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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS
Colossal Coaster World will challenge kids to face their fears and trust God as they zip along the roller coaster of life. Through every twist, turn, and dive kids will learn that God has not given them a spirit of fearfulness, but a spirit of power, love, and sound judgment. At the end of the week, kids will want to do it all over again! REGISTER NOW ONLINE (www.xpointumc.org)
We are in need of: Juice Pouches, Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Fish, Animal Crackers and Water Bottles. Please place your donations in the upstairs kitchen @ Colonial Park. Monetary donations are also being accepted. Thank you in advance for your help!
@ Colonial Park, June 17-21, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
@ Rutherford, Saturdays: June 29, July 6 and 20, August 3 and 17, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE AND SECURE!
ALL people working with children and youth, in any way, MUST have training and background checks by June10th.
@ Colonial Park
Monday, June 3rd, 6:30 p.m. in Room 207. (All VBS ministers must attend this session if they have not already taken it.)
CREATION – JUNE 26TH—29TH
Can you believe it – As of May 1st there are only 57 days until CREATION!!
Tickets are going fast and if you are planning to go we really do need to have your name on the list. They are on a first come, first served basis. If you have already signed up, your final payment is due by May 30th. This will ensure that all arrangements can be made before we leave for this year’s mission trip. Please contact Jio Hardy at email@example.com to reserve your space. The cost is $125 for students and adults and $54.00 for children 6 –11.
FIRST ANNUAL FAMILY CAMPING RETREAT!
Our first, hopefully, annual Family Retreat (July12-14 at Pinchot Park) is on! Whether 3 or 23 families, we are going to gather to have fun and fellowship, and even praise God in the midst of His creation! Sign up now on the Communication Sheet (make a note) or by calling the office. A $10 deposit will reserve your space. Contacts are Andrew and Amanda Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) and Randy and Michelle Frye (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) for information.
KIDSHINE PERFORMING ARTS DAY CAMP @ RUTHERFORD
A KidShine camp focuses on the individual‚ not the performance. Campers perform at the end of the week (and the performance is truly amazing), but that’s a secondary goal. The most important goal is for participants to discover new gifts, experience God’s love and be cared for, challenged and encouraged—and when that happens, lives are changed.
This camp is for children who have completed grade 2 thru grade 7 and will be offered @ Rutherford, July 15th, – July 19th 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. with a performance Friday evening. The cost is $190. To register please visit their website kidshineonline.org.
CREATED BY GOD
“My child didn’t really want to go, but changed his mind soon after arriving the first hour. I didn’t have to talk him into going after that.” “This class was good for the family…. it started great discussion.” “The kids can ask anything, and Rev. Jim is glad to answer.”
Created By God is a Christian perspective of sex education created by our good friend Rev. Jim Ritchie to fulfill a need for children to know the truth, that they do not get anywhere else. August 4th – 7th, 5th and 6th graders are invited to Mechanicsburg 1st UMC for a conference-sponsored event. (We will carpool from the Colonial Park campus.) There is a $25 registration fee. (Checks made payable to CPUMC.) If you wish your student to take part, please complete one of the brochures located on the information tables, and return to the church office along with the registration fee.
Space is limited so sign up as soon as you know. This is absolutely the best, and best-loved thing we offer children of this age. Since it is the end of the summer, any child completing 5th and 6th grade will get first choice; children completing 4th grade will be invited if there is space, first come, first served. Contact: Helen Patrick at 545-1911, ext. *208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need male and female adult small group leaders, for Created By God NOW. This is one rewarding job, and it is only 4 days (afternoons, mostly).
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