The news letter can be accessed at the link below
Each month this semester, Cherry Street children are learning an “I Am” statement. Each of these statements represents a very important message Jesus has for all people.
January’s statement is “I am made.” We believe that every child should know that he or she is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
February’s statement is “I am precious.” Just like the song says, “[the children] are precious in His sight.” Cherry Street teaches the children that Jesus considers each one of them loveable and worthwhile.
March’s statement is “I am saved.” First and foremost, we teach each child that he or she can be saved by grace through Jesus Christ.
April’s statement is “I am light.” Each child at Cherry Street learns Jesus came to be the light of the world, but He has also commissioned all of us to be a light with Him.
May’s statement “I am able.” Cherry Street strives to show every child that he or she is capable and responsible.
Cherry Street Youth Center, Inc., is an Ecumenical Ministry formed to help develop children emotionally, spiritually, physically, and academically in the community.
In October, an anonymous donor pledged to give two dollars for every one dollar we received in November and December. The original goal was to raise $30,000 on or before December 31. The $30,000 goal was met on November 21, so the donor increased our goal to $50,000. We are thrilled to announce that we met that goal as well. In fact, you raised almost 75% of our annual budget in two months. Thank you for helping us meet our Christmas Challenge!
News letter is available to view by clicking the link below
Your Gifts Matter!
Each month, People Assisting Cherry Street (PACS) prepares and distributes the Cherry Street newslet-ter. A donation envelope is placed inside each newsletter, and it always blesses me to see the envelope quietly returned to Cherry Street with a financial donation inside. Some of our contributors give quietly and faithfully each month, and others give quietly and faithfully each year. Friends, this month, I en-courage you to pray about giving to Cherry Street. We truly appreciate your support. Our programs are not possible without your generosity!
Give in a way that pleases God:
- 1. Practice quiet giving, and give without conditions.
- 2. Thank God for allowing you to give.
Cherry Street Wraps Up
The after school program ended May 22. We had many fun activities for the children during the last week, including PE days and promotions for both 2nd and 5th grade students. Thanks to a very special donor, each child who was pro-moted received a free Bible. Have a safe and fun summer, everyone!
We Need Volunteers!
According to DoSomething.org, two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of fourth grade will need support or be incarcerated.
You can make a difference! Please call us and sign up to be a volunteer. Our number is 620.431.2161.
In the new year, the children are learning five of God’s promises to them. From January to May every year, Cherry Street East and West will learn one of God’s promises each month, and one to four verses from the Bible to support each of the promises.
The promises the children will learn are the following, and a verse to support each promise is in parentheses: God loves me (John 3:16), Jesus died for me (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), God forgives me (1 John 1:9), God sees and hears me (Psalm 34:15), and God has a plan for me (Jeremiah 29:11). The other three supporting verses for each month will be chosen by the Program Leaders to give the children a chance to memorize more complex scripture according to their grade level.
Every day the children gather in the cafeteria to practice and play games to remember that month’s promise and the supporting verse of the week. They spend about ten minutes doing this each day. The children are divided into groups of about eight, and each group has a volunteer or staff member to lead the practice and game. One of the methods of practice is using symbol flashcards. The five symbols used to remember God’s promises are a heart for God loves me, a cross for Jesus died for me, a picture of an eye and ear for God sees and hears me, a smiley face for God forgives me, and a Bible for God has a plan for me. The children are taught to recognize these symbols to help them remember the promises.
For your convenience, we’ve posted a PDF version of our January 2014 Newsletter. To view the newsletter, please use the following link: View the January 2014 Newsletter
Part of Cherry Street’s mission is to help children develop emotionally and spiritually. The only way to do that is to teach them what is in the guidebook that God gave us. The Bible says in Psalms 119:105 (KJV), “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” The staff at Cherry Street makes sure to keep the Bible as the basis of everything they teach. In celebration of that mission, the theme for this year is to let the light of God’s truth shine in each child’s life.