Vacation Bible School 2020

Vacation Bible School 2020

The VBS that’s just the ticket!

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

9 a.m. – Noon* /// June 22-26, 2020 

*Note: rising 5th and 6th graders have extended programming (until 3 p.m.) Tuesday and Thursday during VBS.

Online registration for church families will open in March

Come Serve With Us

Come Serve With Us

Help prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests with Children’s Ministries.

4th Graders – Join us Feb. 9. Register here.

Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 309 for an important orientation with doughnuts and OJ. Serving will take place in the Harnish Activities Center and should wrap up by 9:15 a.m.  For kids that are staying, we will take them up to Sunday Morning Live for 9:30 programming. At least one parent is encouraged to come as well!

We have a limit of 10-12 kids who can participate so please RSVP

Faith Steps Picture Bible Events

Faith Steps Picture Bible Events

Are you a parent of a two, three or four year-old? Do you want them to grow in God’s love? This faith-building event is for you!

Your toddler is learning and soaking up so much right now and it’s never too early to teach them about God. Sign up to present your child a Bible in worship and/or for our three-week Faith Steps Picture Bible parent class and learn how to support your little ones as they take their first steps in faith.

Our Bible presentation is in 9:30 a.m. Sanctuary worship Sunday, Jan. 5. Classes are 10:45 a. m. – Noon on Sundays, Jan. 5, 12 and 19. The class will meet in Wesley Center Room 201.

In these three sessions parents learn:

  • How to talk about God and share faith with your toddler.
  • How to create a home environment that invites God to be real and present.
  • How to pray more effectively with your child.
  • How to speak words of blessing to your child.

You will also have the chance to discuss with other parents of preschoolers the challenges and joys of spiritual parenting.

Register for these events

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Help us spread Christmas Cheer to our amazing Children’s Ministries Volunteers!

Our volunteers make it possible to welcome all of our children each week. Show them your thanks by bringing Christmas cookies or breakfast treats on December 15th. Sign up here!

Thank you for showing God’s love to our volunteers and helping us spread Christmas cheer!

Children’s Ministries Advent Resource

Children’s Ministries Advent Resource

Celebrating Advent as a family has never been easier or more fun! Family Advent traditions often start with good intentions but many times the busyness of the season gets in the way of following through. With this short Advent Devotional you can enjoy 24 days of a Bible verse and a Christmas song for your family to read and listen to together.  Then, if you choose to explore a bit further, you have an option to complete some simple, age appropriate activities as well. Family Advent memories in just 5 minutes a day!

 

Download a copy here or pick up a hard copy from the Children’s Ministries staff. 

 

And you can follow along in the Children’s Ministries Facebook group for the verse and the song each day.

 

*If your family completes any of the creative responses you’d be willing to share, please send them to Melissa*

 

Looking for a bit more content or to dig a littler deeper? Check out these additional resources:

 

The advent devotional we gave out last year was from Illustrated Ministry. This year’s version is available here. 

Advent from A – Z: Prayerful and Playful Preparations for Families. Explore here.

Journey to the Manger Advent Calendar by Focus on the Family. Explore here.

Jesse Tree Devotions: A Family Activity for Advent. Explore here.

The Way to the Manger: A Family Advent Devotional. Explore here.

We Light The Candles: Devotions related to Family use of an Advent Wreath. Explore here.

Advent Worship and Activities for Families. Explore here.

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