Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Night Among Some Beautiful Stars...


One of my jobs, or I should say privileges, as a minister's wife, is planning a fun activity or two throughout the year for the girls at our church. Every year at the beginning of the school year we have a big lock in, a big welcome party for the new 7Th graders coming up into the youth group.

It is usually a theme party of sorts. Last year was a "princess" theme, with all the royal perks that go with it. This year? Hollywood. The seventh and eighth grade girls spent two hours at the church with a bunch of beautiful Godly women getting ready to "walk the red carpet" like the "stars" that they are. It was so much fun, playing dress up. Some of my friends set up shop fixing hair and putting on make up and just spending quality time with this young group of beautiful girls. After they were all fixed up they were introduced into the group as they walked down a red carpet.


We also had plenty of food, a craft (we "beadazzled" a hand mirror," a little dancing (even though we are all good Baptist girls!), a movie and loads of fun. The senior high girls joined us after the football game and we had a devotion time and a question and answer time. Our theme was Hollywood, but the main theme had to do with "walking in the light as He Himself walked in the light..."

We welcomed the young girls into the group, but we were also emphasizing that true beauty comes from the heart and that to really shine like a star, you want to follow Christ's example.

We had about fifty people there total. It was a great night! I am so blessed to be able to do what I do...

but I'm not getting any younger, which is why the lock ins only happen once a year for this old woman. I'm definitely "dead woman walking" today.


But I wouldn't change a thing!!! I love my girls! (The bonus is that now my baby girl is one of them too!)
Our seventh and eighth grade "stars" of the night.

15 comments:

Kristin said...

That sounds like a blast! Looks like you did a great job organizing it all and they look beautiful. There's nothing more beautiful than a young woman living her life for Christ!

Heart2Heart said...

Mich,

What a wonderful way to capture this verse from scripture into your Hollywood theme. Love it! The girls in the picture all look like they had fun and beautiful as well.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Amber said...

Beautiful girls.

What a fun night!!!!!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is awesome. I love the pictures. Beautiful girls. What fun!

mimi said...

That is very cool!

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Oh that looks and sounds like it was so much fun! thanks for sharing this! Shining lights for Jesus!

momstheword said...

Oh I know what you mean? We have a lock in at least once a year, sometimes twice. I am toooo old to be staying up all night, lol!

So does your nickname sound like "Mish" and rhymes with "dish" or does it sound like "Mitch" and rhyme with "pitch?"

I ready the post about it but still not sure how to pronounce it.

momstheword said...

Oh, and when you find the cleaning fairy please send her to my house so I can do something else, lol!

Corey said...

What a fun party! Looks like the girls had a blast!

I'm surprised that any of my old blog buddies still remember me after the LONG break that I have taken! :)

Hope I will keep at it and get caught up...I'm still waaayyy behind! :)

Christi said...

Oops...just realized that I commented under my husbands account! That post is from Christi...NOT Corey! :)

Sarah Dawn said...

What an amazing idea, love it, simply love it!

It is an honor and a privilege to battle with you in prayer today.

And may you be drenched in His unfailing love,
Sarah Dawn

Sarah Dawn said...

What an amazing idea, love it, simply love it!

It is an honor and a privilege to battle with you in prayer today.

And may you be drenched in His unfailing love,
Sarah Dawn

E @ Scottsville said...

Wow, 50 girls? I'm so jealous! Our tiny church has about 100-125 on a Sunday morning. That's TOTAL people. Our youth average is about 5 kids.

We're a smalllllllll church, huh?

Love all the stuff you did for your 'welcome' party. Sounds awesomely fun!

Gretchen said...

What an encouragement you are to all those girls. Have a great year with them.

whimzie said...

What a great idea!!