As you know the pandemic put the stop to many fun activities in 2020. While we are not sure what we will be able to do during 2021, we wanted to give you a look at some of our traditional events. We will do as much as we can safely do, but please know that some activities may not not happen at all or will be done in a modified way.
Each year, on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, we have a big Easter Egg Hunt! Our church members fill over 10,000 Easter Eggs! This year the Egg Hunt is on April 3rd at 10:00. It will all be outside. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be clowns twisting balloons, inflatable obstacle courses and crafts! Bring a basket or bag for egg collecting and don't forget your mask.
Community Baby Blessing is a special event that happens during worship service each year on Mother's Day. This year Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 9th. Typically our congregation gathers around the families and prays a blessing over babies who have been born in the past year. Obviously gathering around is not a good idea this year and unfortunately we had to cancel Baby Blessing last year. This year we will pray and celebrate families from a safe distance and we will be including all children born between May 2019 and May 9, 2020. If you would like your baby, even if he/she is now a toddler Grinning Face , included in this year's baby blessing, contact email@example.com.
Summer in the Son is our children's camp for 3rd-6th graders. It's located at Tallgrass Christian Camp in Harveyville, Kansas. The week is packed with fun activities like swimming, archery, paddle-boating, talent shows, game nights, and much more!
We also present practical lessons from the Bible in ways that the kids can enjoy and understand. We have Bible class each day, Small Group time based on object lessons, campfire devotionals, and more.
This year camp will be held July 18-23. Click here for more details and to register.
This is a three-day VBS for kids that will turn 3 years old by July 1 of the current year through just completed 2nd grade. We'll have bible stories, energetic songs, crafts, games and creative snacks.
This year VBS will be 9:30-noon on June 8, 9 and 10. Click here for more details and to register.
Each August we move the kids on up to their next class. We celebrate the relationships we've made over the past year and meet new teachers with giant smiles.
Also on this Sunday, our former 5th grade friends graduate from OP Kids to OP Youth. As they begin their transition year, where they spend some time with us in Children's Ministry and some time in the Youth Group, we cover them in prayers and blessings, hugs and fist bumps for the next phase of their journey. We present them with a Bible in 2nd service and savor the milestones they accomplished and share with them our hopes and dreams for these pivotal Middle School years.
Each fall we host a giant block party! We have food trucks, inflatables, a DJ and lots fun games. Wear your costumes because included in the block party is a trunk-or-treat!
Open to all! Bring a friend!
We hope to have the block party in 2021! It is currently scheduled for October 20th. Watch for updates.
Our kids love to celebrate the birth of Christ in a very special way.
Beginning in September, 5th and 6th graders audition for speaking parts and song solos, then rehearse each week through December. On the night of the big performance, our younger kids K-4th grade also share in this production as part of the chorus. After the big show, we celebrate with cookies and milk!
It is our expectations that we will have a Christmas Musical this year. We have it on our calendar for December 12th. As fall approaches, watch for details.