Get ready for summer!! Save the dates and make a plan to be a part of an epic summer of camping ministries and VBS! Start letting the kids and youth in your life know and get it all on your calendar today!
Each family/group interested in VBS this year needs to register! This can be done by filling out the insert in our weekly bulletin at worship, calling the office at (309)647-1363, or by emailing us at email@example.com by clicking the button below!
Play ‘n Pray Family VBS will be every Wednesday during June from 6-8pm. Each evening will follow the same basic rhythm: as people gather, there will be fun, creative crafts that help introduce the day’s theme; we’ll share in dinner together provided by the church; Pastor Steve will share a reflection on the night’s theme and scripture and we’ll try a prayer practice that families can start doing on their own; and then the last half of the night will be a fun, outdoor (weather-permitting) activity before being sent off with a blessing! And the only night that will differ, is on June 14th, when we’ll be meeting at Big Creek Park Rec Center from 6-7 for our dinner and lessons and go across the hall for a pool party from 7-8:45pm! The night’s themes will all help us grow in God’s love: learning that love is at the core of who God is, learning to accept the love God wants to give us, growing in our love and devotion to God, and then sharing God’s love by loving our neighbor.
And, if you hadn’t guessed from the title, our VBS is for families; families of all shapes and sizes, and we welcome all of them! The lessons we learn, the fun we have is too good to just be had by the kids, which is why we are asking that when families RSVP, they understand that we are asking families to participate as a group: we will not be accepting “drop off” kids but will be asking for at least one family member to come with them and participate at the stations throughout the night. Because we know that faithful practices and conversations happen primarily through our families—and at FCC, we want to support your family’s faith journey! So be on the lookout for RSVPs, get the word out to families you think might want to know and let’s prepare to Play ‘n Pray with our families, as we grow in our trust of God’s amazing love!