Psalm 145:4 says, “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” I like the confidence of this verse. Faith will pass from generation to generation. God will always have his people.
I know that is our prayer for the children of our church family. As adults, it is our privilege and responsibility to “commend” to the next generation the wonderful things God has done for us in Christ.
One of the ways we do that at WEFC is through our children’s ministry and the many people who give of their time to invest in this next generation. The fruit of their investment is often seen long after these children become adults.
With that in mind, I would like to thank two people who have poured themselves out for the children who have made their way through the doors of our church building.
For the past three years, Sharan Crabtree has been our Director of Children’s Ministry.
Sharan gave oversight to our children’s ministry and coordinated a rather large team of volunteers needed to care well for our children. It is a challenging job to recruit, equip and encourage a large team of volunteers, but Sharan did it with grace and diligence.
Most of all, Sharan’s love for Christ and for the kids of WEFC was evident through her warm smile and the joy with which she served. I know that the kids and their parents felt the warmth of God’s love through Sharan’s warm embrace and her enthusiasm for what she did.
Sharan is stepping down from her role as Director of Children’s Ministry on July 7. We will have an opportunity during the Sunday morning service on Sunday, July 4 to recognize and thank her. Thank you, Sharan for all you did to bless our church family.
For the past twelve years, Heather Dzubin has been the Director of our Bright Beginnings Preschool (BBP BBP has been a long-standing ministry to three- and four-year old children in our church and in our community. In fact, most of our students have come from families outside of our church family. It has long been a great outreach into our community.
During Heather’s tenure as director, the school has flourished. Her leadership and guidance of BBP has prepared these children for the next step in their education.
BBP has also given some of the children their first introduction to God and his love for them. They learned about God in the lessons that were taught. The greatest lesson taught by Heather and her team was the “lesson” the kids experienced through the love that was expressed.
Heather has stepped down from this role to pursue other opportunities in education. Thank you, Heather, for all you did to lead our BBP.
Psalm 145:4 reminds us that God’s work is never in vain. We know that God has used both Sharan and Heather to shape the lives of the next generation. To God be the glory! “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”