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August 7-August 11, 9am–12pm

It’s Time for Vacation Bible School!

Children, pre-school through 6th grade, are invited to join us for this year’s Vacation Bible School program. Beginning June 15th, you can register your child by picking up a registration form from the church office or by using the link below.

We will meet Monday–Friday, August 7th–11th from 9:00am–12:00 noon. On Friday evening, August 11th there will be a program for families. We hope to see you there!

Sunday School

9:15 am Sundays

Using the Presbyterian Curriculum, Growing in Grace & Gratitude, Sunday school classes will explore the story of Moses. The children can have fun with art, science and other hands on experiences that will bring scripture to life. Be assured they won’t want to miss one week! The story will wrap up on Sunday, November 20th in a special worship service and fellowship time.

Sunday School for Adults

9:15 am Sunday in Kendall Lounge

Our Adult Ed Sunday school class does a variety of bible studies, using contemporary literature and videos. For more information on the current offering, contact David Zaiser.

Junior and Senior High Youth Group

Sundays 6-7:30 pm

6th – 12th Graders gather for games, fellowship, conversation and a brief devotional. Yearly events include community service and outreach, community building activities, biblical conversations, as well as a yearly retreat in the spring and a Mission Trip in the summer (for high schoolers).  Topics of conversations include, but are not limited to, their faith, movies, music, and the world in which they live. All denominations are invited to attend.


Kids Club

4:45–7:00pm Wednesday

Children in grades Pre-K through 6th come together midweek from September through May for dinner, games, crafts, stories, music and FUN.
Kids Club will kick off another great year on Wednesdays from 4:45–7:00pm.

Registration will begin at 4:45 pm. Contact Mary Maleski to register, or use the online registration form. All denominations are invited to attend.

Senior High Mission Trip

Youth in grades 9th – 12th grade are invited to attend a youth mission trip each summer. The youth have traveled as far as Alaska

and as close as our own back yard. The youth are required to attend youth

group and participate in fundraisers throughout the year in order to participate in this trip.


Christian Education

It is the vision of the CE Committee to establish programs that bring to life Christ’s teachings. We believe in an environment that welcomes and nurtures everyone from the youngest to the oldest.

*Note: Our regular CE activities, such as Sunday school for children and adults, Kids Club and Youth Group (listed below) resume in September.

email for info on

Christian Ed programs


Summer Activities

for adults, women, children
and youth!


Summer Movie Nights Planned

6:30pm–est. 9:00pm

This summer Adults are invited to 4 movie nights! All are on Sunday evenings and will begin at 6:00pm. Each meeting will be held in a different home and at each we will view a movie, share a snack/dessert and have a brief follow up conversation– a time for wondering. Below are the dates and locations. Come to one, two or all! Though RSVP’ing is not necessary it is appreciated. To RSVP email Mary Maleski (

July 9 Agnes of God at the home of Dave Teich in Roosevelt

July 16 Movie TBA at Pastor Lisa’s home, co-hosted with Tom Walton

July 23 The Straight Story (Dave Zaiser’s home: 402 South Main Street, Hightstown)

July 30 Would you consider hosting our last gathering? Let Mary know if this is something you would like to do.


Spirituality and Crafts

6:30pm–9:00pm in Kendall Lounge

A new look for Sharing Our Stories

If you would enjoy making a craft to either take home or donate to the Bazaar, sharing conversation with other women of faith and time spent together, then Spirituality and Crafts is for you! Women are invited on Monday evenings to a craft night and a time for reflection. Each week we will work on a new project and wonder about a scripture passage. Below you will find the planned craft. There is no cost for this group – though it is important to RSVP so we have enough supplies for each activity.


July 10 Word Clouds: How are we created in the image of God?

July 17 Fimo Beads: We are the clay

July 23 Mosiac: There are many pieces, but one body

July 31 Rock Painting: Even the rocks will shout! What makes you want to share your faith?


Youth Disciples

Wednesday Evenings: the month of July

6:00–9:00pm in Fellowship Hall/Youth Lounge

In July, youth in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Youth Disciples. Each Wednesday, youth will gather for a different activity and time together, ending on July 28-29 with a sleep over at the church.

We ask each week for the youth attending to bring $5 to help offset the cost of dinner/activity. Please text Mary at 609-954-8977 to let her know when you are planning on attending. Our first gathering will be held on Wednesday, July 5th. In the past, this has been a loved summer activity. We hope if you are a youth that you will add this to your summer calendar so that you don’t miss the fun! Check Connections for each week’s planned activity!


Help Wanted


Did you ever wonder what ministry
God is calling you to?

This year, with so much growth, we need adults, both women and men, in all areas of Christian Education. Our Sunday School program has grown and we need teachers for K-3 and 4/5/6 grades.

We need table parents and shepherds for Kids Club on Wednesday evenings. We really would love a few men to step up to help with this ministry! It is a weekly commitment from September–May. However, we are flexible and understand that there are weeks that you will need to take off. Maybe you are not ready to take the leap to serving every week; we have two other options open: we would love to hear from you if you have a craft, skill, or hobby that you are willing to share with the Wednesday gathering, or if you are willing to be a substitute when one of our regulars take off.

This year with Kids Club we have a group of rising youth that want to keep coming but would like more youth oriented activities. I would love someone to help co-lead this group! It is a delightful smaller group that have been our regulars for few years now!

Youth Group is also looking for Youth Leaders to work with this growing ministry.

For all opportunities to serve, email Mary Maleski, our Director of Christian Education, or text her at 609-954-8977.

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