Summer Family and Kids Update

Hello Children’s Families!

I MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH!  And Happy Summer.
Did you think COVID would last this long? In ways I did, and in ways I’m even still in denial. BUT, Aldersgate is moving forward with options for summer fun and engagement with Kids and families while we continue to social distance, watch the COVID trends and see when we can meet again.  

ANNOUNCEMENT: VBS is HAPPENING! Visiting Bible Stories!!!  
We are adapting our loved ministry. We are keeping the fun, stories, engagement, and invitation and outreach and bringing the VBS Roadshow to a front yard near you in JULY! We are pivoting and working on details, but opportunities to engage (with social distance) will be July 12 – 31.

However, there are some great online camps and VBS happening with our sister churches and we want to connect you with those options too! So please, check out all the fun below. See the info about Virtual Story Time and Kool Club!  Also a sister UMC is hosting this Webinar TONIGHT at 7PM. Registration is required for the ZOOM. Topics Include: navigating working from home with children, signs of anxiety and depression, teens and technology.  See info and registration HERE

Traditional One-Week VBS Options
There are a few churches doing great online VBS and a couple options for ‘on-your-own’ as a family.  Many use a zoom component, take home kit, etc. If you have any questions, please reach out!

  • St Andrew UMC, “Rocky Railway” on July 13-16, $35/child and includes kit. Check it out HERE.
  • Arapaho UMC, “Knights of the North Castle” on June 15-19, $25/child and includes kit. Check it out HERE.
  • Custer Road UMC, “Where In the World is God?” on June 22-26. Check it out HERE.
  • Family VBS at home:
    • BOLT, “Backyard VBS,”Towards Faith in Jesus”, $25 for a family, videos and activities. Check it out HERE.
    • Compassion Camp, $25 for a family. They are releasing more details soon, but some info is HERE.

Bridgeport Summer Camp
Bridgeport is a loved summer camp ran by our UMC Conference. They have had to cancel all unperson camps this summer but have made curriculum available for a “Virtual Camp.” The First Virtual Camp is in 2 weeks. You can also enjoy the curriculum and  fun for free. Access more Information HERE

I Miss you all! I am thankful for the ways we can still see each other. Feel free to connect with me over Marco Polo… Jason is LOVING goofy videos my friend’s kids are sending. But Mostly, Continue to stay connected to God and your Community. We love you Bunches.

Much Joy,
Pastor Sarah

Kool Club is having a Blast Every Sunday at 5PM on ZOOM.
For kid who just left grades 3rd – 5th.
Every Sunday in June.

Contact Karen Christiansen xiansen@verizon.net
for ZOOM Details or Questions

Check out fun games and activities on your own time
with the Google Classroom > HERE and use this code to Join the classroom: 7ehx4t3
For Families and Kids of all ages. This is a way to settle, center and lead into good conversations with kids and adults alike! See you Thursdays at 4PM on Facebook Live! This week  is “Bear Came Along” which in a fun story about an adventure that teaches about the importance of Community and Friendship.