I didn’t realize how much I missed their sweet little faces until I saw them all again this afternoon when we had our first day of Hangtime.

2017-10-04_001

There were 54 of them to be exact.  And I think they were pretty happy to be back at Hangtime as well.

2017-10-04_002

If you were wondering, Hangtime is a community after school program that we run at Eastport Bible Church.  We have the huge benefit of being located right next to two wonderful schools, so every Wednesday, we pick up from both and run a two hour program for the most wonderful kids.  We give them a snack and help them with their homework.  Then they get 45 minutes of play during our workshop time.  We wrap up our afternoon with a Bible lesson and then they get to share in small groups.

2017-10-04_004

Today was a bit chaotic at times.  Because we had a lot of new friends and as the Hangtime director, I needed to take time to connect with not only the kids, but the teen helpers and adult leaders who help me put this program together each week.

2017-10-04_003

But overall, it was awesome.

2017-10-04_005

In the weeks to come, I’ll share a more comprehensive look at what we do, but today I was only able to get a few shots during our workshop play time.

2017-10-04_006

We all went outdoors, because I’m a big believer in fresh air and fun.

2017-10-04_007

Kids need to run around and get their hands all chalky while creating and having fun.  Because isn’t that the beauty of childhood?

2017-10-04_009

Afterwards, we walked inside for our lesson and small group time.  Our theme for the year is “Let Your Light Shine” and is based off the verse in Matthew 5 that says, “Let your light shine before others that they may see your good works and praise your Father in heaven.”  It will be our goal throughout the year to teach these amazing kids that they have a light inside of them that they can shine to others for Jesus.  I cannot wait for this year and for the great things that we will get to share every Wednesday at Hangtime!

2017-10-04_010

*Hangtime totally has an open registration throughout the year.  Kids are welcome to come whenever it works.  Registration is quick and easy and can be found by clicking on the Hangtime link at: www.eastportbiblechurch.com .  This program is free and for kids in Kindergarten through 6th Grades.  Whereas we do offer pick up from Eastport Elementary and Tuttle Avenue School, we are open to kids from other schools as well (though they will have to find their own transportation).

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s