Please click on the links below to see how you can become a part of our dynamic DPC team to help our children learn the word of God. It will take a small amount of your time to make a big difference in our children's lives.
We are getting amped for summer! Kids and leaders alike are super excited to LIVE FULLY ALIVE in the confidence that comes from trusting God! There will be amazing crafts, authentic bible stories, fantastically fun games and wait until you hear the music! We’re looking for adult and youth leaders in all areas…Crafts, Snacks, Games, Bible Story Room, Crew Leader (travel with the kids from station to station). If you’re an experienced helper,we want you! If you’re new to VBS, we want you! Can’t do all 5 days, that’s okay too.
We are thrilled to announce a new summer camp for current 4, 5 & 6 graders (who will be in 5, 6 & 7 grade during the 2018-2019 School Year)! Potential activities include: Bubble Soccer, Tubing down the Delaware River, Indoor Rock Climbing, a service project through Rolling Harvest, a day trip to Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom, and a trip to see Sight and Sound’s annual production, “Jesus.” As much awesomeness as possible will be packed into this week, so don’t miss it! More details on WEEK OF AWESOMENESS to follow.
Our dedicated staff of volunteers have completed the CPP process and provide a loving, caring evironment for your children up to age 3.You may drop your children off prior to and pick up after worship service. Interested in helping in the nursery? You can sign-up by clicking HERE. All of volunteers must complete the CPP process.Thanks for volunteering!
We invite you to bring your little ones to Sunday school where they will begin to learn the word of God with a nurturing, dedicated group of teachers, using age appropriate lessons.
Children visit a different workshop every Sunday. Over the course of four to five weeks, they will be immersed in a single biblical story as they move through the various workshops. Each fifth Sunday will be an “All Lighthouse” event for the whole group. They will come to know Christ in a whole new way so that they can share his light with others. REGISTER HERE!
Cooking: Students will each make two fish-shaped soft pretzels; one that they may eat themselves, and one to share with someone else. While they wait for the pretzels to bake, they will discuss the story of Jesus Feeding 5000. (Alternate ingredients/snacks will be available for children with allergies.)
Math: Children will work in groups to play a relay game where they will try to get as many fish (fish-shaped crackers) and loaves (small pretzel nuggets) from a large basket to their team’s basket using a large serving spoon and then have to count their “fish and loaves” to see which team wins. (Alternate snacks will be available for children with allergies.)
Video: Everyone will watch The Miracles of Jesus – A Story about Compassion, Mercy and Service and discuss how the miracles of Jesus can increase their faith by building virtues such as dedication, charity and temperance.
Drama: Using a script of the story, props and scenery, children will act out the events of Jesus feeding 5000.
Every lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make. Each week, tweens focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a video that combines witty slap-stick humor with solid theology, exploring biblical text, and creating projects that range from games to art and more. We explore themes found throughout the Bible’s greatest stories and encourage preteens to see the narrative arc of the Bible—from Creation to New Creation, and encourage them to ask questions, make connections, and reflect. This year we focus on the Old Testament with Units such as Beginnings, which is a journey through Genesis from Creation to the Tower of Babel, The Promise, which continues in Genesis and focuses on stories such as the Covenant and Joseph. Freedom takes us to Exodus with stories including Moses, Commandments and Promised Land. Kings and Prophets will take us into spring where we will study stories such as David and Solomon's Temple
What? Our motto is food, fun, fellowship and faith! After a quick ice breaker, we jump into short lessons—MINIstries—that address an area of interest to our tweens through games, discussion, activities and art—any creative way to access scripture that is important to their understanding of the world. We then enjoy dinner and dessert in the Celtic Cross Room, where we like to focus on a mission initiative or upcoming event.Then we run, quite literally, to the gym, where we finish with games such as Scatterball, Nine Square, Gaga, etc. and sometimes special contests. IT. IS. SO. MUCH. FUN.
When? Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:15 pm/$5 meal fee for drop ins. We also do field trips and service projects!
5:15-5:30 Sign-in @ Gym
5:35-6:10 Ice Breakers, MINIstry and Discussion @ Teen Room
6:10-6:40 Dinner and Dessert, Minute for Mission, Music @ Celtic Cross Room
6:45-7:15 GAMES!!!!!! @ Gym
Where? Drop off and pick up can be done at the “loop” (the alley behind Andrews Hall where the Gym double doors are), or by entering the main doors of Andrews Hall on Mechanics Street and proceeding down the staircase to the gym.
Why? We believe that learning about God through fun activities aimed at relationship building will create a solid foundation for a life long journey in Christ. Also, to quote the wisdom of Dr. Seuss, “these things are fun and fun is good.”
Registration - Registration begins in August, but you can register any time! You may Register Online or pick up forms in the church office.
Fees - The cost of the program is $60 per semester, $110 for the year when paid in full, or $5 at the door. This fee covers all dinners, recreation, programs and supplies. Scholarships are available. Pay Online Here
Parent Participation - There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in the program, depending on your availability and talents. We need volunteers to help facilitate the activities and dinner, and for special field trips and service activities. More than anything, we need a meal volunteer each week to supply dinner and dessert for 20 J. For more info and to sign up Click Here!
“Jesus said ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” (Matthew 19:14)