Dawn’s Ditties
We all at some point in our life have self-esteem issues.  As kids, in our teens and in our adult years; we are too fat or are too skinny, too tall or too short, our noses are funny, our feet smell, or our hair frizzes or we don’t have any hair. 
Today our youth are fed through print and media on what is latest fads and trends in hair, clothing, and makeup.  They promote individuality that causes everyone to look the same.  (Have you noticed that?)  They are told what is hip, what is cool and still they aren’t happy.  Still, they do not have self-esteem. We have seen a ramp-up of bullying and suicide in our children as young as age eight to our young adults due to many issues but a lot of it goes to self-esteem and not liking yourself due to your perceptions or others.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.  ~Sally Field
Those two quotes say a lot about one’s self and how we view or don’t view ourselves.  Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” 
We need to realize that the body God gave us is a gift.  We have to take care of it, we have to honor it and treat it well.  God didn’t make junk although sometimes we treat it that way.  We need to take care of what God created.  We need to take care of others that God created.
I will admit that I don’t always do that and I should.  I should get into shape, take my prescriptions and eat healthily.  As of late that verse from Psalm 139 has been echoing in my head making me realize that I need to be a better steward of not just my time and resources but of my body.  Do you need to be a better steward of your body?  If the answer is yes, then let us all work at it together.  ‘Cuz as I said before God does not make junk.
Blessing to you all as beautiful creations of God,
Dawn Marie
Camp Cook n Play will begin July 8-July 31 and be Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mondays will be a craft/game
Wednesdays will be a cook day

Craft and game supplies have been purchased.  Bodies to assist and monetary help for food purchases are appreciated. You can volunteer for one day or all of them. For more information contact Pastor Dawn Marie.

Week 1
July 8-
Craft: Shell Butterflies
Game: Ladders
July 10-
Food: Homemade Tortillas and Tacos
Week 3
July 22-
Craft: Bumblebees
Games: Tag Games July 25-
Food- Homemade Pizza and Veggies
Week 2
July 15-
Craft: Mobile Game: Kick Ball
July 17-
Food: Quesadillas and Cookies
Week 4
July 29-
Craft: Scratch Bookmarks and Ribbon Crosses
Game: Water Games
July 31:
Community BBQ and Yard Games

The Extreme Tour 2019 will be here in Idaho Falls from July 1-July 6. Last year we hosted this phenomenal group of musicians that go out into the community and share the message of God’s love.  They do ministry in the parks and were at need or marginalized kids are hanging at.  They will arrive July 1 and be out in the community on July 2-4 and have their concert in Tauphaus Park on July 5 with skateboarding, BMX and scooter competitions.  They will leave the church on the morning of July 6.
First Christian Church will be hosting these amazing folks in our church.  There will be approximately 20 folks. We are organizing a community service on Wednesday evening for them to share their story with a meal following and that night at 10 p.m. we will be doing a Clown Communion for them.
What we need are:
A group to help Pastor Dawn Marie to cook the meals and/or donations to get the food, there is a complete menu on a clipboard and also listed on the church website.
Monday July 1   Late Dinner
Tuesday July 2-Lunch and Dinner
Wednesday July 3-Lunch an Dinner
Thursday July 4-Lunch
Friday July 5-Lunch and a Late Dinner (possibly snack bags for them to take to concert)
Shower Facilities
Fans for the rooms as it will be July