CYF 2020 Summer Programs
Dear families and friends of Shepherd of the Lake,
Our highest priority in children, youth, and family ministries is ensuring the safety of all participants. We love your family, we love these kids, we love and care about their whole well-being.
This is why we are making the difficult decision to cancel Vacation Bible School and camp at Green Lake Bible Camp. We will miss doing something silly and ridiculous for them to laugh and give them memorable experiences in a community of faith that loves them and preaches a message of love and inclusion for all.
While we grieve what will be missed this summer, our staff is developing and collaborating with others to implement an “In Your Home and On Your Block” Vacation Bible School that can be done in your neighborhood, by your neighborhood, or just with your own family.
- We’ll provide music videos that move and inspire.
- Games that anyone can lead with video introductions and then PLAY
- Craft ideas that can be assembled with the standard stuff in the home and can share God’s love with your neighborhood.
- Bible stories that can be acted out or watched.
We want to provide the “In Your Home and On Your Block” VBS free for all and are excited that it could reach even more than the 400 kids that have participated. We’ve set up a simple form for refunds. If it’s in your family’s budget to donate a portion of your refund to assist in building the “In Your Home and On Your Block” VBS, we welcome any gift you can make.
We also want to give a big thank you to Green Lake Bible Camp (gllm.org) for working with us to expand our summer camping experience. They gave us one of the best weeks of the summer for camp. We look forward to next year’s camp and so much more.
There is hope that as the summer unfolds new and modified experiences for students of all ages will emerge. As those present themselves to us, we will invite you to join us.
Please contact us if you have any questions, any comments, or input in providing ministries in a time of social distancing that would be beneficial for you and your family.
With God’s love and grace to you and your family,
John Holt, Shannon Timmerman, Pastor Dan Poffenberger