Our Vacation Bible School will be July 21-July 25.  Our theme isCamp Firelight!  Camp Firelight will open on Sunday night July 21st at 5:00 PM with a Hot Dog Supper for everyone. All church members are invited to the opening meal and opening ceremonies of our Camp.  We will eat and then meet in the Sanctuary for an assembly time and Camp Firelight gathering!

Following the assembly the children ages 2yr - 5th grade will go to their camping groups and adventures and the adults can be dismissed. (Except of course those helping with VBS). 

Camp doors open each night, Monday thru Thursday at 5:30 and close with vespers at 8:00 pm each evening.  Our camp call-out is “Whenever I’m afraid I put my trust in You” - Psalms 56:3.  
Session 1: Trust God to Go With Us!
Session 2: Trust God to Lead the Way!
Session 3: Trust God to Share Wisdom!
Session 4: Trust God to Bring Peace!
Session 5: Trust God to Spark Joy!

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR “LUMEN” THE LIGHTENING BUG!  He’s waiting and watching for you!! 

Children ages 2 thru 5th graders are invited to come along to Camp Firelight! You can pre-register your child at the table in the narthex on Sunday mornings or at the door on July 21. The pre-registration will help to know how many and ages of our children attending.

 *** Thanks to all those who have volunteered.   We still need volunteers for music, snacks and food, teachers, craft helpers, decorators, camp leaders, and recreation leaders.  Please let Bess know if you are willing to help in any way. 

TENTS:    We need tents and old Christmas trees and any camping stuff you may have!  If you can offer camping tents or small “pup” tents or any camping tools for VBS please contact Bess.


W.W.W.  Hello parents and W.W.W. partners.
We will have “Wild Wacky Wednesday’s again this summer!   Beginning June 12th, we will gather each Wednesday for a fun filled excursion to area places for playtime, devotions and exploring God’s world!  All rising 1st graders thru rising 6th graders are invited to join in the action! If your child is a rising Kindergartener or under school age and wants to participate they are welcome to come along BUT a parent or adult must accompany them (this is mainly due to car seat restrains and the young age of the child).  We will meet at the church parking lot to embark on our adventures!  Below is our schedule and details for each Wednesday in June, July and August.

Our Scheule for July is below:

July 3rd:  11:00 am – 3:00 pm Poodle Noodle Pool Party

We will celebrate a “Pre 4th of July” day in the “SON” at Pam Anthony’s pool at 1101 Ranbar Street, Cherryville.  We will have a pizza lunch, drinks, snacks and of course ice cream!  Come and bring your pool noodle, swimmies, towel, sun screen, goggles and wear your favorite bathing suit for the fun and games in the water.   No charge for this outing.  See ya there!

July 10th:   10:00 am – 1:30pm
*** note time change ***
We will venture out on the skating rink floor at Kate’s skating in Gastonia.  Wear your knee pads and helmets if you have them.  We will also have lunch there and play in their play palace.  You can rent skates there and an assistance “walker” skate mate.  The cost will be $20.00 per person including lunch.   

July 17th:  11 :30 – 2:30   
WWW group will go to the movies.  We will see
“Garfield” or “Despicable Me 4”.   Movie time is 12:00 noon at AMC movies in Shelby, N.C.  We should get home around 2:30.   Cost is $7.00 per child 2 – 12 yrs. and $9.00 for adults plus any snacks or drinks etc.  The details are still not posted for the kid’s summer movie but Miss Bess will let everyone know as time gets closer.

July 24th: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm   
Camp Firelight VBS 
This is our week of Vacation Bible School so we will meet at the church at 5:30 pm for our night of VBS Camp fun!  We will have snacks, bible study, games and vespers at our Camp Firelight.  Camp closes at 8:00 pm.  Camp Call-out is Psalms 56:3 - “Whenever I’m afraid I put my trust in you.” 

July 31st   9:30 – 1:00 pm   
Bowling for 3 Strikes 
*** note time change***
Our group will again hit the lanes for a morning of Bowling at George Pappa’s Lanes in Gastonia.  The cost will be $10.00 per person and will include 2 games of bowling and a snack. It also includes shoes if you need them, however, you can wear your tennis shoes or athletic shoes but NO BOOTS OR CROCKS OR SANDLES/FLIP FLOPS!  You may want some extra money for drinks and extra snacks. 

August 7:  10:30 am to 1:00 pm: 
WWW Western Wild Wild West Play Day at “West Winds Park” and Pic-Nic Shelter at the West Lincoln Library.  First our group will go fishing at a local private pond fishing hole.  Then we will play on the playground at WWP, do games and have a “wild horse roundup”.  Everyone will need to bring your own fishing rod, a Pic-Nic “sack” lunch to eat and the drinks will be provided.  Wear your cowboy/girl boots, western hats, jeans or jean shorts (“daisy dukes”) and prepare for a morning of fun!

This is the plan for now, but keep in mind, plans and times are always subject to change.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call Bess 704-435-6732 / 704-836-6803 or 704-435-5185        

Of course, parents and adults are always welcome and needed to go along.  Let Bess know if you can accompany our group on any of these activities.         

Camp Firelight is coming!!!


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