We kicked off a missions series in mid January. We wanted to create a series that would grab the attention of our Kidz, so we racked our brains and used the name of a new TV show that is popular among the Kidz, Girl Meets World. Being that I am a 90s kid, Boy Meets World was always one of me and my wife's favorite shows even to this day. We were pumped when they started making a show for kids of this generation that brings back some of our favorite characters from our show. It's a clean cut show that is very popular with kids of all ages now. Anyways, we used that theme to create a missions series, Kidz Meet World. We talked about all kinds of mission opportunities and we raised food for our local food pantry for this whole month, also. We discussed our local, national, and international need to spread the Gospel. Acts 1:8 hits on our main focus, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
If you look back at our past series decorations, you'll see a black sheet that we used originally to cover up a big window that covers about 95% of our stage. This series is when we finally used that space to our advantage. We built a frame to fit just inside of the window casing with about 4 studs across the frame so we can mount decorations of any series to it. We purchased a bulletin board (left hand corner). We found an old thin white board from one of our old classrooms and cut it in half to fit into that bottom left and corner. We purchased plastic world flags and welcome banners from amazon. The bottom sides of the welcome banner are cork board roll sheets, we had to cut them so the welcome banner covered up our slices and made it look like one long roll. The black board is an old foam/Sheetrock/I'm not sure what else bulletin board we used that used to be in an old classroom of ours. We spray painted it with chalkboard paint from Walmart and had our awesome Preacher's wife draw our series logo on it with chalk. We applied several coats just to make sure it was chalk usable. We had an old school desk sitting around and a choir chair that completed our student set up. We purchased a 20" blow up earth ball and globes that we mounted to our speakers. You can't see it well here, but we made giant paper airplanes out of poster board hung one right above the desk, in our entry way, and two outside on each side of our doorway. Anything else that you would like to know that we did just ask away and we will help you as much as we can!