To EQUIP you as parents…
Many bits of parenting support: Have you ever wished someone could sift through all the pop culture in today's world and give you some tools so you can help your kids better navigate what they're seeing and hearing? Or perhaps you'd love for someone who understands today's culture to help you know how to talk with your kids about difficult topics such as social media, technology, mental health, gender, or cultural issues.
Meet AXIS - a team of Gospel-minded researchers, writers, speakers and content creators whose mission is to "translate pop culture to help parents and caring adults understand and disciple their teenagers". Whether you have teenagers now or want to be ready for when you do, click around on their website and see what they have to offer!
A bit of honey for your child's heart: There are so many books out there that it can feel impossible to know which ones are actually worth your time. Honey for A Child's Heart is a book intended to help you choose good books for your children and help them become avid readers. If you don't want to buy a copy, try your local library to see if it's available there - either way, this book will be an invaluable resource for you as a parent!
To ENRICH you in your walk with Christ...
A bit of the Bible on TV: You've probably at least heard of The Chosen - known as "the first-ever multi season series about the life of Christ". If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, this month leading up to Easter might be an especially meaningful time to do so. There are now three seasons all available to watch for free.
Pieces of Scripture and prayer for Lent: Are you looking for a simple tool to use to go deeper during the season of Lent this year? Consider trying the free Lectio 365 devotional app - there is currently a series being offered called "Follow Me: Journey to the Cross", praying through each verse in the book of Mark. It's a chance to PRAY daily morning and evening, by following this basic outline, reading or listening or both:
P:ause to be still.
R:ejoice with a Psalm and R:eflect on Scripture.
A:sk for God’s help
Y:ield to His will in your life.
To help you ENGAGE with your kids...
A bit of storytelling on stage: Each spring the King's Players of ACSD presents a stage production, and this year we're thrilled to be presenting a classic story that will delight audience members of all ages - The Sound of Music. Come join us as we tell this story and be inspired by the life-changing power of music as seen through the eyes of the family Von Trapp. Tickets will likely go quickly, so get yours while you still can!
A bit of world changing: Did you know there is a day set aside each year to bring attention to the need for clean water around the world? Most of us take for granted how easily we can access clean water, and solving the huge problem of getting everyone clean water can feel overwhelming. But here's one small way you and your family can make a difference: sign up for the World Vision Global 6K for Water on World Water Day (March 22)!** If you sign up on this day, your registration will be matched so for every one person who signs up, TWO people will be getting clean water!
**This year will be the fourth year for Berks Christian School and West-Mont Christian Academy to join with Reading City Church and participate as a team in the Global 6K for Water. Anyone is welcome to join our team - the more the merrier!
Step 1: Go to global6k.worldvision.org/team/bcsrccwca2023
Step 2: Click “JOIN OUR TEAM”
Step 3: Follow prompts to register (when asked your role, be sure to choose “Join a team”)
Step 4: Receive your packet in the mail
Step 5: Walk or run with us on May 20!
We hope these bits and pieces are a blessing to you as you continue to follow Jesus in your everyday life. Thanks for allowing us to share!
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