Ocean Commotion:
Diving into noah's Flood

Carrier Mills First United Methodist Church would like to welcome all children from K through 5th Grade to be part of its 2016 VBS Year of the Ark experience, Ocean Commotion.  

Every day, our kids are challenged to stand for God in their schools, among their friends, in our culture . . . no matter what.  And they’re bombarded with the lie that God’s Word isn’t true when it talks about earthly things (rocks, fossils), so it can’t be trusted to tell the truth about spiritual things.

At Ocean Commotion, your kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis!  They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own. And, along the way, they’ll uncover earthly lessons from the Flood: how all the animals fit on the Ark, how the Flood covered the whole Earth, and how we can still see the effects of this Flood today.  Most importantly, they’ll be challenged to receive Jesus as their “Ark of Salvation!”  

The five main spiritual lessons your kids will learn during the week are:

  • Stand for God!
  • Obey God!
  • Trust God!
  • Thank God!
  • Fear God!

Why should your child, or children, attend VBS?
According to the developers of this year's VBS curriculum, two words: Real life.  In this day and age, it’s vital that we teach our children that the Bible is more than just a dusty book of stories. We need to show them God’s Word connects to every area of our lives and is as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago, so they will know its amazing message of salvation is true!

How can I register my child, or children?
Complete the form to the right and press the send button. Alternatively, you can print a paper copy of the form by clicking here and return it as soon as possible to the box in the church's Fellowship Hall, so that we may better plan for a successful program.  

How is each night structured?

A day at Ocean Commotion begins when everyone gathers Under the Sea for the opening assembly.  Each evening will focus on a different Bible verse from the Genesis.  Each new verse will be introduced through a video and upbeat music. The verse will then be reinforced throughout the evening using a multi-sensory approach as the children dive in to rotate through four fun sites:

  • Daily Lessons
  • Sunsational Science and Crafts
  • Splish!  Splash!  Games
  • Seaside Snacks

After finishing the day's rotations, everyone heads back Under the Sea for the closing assembly.

Is the community invited to attend the VBS "share and tell" worship service on Sunday, June 19 at 9:30 am?
Most definitely, YES!  The people of Carrier Mills First United Methodist Church always look forward to welcoming visitors to our worship services, so we hope that you, your neighbors and friends will join us at this special service.

For questions or concerns you may have, contact the church office at 618-994-2071.  If no one is present, please leave a brief message and be sure to include your name and a contact number.

VBS 2016 Registration Form

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