March 20, 2014 meeting of the Atlanta Chapter of the FCM

The March 20, 2014 meeting of the Atlanta Chapter of the FCM was held at the home of 
John and Julia Jefferson.  Those in attendance were:  John and Julia Jefferson; Rick and 
Angela Jeffers; Randy Burt;, Judy Neyland; Leland Davis and Eugene McBrayer.
After our DVR with Duane Laflin--Alphabet Gospel Magic and Message--we shared our 
experiences and magic tricks from the last month.
Our next meeting will be April 10, 2014 at the home of John and Julia Jefferson.
We were delighted to see some of our members who have not been able to attend for a 
while.  We hope the others who were not here, will be able to attend next month!
Following this message is a summary of our meeting.
Keep the "SON" Shining...
John Jefferson
Rick started us off with a trick using an upright tube that works like a dove pan.  He 
produced items and put a Gospel message to it concerning the reasons we become Christians. 
 When we go to church, we feel like we have a rainbow in our lives.  This often helps us 
to share our faith and encourages others to come to church.  Rick ended with a 
multi-footed streamer of adding machine tape--very clever!!  Hint:  put the adding 
machine tape in the freezer and the core will come out easily.
Leland then asked us to think of effects he can use in his Sunday School presentations 
concerning Fruits of the Spirit.  He also wondered about something to illustrate baby 
Moses in the basket.  Someone suggested a die box.
Judy said she was delighted to be back and enjoyed learning effects to present at the 
Assisted Living Homes where she visits.  We are very glad she was here.
Randy wowed us with his homemade cut and restore trick.  He said he made the trick from a 
string mop from Home Depot!!  He used rubber cement to make the circles for the trick.  
Randy gave each of us several ropes he had made for the trick!!  Thank you, Randy!
Randy then showed us his Story Bag for Noah's Ark.  He told the story beautifully and 
said he has used that effect for years.  Judy was excited about the trick and ordered 
several from the Wordless Book Story of Creation--JT Sikes web site!!  Old tricks are the 
Eugene brought in a large black box he had made from old signs!!  he produced several 
items relating to the Gospel and ended with a Coke bottle--the REAL THING!!  What a 
clever trick!!  Thanks for sharing!
Leland was coaxed into singing the clown's version of Jesus Loves Me again for us.  What 
a treat!
John performed his Road to heaven effect using the PATEO Force.  He used cards from the 
Keys to the Kingdom Cards.  John showed us his grooved piece of wood he made to hold the 
cards.  As John did the trick, Julia spoke the Gospel application which, of course, ended 
with Jesus as the Way!
Leland closed our meeting with prayer.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you next month!