MINIS and ME

(MOMS and TOTS THRIVING TOGETHER)

Welcome to Minis & Me at Lancaster Alliance Church!

We are so excited to move forward in creative, meaningful ways as a community during this COVID-19 pandemic

when community for moms is so very important.

Please see detailed information below.


Registration is now open. 

Submit your registration online and pay by credit or debit card, click HERE.

Submit your registration online and pay by check, click HERE.

Please scroll through the forms in their entirety.

Registration will close on September 10.

Questions can be directed to Beth Webster by clicking HERE.

WELCOME!

WHO WE ARE

Welcome to Minis & Me at Lancaster Alliance Church! We are so excited to move forward in creative, meaningful ways as a community during the COVID-19 pandemic when community for moms is so very important.


We invite all mothers either expecting a baby or mothers of young children (age birth through Kindergarten) to join us at Minis and Me as together we explore our Minis and Me theme for the 2020-2021 year, By the Work Of Your Hands. 



OUR MEETING SCHEDULE

We will meet online twice monthly in our Minis & Me Facebook Closed Group with optional small group opportunities. We’ll enjoy wonderful speakers and studies either LIVE or in a Watch Party and follow up in a discussion Room later in the day. You do not need to have a Facebook account to participate in the discussion Room!  In addition to the two meetings, we’ll enjoy at least one creative online meet up and/or outdoor Mom’s Night Out activity (such as a corn maze) where we’ll do some sort of activity together - cooking class, painting party, crafting, murder mystery party and other creative activities. 

Link to the FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/186752918036081

 

We’ll also be sending along a monthly goodie bag with curated with journal pages to accompany the speakers/creative activities to enhance your experience.  Along with things for you, Patty is curating TWO crafts/lessons for your Minis that will be hand delivered in a safe social distance fashion by Pastor Joe Burchill monthly. These will hopefully help keep your Minis occupied for the sessions with a speaker.

 

Our online sessions begin at 10AM Tuesday morning with discussion rooms happening later in the afternoon (in the hopes of coordinating with an afternoon nap for your littlest Minis!).  Those who miss the live event in the morning may watch at their convenience as the resource will remain in our Facebook group.  Our creative activities will happen various times and will be announced online in our FB Group. 


Online meeting dates are as follows for 2020-2021:

Sept 15, 29

October 13, 27

Nov 10, 24

Dec 8 and tentatively 22

More dates will be added for 2021.



 

Our 2020-21 Theme

"By the work of your hands"

"For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] 

for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], 

so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us."    

Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)

 

There are fingerprints on the wall, and the windows too…AGAIN. Those are the small reminders that this house does real life. No matter how much you go out of your way to make sure their little hands are washed after they come in from playing in the dirt, or how often cleaning up time actually happens, there they are. Breathe. Take a moment to stop and ponder. Those little fingerprints were created with love while their bodies were still being formed, go several layers deep, and no other person in the world has a matching one. They are daily reminders that no other person in all of the world is the same as your little one…or you.

 

As you were formed, God created you intricately so that not one person is the same - from your innermost spirit out to your unique fingerprints. Fingerprints are the mark we leave behind somewhere. It marks what we have done and where we have been. It is the same way with your legacy. No one can leave a legacy quite like the one you do both on your families and those around you. Your little nuances were created and designed for the life God wanted to give to only you. They are intricate and unchanging.  In the same way, our children are engraved upon our hearts making us mothers forever.

 

Fingerprints are small, unassuming, intricate, yet incredibly hard to remove or erase. Fingerprints are resilient having the ability to grow back after damage from being burned or rubbed raw. In this way, they mirror our ability to pick ourselves back up after the trials that come our way. Amazingly, our fingerprints last longer than our lives. This too can turn our hearts to remembering that our Creator’s love surpasses all limits of time. No matter what we do, it is consistent and  lasting. He will never disappear or leave us.  He is with us in every season of motherhood and of life.

Because we are created by Him, we have His “fingerprints” upon our lives too. Every person enjoying a hobby where they create - writing, sewing, painting, programming, cooking, singing, for instance - has a signature or uniqueness that marks their work, often a signature, style or mark placed upon it with a meaning. We imitate our Creator in this. His image and likeness is imprinted upon us so that we can know Him, love Him and out of this overflow, love others.  It is an invitation for us to be the hands of God. We have the opportunity to touch people with His love. He places people in your path that need His touch and who need to experience it in a way only you can give them.  

 

We were all made for a purpose, a reason, a time.  You touch lives in a way only you can, and as a mother this can feel heavy some days. How we choose to live our life throughout each moment of our day leaves marks which over time. Embracing who we were created and designed to be, allowing it to shape us, leaning into God with the help of the Holy Spirit and Word as He reveals His purposes in and through us is what will leave a lasting, beautiful legacy like fingerprints on glass but instead they remain on the hearts and lives of those we’ve touched.  

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Is there a fee to join Minis & Me?

Yes! There is a registration fee to join. The fee for this ONLINE experience is $20 this semester. 


We want all moms to be able join Minis and Me so if the registration fee is a problem, please contact Pastor Joe Burchill by calling the church at 717.397.1121 to inquire about a scholarship.

 

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers a variety of benefits including:

  • Speakers and covering various supply costs for these curated monthly Minis & Me bags for both us and the Minis.