We have decided to bring VBS to your home this year!
We will be building “Quest Boxes” for households to use during the week of VBS (July 13-19). Each box will include 14 devotions and simple activities that families of any shape, size, or age can use to engage in faith conversations, learning and growth. The boxes will contain all of the supplies you will need, except for basic household items. During the scheduled week of VBS, we will be posting a devotion and activity from the box on our Facebook page each day and asking participants to share photos and stories of their quest.
To join us in the fun and learning we would ask that each household register for a box by filling out th form below or contacting Bonnie Centers at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may request a box for your family, share a box with grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or anyone else you like. Each household will only need 1 box. We will be accepting registrations through June 1st, 2020.
Once you register, we will pack your box(es) and deliver them to you (Stockton/Lodi only) or schedule a time for you to pick up your box(es) in early July. Then we will connect with you on our Facebook page during the week of VBS to see how your quest is going.
Each box will cost us about $4 to put together. As always, we want VBS to be accessible to everyone so we will not be charging, but we will welcome all donations to help us defray this cost.
We are so excited to partner with you as we continue to share the hope we have in Christ!
Maybe you saw this in our local newspaper or pop up on a Social Media feed by one of our members: https://www.recordnet.com/news/20200412/mock-flock-packs-pews-in-easter-surprise
It was a great surprise for our staff and very much appreciated.
If you want your face to join the “congregation,” contact Tonya DeSpain. You can send a mug shot through the link below, or print one of your own photos and put it on card stock and mail or drop it by.
You can contact Tonya at:email@example.com
Or order a “mugshot” at:https://www.etsy.com/listing/755043002/fun-big-large-head-face-cut-out-fun?ref=yr_purchases
- As of right now we will continue to offer Live Stream services on Sunday morning. The service is live at 8:15 then stays on our YouTube page.
- Our staff is available, but the office is currently not open for visitors. Reach us on our phones or via email (emails available on website www.stalc.org).
- We want to encourage you to connect with each other. Many of our small groups have taken advantage of Zoom to see each other face to face and still dive into God’s word together, pray with each other, and encourage each other. Note the Johnson’s Sunday morning bible study and Pastor Brian’s Thursday study is still available via Zoom at this time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
- We have volunteers willing to shop and run errands for those higher at risk and concerned about going out in public. Let a staff member know and we’ll connect you with someone if you need anything.
St. Mary’s Dining Room continues to remain open to serve 3 hot meals to the community and we are still accepting volunteers. However, we ask volunteers to be well-informed of the CDC’s and State of California’s advisory for COVID-19. Individuals who are 65 years of age and older, young children, those with underlying health issues and are ill or showing symptoms of illness are advised to stay home. With this being said, we are not turning volunteers away unless they are ill or showing symptoms of illness. Volunteers are welcome to join us if they are comfortable participating.
We encourage everyone to post this on their social media pages and send to family, friends and neighbors, asking them to do the same thing.
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