Children

Sunday School Confessions

To the parents of a handful of first grade children who may or may not have come home from Sunday School this week claiming to have leprosy, my bad. We talked about giving thanks to Jesus for His miraculous healing of the ten lepers in Luke, and I might have casually referred to leprosy as a “rash” (because duh,…

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VBS Missions Donations Making an Impact

At Vacation Bible School (VBS) and Camp 56 earlier this month, we learned that we were created by God and built for a purpose. The body of Christ was evident not only in gathering, worshiping, and growing but also in generous donations to our Missions Partners: MUST Ministries, Project 82 Kenya, and Hope for Today…

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Children’s Renovation Team Update, June 2017

The Renovation Team had another great meeting in May as we work to make the Children’s Ministry sustainable. During the month of May we had a Volunteer Breakfast to thank all of our Children’s Ministry Volunteers for another great year. We also implemented a First Time Guest Hospitality Plan for all of our new families…

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Reflections on Camp 56

Two of our wonderful volunteers at last week’s Camp 56 shared their impressions of their experience. One is a grandfather and first-time VBS volunteer, and the other has served many times. Read how God spoke to each of them, and check out pictures of the week here. Jim Painter: A Grandfather’s View It has been a…

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The Answer is in a High Five

What is full of energy, cute as pie, sings like an angel, and knows that God made them for a purpose?  The answer lies within any one of the 700 plus kids that joined us at VBS this past week at Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose. This year’s VBS was…

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Meet the New Director of Children’s Music: Jasper McAlpine

Hello Parents! My name is Jasper McAlpine, and I’m the new Director of Children’s Music. I’m extremely excited to kick off the new school year with the children! I have a background in music education and have worked over the past decade mentoring children through the arts.    Our goal is to ignite a passion in your child with the word…

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Red is for Pentecost

At our last day of Catechesis for this school year, we celebrated Pentecost. It may not be the actual feast of Pentecost, but we wanted to celebrate it anyway. The children gathered around while we read Acts 2:1-4. “What do you hear?” we ask. “What do you think the disciples were thinking about?” and “What…

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Countdown to Crossover

On the last Sunday in April, 5th Graders were invited to join the Children’s Ministry and Student Ministries Staff at a LONG-AWAITED event – the Crossover! After being in the Preschool and Children’s Ministry for so many years, it was an exciting time. Students and parents gathered in the Cove, ate pizza, played games, and…

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