Tribute to Michele
May 15, 2022
Michele is retiring after 18 years as our Family Life Coordinator.
In February, 2004 Michele Amick joined the Living Christ staff as Family Ministries Coordinator. Now 18+ years later we thank Michele for her service to Living Christ and to the many families that have been served through her dedication to share God's Love with all!
Michele has been responsible for many programs and projects at Living Christ. Here are a few but certainly not all of the ways she has touched our church family.
† Michele introduced the idea of rotational Sunday School and helped develop our current Ephesians 6 program. She has coordinated the many volunteers required to lead and shepherd the children of all ages.
† She expanded the typical Sunday School age to include as young as 2 yrs. old with the Ready Feet class.
† She recognizes milestones of students including 3ro graders Bible breakfast & Bible verse sharing in church, 4th graders receive their journals they made during their time in Eph 6, those entering their middle school receive a book, and high school seniors graduates are recognized.
† She has organized many Family Night & Family Movie Night events.
† She has coordinated the Children's Christmas pageants, arranging costuming, song rehearsals, and directing.
† She has organized service events and trips for the children and youth.
† She has organized many fun events for the children and their families including the Gingerbread Event held after pageant rehearsals annually.
† She has organized Vacation Bible School over the years using varying formats to meet the needs of families.
† She has coordinated several parent seminars, bringing in speakers to help with various topics.
† During Advent, Lent and other times of the year she provides families with a variety of devotions to bring families together.
† She has led the Youth Group, ministering to our middle school & high school students.
† She has organized youth service projects such as CanStruction benefiting MOM, mission trips, National Youth Gathering trips, and many fundraisers like chili cook-offs, car washes, sub sandwich sales & ice cream socials.
† She has coordinated the Confirmation Program including First Communion classes. During her years 83 youth have been confirmed.
†She has worked the Living Christ Preschool program & staff.
† She keeps tabs on our college students, organizing members to connect with them during their freshman year to lend support.
† Michele has always been sensitive to the needs of every student and family especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, being creative to keep all involved.
For these things and more - Thank you, Michele, for your servant heart!