August 3-7 from 6 to 8pm
In January of this year, after the excitement of Christmas was over, our VBS kit was ordered. We had time to relax and enjoy our weeks of Marvelous Monday. And then the Pandemic hit us……weeks turned into months…..but the kit was still in my office. On June 2 our Education Committee met and decided to have VBS but with changes…..Using large tents outside instead of small classrooms inside….snack choices in a way that eliminates small hands touching food…..and we moved the date to the first week of August….On June 9 the VBS committee had its first planning meeting….we discussed having the children go to their first station when they arrive , thus eliminating a large group in the sanctuary. This will change our time from to 6:00-8:00. Children will wear nametags on their backs…a lot of discussion was about registration the first night and how to eliminate groups of parents.
We want this week to be safe, but we also want the children to have fun!! Our theme is THE KNIGHTS OF NORTH CASTLE. We will be armored up with FAITH!! The lessons at the castle include biblical teachings and life applications. We will be teaching the children to be strong in the Lord, and accept the challenge to “armor up”. Ephesians 6:10 tells us: Be strong in the Lord and in the Strength of His Power!
Castles need many helpers…..please pray about spending time with us in this mission. There is a sign-up sheet outside the Education office.
Our trip to Waldameer has been postponed until next year. Erie did not enter the green phase until June 19. They were not ready to open on that date. We knew we would not have enough time to sell tickets, and would probably want to wait until next year anyway. The park is reserving the shelter for us for the same time next year. We don’t have our confirmation back yet, but it is a date near the end of July.
Our plans are to open Son-Shine Preschool in the fall. The date is yet to be determined. The Preschool Committee will be meeting to carefully plan for the upcoming school year.