Vacation Bible School 2017
July 17 – 21, 9 a.m. – 12 noon
*Children 3 years (by January 1) through rising 6th graders
$25.00 per Hero
Sunday School Classes
Age two: Room 144 Teachers introduce children to biblical stories using music, simple crafts and play using Deep Blue curriculum. (see details below)
Ages three and four: Room 145 Deep Blue curriculum Blends Bible stories, activities, crafts & games into a full faith experience for children. Our caring team of teachers will prepare stories about Jesus healing others, Easter, and Peter.
Grades Kindergarten – 5th grade Using Power Express rotational Sunday School lessons, children are divided into two traveling groups: K -2nd & 3rd – 5th. Groups rotate through different learning stations each Sunday. *Children gather in the chapel each Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. and follow their adult shepherd to assigned stations in rooms on the second floor at 10:00.
Music/Movement – 228
Arts & Crafts – 219 or 228
Cooking/ lab – 219
Storytelling/drama – 216
Jan. – Forgiveness
Feb. – Mary of Bethany anoints Jesus
Mar. – Garden of Gethsemane
Apr. – Mary Magdalene’s story of Easter
May – Calling the Disciples
Music Ministry for Children and Youth
The children’s choirs primary goal is to learn to be worship participants. Therefore, in weekly worship services, our choirs take their turn presenting carefully selected and rehearsed anthems. They also present a Christmas musical and a program in the spring. Just as sports develop children in teamwork, the musical art form develops discipline, teaches responsibility, professionalism commitment and working together toward a common goal of enhancing the worship service while growing in their faith. What is taught? Music reading, rhythm, ear training, vocal development, pitch, Christian faith through understanding of the text they are singing, hymn history, composers and parts of the worship service. All this is taught through fun techniques and games, making the process interesting, not dull. The choral and bell choirs enhance the private lessons some children are in. The choirs also offer the opportunity for children not in private lessons to learn music and participate in a musical group. All are welcome to find their place in the music program. Contact Belinda Valet, Director of Handbell & Children’s Choirs, for more information.
Cherub Choir, AGE 4 – GRADE 2, Rehearsals Sundays 9:00am-9:30am (September-May)
Carol Choir, GRADES 3 – 6, Rehearsals Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm (September-May)
Carillon Ringers, GRADES 3-6, Rehearsals Tuesdays 6:00pm-6:30pm
Wonders of Worship for Children – WOW!
Worship aids for the family to explore together during the service will be available in the narthex and in the pews so that the family unit can focus on worship together. The Word for Children will focus on the “Whats” and “Whys” of the worship service also. Following the Word for Children, all who have come forward are invited to the “Wonders of Worship (WOW)” room (145) for re-enforcing worship activities and role play. They will return after the sermon to sit with their families for the offering, dedication, closing hymn, and benediction. Childcare is available for infants and toddlers (through age three) in our professionally-staffed nurseries.