turnovers.

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Ms. Brenda gave a few kids some much needed down time with another great book.

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And upstairs, Mr. Jonathan spent time teaching the kids all about trains.

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As you can imagine, it was pretty cool.

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Next to the trains, little girls were crafting.

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I love the diversity of the workshops that we’ve been able to offer.  It’s so fun to see the kids working in their own elements.

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Since it was wet, dark and colder out today, we took the sports group downstairs where they had fun playing medic dodgeball.

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Thank goodness for the church basement.  It’s not the biggest space, but it always seems to work out for what we need.

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And finally?  This.  Sheer awesomeness.  We are doing a Children’s Christmas Play this year, and we have some amazing students from Hangtime that are participating in it.  They got to try out costumes this week, and they all looked incredible.  Mark your calendars.  The play is going to be Sunday, December 14 at Eastport Bible Church at 7:00pm and you will not want to miss it.

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After a fun and full afternoon at Hangtime, we closed up the day with small groups and prayer time.

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Seeing the kids gather together as friends to talk and encourage each other is always a highlight of the week.  I continue to be amazing and so thankful for this program.  Every week, I look forward to hanging out with our amazing leaders and students and it’s such a joy.

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After Hangtime and before Stockade, these cool kids gathered at our dinner table.  Aiden’s mom was gracious enough to make a delicious meal for us and it was so good!  The boys all enjoyed it and we had fun, having a family meal together before they headed over to Stockade.

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Wednesdays are my favorite days.  They are busy and full, but so, so good.

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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