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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beyond Blessings - Special Needs!!!

Greetings Homeschooling Friends,

Wow, just coming off our "Night to Shine" event (Tim Tebow).  It was so amazing again this year!  Cuyahoga Valley Church was able to accommodate 250 guests and their caregivers/parents.  The night seemed to fly by.  We helped with the special needs meals, each made to the guest's dietary restrictions.  What a blessing to serve along with 600 other volunteers!!!  With that being said, I would like to share a ministry our church has for individuals with Special Needs:

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Our special needs ministry is available Sunday mornings during the 9:30AM and 11AM worship services.  Register in the main foyer and check in with our ministry in Lower Level 110 to find the best fit for your child or adult.
Available special needs rooms:
  • Inclusion with peers in an age-appropriate classroom
  • Sensory Room
  • LifeGroup for teens and adults
If you know a family with a Special Needs family member and they are looking for a welcoming, accommodating church, please feel free to share with them!

Beyond_BlessingsCuyahoga Valley Church
5055 E. Wallings Road
Broadview Heights, OH
www.cvconline.org

Here are highlights from the "Night to Shine" event: 
 
This video references the countries and number of volunteers who served WORLDWIDE!!!!

Thank you FOX8 News for being part of our evening again this year!!!

If you do not have a church home or are looking for a new one, we invite you to come and visit with us!!!

Thank you and as always it truly is a blessing and privilege to serve you and our local homeschool community!!!  We appreciate your friendship and look forward to seeing you on a field trip soon :)

"And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’"

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Factory Tour

Dear Friends!

It is with pleasure that we are able to offer a factory tour with you.  To see how products, that we use everyday, are made is always interesting and informative.  We are looking forward
 to this visit and hope you'll join us!!!

DATE:  Monday, February 27, 2017

TIME:  10AM (please allow 1 hour)

LOCATION:  Cleveland (details will be provided to those registered)

Space is limited.  Please email Kim at DecadentChocolate@gmail.com to register your family!

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."  Romans 12:2


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Summit County Court

Greetings Friends!

Image result for summit county courthousePlease join us for another educational field trip as we learn about the county court system.  We will be meeting with Judge McCarty, so please bring your questions along!

DATE:  Thursday, February 23, 2017

TIME:   10:30AM

LOCATION:  Summit County Courthouse, 209 S. High, Akron

To register, please email Kim at DecadentChocolate@gmail.com.  Space is limited.

"Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked."  Psalm 84:10


Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, Healthy Eating!!!

During our lessons this week, we learned about healthy eating.  Most people are eating more healthy these days, but I am going to share something that many may not have been considered?  Healthy eating is more than what you eat.  Isn't it fun to share a meal with a friend?  When we enjoy a meal with others, we usually eat more slowly and avoid overeating.  There are so many benefits to sharing a meal with others!  

When was the last time you invited someone to join your family?  Over a meal so much is shared, food breaks down barriers and draws others closer. Our family considers others with their allergies and dietary restrictions.  Many times guests are surprised and joyful about our consideration of their family. 

Doesn't it make our hearts glad when we eat a meal with a friend?  It can be friends we see on a regular basis, but what a blessing it is to invite someone we normally may not consider and take the time to get to know them?  Maybe it is sharing a meal with a widow, orphan or college student away from home?

When the Bible talks about "breaking bread" it is referring to more than just communion.  It also means eating a meal.  God did not intend for us to "gobble" our food down, or eat it on the run to something more important.  Jesus used meals to teach and build relationships.  We rejoice in building relationships with others and food is a wonderful instrument!


Image result for jesus break bread"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42

"Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.”  Matthew 26:26-29

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I encourage you to invite someone new to a meal and let me know how the conversation and fellowship was :)  Maybe it is a neighbor, another homeschool family, a work acquaintance?  I enjoy a good story and seeing people make new friendships!!!




"And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,"  Acts 2:46



Image result for breaking breadThis Thanksgiving consider opening your hearts and your homes :)  We do not like to see others spending holidays alone, keep being a blessing as you are a blessing to our family.  Thank you for being a part of my blog, your fellowship on our field trips and for your friendship.  Blessed Thanksgiving wishes to your family from ours!!!