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Vacation bible school

Monday, August 6 through Thursday, August 9,

5:30 to 8 pm at

Path of Grace UMC – 759 East County Road B, Maplewood, MN 55117.

Path of Grace UMC invites children of all ages to experience the ride of a lifetime with God at Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School!  This white water rafting adventure includes exciting new music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories that will help children know God is always with them as they ride the rapids of life!

Join us for the ride of a lifetime at Rolling River Rampage VBS by calling Cindi  Chollett at 651-776-1547. Link to CHILD registration form your here.

VBS Volunteers NEEDED!!

We would LOVE to have you as a part of this program!  We are looking for COLLEGE VOLUNTEERS to help us. Free Dinner and Ice Cream provided nightly! JOIN THE FUN!  Contact Cindi Chollett at 651-776-1547 or Cory Spawn.

Link to VOLUNTEER registration form here.

Calling all kids 3 years old – 5th grade – you are invited to attend FaithWalk!  

What is FaithWalk? For Preschool and Elementary children, Sunday mornings include both worship and class time.  From September through May, all children go to worship with their families at 10:00 a.m. and are excused from the Sanctuary following Word for the Children.  Children’s FaithWalk classes run until 11:10 a.m. giving parents time after worship grab a cup of coffee and greet friends and visitors.  All children need to be picked up at 11:10 a.m. (not before, please!) at their classrooms. 

***Special Note: Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.  On these Sundays, children begin in the Fireside Room at 10:00 a.m. for large group, break into age/grade level classes and join the worship service for communion. Parents may pick up their child(ren) at the front of the Sanctuary. 

We know families are busy and can’t necessarily be at church every week – but you can still be part of our FaithWalk experience each week!  Here’s how:  visit DeepBlueKids.com and download the FREE Deep Blue Adventure app.  You’ll find the weekly videos and interactive games, the weekly anchor points along with the weekly Bible story.  Pretty cool!

Wednesday Night LIVE! Programs

Kid’s Faith Formation continues on Wednesday evenings at BLAST!

What is BLAST?  Blast is an acronym standing for Bible Learning and Service Time.  Each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30, all kids grades K-5 are invited to come and have tons of fun singing, playing, creating, discovering, praying and learning Bible verses and stories and engaging in meaningful service projects.  Families are invited to come between 5:30-6:30 to enjoy a delicious meal together.  Child care is provided for all children Infant – PreK.

Milestone Ministry Program

What are milestones?  Milestones celebrate our faith “firsts”.  They are designed to be parent and child together time.  The program has one faith focus per age/grade level  PreK (3 yrs.)-5th grade.  Each individual milestone event will typically be held on Sundays following worship from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. beginning with a light lunch together followed by a short lesson and several hands-on activities.  

A full description of the Milestone Ministry program can be found in the milestone brochure at the Welcome Counter. 

Faith At Home

Does your family have a Spark Story Bible at home?  They are WONDERFUL story Bibles and kids just love them!  We are selling them at church for $20/ea.  They make wonderful family gifts!  Along with your Bible will come a quarterly magazine called “Spark Family” as a gift to you from our church.  Each issue of the magazine features 13 Bible stories and fun family activities to go along with the story.  Pick your family copy up at church on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening.

Pockets Magazineis a devotional publication from Upper Room Ministries and is designed for the elementary aged child.  Get your copy at the Information Wall by the Sanctuary.

Our Prayer to the Parents of our Children

All children are part of our family

because all children belong to You.

Lord, lead us to help meet the needs

of children everywhere.

Children cannot control their world;

they are dependent on those of us

who care for them.

Children need us to nurture them

so that someday they will be strong enough

to sustain this ever-changing world.

Help us to love our families,

to provide adequately for them,

but also to remember our responsibility

to the human family.

Judith Mattison, Prayer From a Woman's Heart