This is a big weekend at Crosswalk. We are partnering with Beautiful Day to do landscaping work at Vargas Elementary School. You can read about it and sign up below.
On Sunday morning we will study the Big Idea about parenting. I found a recent survey to be interesting. This study from the U.K. involved 1,000 mothers and concluded that moms may be asked more questions than other group on planet earth. On average, from breakfast to afternoon tea time (remember this was in the U.K.) the average stay-at-home mom faces one question every two minutes and 36 seconds. That adds up to a whopping 105,120 questions per year.
Not surprisingly, the questions spike during meal times. This is one of the reasons family meals together, without electronic devices, is prime family bonding time. According to the study, girls aged four are the most curious, asking an incredible 390 questions per day! On the other end of the spectrum, boys aged nine ask the least amount of questions. (perhaps they think they “know it all”?) The moms claimed that these are the five toughest questions they were asked (in order):
- Why is water wet?
- Where does the sky end?
- What are shadows made of?
- Why is the sky blue?
- How do fish breathe under water?
Those are some tough questions! This Sunday, we will focus on the Bible’s big idea regarding parenting. Of course, there will be something here for everyone, because no matter what our age or station in life, we are all somebody’s child! And, most importantly, we have a heavenly parent who understands the challenges we face and the inadequacies we feel and the help we need.
This Sunday is also Compassion Sunday, and we will have the opportunity to “adopt” needy kids from around the world.
At 12:15 p.m. we will offer a light lunch for all who wish to attend our Crosswalk Connect class. This class is for those who are interested in becoming a member of Crosswalk, and for those who simply want to discover more about our church family. Please, let us know you are coming so we can have adequate food. I hope to see you there!