VBS Update and 5 Top Quotes


Let’s Celebrate!  Our VBS-MOVE kicks off THIS WEEKEND!  

We will put our Volunteer of the Week on hold during the month of August so we can focus on VBS.  We are expecting lots of new VBS volunteers and families coming through our ministry in August so let’s get ready to give them all a warm welcome!

PLEASE be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of service for your team’s huddle.  Be equipped and empowered!

  • All Garden/Nursery volunteers meet Amelia for the huddle in Ones B
  • All Backyard/Preschool/Clubhouse volunteers meet Carrie for your huddle in the YELLOW room for all services

Lisa Dorman has all our worship songs and fun-filled activities available online.  Please review before your serve time. Thank you!  https://parkviewec.wordpress.com/category/curriculum/

Our lobby may be busier than usual with walk-ins for VBS. Please give yourself plenty of time to check in and get your name tag.  If you see someone who looks lost, please ask if you can help them.  It takes a TEAM and we need all hands on deck. : )

Here are five top quotes to help us all remember the importance of our children’s ministry:

  1. “When you take a child by the hand, you take a parent by the heart.” 
  2. “When you reach a child you change a life, when you reach a parent you change an entire family.”  
  3. “If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!”  -D.L. Moody
  4. “Children are not the church of tomorrow…they are the church of today.” 
  5. “Let the children come to me and don’t hinder them for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.”  Jesus

THANK YOU for your dedication to our Early Childhood Ministry!

BIG hugs and much love,

jill shea

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“In Him we live and move and exist.” Acts 17:28



Melinda Dooley + VBS meeting recap and pictures

Let’s Celebrate!  Meet our Volunteer of the Week, Melinda Dooley!

Melinda Dooley


Melinda is a Team Leader in Ones B every Sunday at 9:00am since May 2014! Melinda brings a calming energy to the Nursery, even when things are hectic she keeps a clear head and makes the situation positive. She connects well with her team and all the children in the Ones B room! Melinda goes above and beyond each weekend and effortlessly leads her team.  She is a great example of a dedicated leader.  Thank you Melinda, the best is yet to come!


Pictures below from last night’s meeting as we were learning new worship songs for VBS.  Great job everyone! Everything for VBS has been posted online by our Curriculum Coordinator, Lisa Dorman.   Go to ParkviewEC.wordpress.com and click on Curriculum tab to view any time. Lisa has put together an incredible VBS for our early childhood ministry.  Let’s get ready to MOVE IT! : )

Please help us spread the word about Parkview’s VBS MOVE.  Walk in registrations are welcome.  VBS will be the first four weekends in August.

THANK YOU nursery team for childcare last night, we can’t do this without you. It takes a TEAM!!!







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BIG hugs and much love,

Jill Shea

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God’s way is perfect.  2 Samuel 22:31


VBS MOVE Bible Lessons

August 1st/2nd

August 8th/9th

August 15th/16th

August 22nd/23rd

LG Worship Videos and LG Overview – MOVE 2015

VBS LG Overview


Let It Be Known (lyrics & motions) – VBS 2015



Movin Me (lyrics with motions) – VBS 2015

VBS MOVE Curriculum

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VBS – Craft Activity Pages – 4’s & 5’s

VBS – Imagination Station Activity Pages 4’s & 5’s

VBS – Training Center Activity Pages 4’s & 5’s

August Week 1– 3’s (August 1st/2nd)

VBS Leader Guides

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Marissa Martino, Save the dates, Did you RSVP?

Let’s Celebrate, meet volunteer of the week…Marissa Martino!  

MaMarissa Martinorissa has been serving in the Backyard with our four-year-olds for almost two years.  She  faithfully serves every Sunday at 11am in the green room.  Marissa continually goes the extra  mile to welcome, engage and serve God’s little ones and team members.   She has a huge heart  and is a great leader!  We are grateful to have her on our team.  Thank you, Marissa, the best is  yet to come!

 You’re invited to help decorate for VBS MOVE!   We have a few openings left on our VBS  decorating team. We would need you to come in to help decorate Monday, July 27th and/or  Tuesday, July 28th 10am-2pm.  Lunch will be provided.  Please let me know if you are interested.

Got water bottles?

We need a bunch of empty plastic water bottles for VBS week one. If you could collect them at home and then drop off at the office during the week or bring in on the weekend it would be greatly appreciated. We only have 77 right now and need 210 before Aug 1st.  Thank you!

If you are a Backyard Team Member did you RSVP for the VBS meeting next week?  Click here.  This  is where you will get the information you need for serving with the preschoolers during VBS.  The Backyard schedule and activities will look very different in August.  A light dinner will be served from 530-630pm with the opening program starting at 630pm. Thanks!

If you are a current nursery/garden volunteer, birth – 2 years of age, you do not need to attend the July 22nd meeting. However, WE NEED YOU to help with childcare during the meeting.  If you are available Wednesday, July 22nd, from 6:30pm-8:30pm to help with childcare please contact your coordinator, Amelia, directly.  THANK YOU!

Save the dates:

Wednesday, July 22nd – VBS Sneak Peek meeting for Backyard/Preschool and new VBS volunteers (please RSVP see above)

Friday night, August 28th – VBS Family Night Celebration

Monday, September 14th, 6pm-8pm – Early Childhood Fall Volunteer Rally (all nursery/garden & backyard/preschool volunteers)

THANK YOU for your dedication to God’s little ones and our team.  We appreciate each and every one of you!

BIG hugs and much love,

jill shea

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 God’s way is perfect.  2 Samuel 22:31













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