Hello all! I hope you are having a fabulous summer!
Vacation Bible School is quickly approaching (next week Aug. 7-10) and we still need some help!  For those parents that offered to bring cookies, please bring those the first day of the program. We could also use juice or milk donations (for snack time) if you’re willing to bring those to church please let me know so I can keep that in mind when shopping for the week.
We have a couple housing gaps to fill so if you’re interested in hosting a few kids from Riverside, please let me (Courtney) know ASAP!
Lastly, we need meal volunteers.  I can take care of the Riverside Counselor’s breakfast and snacks, but we also need lunch (for five Riverside helpers and six volunteers) and dinner for the five Riverside counselors each day (M-Thursday). The lunches can be easy, it’s a simple as coming in and dropping the meal off for us to heat up during the lunch hour, you are not required to serve it (unless you want to, of course).
For dinner, it can be as simple as donating pizza or restaurant giftcards to help the host family out with the kids’ meals or taking a covered dish meal by the host family’s house.  Make it as easy as you need it to be, as I’ll take any help I can get!
Parents:  Don’t forget to sign your kids up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDDLMHT
I’m so excited for this week, it is SO much fun!  Thank you all for your commitment to our Children’s Ministry programming!

VBS HELP and Playroom Schedule

I hope everyone is enjoying summer so far!!  I’m writing because VBS will be here before we know it and I’m definitely in need of volunteers (August 7-10)!  I have a few junior high kids signed up to help, but we need more youth (high school kids, where are you…I need atleast two).
I also need adults to fill a few time slots throughout the day…this is especially important during the preschool hours (9-noon) and at lunch hour (noon to 1).  Please let me know ASAP if you are willing to help with one of these shifts (you can choose one particular day or more if you want).  If you’re unable to be there, we also need volunteers to help feed our Riverside counselors (five hungry college kids).  What people don’t sign up for, I usually cover, so if you like to cook and want to provide a meal I would LOVE that as this week can be exhausting!  Just let me know!   If you haven’t signed your kiddo up for VBS yet, you can do that at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDDLMHT
We had a huge turnout last year, so sign up ASAP!   We take 3yr and 4yr Pre-K all the way up to 6th grade.
Lastly, the playroom will be parental supervision only July-August.  Because of the low-child volume and to give our helpers a break, we thought this was a good plan.  However, as most know, if I’m in church I end up there with Vivian anyhow so if you see me in there, never hesitate to leave your kiddos with me! Happy to watch them if I’m in there anyhow.   We will resume our normal supervised playroom (all ages welcome) in September.
Thanks everyone!!


Time to register for VBS!

Registration for the 2017 St. Paul Vacation Bible School is now open!  This year VBS is August 7-10th. The theme is “Rooted Colossians 2:6-7.”  Your children will have a blast interacting with awesome Riverside counselors, bible study, music, skits and creative workshops!  We end the week with an ice cream social and music program Thursday evening.
Incoming 3-4 yr old Pre-k and Kindergarten attend from 9 a.m-noon (snacks provided and child must be potty trained).
Entering 1st grade through 6th attend from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., snacks are provided but student must bring a sack lunch.
Register at

Also, don’t forget THIS SUNDAY May 21, we will hold our annual gardening day for St. Paul children.  We’ll partner with Jim Nelson and Sue Brakhane to take the kids out to the children’s plot of our community garden for some fun outdoor work and play.  After, the kids will head inside to work on a project to take home.  We will begin around 9 a.m. so please plan to drop your kiddos off early that day if you are heading to the second service.  This event was so fun last year and we are so excited to do it again!

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