I love going to staff meeting and learning about amazing things that are happening at the Roswell Presbyterian Church!
At this week’s monthly staff lunch, I learned about a small but incredibly impactful event which took place this past Saturday night. The official title of the event was “Exceptional Children’s Parent’s Night Out.” One the parents told me that the real title of the event was “A desperately needed break!”
Among all the of outstanding ministry that is done at RPC, there is a small group of volunteers who minister to our exceptional children and their parents. You may have heard of our “shadow” program. Shadows are men and women who assist in Sunday morning Sunday School in order to enable our exceptional children to fully participate in the life of the church.
Last Saturday night’s event was an extension of that ministry. A group of RPC folks came together and planned an evening of crafts, music, fun, and food for this special group of children in our congregation. They had a nurse on site; they had some of the students from our 96:1 youth choir on hand; and most of all, they planned three hours which were focused intentionally on this small group of children.
For the parents, they provided the gift of a free night out. As one Mom told me, “I felt secure that my child was in the best of hands.” Parents could go out, take a break, enjoy each other’s company, and know that their child was enjoying a great time at church. Thanks to an amazing group of RPC members, five children were nurtured in a special way on Saturday night, and five sets of parents received the gift of a worry free evening.
Thank you, Roswell Presbyterian Church! I am so proud of this congregation! God is doing amazing things in and through your faithfulness and your generosity. I continue to be amazed at the way God is touching lives through the ministry of so many, many folks in this congregation!
I wonder what I’ll learn about at the next staff meeting???
Dr. Lane Alderman
Roswell Presbyterian Church