Children’s Ministry: June/July 2018

Summer Church School
Children ages 3 through those who have completed 2nd grade will leave the 10:00 a.m. worship service after the Word with the Children and will meet together in Room 204. This summer we will start by learning about the Light of Jesus through stories, music, crafts and other activities. We will learn about the experiences of John the Baptist, Bartimaeus, Zacchaeus, Mary and Paul as they lived and were changed by the light that Jesus brought to the world. The children will be done with their activities at the end of the worship service.

Children’s Offering
Our children dedicated their offerings to purchasing a share of fresh food from Groundswell Farms. The food will be donated to people in the community who would otherwise not have good access to the great nutritious value of locally grown food. The children learned how important it is to share our gifts with others and how even small gifts may have a large impact on the lives of others. Thanks for your help, children, in remembering to share what you have been given with others.

Nursery Care
Nursery care will continue to be provided during the service during the summer. We have been so privileged to have Margaret Buckley as the main caregiver during this past year. We would appreciate some other people to take the opportunity to enjoy the youngest members of our congregation during the 10 a.m. service this summer. There will be a signup sheet in the Gathering Area or you may contact Jocelyn Van Heest if you have any questions. What a wonderful way to meet and enjoy the young families of Hope Church.

Teachers and Leaders
Hope Church celebrated the dedication, commitment and faithfulness of our teachers and our Children in Worship, music and youth leaders on April 29. Thank you to all the people who gave of their time and talents this past year. Also, thanks to those who attended the reception to show your appreciation and to those who took the time to write notes of thanks to the leaders. It is wonderful that these dedicated teachers are able to receive the satisfaction of walking together in faith with their classes and are so lovingly supported by their faith community.

~Jocelyn Van Heest, Children’s Ministry Director