Children’s Ministry Summer 2017

Kids lead worship May 28, 2017The Children’s Services on May 21 was a wonderful way to celebrate a fantastic year of studying The Story in Sunday School.

For Summer Children’s Church. kids ages 4-11 will be dismissed after the children’s sermon during the service and head to the art room for “At the Beach” themed activities.  Our curriculum will include Bible lessons, games, crafts, videos, and snacks.  See you there!

Other dates to remember for summer…

July 23, Church Picnic at Rowe Park

July 30-August 3, Vacation Bible School (VBS)

August 13-18, Multi-Generation Mission Trip to Pine Lake Camp

TBA, Logger’s Game Outing

We have 15 kids signed up for camp this summer! There is still time to sign up for camp at Pine Lake or Lake Lucerne. Camps range from 3-6 days.There are many different options to choose from. OUMC is providing up to $200 toward a camp of your choice, or towards attending a family camp. Thank you to all the people who have donated to this fund! There are also conference camp scholarships available to reduce the cost even further. Check the bulletin board next to my office (room 207) for more camp info.

I am so thankful for each and every one of the kids and their parents and grandparents who bring them to church.

– Jessica Gobel, Director of Children’s Ministry


Word Up: A Summer for Exploring

Confused man

If you are like many Christians (and a lot of non-Christians), there are probably three big questions that you think about now and then:

  1. How do I make sense of this Bible thing?
  2. What am I supposed to do as a Christian?
  3. Does God really care about me?

We’re planning to help you answer those questions this summer… and have some fun along the way!

First, Paul Bratsch and I are co-leading a small group on Adam Hamilton’s popular book, Making Sense of the Bible. We’ll explore what the Bible is, tools for reading and understanding it, and some of the difficult questions it raises. This will also be the topic of a short sermon series in June. The class meets 6:30pm Wednesday nights, June through August. Sign up at church!

Second, Jesus tells us what Christians do in Matthew 28:18-20, “Go and make disciples of all the world!” Or, as he put it to some hard-headed, good-hearted guys he met at the lakeshore, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Christians are supposed to fish for women and men. We catch ‘em, and Christ cleans ‘em! So in July we are Going Fishing with a sermon series Jesus, boats, and fishermen. Hang around church and you might see some fishing gear or hear some fish stories too!

Third, in August we are going to explore the many ways God is the Maker of all things—the world, all its critters, and even you. From the stars above to the bacteria in your gut, God made every detail and knows you well. We’ll bring science and faith, creativity and fun, all together! (And… ROBOTS!)

Whether you join us on Sunday, or pop into one of our new 1 & Done small groups, make this a summer of refreshment and growth!

Pastor Park