May 2018 Preaching Series
Children have an uncanny ability to speak truth. They look at the world and can often narrate what they see without guile, pretension or filter (sometimes we wish they had a little more filter!). This same gift for simple truth is evident in children’s books as well. So, during the month of May, our preaching series will draw on the stories of truth from scripture, matching them each week with a children’s book that draws on the same theme.
We are pairing this preaching focus with our May Monthly Mission, a book drive for our partner elementary school, Spring Valley. Children who don't read or don't have access to books during summer months experience something called the "Summer Slide," which means they lose two months of reading skills and often need six weeks of re-teaching once the new school year begins. In order to address this challenge, All Saints' is partnering with Spring Valley to collect books that will be distributed to students before they head out for summer vacation. Our goal is to collect 300 books, either purchased new or gently used. You can purchase books directly from the Spring Valley Media Center Wish List, or bring books to the All Saints' vestibule during the month of May. We will hang book cut-outs throughout the vestibule to represent each book collected, so please let us know if you purchase directly through the wish list!
We look forward to worshipping and serving our community with you this month!