VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
This year our Vacation Bible School will be August 6th-10th. As many of you know, we run a co-operative Vacation Bible School, with several other churches. We know that by jointly running a VBS we get to pool our resources and get more children involved etc. It is a winning formula. We rotate each year to a different church. This year it is our turn to host. The theme this year is by Group and it is called "Shipwrecked- rescued by Jesus". It says that kids find that Jesus rescues them when life gets stormy.
What can you do now? Look around your house for shipwreck decorations. Do you have an old rubber life raft? (It doesn't matter if it has holes). How about an old dingy row boat? (10-15 feet long). An old anchor? Stuff we can place around our large church- you will get it back. I figure we are close enough to the water, that some of you have some nautical things. Are you talented at playing the drums, or know someone who is? We could use you with the music. Of course we need the usual leaders in a variety of roles. Most importantly- we need kids! Your kids, your neighbor's kids, your grandkids etc. As the time gets closer, you will be hearing more. We are going to have a planning meeting on June 10th at 6 pm at our church. Please come if you are interested and you would like to help in some way. Call Pam Fosnes at 360-452-4331 or 360-477-0247 for more information.
We have learned of the great time our High School kids have at Tall Timber. The kids not only experience unique activities, they experience spiritual growth. All kids who have attended before have received brochures and know all the details of registering for camp.
PARENTS of all school age children, are you aware there are sessions for all school age kids. They do not need to wait until High School for these memorable opportunities.
For ELEMENTARY STUDENTS there are three short sessions. July 11-13 for those entering grade 1-3; July 8-11 for those entering grade 2-5; and July 22- 26 for those entering grade 4-6.
MIDDLE SCHOOL/Junior High youth have a choice between two sessions. Those entering grades 6-9 can chose between July 1-6 and July 15-20.
For HIGH SCHOOL, entering grades 9-12 have several choices listed in the brochure and on line. NEED A BROCHURE? THERE ARE SOME ON THE TABLE OUTSIDE THE OFFICE, or contact Rosalie Doty.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
A new adult Sunday School class is studying the Book of Romans. Rosalie Doty has arranged for a study guide, Discover Romans, for All Who Believe, which is Part 1 of a two-part series published by Faith Alive Christian Resources. This will be an information-rich study and all who have a desire to learn more about the Christian Faith and God’s message to us are invited to attend. Please contact Bruce Emery at 360-477-8306 for more information.
Tuesdays, 7:30 am, Men’s breakfast and Bible study at Traylor’s restaurant. Phone Tom McCulloch for in-formation, 360-417-8869
Christian Education is a lifelong journey and is woven into the fabric of every activity within our church life. This starts in our homes and families with Sunday classes providing sound teachings appropriate for each age. Classes for all ages take place at 9:45 be-tween worship services. During the week there are Bible study and Discipleship groups.
The Wednesday morning Bible study be taking a summer break for July and August. We will finish out June studying Women of the bible and pick it up again on September 2nd. If you have any questions you can call Loretta Chapman at 360-457-6397.
Starting in September, the Naomi Circle will be studying, "God's Promise: I Am with You." We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month, 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. All ladies are invited; we would love for you to attend and bring your friends. You may call Bridget Edgington, 360-775-0401, should you have questions.
CHILDCARE - during the worship services our children from infancy to kindergarten are given attention and care. They have an opportunity for play and a story from the Bible. The theme this year is “God Loves Me”. Dolly Hutchings coordi-nates the volunteers sharing this joyful responsibility in the Nursery at the far end of the east hall on the main floor.
Tuesdays, 10:00 am, Bible study at church, all are welcome. Phone Elsie Oliver for information, 907-841-2329