Summertime! Kids & Volunteers
A week-end of Bible-based learning and fun in Millville.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) invites you to enjoy Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks, and music, as we "become hands-on inventors and experience God--the ultimate Maker--in new and wildly creative ways!" The program is free to participants.
Fri, Aug 3, 6pm to 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 4, 2:30pm to 5pm
Sun, Aug 5, 9am (Worship Service at 10am), CAMP OUT coffee-hour celebration to follow
To register, please leave a message at (856) 691-1589
To volunteer, please contact our VBS coordinator, Joanne Gallagher
Reading (Day ) Camp 2018,
at Gloria M. Sabater Elementary School, 301 SE Blvd, Vineland,
starting Mon, Aug 13, 8:30am 'till 3pm,
Each morning, students benefit from intensive reading instruction with certified teachers; each afternoon, we enjoy recreational activities and field trips. Special guests include the Science Lady, Bridgeton Travelling Zoo, Vineland's Children's Librarian, and Vineland Health Department's Healthy Eating & Exercise interns.
Reading Camp is designed for rising 3rd and 4thgrade students, who are reading at least one-year behind reading level. There is no cost to participating students. Breakfast and lunch provided.
Interested in applying to be a student camper? Please contact Ellen Rutherford or (609) 319-9234.
Interested in being a volunteer? We need kitchen helpers, games and activities coordinators, teacher assistants, and reading buddies. If you can help, contact Ellen Rutherford or (609) 319-9234.
Help a child enjoy reading!
Read a book this summer...
The Book Discussion Group meets on Tuesdays, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, at St Andrew's (B). Join us for a good read and good discussion, or read the selection on your own and enjoy.
This summer's offering is
"Five short-stories for five Tuesdays":
July 10 “Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor
July 17 “Parker’s Back” by Flannery O’Connor
July 24 “Welding With Children” by Tim Gautreaux
July 31 “Good For The Soul” by Tim Gautreaux
Aug 7 “Attitude Adjustment” by Tim Gautreaux
Join us for one, two, or all five weeks. Contact Rev. Ellen for copies of the stories.
This year, we explore the theme of Transforming Generosity, utilizing the materials from several sources including The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS). “To live generously is to live a life, defined by grace, mercy, and justice. Honesty and generosity in our financial dealings, kindness with one another, and a continuous searching for the fullness of God’s call to each of us and to all of us as a gathered congregation. Our call invites us, first, to worship and glorify God who has created, restored, and sustains us in the image of God; we are invited to learn and teach one another as we understand the faith that has been transmitted to us; and we are called to make use of our resources in such a way that all are welcome and cared for in ways that are encouraging and hopeful. The abundance that God has given to the world, is the abundance that each of us enjoys and shares with others. Learning to live generously will transform our individual lives, our families and church community, and the wider community.”
Join us as we dig deeper into the faith we treasure.
Learning About How We Pray
We continue to explore Episcopal liturgy by varying our worship experience week-to-week. As we explore the riches of our Book of Common Prayer, the service bulletin provides introduction and offers notes on elements of the service, Please contact Rev. Ellen with your questions and areas of interest.
Youth Group meets on first Thursdays, 6pm, at St Andrew's, Bridgeton, in the church office.
Young people (grades 6-12) are invited to join the group. Each meeting will include these four elements:
1. Sharing basic Bible study,
2. Learning foundational ways of Christian living,
3. Anticipating opportunities for service, and
4. Having fun together.
Interested? Contact Rev Ellen or a member of the Youth Group Advisory Team: Grace McClean, Alex Molnar, Denise Molner