Happy Friday Hope!
Can you believe that VBS is just 3 days away? Whether you’ve registered for Session 1 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or Session 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm, it is going to be a wild Jesus party! And we still have a great need for volunteers, especially third-grade leaders. Besides group leaders, we also have a variety of other options available for you to volunteer. So, please pray about whether God may be calling you to bless the lives of these little ones through volunteering at VBS.
If you happened to receive a crazy email from us this week, it should all be fixed now. Some of you received word that your child was registered for the wrong session and/or that you as the parent were registered for VBS. As we have transitioned to our new database system, Ministry Platform, we’re still working out a couple of bugs in the system. Admin and IT worked feverishly to get the issue resolved. Hopefully by now, you’ve received an email with your children’s correct session listed. We apologize for any worries this glitch may have caused. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s important to note that VBS registration will close at noon this Sunday. Of course, we’ll take walk-ins all week long because there’s always room in God’s house. So, come join the crew: VBS Dude, Sheldon, Miss Jolly, Lil’ Sis, plus some new friends, Flash and Billy Bob the Builder, for an exciting week of fun and learning around how we are "Built 4 God.”
Of course, as VBS comes to a close, you won’t want to miss Taste of Hope. It’ll be right here in Grimes from 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, July 20. There’ll be plenty of food and fun for all. So come check out the games, fishing and inflatables, including a 25-foot water slide. Taste of Hope will be followed by our Saturday evening service at 5:00 pm where we’ll get to hear the kids open the service with songs from VBS, and we’ll get to see one of the skits from the week.
We are also excited about the upcoming Camp Out that will go from Friday, Aug. 9 at 5:00 pm to Saturday, Aug. 10 at 12:00 pm. So, grab your tent and camping gear. Bring flashlights, lawn chairs, fishing gear, snacks and drinks. We’ll even have an outdoor movie, plus a water slide, games, worship and breakfast. As I said last week, my idea of roughing it is a hotel with only a queen-size mattress. Yet, even I’m excited about this Camp Out. It’s going to be a blast!
Before all that crazy fun begins, we get to prepare our hearts with a message of courage found in the Book of Esther. In July we’re studying this book and considering how God is with us even #WhenGodSeemsAbsent. And, I’m excited to let you know that Pastor Eric is back this week to preach on how God Gives Us A Voice. He’ll be preaching on Esther 4:7-14, which is perhaps the most recognized part of the Book of Esther. Come find out how – “for such a time as this” – God is calling you into the game. We can’t wait to worship with you this weekend.
P.S. We still need some help with our snacks for VBS. We especially need fruit snacks. You can sign up to bring snacks here.
P.P.S. Jesus loves you more than you could ever imagine!