Just so everybody knows, Mrs. Rose doesn’t really control the weather. It just seems like she does. Saturday, a day that had been predicted to be terrible, turned out great for the opening day of baseball. It was good to see the BayBears mascot and representative out there helping us advertise for the April 21, CUMC and CSports at the BayBears day. The BayBears will be playing the Mississippi Braves that night at 7:00pm. We will need to be getting there around 6:15 and be ready to walk out on the field for the CSports “Field of Dreams” by 6:30. Tickets are $5. People sometimes ask about “who needs a ticket” as they have small children. Anyone who will sit in a seat needs a ticket. Please don’t wait until April to get tickets as we hope to run out and have to get more soon. Can’t do it at the last minute. You can get them any time at the rec desk.
I love to see the players and families during ball games. Parents warming up with the players, coaches teaching and encouraging, siblings cheering or just eating snow cones. It’s always fun. Thank you all for what you have volunteered to do and for the loving and dedicated efforts you put forth to make this element of the Recreation Ministry meaningful and productive. 2 Peter 1:3 tells us, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and Godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us.” Often when we ask someone to lead or serve they tell us that they don’t feel equipped or capable. We all know that God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called! Your efforts, mentorship, and example will no doubt be memorable blessings to the players and families on your teams. You will be remembered when the players you are working with now are called to be coaches, team parents, or volunteers in the future. They may coach your grandchildren one day! Be very deliberate with your devotions, ask for prayer concerns, include family members when you can so that they can reinforce the message after they leave practice.
This is going to be a great season. Please be in touch with families about the Team Service Project and if you choose to have a team party. It seems a shame when people wait until the end of the season to get together in an informal setting and make new friends. Any reservation must go through Mrs. Angelia Tait here at the rec desk. Team Service Project forms come to me. Mrs. Rose has a lot of ideas if you’re searching for a good project for your age group.
Have a good week! Looks like the cool weather is still around. See you on the fields!
In His Service,
Steve Ellisor, Recreation Minister
Christ United Methodist Church
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6