Connect with Kidz Church

We will miss your smiling faces these next few weeks and look forward to worshiping and being together in person again. Until then, we know God is good all the time.  While we are apart, we are committed to providing resources to help your children and family find new ways to welcome, grow, and serve. If you have any suggestions or ways you would like to help, please feel free to e-mail them to [email protected]. We are here for you!  Join our FaceBook group St. Mark’s Kidz to connect even more!

Lesson:  Parable of the Sower

Would you like to hear a story? Are you looking for a great family devotional? Head on over to the St. Mark’s Kidz FaceBook to see more materials and hear from your Kidz Church family!

Fun Kidz Church Activities

Color Click to download a page to go along with this week’s Bible story. 

Engage with the weekly theme by following along with one of the kids bulletins, for 3 years and up.

Challenge Download fun activity pages for older children and youth.

Apply  You can read about it, talk about it and live it with your family throughout the week. See how in the family activity page. 

Flat Jesus Project

Flat Jesus is inspired by a national school project called Flat Stanley, based off a book written by Jeff Brown. Flat Jesus has become popular this spring and our goal is to stay plugged into the Bible and also connected to each other.

The Flat Jesus Project is simple.  All of us (kids and adults) get their own paper cutout of Jesus to take with them on their adventures. You can find Flat Jesus template here.  Decorate and cut out Jesus so he is ready for travel.  Then, take photos of your Jesus as he walks with you—helping keep Jesus at the forefront of your mind. We can’t wait to see your Flat Jesus pictures.  Please post them on our Facebook page (@St. Mark’s Kidz)!

 

Fun Kidz Music and Praise Activities

Move  Get your family up and moving as we kick off this Virtual VBS week with four of our wonderful children’s ministry youth volunteers doing the “Church Clap.” 

Listen  Our Bible Lesson is learning the “Parable of the Sower.” Watch this video and see if you can tell the story that Jesus told by watching the animation. 

Share  Read the story of the “Parable of the Sower” to a friend or family member. You can find it in your Bible in Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.

Create  As you listen to this beautiful song about peace, make a picture of the world on a paper plate and draw a picture of yourself in the middle. Present it to your parents.

Perform  We can all be part of the Lord’s Army by showing our love for each other. Let’s sing and do the motions with the song that even your grandparents know. 

Reflect and Review  Let’s review this fantastic song presented by Kidz Music & Praise last week as part of their Sacred Drama Camp – Heroes of Faith.

Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.!  Please contact Joyce Click at [email protected] for the Password and Login for our weekly classes.

Summer Activities

Summer Camp – Virtual VBS

Starting July 6, come enjoy Blast From the Past VBS at your own pace: when you want, where you want!

 

Independence Day Parade | July 5th 3 PM

 We are sorry, but this event is cancelled due to rain. We hope to see you soon!

Mark your calendar for our St. Mark’s Family Parking Lot Independence Day Parade at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 5th. Please arrive at 2:45 p.m. and either decorate a bike, wagon, your car or dress in festive clothing. All family members are welcome and we will also have some additional activities. Bring a lawn chair, water bottle, mask and prepare for social distancing fun!

Please direct questions to the Children Ministry team.

Club 56 Meets | Thursdays 3-4 PM

All 5th and 6th graders are invited to hang out at the Club 56 Parking Lot (and via zoom) social hour on Thursdays from 3-4 PM.  This time together is for all incoming 5th-7th graders to meet new friends and learn about Club 56.  “Social Hour” will include get-to-know-you questions, Bible discussion, a weekly challenge, games/check-in, and time for open sharing. This is a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors!  Your student does not need to know anyone to come and have fun; we will build in get-to-know you games and structure activities for all in attendance to feel valued and comfortable.  Our goal is for these summer activities to be uplifting.  Social Hour events will be supervised by four St. Mark’s staff. Restrooms will be available during the activities. Youth will be expected to maintain appropriate social boundaries and we will follow rigorous safety protocols. Please stay home when feeling sick. Bring a chair/blanket to sit on while outside. Click here if you would like to participate via Zoom or if you have questions.

 

Please photograph or video you and your family doing any of these fun activities and share them with Kidz Church.

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