Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Don't Miss Them Pirates

The Children’s Ministry of Grace Church is sponsoring a wonderful family event on the morning of Saturday, January 26 at the Penn Cinema in Lititz. We have rented out two different theaters for two private showings of the new Veggie Tales Movie, The Pirates Who Don’t Know Anything. The first showing will be at 10am and the second showing will start in a separate theater at 11:30am. So what’s the story line of this film?

Three lazy misfits - Elliot, Sedgewick and George (Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape)- dream of the day when they can quit their jobs as busboys at the Pieces of Ate Dinner Theater and take the stage to star in the big pirate show. But with Elliot's timidity, Sedgewick's laziness and George's lack of self-confidence, it seems as if the day to prove who they really are will never come. However, when an artifact called a "HelpSeeker" arrives from the past, it sends the three back in time into a real pirate adventure, setting in motion a series of events that drags the trio back to the 17th century, where they face danger, their fears, and become unlikely heroes in a battle to rescue a royal family, including Princess Eloise and Prince Alexander, from an evil tyrant. In this story they each learn to be a real pirate, hero, and friend.

The cost for this event is just $5.00 per person of all ages. Tickets can be purchased through Grace Church, Morningstar Daycare or Lititz Christian School. Tickets will also be on sale in the hallway off of the main lobby this Sunday morning at Grace Church. You may also call Susan Auld (our Children’s Director) or Brenda Miller (our Early Childhood Director) here at Grace Church at 626-2155 during business hours to arrange a different time to pick up your tickets.

With each ticket purchased, your name will be entered for a special drawing as well. These drawings will take place the 15 minutes prior to each showing so come early. There is also a coloring contest currently taking place for kids. The pictures will be displayed in the hallways at church and winners announced at the movie.

This is a great opportunity for families to have a fun time together at a discounted cost. And the fun is even greater when we can share it together as a group. But the best part of this event is the opportunity that each of you have to make another connection with a family that doesn’t attend church. Think about other families you know that have kids the same age as your children. They may be neighbors, relatives, friends, people you work with or people who play on the same sports teams or participate in the same clubs as your kids do. Be sure to invite them. It will help you to build a stronger bridge to them while at the same time allowing them the opportunity to rub shoulders with many other parents and kids from Grace Church.

And if you don’t have small kids…come out anyway and be a kid again. Our kids are well past the Veggie Tales stage (though they would still enjoy the movie) but we plan to be there. So get your tickets now as we are expecting 400+ people to attend.

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