As you know the pandemic has put the stop to many fun activities. While we are not sure what we will be able to do during the rest of 2020, or even in 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 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! In addition to the egg hunt, there is face-painting, animal balloons, and more! We can't wait to hunt for eggs, get a balloon from a clown, play games, and do crafts with you!
Community Baby Blessing is a special event that happens each year on Mother's Day. We recognize and celebrate babies who have been born in the past year. Our congregation gathers around the families and prays a blessing over them.
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.
Three-day VBS for kids that will turn 3 years old by July 1st of the current year through just completed 2nd grade. Bible stories, energetic songs, crafts, games and creative snacks.
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!
Due to Covid, we will NOT be holding our block party event in 2020. :(
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!
Due to Covid we will not hold our traditional Christmas Musical. Our kids will be performing a short Christmas skit during both the a cappella and instrumental services on December 20, 2020.