2015 June – Children’s News

2015 June – Children’s News

CHILDREN’S NEWS by Kellie Gordon

Day Camp Planning Meeting June 7th at noon in Activities Room

Day Camp and Vacation Bible School July 6-9 (M-TH)

Theme: What Matters Most

Through the experiences of the Old Testament friends and the words of Jesus, campers of all ages will discover What Matters Most in our lives. As we journey along with Abraham, Jonah, Ruth, Israel and Jeremiah, their stories will encourage us to live boldly, remembering God’s truth and promises every day. The lessons we learn from their lives point to what Jesus said was The Greatest Commandment: to love God and love others. Join us this summer for a grand adventure that will encourage and challenge us to live out What Matters Most.

As you know, Vacation Bible School and Day Camp is the single largest event of the year for Children’s Ministry, and it’s also the single greatest outreach for Trinity Lutheran Church. It might just be the most important thing we do in Children’s Ministry, from a perspective of reaching our community, as well as building on the relationships we have with our own young members, and the relationships they have with God.

To do all of this well, it takes a lot of people.

Next Planning Meeting for VBS is June 7th after the service, in the Activities Room. Please plan to attend if you have a child coming, or if you’d like to help out some way. If you’ve already attended one of the two meetings before this one, you need to only confirm your background check form was submitted. Thank you!

Please consider being part of the Day Camp Program: whether you’re painting a backdrop, preparing a nutritious snack, or sharing a Bible story, you are making a difference in the faith experience of a child – more likely, many children.

If you see something interesting on the volunteer list, but are unsure of the commitment, think of sharing the job, or ask me what it truly entails. Chances are, it’s not as big as you might think. Thank you for your consideration of helping out with VBS-Day Camp.

We will be updating this list in the next Tidings, as well as on the website as volunteers come up:

Volunteer Needs (1 person, unless noted otherwise)
____ Registration during VBS — 4 people
____ Registration before VBS (before and after services) 3-5 people
____ Craft Coordinator (preschool/K)* 1-2 people
____ Craft Coordinator (grade school) 1-2 people
____ Craft Leader (pre/K)* 2 people
Sue Pechacek and Dianne King — Lunch Program Manager – 1-2 people
____ Snack Coordinators/Preparers/Servers (Be a part of the Meal Ministry team!!)
_____ Recreation leader —
_____ Recreation helper —
_____ Teacher for preschool
_____ Teacher for kindergarten
_____ Bible story teller –
_____ Music leaders (pre and K) —
____ Group Leader (helper of Lutherwood staff) X 4 people
* Pre-school/Kindergarten VBS = 9-12 noon each day.
Lutherwood Day Camp = 9-3 pm M-Th (NO VBS or Day Camp on Friday)
Jobs that can be done without coming to VBS:
____ Publicity Coordinator
____ Decorating Coordinator /Director
____ Decorating Team
_____ Set up Crew
_____ Take Down Crew
_____Craft material preparation
_____Craft material procurement
_____Name tag creation
_____Snack help: Bring snacks or buy ingredients
____ Registration before VBS (in Narthex before/after services)

Parenting Class

Parenting the Love and Logic WayTM

Back by Popular Demand!

A second Spring Session of Love and Logic Parenting Course Wednesdays, June 3– June 24. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at TLC.

Call Kellie to sign up! 360-695-1221 ext. 13.

Teacher Appreciation Day is Sunday, June 7th

Three TLC Cheers for our Amazing Sunday School Teachers!

On Sunday, June 7th, we will recognize all of our Sunday School teachers for their time and dedication. Trinity is very blessed with a dedicated group of Sunday School teachers who care deeply about their students and about Christian education. Let’s all be sure to recognize their efforts and let them know how much we appreciate them:

Preschool and Kindergarten – Lynn Miller
Kindergarten: Terry Kenck and Sue Pershall
1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades – Linda Clark and Bob Kenck
4th and 5th Grades – Don Baxter and Marilyn Johnson
Confirmation/Middle Schoolers – Daniel Pershall
High School – Brian Brown
Children’s Choir: Siri Preston

Thank you, Sunday School Teachers, for everything you do for Trinity’s Children!

June 7 will also be the last day of Sunday School for the school year.