Children Church School
JAM Children’s Choir:
Wednesdays, 6 p.m. (Directed by Ellen Peterson) Questions about Children’s Choir? email Ellen Peterson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fresh Air” A Time for Teens’ Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. Questions? Contact Pastor Elizabeth at: email@example.com
JOHN’S RIVER VALLEY CAMP
John’s River Valley Camp (JRVC) is an outdoor ministry site near Blowing Rock, owned and operated by the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ.
This year’s summer camp curriculum is titled “Branching Out: Connecting Through Christ.” Summer camping experiences at various levels for different ages will take place during June and July.
JRVC is accredited by the American Camp Association. It has two camp environments: the main site, with cabins and a dining hall; and the outpost site, where campers share in preparation of meals, learn outdoor living skills appropriate for their age level, lodge in Aframe cabins, and engage in adventure activities.
Johns River Valley Camp seeks to provide, in an outdoor setting, opportunities for persons to experience the presence of God, to discover personal wholeness, and to participate amidst Christian community. For more information, visit www.jrvc.org
Catawba Offers Free Summer Retreat for Rising 7th Graders through Recent High School Grads
WHO: Senior High (for those entering grades 10th, 11th, 12th, and those who recently graduated) Junior High (for those entering 7th, 8th, 9th)
WHAT: Catawba College’s Theology Institute which is part of the Lilly Endowment’s High School Youth Theology Institute. DISCOVER will include persons who have completed 7th grade through those who have just graduated from high school. It is a week-long retreat to teach youth about God, faith, and living out their faith.
WHEN: Senior High (July 9th-15th) Junior High (June 18th-24th)
WHERE: Black Lake Retreat Center in Asheboro, N.C.
WHY: To provide youth with a basic understanding of theology and what it is to be a persons of faith, to invest in the next generational leaders in the church, and to teach youth to understand faith ministry, both vocationally and professional ministry.
HOW: Week-long residential sessions that teach about theological themes such as creation, sin and salvation, forgiveness during the daily morning sessions. Afternoons will be devoted to field trips and ‘hands-on’ experiences to further understand the mornings teaching. Evenings will consist of group activities and the designing and leading of worship services.
MENTORS: The assigned mentor will spend time with the student briefly before DISCOVER but will primarily have an impact on the student when they arrive back from the program. The mentor will assist the student with any questions they have about their faith, identity, and vocation meeting at least once a month