Vacation Bible School

Services

Worship services alternate weekly between traditional and praise and begin at 10:00 A.M. communion is celebrated the first sunday of each month.

2020 VBS Photo Gallery

We had a wonderful, very successful "virtual" vBS this Year!

What an exciting time for our church this year as our VBS program nearly doubled in size from last year using a format entirely new to everyone involved -- about forty families, 79 kids were involved and touched by the hand of God.  A great team of VBS Volunteers put together weekly packets for each of five weeks that included all of the materials needed to go with the "lessons" that were taught through videos created for each week.  The videos included a Bible story, Bible Challenge, Snack and Craft projects, songs to learn, Bible verses to memorize, along with a short presentation each week for their Mission Project:  Shoes That Grow.  The Bible stories were produced by Concordia and were included each week kin the video with an introduction and follow-up by a member of the team.  A lot of new "stars" were born during the creation of the various segments for the videos:

Bernie Hoover - Bible Challenge

Debbie Kraft - Story Telling

Rina Hallock - Story Telling / Mission:  Shoes That Grow

Barb Moody - Story Telling / Activity Pages

Dave Moody - "The Plan of Salvation"

Sylvia Marmon - Snacks

Candis Hoover - Crafts

There were a lot of other people involved "behind-the-scenes," as well.  It takes a lot of dedicated folks to put together a program like this -- there is probably more work involved that there is putting together a one-week in-person program.  It wouldn't have happened had we not had such a great team working together on it!

Bernie Hoover - VBS Chair

Carol Houston - Registration / Packet Preparation

Debbie Krarft - Bible Kits / Packet Preparation

Joann Kafka - "Crafter of Copies" / Packet Preparation

Debbie Lenington - Christian Nurture Committee chair / Virtual Barbecue

Kent Marmon - Camera and Video Tech

Mac McCann - Gideon Bibles

Scott Hoover - Banners

Kit Delivery Team

Carol Houston, Evie Griswold, Connie Hoover, Carol Ann Waddell, Sylvia Marmon,

Debbie Kraft, Barb Moody, Bernie Hoover and Debbie Lenington

We've created a video of selected "clips" from over the five-week Virtual VBS -- a kind of "wrap-up" -- that we hope you'll enjoy!

Click Here to Watch the "Wrap-Up Video"



2020 Vacation Bible School Survey

Our Pastor and VBS staff here at Christ Community Church want to hear from you about this year's Virtual VBS Program!  Please answer a few questions to help us make our program better next time!

PLEASE CLICK HERE To View And Complete The Survey!

Virtual Vacation Bible School - Beginning June 22, 2020

Virtual VBS 2020 is a free, five-week program where children ages Kindergarten through Fifth Grade will receive a Rainforest Explorer Kit each week delivered to your door. In the kit, you will find a Bible Story leaflet, a Bible verse to memorize, a game to play to reinforce the lesson, a coloring page and a snack for each child registered. The first kit will include a New Testament Bible for each child, as well.

The kits will be delivered to your doorstep on June 22, 29, July 6 and 13.

Each week, Rainforest Explorers will learn how Jesus is our ultimate guide in the rainforest and in life. He leads us to the treasure of eternal life, and He'll never leave us!

At the end of four weeks, if we are allowed per COVID guidelines, we will have a barbecue for all the families (on July 18th) including games, Bible stories and a water slide for the kids! The children will receive their final kit at the barbecue.

If you have any questions, please call our church office at 208-453-1819 during office hours (Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM) or send us an email at VBS@ChristCommunity-EPC.org.

Use the handy on-line form below to register! Or, you can call the church office at 208-453-1819 and register by phone.

Please register no later than Monday, June 15th.

Click Here to Register for our virtual vBS!




Christian Resources for kids

VBS chair Bernie Hoover, along with our Christian Nurture Committee, chaired by Debbie Lenington, are pleased to provide recommendations for some special Christian programs available for kids.

The first program is called Lifeway Kids at Home, which is a program to help parents and kids at home.This is a free curriculum with videos and activities to download for children ages first to sixth grade.The is also a preschool curriculum available.LifeWay is offering this for free during the Coronavirus pandemic.

To access LifeWay programs, follow these steps:

1.Go to https://digitalpass.lifeway.com/

2.Log-in or create an account (free)

3.Click the “LifeWay Kids at Home” or “LifeWay Pre-School at Home”

LifeWay Kids at Home

“LifeWay Kids at Home” is designed to help families conduct kids’ Bible Studies at home during seasons when their church must temporarily cancel regular meetings.Each session includes an easy-to-facilitate media-driven experience that features a Bible study video, life application videos and down-loadable activity pages and family discussion guides.The resource also includes a missions moment and a Gospel presentation video.So, once you’re in “LifeWay Kids at Home,”

1.Watch the Intro video,After the video, click the BACK button in your browser to return to the main menu (or swipe left on your phone).

2.Get the Downloads at the top right of this page:print out the Activity Page and one Conversation Guide.

3.Gather your family around your computer or mobile device.Open your Bible to the Scripture passage on the One Conversation page.

4.Watch the video portion together as a family.

5.Talk about the story and the topic of the week with your family.Ask open-ended questions.Share your insights and encourage your kids to talk.

Technical Support:If you have any questions, the Digital Pass Technical Support Team is available during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM CT at 866-7813-3512 or DigitalPassSupport@lifeway.com

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"Greatest Journey" bible app for kids!

There is a Bible Game app available for kids through Samaritan’s Purse.

GREATEST JOURNEY is a fun, exciting way for kids to explore the Bible and learn how to follow Jesus! Aboard a time-traveling spaceship that players captain, Greatest Journey gives kids a bird’s-eye view of the Old and New Testaments, introducing them to major events in the Bible and focusing on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. GREATEST JOURNEY is based on the international discipleship course created by Samaritan’s Purse for children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and is FREE, with no in-app purchases or advertisements. It's now available (English only) on the Apple App Store and Google Play in more than 140 countries.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/tgj-game-app/