Energy, excitement, and songs filled the air as we started off on our adventure “To Mars and Beyond” with our theme song. The kids loved watching EP-320, Mady S, Kyla, Kara and Maddie J as they lit up the stage and led us in singing and dancing at opening and closing each night. Voyagers loved the music:
We sang about Lions roaring, “Movin’ on” in our faith, “God can do” and “We thank you.” We were excited to share a few of our favorites with you on Sunday, July 14 during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
Speaking of thank you! There are so many people Brenda and I would like to thank for helping make VBS happen this year! Thank you to our congregation for their donations, prayers, and support. To Kara, for your help and preparation as our Trinity summer intern. To Allie and Susan, for answering the countless questions and all the little things that you do behind the scenes. To Jason, for helping keep the church cool and clean all week. And a huge thank you to our VBS volunteers, the Trinity education committee, station leaders & helpers, crew leaders & helpers, our registration helpers, those who prepared our meals, our light and sound crew, and of course, our two EP3-20 puppeteers!
An out of this world special thanks to Steven and Carol Stoppkotte for engineering our main stage set and structure, the rocket to play in and fuel cells, it all looked magnificent!
Each night was an adventure. After opening fun, our voyagers headed off to explore 4 stations: The Bible story with Pastor Kalaba and Pastor Kelly, Imagination station with Carol Stoppkotte, Games with Brittany and Zach Schroder, and snacks/reflection with Marilyn Williams. Our preschoolers headed off with Cassie Stara.
We had over 65 Voyagers join our adventure “To Mars beyond” with Faith, Hope, Thankfulness and Kindness. We had a drumming circle with Pastor Kelly each night after the meal, and Tuesday night we sang Happy Birthday to Pastor Kalaba. He spent his birthday night helping us explore the stories of the Bible. Our kid2kid mission was to collect and bring donations to help our mission committee purchase reusable water bottles for the back2shool bash on Thursday, July 25. Our voyagers and families had such giving hearts that we collected $128.00!! That’s out of this world!
Thank you to the following committees and groups that provided and served the meal to over 105 people each night: The Mission Committee, The United Methodist Men, The United Methodist Women and Crosspoint.
As you can see, it takes a large crew to make this experience happen and we are so thankful for all of you!
—Sebrina & Brenda
Want to be apart of the Youth Ministry at Trinity? See what the youth have to say about Trinity!
"I love youth ministry's at Trinity, because I get to meet with people who share the same belief in God." --Middle Schooler
"You learn about Jesus and have fun at the same time." --High Schooler
"I like playing with my friends." --2nd Grade Student
"Coming to youth group once a week really is good to come out and express your feelings, to know that no matter what you are welcome." --Middle Schooler
"People love each other." --5th Grade Student
"I like youth group because I get to hang out with friends and so I can talk about stuff that you can't really talk about in front of other people." --High Schooler
"Because you learn about God and Jesus." --3rd Grade Student
We love having you here!
Youth groups are done for the spring! We will take a break over the summer and meet back up again starting in the fall.
Zids ZONE (K-5th grade)--Done meeting for the spring! Will meet again in the fall 2019.
Wednesday nights at 6:45-8:00 pm
Youth Group (6th-12th)--Done meeting for the spring! Will meet again in the fall 2019.
Wednesday nights at 6:45-8:00 pm
Sunday School (Preschool-5th)--Done meeting for the spring! Will meet again in the fall 2019.
Sunday mornings at 11:20 am
Sunday Afternoon Children & Youth Time--Done meeting for the spring! Will meet again in the fall 2019.
Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m.
Back2School Bash is an event to help children get prepared to return to school. It is being held this year at the Nebraska building at Fonner Park on July 25 from 2-6 pm. Free physicals for those going into kindergarten and middle school will be offered with immunizations. Free dental exams and eye exams will be available. Free haircuts will be given to children. In addition, free backpacks will be distributed.
And our church will again give out water bottles. Last year we had 200 bottles that were gone in 40 minutes. This year we have 800 bottles. The VBS collection is being used to help pay for the bottles. We will need your help between services on July 21 to put stickers on them so plan to stay after 9:30 service and come early for 11:00 service. Mark your calendar for July 21!