Relevant Summer Session
May 31st - June 3rd, 2017
All 18-28 year old college students and working young adults are welcome to join Relevant this summer! We kick-off on Wednesday, May 31, and will meet each week until our end-of-summer party on August 16. We gather at the Ministry Center (315 W. 5th St.) at 7pm for snacks, small group discussion, and time to hang out together! We look forward to seeing you there!
June 1st - June 8th, 2017
If you’re newer to Marysville Grace, or have been around for a while but want to learn more about our church, plan to join us for this 2-session class on Thursdays, June 1 & 8, 10am-12pm. We’ll discuss why we believe it is so important that we Learn It, Live It and Give It, as well as how we carry out each of those steps. You’ll also learn more about what it means to be part of the Marysville Grace family and how you can connect.
We are offering the class at this special time in the hopes of accommodating those of you who cannot make it to an evening class.
Childcare will be available for this class, but kids must be signed up in advance. Please plan to bring a snack or simple lunch for your children.
June 3rd - June 4th, 2017
If recently, or sometime in the past, you’ve invited Jesus Christ to be Savior and Lord of your life and have yet to be baptized, you’ll have the awesome opportunity to tell others your story of faith, forgiveness and freedom found in Jesus. Baptism will be during Weekend Worship services June 3 & 4. Please register and begin completing the Baptism Application and we will set up a time for you to meet with a pastor to learn more about baptism.
Women of the Lord June Luncheon
June 7th, 2017
The Women of the Lord meet the first Wednesday of every month over lunch to build relationships, encourage and support each other, laugh and talk, and pray for each other. The next gathering of these ladies-over-50 will be Wednesday, June 7, noon at Crazy Burrito (102 Coleman's Crossing, Marysville). Sign up today!
Women's Summer Bible Study - Entrusted
June 8th - July 20th, 2017
Learn To Guard What God Has Entrusted To You
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6-session Bible study, Beth Moore will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.
Choose your own level of commitment - participate in video sessions only or participate in both video sessions and the weekly homework assignments. A shorter time in Scripture is far better than none at all!
Childcare will be available, but children must be registered before the study series begins.
June 12th - June 16th, 2017
BEYOND CAMP is a week long camp at Pleasant Valley Ranch in Perrysville, Ohio where you will get to enjoy zip lining, swimming, canoeing, playing games, and hanging out with your friends. Each day you will get the opportunity to hear God’s Word and worship with a high energy band. This week is an awesome time of growth and tons of fun!
Operation Arctic VBS Volunteers
June 26th - June 30th, 2017
Our 2017 Operation Arctic VBS will be here soon! Sign up here to lead our explorers!
Volunteers must be in 7th grade or up. Please remember, you must have attended Marysville Grace for 6 months and have a current Children/Student Ministries application on file with us. If you don't, you may pick one up at the Registration Desk downstairs at any Worship Service.
Care for Infants and classes for ages 2 - Pre-K provided for our VBS volunteers only! (Otherwise, VBS is for kids ages K-6th grade.)
Mandatory VBS Volunteer Training will be on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30-8pm, in the Sanctuary. This will be an exciting time when you will be equipped and prepared to have a wonderful week at VBS! If you cannot attend, please contact Cheryl Byers as soon as possible.
Operation Arctic VBS
June 26th - June 30th, 2017
PARENTS, REGISTER YOUR KIDS TODAY TO ATTEND!
For kids who attended Kindergarten through 6th grade in the 2016-2017 school year.
Beyond thrilling! Exciting to explore! Breathtakingly beautiful! Full of treasure!
Words that describe the Arctic for sure, a fascinating region like no other in the world. But go back and read those words again - they can also be used to describe the coolest book on the planet - the Bible. It's mind-blowing to think that the God who made the universe wrote us a book - a book that is beyond thrilling, exciting to explore, beautiful, and full of treasure. Now if that isn't worthy of our attention, what is? Get ready for the thrill of exploring this one-of-a-kind treasure as we build on the following BIBLE acronym each day:
B -Book of Books - On Day 1, we'll discover there's just no book like it, unique in so many ways!
I - Incredible Impact - On Day 2, we'll explore the impact the Bible's teachings have had upon the world!
B - Bedrock Base- On Day 3, we'll see there's no shifting sand here! We've got the Rock of God's Word to base our lives on!
L - Letter of Love - On Day 4, we'll encounter the best love letter ever, written to us by God Himself!
E - Exciting to Explore - On Day 5, we'll be challenged to learn it, love it and live it!
Our explorers will begin warming up to the Word from the very first minute they arrive at Operation Arctic. The mission begins at Snowfall Station with the Opening Assembly, a high-energy opening with entertaining welcomes, rockin' songs, a mission moment, and prayer.
Then we're off to four fun rotation sites:
- Treasure Point, the Bible lesson location Here, explorers discover what a gem God's Word is as they learn important Bible truths in fun and creative ways.
- Klondike Corner, the snack spot Explorers won't want to pass up the cool treats that are waiting to melt in their mouths.
- Glacier Gap, the recreation location At this spot, explorers discover that preparation is "snow" easy and games are filled with chills and thrills.
- Discovery Pass, the science and craft spot where explorers do daily crafts and a few experiments for a great mix of learning and fun!
After finishing the day's rotations, everyone heads back to the Snowfall Staton for the Closing Assembly that includes more singing, a Creature Feature, contest results, and the greatly anticipated daily drama, which is a highlight of the kids' day. The drama begins in the city with a high-powered exectutive who is fed up with the rat race. He decides to move to the wilderness for a quieter, simpler existence. Little does he realize all that's in store - missing treasure, goofy bad guys, unexpected visitors, and plenty of action!
Sound fun? Then let's plunge on in to this cold world and God's wonderful Word! It promises to be a flurry of fun and excitement at Operation Arctic! Let's go!
............................................................................................................................................................ Operation Arctic FAQ’s
What ages are eligible to come to Vacation Bible School? All children who are currently in Kindergarten – 6th grade are eligible to come, so invite friends and neighbors to come!
Is anyone eligible to volunteer at VBS? We only allow teens and adults who have attended Marysville Grace at least 6 months to volunteer at our VBS. They also must have a completed Children’s Ministry application on file, which includes two reference checks and a background check.
Are Volunteers’ kids who are younger than Kindergarten eligible to come? Yes! We have full childcare for Infants and Toddlers of our VBS Volunteers. We also have a full VBS curriculum for our 2yr olds – PreK.
What should my child wear? Casual attire is best (shorts, t-shirts) with close-toed shoes (no flip flops, please; tennis shoes preferred). Your child will have a game time outside every day, and they will need to be comfortably dressed. Also, sometimes crafts can get a little messy, so wear something that you don’t mind getting dirty. Put Sunscreen on your child before dropping them off.
What should my child bring? As little as possible. They will be moving from room to room, and unnecessary stuff can get lost easily. What types of snacks will you serve? Check back in May for details! • Monday, June 26 • Tuesday, June 27 • Wednesday, June 28 • Thursday, June 29 • Friday, June 30
How will my child’s food allergies be handled? Make sure you indicate any allergies on your child’s registration form. We have a daily snack and also provide Rice Chex as an alternative. If what we provide doesn’t work for your child, you are welcome to provide your own snack. Please give it to your child’s group leader at drop-off.
How do I know what group my child will be in? We usually finalize the groups on the weekend before VBS begins so when you check in your child, your child will have the group’s assignment next to his/her name.
Can my child be in a group with a friend? We try to honor requests for your child to be with their friends. All our games, crafts and lessons are geared towards specific ages, so if there is a large age gap between children (more than one grade) we would ask that your child stays in their age appropriate group.
What time should I bring my child? Come early on Monday since it’s the first day it takes a little longer to get checked in.
Our opening session starts at 9:15am so make sure you arrive in time for them to get checked in and get your children to the Worship Center for our opening. Your kids won’t want to miss it!
We do ask that you walk your child into the building and drop them off at their group each day.
How do I pick up my child?
Please park and come in to pick up your child(ren). We will ask you to show your security tag upon entry into the building.
Once you show your security tag to those at the Registration, you are allowed entry into the Worship Center to pick up your child. Please remember your child’s group name and you are also required sign out your child on the class roster.
If you forget or lose your child’s security tag, you will be asked to step aside and wait in the Gathering Area until most of the other children have left, then the Children’s Ministry Director will verify whether your child can be released to you.
What if someone other than me is picking up my child? Please let your child’s leader know at drop-off if someone other than you is picking up your child. Be sure to give your child’s security tag or send a picture of it to that person. If that person does not have your child’s security tag, he/she will be asked to step aside until you can be contacted.
Is there a cost? No, but we feature a missions project that we will be highlighting throughout the week. Feel free to give a donation for that project.