June Children's Ministry News

  • VBS
  • Happy Summer: what's your spiritual focus?
  • Journey Sunday June 4th: Worship at 11 am only
  • 3rd Graders receive Bibles Sunday & church picnic
  • Childcare News
  • Volunteer Opporutnities
  • Divorce/Separation Care Camp for Children
VBS We’ll be traveling back in time to the days Jesus lived and taught. July 10-13 9 am to Noon.  Join us at the marketplace, dress in provided costumes, and have lots of fun with the church family! Contact Jennifer Holden or  Rosie Honeycutt, Directors, for more information. Registration closes June 10th. Please register today. Click here to register your children (age 3 1/2 through rising 6th grade).  Click here to volunteer.

What can you loan or donate for VBS?
  • Canopy tents to use in the congregation house as artisan booths
  • Scholarship money for approximately 15 children attending VBS from La Escuelita San Alban (housed at DCPC this summer). ($20 per child)
  • Solid or striped bed sheets
  • Balance scale
  • Abacus
  • Your help! We need volunteers of ALL ages to help children with crafts, demonstrate an art/craft in the marketplace, act (play a tax collector, Roman solider or beggar), or lead a small group (walk with a group of children from station to station). Join us for VBS decorating on Sunday afternoon July 9th.
Is your child completing 5th Grade? Rising 6th Graders...
Rising 6th Graders  ARE included as participants in VBS and we have special plans for you…. Opportunities for leadership… Special projects… Wednesday July 12th pizza lunch with an introduction to youth group…don’t miss this final VBS year. 
Happy Summer!

It’s that time of year when everything turns upside down. What will anchor your family through all the inconsistencies of schedules and vacation? Have you considered your spiritual goals or practices for the summer? Some quick ideas:

  • Read a Psalm a day with the children
  • Create a new prayer routine at bedtime
  • Say a blessing at the end of bath or book time. This can be as simple as "May the Lord bless and keep you!"

The church has wonderful Bible storybooks you can check out. (Look in Sunday School classrooms 206, 207, 208.) A habit of reading one Bible story a week could open hearts and minds to 12 stories of faith this summer. I wonder what God will do if we step up to the plate. Contact Pastor John Ryan or the Staff Associate for Children’s Ministries, Jenny Alexander, for more ideas.

It's Journey Sunday June 4th!
11 am worship only & picnic

3rd Graders Receive Bibles
3rd Graders, please come forward during the Children's Moment for a special presentation of your Bible. congratulations on completing Bible Class. 

Don't forget, Jenny has prizes for learning the books of the Bible and Psalm 23! It's never too late. :)
Childcare (ages 0-5) at DCPC

Summer Sunday Morning Childcare (for ages 0-5) will take place as one class in the nursery downstairs (room 14). Usual schedule 8:15-Noon. This Sunday June 4th (one worship at 11 am), childcare will be open 10:45-Noon. 

Now hiring childcare staff-    We need an additional adult to work occasionally in the nursery starting this Fall. Help spread the word. When our beloved Davidson College students are off for Spring Break, holidays and special events, it is helpful to have another person to call.

Contact Jenny Alexander by email or at 704-892-5641 for more information. 

Volunteer in Children's Ministry

Curious about volunteering in Children’s Ministry? Click here  for a current list of opportunities or contact Jenny Alexander, Staff Associate for Children's Ministry.

Summer Camp for Children of Separation/Divorce

JUNE 12-19 • 9:00 a.m.—noon

DUMC Molly McKay House (260 S. Main Street, Davidson) 

DUMC is sponsoring a half-day summer camp exclusively for children whose parents are going through or have gone through separation or divorce.  Rising first to sixth-graders are invited to enjoy a week of fun in a safe, loving environment where they will learn age-appropriate skills to help them heal. 

Questions?  Contact Marcy Murphy (704-957-1784, ) or Roz Streeter (704-534-7042). 

Here is the link to their website which contains a link to register.  http://www.davidsonumc.org/event-registrations/ 

The camp is open to anybody in the community.  The deadline for registration was actually May 26.  They are capping the registration at 30, but if someone from DCPC registers after May 26 (and they haven’t reached the cap of 30), they will honor the registration.  The cost is $35.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church   704-892-5641    www.dcpc.org