This past weekend we shared a conceptual drawing of our Children’s Ministry check-in areas that will be installed this summer.  A parent shared with me that one of their children, who is just transitioning out of 5th grade, is jealous of his younger siblings who will get to enjoy the new look.

The ministry our volunteers and staff are able to provide with an “institutional” environment is a credit to their love for children.  Recently a visiting family’s child was overheard proclaiming, “This is our church now!” to her family as she was being picked up after service.

Can you imagine if this was the directive every child gave to their family after visiting Richwoods for the first time?  Not only is it something to aspire to, it’s something to go after.

These changes are necessary as we continue to address the counsel given to us by the UnStuck Group last Fall. Developing a check-in area that is visually inviting and attractive to children was one of several recommendations made by the UnStuck Group.  Kellye Saad, our Children’s Ministry Director, spent several months researching providers to help us out, we think she’s landed on a great concept and company to move our Children’s Ministry in the right direction.

We have put aside and budgeted funds to cover half the cost of the remodeling, which will begin in June.  We need to cover another $60K.  It’s my hope and prayer for the people of Richwoods to continue to give generously to the church for the sake of our children and grandchildren to help cover the additional cost of the remodel.  Especially this summer, as our attendance and giving traditionally wains, it’s a great opportunity for many of us to lean into setting up reoccurring gifts through the use of rCircle.us or using the Give option within our app.  Both of these methods are secure and easy to use.

If you have any questions about the remodel, about giving, or how you can help with the project, please feel free to contact me at jdryden@richwoods.org

Weekend Attendance

Knoxville Campus Saturday

Knoxville Campus Sunday

Parkway Campus


Weekend Giving

On average Richwoods needs to receive $39.1K in gifts to meet its 2017 operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.

Every now and then we let our bookkeeper take a vacation, and when we do, we just have to go without the great reports she gives us.  We’ll have things updated for next week.

If you have questions about the information shared in this fyi, you can contact our Executive Pastor, Joel Dryden by email.  You can also leave a comment below.

One Comment

  1. Rachel Barksdale Little

    I love the idea of the Kids Rock remodel! What a wonderful concept! Not only does Kids Rock rock, Richwoods rock!!!

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