Age-Level Ministries

Children and Youth Ministries...

August 2016


Vacation Bible School Recap

During the week of June 20-24, we held our Vacation Bible School for summer, 2016. We had 

close to 40 children come through the doors for VBS. Each one of them left with a smile every 

day.  I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who helped out this year AND to thank all 

of those who participated.


Promotion Sunday: Sunday, August 28 from 9:30 -10:30 a.m.

Our annual Promotion Sunday Program will be held on Sunday, August 28th beginning at 9:30 

a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The morning will begin with a time of light refreshments. All 

students and teachers are invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall rather than go to their Sunday 

School classroom. After refreshments, each of our children and youth Sunday School teachers 

will be introduced and new students moving up to a different class will be acknowledged. All of 

our adult Sunday School classes are invited to participate in this program, too. All adult Sunday

School class teachers present will also be introduced. Please plan to join us for this special 

program.


Sunday Sundae- Sunday Evening Kick-Off Event

We will kick-off our Sunday Evening Fellowship for children and youth ministries with an 

intergenerational kickball game and ice cream sundaes for all. (We will be having two kickball 

games based upon abilities and/or age groups.) We are asking those who are willing to help us 

with donations, needed toppings for the ice cream sundaes, such as whipped cream, chocolate 

and caramel, cherries and peanuts, etc.). You may place all donations in the Children and 

Youth Ministries Donation basket that will be in the Narthex. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. 

and ends at approximately 7:30 p.m. ALL children, youth and parents/adults are invited to join 

us for this special evening.


Operation Christmas Child - November, 2016

It’s not too early to begin thinking about Operation Christmas Child, one of the events with 

Sunday Evening Fellowship that all the kids look forward to. This program, sponsored by 

Samaritan’s Purse, provides Christmas boxes for needy children around the world. We will be 

starting to collect items for the boxes in the month of September. Suggested gifts are: small 

notebooks, coloring books, pencils, crayons, washcloths, toothbrushes and toothpaste, 

toothbrush holders, combs, small games, and stuffed animals; smaller items that would all fit in 

the shoe boxes. The Children and Youth Ministry team has set a goal to collect for and pack 

100 boxes. More information will follow in the next communicator. 


Parent Consent Forms

All parents and/or guardians are asked to take a moment in time to complete a “Parent Consent 

Form” for the up and coming year with Sunday Evening Fellowship. Bro. Eric will have these 

forms during the kick-off event for Sunday Evening Fellowship on September 11. If you are not 

present on the 11th, please secure a form from Bro Eric and complete and return the form to 

him.  If you have any questions about this form and/or the need to fill out the form, please 

contact Bro Eric.


IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER NEEDS WITHIN CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES:

WEEKLY SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER (for 2nd and 3rd Grade Class)

SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSISTANTS (1 SUNDAY A MONTH)​

Without an immediate volunteer for the 2nd & 3rd grade SS Class, we may need to combine 

into larger age groups. Please prayerfully consider being more directly involved in our Sunday 

School.


Coming in October - Pumpkin Carving Activity (Sponsored by Fellowship Team)


Any questions, please contact Bro Eric Haymon by calling the church office or by emailing him at stjnchildcoord@verizon.net.


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