Nursery care is provided by a trained, fingerprinted adult every Sunday during worship and during events as needed. Sunday School occurs for children over age four from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sundays. Linda Lazzeroni, a talented musician and educated Christian educator teaches lectionary-based lessons along with activities to enhance learning with a trained and fingerprinted adult volunteer. If Linda is not teaching, two trained and fingerprinted adults will be leading the children with religious-themed art and craft activities.
Several Sundays have been selected for children to participate in the worship service, including Christmas Eve.
We offer Vacation Bible School this year from July 22-26, 2013 with a special presenttion in worship on Sunday, July 28th. Registration forms may be picked up in the office, obtained on Sunday at the information table, or will be mailed out if requested.
Vacation Bible School 2013
This wonderful program for kids from K-12 years will take place at Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church from July 22 through July 26, 9AM until noon. Following those 5 days there will be a special Sunday July 28 worship service featuring the children who will sing, offer Bible verses, and share their experiences.
The theme for the program is “Clean Water for All God’s Children” and will use a Presbyterian Church USA curriculum. Kids will learn about other children who don’t have clean water and will participate in projects that can result in support for a specific mission project. To learn more about the "Living Waters for the World" program, click here.
The first day will begin in the sanctuary with opening exercises, where parents are welcome to participate. Then the day will be divided into sensor periods where children will participate in crafts, Bible verses, music, recreation and snacks. One Bible verse will include the Creation Story in Genesis, music will be familiar to children with an emphasis on water. The closing period will include time for reflections utilizing smaller groups to facilitate interaction.
Each day will follow a similar format. A science segment will address water purification and youngsters can actually watch bacteria grow. Recreation will include water activities and Dan Linegar has volunteered to head a water balloon activity.
Wish to help? Cassie Fraley has many opportunities for at-home preparations to hands-on with the kids. A photographer is need, someone who will dispense bandaids and TLC is important, anyone who can sing ( on or off key) is important to these children, and simply researching mission opportunities for youngsters is appreciated.
During the day VBS needs “shepherds” who see that youngsters get from program to program, a “gopher” is a special person who can find a necessary item at a nearby store. There will be a pre-K program that needs adult support and a person who can lead the reflections at the end of the day is welcome. Teens can also get involved by being assistants in various areas.
The overall goal is to let the children learn about God’s love for them through Bible stories aboutpeople and water, the needs of clean water, to understand that the church is a safe place, to make new friends, and share the love of God with family.
Remember, kids like kids, like having a good time, like learning new things, and are not particularly judgmental about off-key singing or coloring outside of the lines. Join the fun!
To enjoy some scenes from the last year Vacation Bible School, click here.