Crafting Blog

Day 5, Friday, 3/31/23

Paint Fest Friday! We started the day with a devotional from Matthew 25 about serving the “least of these.” Our students painted and decorated gifts for our lower school prayer partners. Then we loaded up and headed to Atl Bench to learn about street art.  

The word “serve” was our theme word. The students were naturals and loved all of the steps involved in creating their spray paint artwork. They chose paint colors that would highlight the vibrancy that they felt serving others and wanted to include the earth as the background since they wanted the service to go throughout the globe.

As we reflected on the week at lunch, the students were able to see Jesus in so many tangible ways. But today they felt impressed upon by the Atl Bench owner who was a witness of Jesus and used his art to glorify God. What a fantastic week focusing on seeing Jesus revealed all around us and hoping to be His hands and feet to our community!

NCCS group at PaintFest


DIY Thursday…began with a devotional about the obedience of a servant and the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. Some started string art projects on slabs of wood while others began fused bead art projects.

We visited our second grade prayer partners and painted rocks with them for hiding around campus later. Everyone had a great time, and our crafting group brushed up on their subtraction math facts participating in the class game!

Our highlight of the day was donating our tie blankets and our prayer partners’ stuffed animals to the Acworth PD for distribution to those in need who they come in contact with.

We ended the day much as we started with students choosing their own DIY crafts as well as making a surprise for our prayer partners to give to them following spring break.

Day 3, Wednesday, 3/29/23


Woodworking Wednesday…started after a part 2 devotional about the character of a servant with a trip to Board & Brush. The morning was spent creating wood projects. We sanded, stained, painted, sanded again, touched up, and waxed our final projects. They turned out great!

We then headed to Smith Gilbert Gardens for a picnic lunch near the reflecting garden and a wonderful opportunity to walk through the gardens to view the new art sculptures on exhibit. It was a fabulous time!

We ended the very full day with a treat to the new Crumbl Cookies in Acworth. When asked where we saw Jesus today…the gardens revealed the Lord perfectly!

Day 2, Tuesday, 3/28/23        

Tie Dye Tuesday!! Today was all about tying and dying! Following a morning devotional about the character of a servant, we started the morning tying 20 blankets for donation to the Acworth PD later this week.

Following several hours of making the blankets, we decided that it was time to get outside for a bit and enjoy the beautiful weather with a nice walk and then lunch.

After lunch we practiced our tie dye monsters craft that we were planning on doing with our prayers partners, Mrs. Romine’s second graders. It was a huge success! The second graders loved it, and we were able to spend a whole hour with them which we all enjoyed. Our prayer partners surprised us with handmade cards for everyone in our group!

With little time left in our day, we tie dyed our spring term crafting hoodie spirit wear designed by our own group member, Riese. I can’t wait to see how they all turn out!

At the very end of our busy day, I asked if anyone saw Jesus today. I had an immediate response of absolutely yes…with our second grade prayer partners and getting outside :)

Monday, March 27Written by Robin Free, US Faculty
Monday morning crafting got started with a rainy stormy morning. Following a morning devotional about the attitude of a servant, our group organized and put together 95 Easter goodie bags for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to give to the SA assisted living facility, Boothe Towers.

We then loaded up on a shuttle to go to Woodstock and serve at the Foundation for Hospital Art. The group worked on painting a second coat of paint on canvases that form a garden mural and will eventually hang in a hospital or healthcare facility to help cheer patients up.

We made it back to school in time for carline and to discuss where we saw Jesus today. One student replied that painting at the FFHA studio with others from the community showed him how everyone can come together to show the love and compassion of Jesus.

We had a great Day 1!