Thursday, April 23, 2009

Easter









Here are some great shots of us as we got ready for church on Easter Sunday. We have made the decision to switch churches and basically religions in the process. I was raised Catholic. Our new church, Gainesville United Methodist, is so wonderful! We are thanking God that we have great neighbors, Patty, Jason, Chris, and Nick who lead us to find the church we have longed to find. We are definitely on the right path now, and the children love it! I am learning a lot. The kids attend "Children's Church" during the service where they learn about the Word of God and how to better live their lives while having a close relationship with Jesus. Our pastor is Pastor John. The youth director we have gotten to know very well through our neighbors is Drew. The kids also got to meet the Easter bunny and do crafts and games at the church which was great fun for them. The motto of the church is it is "a place where children are seen and heard". I love that! This weekend is a fellowship service where we get to meet other members of the church that attend earlier or later services. Everyone brings food to share, and we get to have fellowship with other members. I don't think that we could find a better church family. Our doctor, Dr. Shupe, also attends the church with her children, and she sat behind us last week. She is so loved by our family, and we are so excited to be meeting new people and sharing in the Word of God with them. Here are the photos of our sweet kids. Garrett did not like the Easter bunny and cried when he sat on his lap. Cute nonetheless!

2 comments:

Patricia/NYC said...

Great photos, Madeline!! I love how happy everyone is! :) Your new church family sounds fabulous!!

Oh, that Easter bunny!! Such commotion he causes...lol...in our house too! Check out my "Stressin' About the Bunny" post on my site to read about Kiara's take on "the bunny"! lol!

Stephanie said...

I agree with Patricia, your church family sounds awesome! The kids (actually you ALL) look so great and happy. :)