(from left: Michelle Manley, Shelia Howard, Diane Byer, Carolyn Meade)
The KIDS of the Kingdom group was started in February of 2012. They range in age from 3-13 years old. We practice with the KIDS on Wednesday night during our church service. Diane Byer, our church pianist, plays the piano for our group. Shelia Howard and Michele Manley help with teaching new songs to the KIDS. Additionally Kassie Moore, a teenager that is "too old" for us now, is also teaching the KIDS some new songs. At our practice sessions on Wednesdays our attendance runs anywhere from 12-22 KIDS. We teach them the basic kids gospel songs; "Jesus Loves Me" and "The B-I-B-L-E", our hymnbook songs; "I'll Fly Away" and fun gospel songs "I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N!".
Sometimes individuals sing verses to the songs and the rest of the KIDS join in on the chorus; sometimes they all sing the whole song together. They learn the songs in a short time and usually sing about once a month for the church congregation. They love to watch the congregation join them in the song, "River of Life", as they try to keep up the pace with the KIDS! And the congregation loves to join them in their songs and always gives the KIDS a standing ovation after their performance! We have taken them to another church and to a Nursing Home to let them sing. They are well behaved and are a blessing to others.
We love working with our KIDS and teaching them songs about Jesus! It is such a blessing to watch them as they sing for the congregation! Each KID seems to put their heart and soul into their singing! And knowing that most of the KIDS know Jesus as their personal Savior is an added bonus! Please remember our efforts to teach these KIDS songs about Heaven in your prayers. We want to go to Heaven some day! After all, we are the KIDS of the Kingdom! God Bless!
Love and Prayers, Carolyn Meade