Feb. 25: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Mardi Gras Party
Please join us from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Feb. 25, for this family-friendly event. The pancake supper is a meal of celebration as we indulge before we begin the season of Lent, which is often a time of fasting and personal sacrifice. The menu will include regular, chocolate chip, and gluten-free pancakes, sausage and breakfast potatoes. There will be crafts and activities for all ages, including face painting, balloons, and Fairy Hair (five strands for $15). All proceeds for dinner go towards youth mission and outreach initiatives. Pay online here, or at the door – $7 for adults (12 and older), $5 for ages 4-11, and $3 for children 3 and younger; family cap of $30.
Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday Family Service
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a period of 40 days during which we remember the temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness. We will hold a worship service at 5 p.m. on Feb. 26, that is especially appropriate for families and children. The liturgy will include a brief homily and Imposition of Ashes.
June 15-19: Vacation Bible School
VBS 2020 – Down in the Den, will be a week not to miss. Rising 4-year-olds through 5th graders are invited to be part of this fun-filled, educational week. VBS will take place June 15-19, from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The children will present what they learn about Daniel in church on Sunday, June 21. Online registration is now open. Please note, rising 6th graders and older are invited to volunteer.
For Rising 4th-6th Graders: Training Choir Camp
Each day following VBS (June 15-19), from noon until 5 p.m., there will be a training choir and cultural arts camp for rising 4th through 6th grade students. Organist and Choirmaster David Jernigan will lead music instruction each day and campers will walk to downtown museums for cultural arts experiences. On the last day, campers will give a performance. Lunch will also be included each day. Register online using this link.
Families and Faith—For Parents of Young Children
As parents, we hope to cultivate a spiritual life for our families and young children. This often can feel challenging as children have faith; however, they may not automatically acquire the words and actions to express their faithfulness. We hope this will be a place to support parents on their journey as they nurture families and young children spiritually. We will look at praying with children and discussing ways to create sacred space at home, as well as reflect on the holy moments that happen each day. Spring Dates TBA soon!