Children

Vacation Bible School 2014: August 8-10 

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Son Treasure Island VBS is sailing its way to St. Hilary’s on August 8, 9, and 10, 2014. At SonTreasure Island, our treasure seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the life of Jesus. There will be a Friday evening session with dinner, a Saturday morning session and a Sunday Celebration. Tropical crafts, games and songs will bring the Bible to life for campers ages 4-12. Volunteer and register your campers and their friends using the forms below or take a form from the Browning Hall bulletin board, and drop it in the VBS box on the sign-up table.  Cost is $15 per camper or $10 per camper for campers whose parents are volunteering. For more information contact Julie Corbin.

VBS Registration Form

VBS Volunteer Form

VBS Volunteer Schedule

Church Members, please consider donating the following items for VBS:

For Crafts:

Empty cardboard paper towel rolls  — 30

Plain white paper plates – 30

Fringed fabric trim – One yard (purple or another color)

Gold rickrack – 12 yards

Leather cord – 20 yards

Elastic cord – 10 yards

Burlap fabric – several yards

Masking tape

Flat-back acrylic jewels

For decorations:

DONATE: Empty plastic baby wipes boxes

LOAN: Plastic or stuffed tropical animals (fish, parrot)

Potted palms or other tropical plants

Sand toys, Boogie boards

Treasure cups or bowls (like you would find in a treasure chest)

Back to School: Blessing of the Backpacks and Family Potluck: August 17 and 24

 

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Come and join us Sunday, August 17 at the 10:30 a.m. service for the “Blessing of the Backpacks.” Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to bring their backpacks, tote bags, and or binders to be blessed for a successful upcoming school year.  While we’re getting into the groove of the first week of school, come join in an All-Parish Potluck Back to School Celebration on August 24 (11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.) in Browning Hall.  Come enjoy the fellowship of listening and guiding the kids on their new journey. We’ll have fun, share laughter, and spread lots of smiles with each other. Questions? Please e-mail Kristina Hodge at youth@sainthilarys.org.

Children in the Church

234 199 336 314 062 208 037 101 284      Children are an integral part of our life as a church family. We consider them not just the future of our church, but the present. Children are always welcome to participate fully in worship services and church life. If desired, nursery care is available for children up through age 4 during our 10:30 a.m. Sunday service and at many events. All volunteers and employees who work with children in any capacity are trained in abuse prevention and child safety through our diocesan offices. We welcome you and your children to St. Hilary’s!

Sunday School 

070 Children from Pre-K through 5th grade are always welcome to attend Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. weekly during the school year in the Education Wing. Sunday School takes place from September through May. We use the Episcopal curriculum Weaving God’s Promises.  Please see the Teens and Tweens page for information on Christian education for kids in 6th through 12th grade. Teens in grades 9-12 are also welcome to become student aids in the elementary Sunday School classrooms. Sunday School also needs loving adults to teach our children the message of Christ.  Please consider what you can offer to these important ministries. Talk to Betsey Lunsford for more information at 239-481-8730 or at wild1961@gmail.com.

Children’s Church

DSC_0632 Children of all ages are welcome to sit with their families during any of our services. In an effort to engage children ages 4-12 in a worship experience appropriate to their developmental level, Children’s Church is provided each Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. service. Shortly after the church service begins, children ages 4-12 are invited to follow the cross to a room next door, where they can participate in an age-appropriate lesson that follows the weekly Scripture readings that we hear in the regular service. Often their lesson will include time to draw or do a craft or time for movement and physical activity. The children return to the sanctuary to sit with their families just before communion. Children’s Church is a time to grow, learn, and have fun … we hope you will join us as we celebrate God’s love and learn to be part of His church! Please contact Rebecca Jones at rebeccamjones@centurylink.net for more information about Children’s Church. Loving adults are also needed to help with this ministry.