Mom….I’m bored!!!!

Mom....I'm bored!!!!

I was talking to a couple of parents and grandparents about activities their kids could get involved with this summer.  So, now…we are making a list of activities to keep kids from getting “bored” this summer!   Let me know if you are aware of other activities.  Be sure to provide the details.  A detailed list will be provided…Dates, Time, Location with address and phone number, and other comments (like snacks, transportation, etc.)  If you want a copy of the list, just subscribe to the blog…and you will get a copy when it’s posted!

These free or very affordable activities need to in a healthy and safe environment that fosters inclusion, encouragement, with high morals/values.

Here’s a sampling of the list for Northside kids.  It’s still a work in progress.

  • 6.27-7.1                 9a-12n            VBS Triumphant Baptist on Lamb  (provide snack)
  • 7.5 – 7.29              8:30a-1p        Mega Sports Program Triumphant Baptist on Lamb  (provide breakfast and lunch)  (need to get in early…it’s fills up quickly!)
  • 7.11-15                  3p-6p              VBS STEP @ Eternity Church on Chamberlayne ( provide snack and I am working on transportation if kids will go)
  • 7.18-22                 9a-12n            VBS Commonwealth Chapel (my church)  (provide snack) (last year we had transportation.  i am verifying for this year.)
  • Monday                TBD                Weekly Missional Community (bible study, crafts and service component)
Thanks everyone!!!
Peace, Miss Marti
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Fish (and Chicken) Fry on Friday, 8.27 $7 donation

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On Friday, 8/27/2010, STEP (Strategies to Elevate People) will be hosting a Fish Fry (and chicken too!!!) from  11-2 and 4-7.  Perfect for a work luncheon….or a cook-free dinner for the family!  Place your order by Wednesday, 8/25 to reserve your meals by using this Fish Fry Order Form.  (Note:  Free delivery for 5+ lunch meals!)

Thanks for supporting this wonderful ministry to Gilpin Court!!  To learn more about STEP, attend the reception any time from 4-7pm.


Victory Reading Program


Check out the new STEP video. STEP is a ministry that I work with that serves Gilpen Court in downtown Richmond, VA. We recently celebrated the end of another year of the Victory Reading Program. We are so proud of the children and thankful for the parent participants and the volunteers. Check out what parents had to say.

We are looking for funding and volunteers to support our summer programs and would greatly appreciate your help!  See below for more information.

Thanks sooo much for watching, listening, reading and considering!

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Life and Faith Tour ~ Richmond VA

Reposting on 5/17 as a reminder to everyone to get your tickets and select STEP as your Cause!  Thanks!!!


On June 19th the Life and Faith Tour will be in Richmond VA.  The event includes many popular Christian artists in concert including Mercy Me, Amy Grant, Hawk Nelson, Aaron Shust, Natalie Grant, Israel Houghton, Point of Grace, Shenandoah, Meredith Andrews, Justin Teseniar Band, and Chris Hendrickson. There are a variety of other entertainers as well. For more on the event go to Life and Faith Tour Christian Music Concerts Richmond VA.

Tell your friends!!!

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When you buy tickets, please help STEP.  Helping STEP is easy. Just click on the purchase tickets tab and select “I would like to choose an organization”.  This will bring up a box titled “Church or Charity”, just type in Strategies to Elevate People and we will receive $10 for every ticket purchase

Click here to buy Richmond tickets