Saturday, October 7, Mom's Brunch at the church. Email Nancy for details!
Monday, October 9, GA & RAs work at Food Bank
Sunday, October 22, Parenting seminar "Building Blocks for Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development and Boundaries in Childhood", 8:45 a.m. Read more.
Sunday, October 22, Children's Sabbath observed in Worship, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 24, Noontime lunch to pray for our children.
12 Noon to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Attend this special lunch. Several of our members will voice our prayers for children here and across the globe. Please make this opportunity a priority in your schedule! Click to RSVP for your Chick Fil A boxed lunch (cost, $5).
Sunday, October 29, Fall Fest! New day & time for this year: 4-6 p.m. on Sunday.
Friday, November 17, “Almost-spend-the-night" Party for 5th and 6th Grade GA, at the church. Time: TBA
Friday, November 17, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Kids' Night Out for age 3 to Grade 6. Includes pizza and snacks. Cost: $10 per child. Please click here to make your child's reservation by 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 15.
Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24, Church office and Child Development Center closed for Thanksgiving holidays
Sunday, December 3, 8:45 a.m., Bethlehem Morning for children and their families; 10:00 a.m., Hanging of the Green in morning worship
Wednesday, December 13, GA & RA Christmas Caroling, plus regular RA Firehouse Shelter visit
Sunday, December 17, 10:00 a.m., Children's choirs present Christmas music in morning worship
Sunday, December 24, Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.; Bible study classes do not meet; "Come See the Baby" family-friendly Christmas Worship at 4:30 p.m., Christmas Eve Communion Service at 8:00 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, December 25-27, Church office closed for Christmas holidays
Wednesday, December 27, no church activities
Sunday, December 31, Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.; Bible study classes do not meet
Childhood is a wonderful time of learning and growth, but it is also a time of challenges, fears, and disappointments.
In a world that changes daily, children need secure places where they feel a keen sense of belonging. In fact, a sense of belonging is the major issue of the elementary school child.
At VHBC, we want to be:
A place where children can feel they belong.
A place where relationships are formed and nurtured.
A place where adults model the Christian faith.
A place of learning and growth for both children and adults.
We do these things to help build a strong foundation of knowledge and faith in the lives of children.
Bible Study, Sundays at 8:45 am
During Sunday School, Children are involved in activities and experiences that lead them to a deeper knowledge and understanding of God, Jesus, the Bible, the Church, and the world around them. These include teacher interaction, Hands-on activities, Bible skill activities, Games, Art, Drama, Discussion, Role-play, Music, Bible research, Stories and storytelling.
Children's Choirs, Wednesday Nights, 5:30 pm
Music activities for Kindergarten-Sixth Grades help nurture children in their spiritual growth. Music gives children opportunities to develop their knowledge and experience and to participate in worship leadership.
GA and RAs,Wednesday Nights, 6:15 pm
GA and RAs (Girls in Action: Girls Grades 1-6; Royal Ambassadors: Boys Grades 1-6) are the missions education organizations for grade-school children in which girls and boys learn about missions and people who serve as missionaries. Children learn to pray for missionaries and to save and give their money sacrificially to help missions work around the world. They learn about other cultures and people around the world. Children learn the importance of prayer as it relates to missionaries and their work.
GA and RAs learn to share God's love with others and are a part of God's plan for others to know about Him. GA and RAs gives children opportunities to try out emerging leadership abilities and to understand Jesus' command "Go into all the world."