SUMMER fun at st. mark's!
June 10-15 at University of West Alabama
Affirm is a summer youth event of the ELCA Southeastern Synod, held at the University of West Alabama in Livingston. Affirm nurtures faith, equips youth leaders for today and tomorrow, and trains youth in discipleship skills. Affirm is for grades 6th-12th, as well as college freshmen and sophomores (for youth ministry is a unit called YAYMI). Affirm is based on 10 different, age-appropriate leadership and discipleship units. Each of these units are staffed by small group leaders and a pair of unit directors. Youth will spend about 6 hours each day in experiential learning with games, skits and discussion. And the youth will love worship, because it is led by their peers! Cost: $425; to register go HERE
VBS Prep Week
July 9-13, 9 am - 12 noon
(for Jr. High & up!) The schedule will go something like this: during the first hour, easy paint projects in the youth room; the second hour, move to the sanctuary to go over the songs and stories of the week— learning and brainstorming through the day’s activities; during the last hour, a variety of activities including crafting, hanging decorations and organizing supplies, etc. The goal is to get ready for VBS but have a lot of fun along the way too!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
July 16-20, 9 am—12 noon
(for current preschool—6th grade)
To register, use this FORM
At Shipwrecked, kids discover that Jesus rescues them! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos, create crafts and play in a marketplace atmosphere. Kids will learn and try new things they've never done before and have a lot of fun growing and learning about God's love for them!
Register online at www.lutheridge.com – DO let Traci know when you have registered.
Note: Lutheridge is available with different camps all summer, however, these are the only options available during our 'St. Mark's' week (July 29 - August 4). This is the week we travel as a group and have our own adults onsite at Lutheridge to make an effort to check in with each camper every day, if possible.
For those who completed 9th-12th grades: High School campers make friends for life. Regular camp activities for this age include all the favorites: swimming, low ropes course, campfires, games, songs, crafts, creative bible study and worship, a crazy - but geared to older kids. High School campers have at least one off-site outing, and plan/lead many of their own activities. Wonderful college-age counselors act as friends and guides. A crazy costume dance ends the week of friends and fun.
St. Mark's @ Lutheridge (July 29 - August 4)
Lutheridge Camp Opportunities (non-campfirmation)
For those who completed 3rd-5th grades: Camp is made for kids! On-site activities include swimming, crafts, active games, stories, songs, campfires, engaging Bible lessons, creative worship, and more. Fantastic college-aged counselors are excellent role models who keep kids safe and help them make friends.
For those who have completed 4th-6th grades: Camp is made for kids! On site activities include: Swimming, Crafts, Active Games, Stories, Songs, Campfires, Engaging Bible Lessons, and Creative Worship - and more. Wonderful college-age counselors are excellent role models who keep kids safe and help them make friends.
For those who completed 6th-8th grades: Stretch into new adventures! Regular camp activities for this age include the low ropes course, an off-site outing into God’s creation and a crazy costume dance at the end of the week. Swim, play games, make crafts, hike, sing around the campfire, share stories, and grow in faith with creative Bible study and worship! Caring, college-aged counselors show just how fun and powerful living for Jesus can be.