Children’s Ministry

Get ready for a ‘Wild and Amazing’ VBS!

Wherever you lead me, I’m gonna followI’m trusting you, God, you are good!Life will get crazy, wild and amazing,I’m trusting you, God, you are good! By Susan Shinn Turner Are you ready for a wild adventure this summer? Then send your kids to Roar! VBS, where Life is Wild and God is Good. This “mane”…

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Register for Hands and Feet Camp!

By Susan Shinn Turner Hands and Feet Camp is July 8-11 at St. John’s. This servant day camp for rising third- through fifth-graders will take place 9 am-3:30 pm daily. The high school volunteers who are leading the camp have just finished up the schedule, which will include two service projects each day at local…

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

All things bright and beautifulAll creatures great and smallAll things wise and wonderfulThe Lord God made them all. By Susan Shinn Turner The music department of St. John’s will host “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” a free music and arts camp, from July 29-Aug. 2 from 9 am to noon, for rising kindergarteners through fifth-graders.…

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Hey kids: Sign up now for Summer Camps!

By Angel Owens Now is the time to sign up for Summer Camps at St. John’s and our Lutheran Partners! During the Summer, we take a break from our Wednesday programming, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of Christ-centered, fun activities for our Kingdom Kids! This Summer, we are offering 3 different individual day…

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Stacey Shafer Joins Staff as Children’s Minister

By Susan Shinn Turner When Stacey Shafer learned the position of Children’s Minister was open, the idea to apply kept coming to her mind — and she kept pushing it away. But during VBS, a friend suggested she apply. Then her daughter suggested it. Then her husband suggested it. Finally, she says, “I stopped pushing…

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Agapé Day Camp is Back for a Second Year!

By Angel Owens St. John’s is hosting Agapé Day Camp for the second year in a row. Agapé Day Camp is a free one-day camp for rising first through fifth graders on June 9, from 9 am – 3 pm. Kids can expect a day filled with discipleship and fun. The program is split into…

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Callie Kirchin: Children’s Ministry Intern

By Susan Shinn Turner Callie Kirchin, a senior at Salisbury High School, spent last fall as a children’s ministry intern. This spring, she’s continued serving as a volunteer on Wednesday afternoons. Callie has served on the LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization) board for the N.C. Synod. After she became a member of that board, she was…

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Traveling Martin

In celebration of the 500th Reformation, we have “Traveling Martin Luther” to travel with you this summer! Traveling Martin is here and ready to spend the summer with you and your family and be a part of all of your activities. Wherever you happen to go, take Traveling Martin along and post pictures of you…

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Courtney Bost Named New CDC Director

When Courtney Bost was 18, she began working part-time at the St. John’s Child Development Center. In April, she was named its new director. “This place just means a lot to me,” says Courtney, now 33. “Being here almost half my life, it’s a big part of my life. It’s part of me.” She and…

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Congrats to our CDC Director, Joanna

  By Susan Shinn It took two years and a lot of late nights, but this month, Joanna Smith will receive he master’s degree in education from UNCG. Joanna, director of St. John’s Child Develop- ment Center, also received her undergraduate degree in human development and family studies from UNCG. “I really needed to work on updating my skills as an…

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