Story time in the Park: Sheep

Story time in the Park: Sheep

We've been doing Story Time at Whitford Park in Erie all summer and man, do I love it!  It's one of my favorite things in the ministry.  Recently, we had a sheep theme day.  Here's the details on books and crafts. Books We Read:  The Little Lamb Sheep in a Jeep Miss Jen Reading Stories This week, Miss Jen joined us as the story reader. She's an elementary teacher at a local school, so she already knew a few faces.  I love when we can make those kind of connections.   It shows that the … [Read more...]

Questions from a Reader: Summer Ministry

Questions from a Reader: Summer Ministry

Just got an email from a reader with some great questions about our VBS alternative Summer programs.  I thought I'd repost her questions and my answers in case anyone else was wondering the same things! Q) Overall, how did the programs go? A) Story time in the park was GREAT.  It was so exciting to see the same families week after week and start to develop relationships.  I was especially encouraged when I started seeing those families in other places: the library, the grocery store, the … [Read more...]

The Big Story: Babel, Abraham, Isaac

The Big Story: Babel, Abraham, Isaac

For our summer Wednesday night program, we're doing a Story Time approach (check out all our summer plans here).   We will be covering the major stories in the Bible and showing how they are all one big part of God's redeeming plan of love.  Sometimes I read out of the Read and Share Bible, sometimes the kids act out the story using the Big Action Bible Skits book, and sometimes leaders act it out for the kids.  After the story, the kids head to stations. What are the Stations? I'm so glad you … [Read more...]