VBS 2017 – Involves children, youth, families and students from the church and neighborhood in a relationship-building ministry beyond the once-&-done traditional VBS weekend of the past. Our goal for VBS 2017 is to incorporate the four focus areas of the Mission Study: hospitality, relevance to the neighborhood, connecting with youth and children and increasing the use of our church campus. This new direction was the result of the Christian Education Committee’s discernment for this summer’s VBS program. We continue to listen to where God is leading us in mission.
Here are the Highlights:
AUGUST 1 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “National Night Out”
- Join Our West Bayfront neighbors in Gridley Park to build relationships with each other and promote neighborhood safety while listening to live music, eating great food, and playing games! For more information or to sign up to help with the bounce houses and games, contact Seph Kumer at 814-456-4243 x105 or mailto:[email protected]
AUGUST 7 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. FPCC & The Looking Glass Art Project present: “Community Mural Night”
- Children, students, and adults gather in the Third Floor Lounge to explore art with professional artists Tom Ferraro & Ed Grout. These two men make art history fun and exciting for all ages as we talk about color, shadows, dimension, patterns, and historical art pieces. Everyone is welcome and all hands, big and small, are needed to complete a mural for the playground wall. Our theme is Creativity Through Creation. Please join us as we explore the story of creation through artistry and creativity. RSVP to Britney Knight at 814-456-4243 x 112.
AUGUST 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “Bedtime Stories in the Library”
- Parents with children in 3rd Grade and younger are invited to gather in the library for a faith based story, snack, and activity. RSVP to Seph Kumer at 814-456-4243 x 105.
AUGUST 30 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. “Annual Block Party”
- Volunteers Needed: The Mission Committee needs your help greeting and engaging Block Party attendees, preparing and serving the meal, staffing the children’s activities, hosting the band (“Breeze Band” back by popular demand!), and setting up/cleaning up. All ages needed. Help for one hour and enjoy the party for one hour! Contact Anne in the church office at 456-4243 to sign-up to help, or contact Dale Sweet or Seph Kumer.