Back to school


My Sunday School class  is ready for Fall 2016! Two of my gifted, artistic, giving friends, Ellen and Donna, joined me in painting a 6ft x 8ft wall to welcome  my new class back to SS. And, Ms. Hospitality, Mary, showed up to save the day for us. At our point of shaking  from needing food for strength Mary arrives with food and conversation to encourage us on. Team work WORKS!

Just as we were finishing  our wall painting in Alabama and dedicating our work to the Lord I received this from  a friend, Dot Marie Ruiz” in Charlotte, NC area.
‘Hi there. Wanted to give you a quick update on the ministry that will be starting in my own front yd this month. My Pastor wife has worked to get the Refuge Students from church to come and do drama and plays and a Ice cream and food truck for free will serve the kids every other Friday starting first Friday that school starts. The bus stop is right at my drive way so its a perfect target and all the kids already know me they live in apts across us and we been kinda feeding them anyway most of their parents are dads who are deported dead or either in their live but dont care. Kids the age of 3 yrs old roaming at night that have walked outta the house and on to the road that people call the police about they come but only talk to the parents nothing legally done. Also a prayer walk and watch will be held that Im Involved In. Thk you for prayers

This Is just a start to show love and Jesus hands and feet out here to be the church not just do church then hoping to expand this a little down the line and have our Refuge Students from the church school to carry a little sermon all in my yd …”

THANKS TO ALL THAT JOIN US IN PRAYERS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL CHURCH for children everywhere and every age. And, if you participate in children’s church ministry share with us your creative ideas for 2016.

Love Rena Oynes


Published by rko777

I am a novice writer and painter who loves to be creative. I love singing but can't sing without a hymnal, except for children's songs. I love to make up my own songs and love the old hymns. I love to garden and got that love from my Mom and Dad who taught be everything I know from planting to harvesting to canning. I'm happy gardening, walking with my pug, JD Sir Winston Churchill, painting, and crafting. I love to spend Saturday's sitting in my rocker going through a bible study. I love working with elementary school aged children and seeing them use their creative gifts. I have taught Sunday school for a number of years and taught in the public schools for 18 years. I might say I'm retired but I spend most of my time subbing and enjoy it immensely. The kids spark my own creativeness.

6 thoughts on “Back to school

  1. As a public high school teacher, I can appreciate the excitement the students will feel when they see that beautiful art work on their class wall! And as someone who likes to do some artwork, this colorful art and the work put into it is so meaningful.
    Also, those students participating in the ministry of Dot Marie Ruiz’s church should be thrilled with it along with the ice cream, drama and food.
    In my adult SS class, our teacher, JoAnn Muncy has been having us share and listen to other’s stories, and these two on this blog are surely great ones!
    And I will be I prayer for these and share with others so they can be in prayer also.

    1. Yesterday in my SS class I was asking Joann Muncy, our teacher, how to post/share the link for the on the SS class website and she was showing me how to do it. I shared with her about these two new ‘stories’ related to Children’s Ministries for the new school year also that she and the class members may want to read and pray about. Sharing that prompted her to remember to share an email with the SS class from the associate children’s minister at the church that provided info on another prayer link that she shared. Maybe Ms Muncy or others in class would want to share more on this.

      1. Debi, I just read this on the about page on this site, ” “…every craftsman in whose mind the LORD has put skill, everyone whose heart stirred them up to come to do the work.” Exodus 36:2

        We are a community of friends from all walks of life sharing life’s experiences, creative expressions, faith and story from our artistic wells.

        We invite each of you to share your ‘expressions of thought’ by leaving your comments through our open communication format following each blog in our “Leave a Reply.” Search through our catalogue of “Categories” and find your interest and begin your QUEST!…”

        Nice to see Ms Muncy, your SS teacher working with you on connecting SS classes together in unique ways.i hope to join my prayers with each group as the lead in unique ways.

  2. Have you heard the saying, “if only those walls could talk’? Well this wall talks and tells the greatest story every told. Nice job.

    Also, love the work Dot’s church is doing in NC.. What a blessing to their community.

  3. The Lord is doing a new ”old” thing ….using the newest generation with the elder generation in way reminiscent of Biblical eras….the elders teaching the children and then out of the mouths of babes and hands and ideas come all these amazing pictures and the charity of sharing.
    Being connected and having relationship with the people of God and to attract to those who do not yet know the Lord or have not an intimate relationship with Him….they will know we are Christians by our love.
    Love the beautiful art work welcoming students to Rena’s SS class. How joyous a feeling that picture emits.
    And Dot Marie’s innovative ideas inspire her students and fill them with expectation.
    Thank You Lord for the giftings and skills and talent You bestow upon Your children and those who will ever come to the Kingdom.
    May we all be filled with expectation of what is coming forth from the Lord.

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