A “Dads and Daughters Picnic” (held inside because of the rain) this afternoon concluded the year for an SMM program conducted by Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church at nearby Jefferson Elementary School.
The SMM (Serving My Master) is for girls in the lower elementary grades and they have been meeting each Thursday from 3:45 – 5 p.m. throughout the school year.
Led by Miriam Pacheco, the program averages about 20 girls. Approximately 10 women from the Winona Lake church are involved leading programs, helping girls learn the SMM songs and scripture verses, making crafts, and participating with the girls.
This year the girls studied five women of the Bible and at today’s picnic they dramatized the stories of biblical women Mary and Martha, Dorcas, And Esther for their dads. They also presented to their dads keepsake personalized mugs.
Each girl has been keeping a notebook with coloring pages, stories of biblical women, and a study of a character trait each could apply to her own life.