Children, Youth, and Family Summer Ministry
Vacation Bible School
This year our VBS was from Group publishing, Maker Fun Factory. We explored how Created by God, and built for a purpose. The program ran from Monday, June 11th through Thursday, June 14th. Throughout the week we had over 70 kids attend (many from other churches and families visiting from out of town), over 20 volunteers, a lovely supply of donated items need for crafts and snacks, and we collected over 200 personal hygiene products.
During the three days of VBS from 9:00-11:30am, the children traveled from station to station interacting, creating, learning, and applying the daily lesson and theme.
On Thursday evening, family and friends were invited to join us for a family night worship and presentation. The children lead us in song, and we enjoyed a powerpoint presentation of the fun they had throughout the week. After the service we had ice cream, and ending with many over our adult and youth leaders getting a pie in the face for collecting over 200 items for donation.
ELCA National Youth Gathering
June 27th- July 1st seven youth and 3 adults attending the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Texas. Throughout the year our team met at least once a month for devotion, updates, and fundraising. During our time at the gathering, we learned about the many mission organizations of the ELCA churchwide, worshiped, had devotion, served in the community, and heard inspiring speakers. We were gathered together with 31,000 youth and adults.