Tuesday, October 28, 2014

November Play Date

Operation Christmas Child

November 19th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

DBC Old Building Sanctuary

On Wednesday, November 19th, we have the special opportunity to serve side by side with our children as we prepare shoeboxes.  These shoeboxes will then be distributed to needy children around the globe through an international relief organization called Samaritan's Purse.  (Read more about Samaritan's Purse here.

What a wonderful way to help our children think of others during this busy holiday season!!  Please see below on how to be prepared & feel free to pack as many boxes as you would like!

Our Job: 

1.  We will provide labels, directions for packing the boxes, coloring sheets for inside the boxes, & a small craft for the children to complete.

2.  We will have a snack for all box packers! 

If you’d like, bring along a blanket as we will be sitting on the floor to pack our boxes.

Your Job: 

1.  Decide to pack a shoebox (the plastic containers from the dollar store work great!).

2.  Select the type of child you would like to prepare a shoebox(es) for: 

  •  Boy or Girl
  •  Age Range: 2-4 or 5-9 or 10-14

3.  Purchase goodies for the shoebox. Here are some ideas:

  • TOYS small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos,jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • HYGIENE ITEMS toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
  • OTHER hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries) 
  • DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans

4. Bring your goodies to DBC on November 19th at 10AM and fill up a shoebox.

Don't forget $7.00/box for shipping. You can put it directly in your box OR donate online and track your shoebox!  If you donate online, you need to do this BEFORE you come on November 19th.  They will give you a printable label to affix to your box that will allow you to track the box to its final destination.

6. Don't forget to pray for your shoebox recipient(s).

***Click here for everything you need to know about packing a shoebox.***

Thursday, October 23, 2014

November MNO - BYO Craft Night!

Do you have a craft or scrapbook that's just been gathering dust in a corner?

Do you want to get a jump start on a cute craft for the holidays without worrying about your little ones finding the scissors, yarn, glitter, or glue?

Then join us on Thursday, November 6th at 7:30pm in the old church building at Derwood Bible Church for a fun, low key night of crafting!  Our very own Rian Ryan has offered to give crochet lessons for anyone interested as well.

We will provide drinks, please feel free to bring a snack to share along with whatever craft you'd like to work on!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Mom's Night Out:

Pumpkin Carving with a Drill
October 14th
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
DBC Main Building
Bring your own Pumpkin!
Drinks & a light snack will be provided.

Come join us for an evening guaranteed to be a smash!

If you are looking for a pumpkin carving project that's easy, a little different, and super cute, pumpkin drilling is for you!  
You can place these outside and light them with candles or glow sticks.  Please be sure to bring a pumpkin (they are currently super cheap at Aldi) & if you can - a drill & bits to share.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Joan & Kari
RESCHEDULED October Playdate: 

Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Harvest Days

October 29th
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
(Please arrive around 10:45 am to collect money & receive wrist bands.)

Cost: $7.00/person over 12 months

Butler's Orchard
22200 Davis Mill Road
Germantown, MD 20876

This event is such a blast!  Your children will thoroughly enjoy all the activities Butler's has to offer (see below).  We will meet in the grassy parking area at 10:45 am, collect money, get our wrist bands, & head off for some fun.  Around 12:30 pm we will meet under the shaded trees for a picnic if you would like to pack a lunch. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kari & Joan
Please call if you can't find us. :) 

Activities include:
  • Explore the Straw Maze
  • Jump in the Hayloft
  • Visit the Barnyard Buddies
  • Take a tractor-driven Hayride
  • Coast down our Giant Slides
  • Pick a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch
Everyone will take home their own head-sized pumpkin, two crisp apples, and “The Pumpkin Post” – a facts and fun worksheet about their day on the farm.