VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – VICTORY BY THE GO FISH GUYS
Vacation Bible School is here and we hope to see you. The dates are June 5-8 from 9:00am – noon. The theme this year is from The Go Fish Guys and is entitled VICTORY and has a pep rally feel. Our kids will learn about Victory through Courage, Obedience, Faith, Unity, and Jesus through stories from the Bible and some awesome music from The Go Fish Guys. If you’ve never heard The Go Fish Guys you have been missing out. They have some great faith-based music for kids and have long been one of my favorites. We can still use some volunteers so please email Cyndy Sarkisian.
VBS POTLUCK PEP RALLY COMING ON JUNE 4!!!!
We hope you have your favorite recipe picked out and you plan to join us for our VBS Kickoff Pep Rally and Potluck on Sunday, June 4, at 5:00pm. (I plan to have The Colonel cook mine.) This will be an official kickoff for our Victory VBS. All church members are encouraged to attend and please, invite a friend or two. You might be surprised to find cheerleaders and a pep band to get us in the spirit. In fact, we need some band members and cheerleaders to join the team. Please contact Cyndy Sarkisian at email@example.com to be a part of the entertainment. We will meet and eat in the Fellowship Hall and get our kids in the spirit of a wonderful VBS experience.
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL LEADERS AND HELPERS NEEDED
Our school year leaders do a fantastic job all season long but they have earned a much needed rest for the summer months. Our last regular year Sunday School class will be May 21 and we will have a party on the playground during Sunday School on May 28. We will shift gears beginning June 4 and have some fun lessons and activities for the summer. We need leaders and helpers to make it happen. Lessons and equipment will be provided. This is a great opportunity to get to know our super kids better. You might even have some fun and learn something you didn’t know along the way. A sign up sheet is located in the children’s hallway. Please take a moment to check your calendar and sign up for this awesome experience. Summer Sunday School will run through August 13 for our children. You can sign up for one Sunday or more and be guaranteed a great time serving in the name of our Lord.
JOIN THE BOOMWHACKER BAND AND PRAISE THE LORD IN UNHEARD OF WAYS TO WORSHIP
Have you ever visited another church and said, “Hey, we could do that at Covenant?” Have you ever heard of Boomwhackers? Do you have a close friend involved in a great activity or ministry at their church and you wish we did that at our church? Well, here is a chance to try something new in an unheard of way to worship. I recently witnessed an incredible performance on the Boomwhacker sticks at another church. My niece is their leader and the performance was fun and exciting. I thought to myself, we can do that. If you attended our Children’s Advent program last December you got a small taste of it when the children performed The Little Drummer Boy. Well, here is your invitation to join some great musicians and very fun people from Latham, Aldersgate, and Covenant and be a part of our Boomwhacker Band. All ages are welcome and encouraged. Right now we have some 9 year olds through 60 year olds but we aren’t complete without you. We are currently working on Canon in D and hope to make our debut at Covenant in mid August. If you would like to be a part of this exciting and fun band of merry musicians, contact Cyndy Sarkisian.
JOIN THE “HANK’S TANKERS” TEAM FOR THE ST. JUDE RUN/WALK FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER TEAM
By now you have probably heard about Henry Reiss’s battle to defeat cancer. Henry, or “Hank,” is the youngest son of Dawn and Dave Reiss. Dave Reiss served as our Covenant Youth Minister for many years and his wife, Dawn, and children were a big part of our church family. Their fourth child was born after they moved to Texas. Hank is three years old and was recently diagnosed with cancer. Many efforts are underway to help this wonderful family and I’d like to invite you to participate in one.
The St. Jude 5K Run/Walk to End Childhood Cancer comes to Huntsville on September 23, 2017. I’ve started a Hank’s Tankers team and would love to have you join me. Our team goal is to raise $1500 to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Details on how to join the team are located in the children’s hallway. You can go to the event site and look for the team, Hank’s Tankers, to join us. You have the option of running or walking at the event. Let’s show our support of the Reiss Family in this time of crisis and help Hank Tank Cancer!
NEED SOME TRAINING TO GET READY FOR THE ST. JUDE RUN/WALK? WE CAN HELP
About four years ago, I signed up for a No Boundaries training program at Fleet Feet Sports. It was the best decision I’ve made in years for my health. I love to run and have a great time at race events. Many of my fellow church members have uttered the words, “I’d love to do that but I just can’t run.” Well, neither could I when I started but I can help you the way my mentors helped me.
I would love to have you join me on Thursday evenings beginning June 8 for a Run/Walk/Run “you can do it” group learning and running time. Our runs will be based on the Jeff Galloway (the official trainer of runDisney) method of interval running. We will be running 30 seconds and walking 30 seconds. We will meet each Thursday at the Jones Family Park between Carl T. Jones and Four Mile Post. Arrive by 6pm and meet in the pavilion closest to the parking area. Wear your running clothes and shoes and bring a bottle of water. We will start small and train up to our 5K goal in time for the St. Jude 5K Run/Walk to End Childhood Cancer in September. More details are available in the children’s hallway. All ages are welcome including running strollers and dogs.