Did you RSVP for the Volunteer Rally September 8th?

Did you receive your invitation for our Volunteer Rally, Monday night, September 6th?  You can view it here and please RSVP at your earliest convenience.  Don’t miss out on this once a year event!

Here’s some fun pictures from last weekend’s VBS.  We had over 1,000 children attend all four weekends.  Praise God and THANK YOU for you dedication to God’s little ones.

You are impacting so many lives!

BIG hugs and much love,

Jill Shea

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August and September Curriculum

 

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August 2014 Memory Verse Motions - Blog

August Weeks 4 and 5 – August 23rd/24th and 30th/31st

 

Worship and Bible Lesson Videos – August weeks 4 and 5

August Weeks 4 and 5 – Large Group Overview – For LG Leaders (click on link to view in a pdf)

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Wrapping Up VBS + 2 Important Events Coming Soon!

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It’s goes by soooooooooooo fast!  We are quickly approaching our last weekend of Quest VBS.  Let’s finish this weekend STRONG.

Look at what God is doing … In only 3 weeks, Parkview Kids have LIVED DIFFERENTLY and raised $5,943.47 for our Clean Water Well Project!  We will be able to build 2 wells…Let’s go for 4!!!  WAY TO GO!

If you are serving this weekend, August 16/17, please arrive 45 minutes before the start of service for an extra-special huddle which will allow us more time to debrief VBS and be equipped for the last VBS service.  All huddles are held in the Yellow room this weekend EXCEPT for the 11:00am service.  All 11:00am team members please meet us in THE CITY at 10:15am for our huddle time.

We could still use some extra hands this weekend so if you are available and not currently on the schedule please let me know.  We’d LOVE to have you join us!

SAVE THE DATES!

Two important events are fast approaching…

1.   VBS Closing Program & Family Night Friday, August 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm.

We will worship together and recap all of the things we’ve learned. Afterwards we will head outside for a free hot dog dinner, inflatables, balloon artists, dunk tanks…TONS OF FUN!!!!  Dessert will be available for purchase from a variety of food trucks.  You are ALL welcome to join us.  If you do not have children in the VBS program please let me know if you’d like to help volunteer next Friday night.

2.  YOU’RE INVITED to our very FIRST all Church Volunteer Rally Monday, September 8th!  Doors open at 6:00pm for appetizers and desserts.  The Rally starts at 7:00pm.  You don’t want to miss this event.  Pastor Tim will be sharing his heart for being a Church on Mission and he would like to thank you personally for the great role that you play!  Spouses are welcome.  If you did not receive the email invite please let me know.  I also have a hard-copy invite I will hand out in our huddle this weekend.

Please do your best to review the fun-filled activities Lisa Dorman has planned for this weekend click here .

Let’s go beyond the call of duty and make this our best weekend yet as we reach out to our community and close out Quest VBS 2014.  RISE UP, you are more than you know.

With love,

Jill Shea

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Pictures speak louder than words – more fun snapshots from this past weekend as we focused on God is Protector.

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VBS 2014

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VBS – Week 1 – July 26th/27th

VBS – Week 2 – August 2nd/3rd

VBS – Week 3 – August 9th/10th

VBS – Week 4 – August 16th/17th

Look where we are halfway! Quest VBS Stats, Testimonies & Family Night

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Weekend Quest VBS Stats (Halfway Mark)

  • Week 1 attendance was 1,176!  HIGHEST kids attendance EVER – (previous all-time high was 1,111 which was over 5 services not 4)
  • 52% increase over the attendance from the week prior which was 772
  • Attendance in adult worship was up 33.5% compared to the week prior
  • 27% increase in kids attendance compared to last year’s 1st week of Boot Camp
  • We’ve reached 37 NEW families over the past two weekends
  • During 1st weekend 1,129 individual kids attended Quest (some of the 1176 were repeat attenders )– 95 of them had never attended Kids before – 8.5% 
  • After the 2nd weekend a combined total of 1,509 individual kids have attended Quest – 167 of them had never attended Kids – 11%

AND CHECK THIS OUT…..

  • Missions Collections (normal weekend giving in kids is $100.00)
    • $1,467.41 – Week 1
    • $2,869.67 – Week 2
    • $4,337.08 – Midway Total 

Praise God!

I stand amazed at how God continues to MOVE big time in our Children’s Ministry.  We thank God for YOU as none of this would be possible if we did not have such an INCREDIBLE team. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

TESTIMONIES:

  • Thank you for a great first week of quest!  Julia, john peter and Allie all came home so excited about church.  We have been singing the theme song A LOT!  During our prayer before lunch john peter thanked God for a good start to quest and the fun they had at church.  The kids are using their shirts to remind them that God is creator, provider, protector, savior and king.  And then tonight, they put on a show for John and me where they sang 3 songs from church and acted out a Bible story.   So I just wanted to say thank you to your whole team for all you do!  The kids are really absorbing all of it and finding church to be a fun and safe place where they can experience God.  John and I are so grateful to have you as our partners in training our children in the way they should go! God bless, Kate R.
  • We were planning to leave on vacation to Michigan for a week very early Sunday morning.  Both Colin  and Emma begged us to delay our departure till after church on Sunday so they can attend vbs! They love it so much that they can’t bear the thought of missing it! Roxanne & John
  • My husband Brad and I have really enjoyed the past 2 weeks services at Parkview. We are looking forward to hearing Tim preach.  Also our kids Kyle (9) Lily (8) and Jacob (5) are LOVING the youth program! Which is why we were looking for a new church, after 20 years for me being at my old church. It is like a new spark has been lit in all of us at Parkview! Kelly D.

SAVE THE DATE! VBS Closing Program & Family Night Friday, August 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm.

We will worship together and recap all of the things we’ve learned. Afterwards we will head outside for a free hot dog dinner, inflatables, balloon artists, dunk tanks…TONS OF FUN!!!!  Dessert will be available for purchase from a variety of food trucks.

If you do not have children participating in VBS we could really use your help during Family night with things like greeting, helping to make sure everything runs smoothly at the inflatables and other areas.  We are in need of lots of helpers and it will be a BLAST!

Would you consider joining us and volunteer at the fun Family night August 22nd? I look forward to your reply!

Check out more pics from last weekend’s VBS below.  Can’t wait for more fun-filled activities this weekend as we focus on God is Protector!  You can view the activities online by clicking here. 

BIG hugs and much love,

Jill Shea

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Pictures speak louder than words – more fun snapshots from this past weekend as we focused on God is Provider.

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Record-Number children at VBS – we need more team members this weekend

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Record-Number of Children Last Weekend at VBS!

Check out these stats from Week 1 of Quest VBS:

  • 1,176 children attended (a record-number for us!)
  • 23 new families
  • Donations totaled $1,351.76.  The mission project is to raise $2,500 for a well for clean water in Africa.  We are more than halfway to our goal already.

Praise God!

With all these great things in mind, we are in need of more team members this weekend (August 2nd and 3rd) as we prepare for week 2 of Quest VBS.

PLEASE go to the online scheduler and plug yourself in or contact me or just come on in if you can help any time this weekend.  We need YOU!

We have a big  need at all of the services this weekend.  This is the order of where we have the biggest need first:

  • Saturday 5:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am
  • Sunday 11:00am
  • Sunday 5:45pm

Next, if you are serving this weekend please do the self-check in as usual and print your name tag.  The VBS name tags are only for the new VBS volunteers.

This weekend we are focusing on, God is our provider.  As we share this truth with the children we are going to show them that God provides the flowers and birds.

All the children will get to decorate a flower pot this weekend. The 4s and 5s will plant the flowers in their decorated pots during adventure time. The 3s will go back to their classroom after large group to complete their activities in the classroom.

We will continue to have our Large group time in “The City” during VBS.   YAHOO!!!!

We really, really could use the extra helping hands this weekend so if you are available for any service this weekend please let me know or add yourself in to the schedule online.

To prepare for this weekend’s exciting activities please do your best to arrive 35 minutes before the start of service and meet us in the yellow room.  This extra time in our huddle should help everyone have a better understanding of how things will run and look different from our normal weekends.

Thank you for your dedication to God’s little ones, we cannot do this without you and YOU are making a HUGE difference in the lives of others.  I am so grateful to have you on our team!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

BIG hugs and much love, Jill Shea

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“Lord teach me how you want me to live.  Then I will follow your truth.” Psalm 86:11

 

 

 

 

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