Youth

Volunteers Needed for VBS

Registration is open for Vacation Bible School, June 26-30, 2017. We are still looking for volunteers: two class leaders are needed, as well as miscellaneous helpers.  Registration and volunteer forms are available on the bulletin board in Fields Hall—please drop them in Renee Feldman’s mailbox in the Parish Center offices. We are also looking for a sponsor for a Thrivent Action Team Project grant for VBS. If you can sponsor one, please contact Laura Hamilton at [email protected] or in the office

 

Our VBS Mission Projects this year will be “Capes for Kids” and “Operation Lunch Bucket”. We will be requesting donations of shelf stabile “lunchbox” items beginning in June. The project will benefit LVCAP’s Interfaith Food Pantry. More information on this (and all things VBS) will be available in the coming weeks in “Happenings” emails and the June LVL.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VBS

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 26-30, 2017, but it will be here before we know it! Registration is open, and we are still looking for volunteers.  Registration and volunteer forms are available on the bulletin board in Fields Hall—please drop them in Renee Feldman’s mailbox in the Parish Center offices. We are also looking for a sponsor for a Thrivent Action Team Project grant for VBS.  If you can sponsor one, please contact Laura Hamilton at [email protected] or in the office.

New May dates for Kids Yoga Club/Stress Management classes

Two new activities for kids began at Zion on Monday, April 3rd.  If you didn’t get a chance to enroll in April’s classes, new dates are available for May! Both classes are being offered by Zion Member Kiera Mitchell, Certified Nutrition Coach and Yoga Instructor, and Amy Nesbihal, a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Yoga Club is $40 per child for the month, and takes place from 4:15-5:15pm upstairs in Faith Hall.  All are welcome from grades 3-5. Stress Management Class for middle school aged children is $125 per child for the month, and takes place from 6 to 7pm upstairs in Faith Hall. A 10% discount is available on both classes for siblings. Please contact Kiera Mitchell for registration, or any questions at [email protected].

Yoga with Kiera
Tuesday May 2,9,23 and 30th for kids in middle school and high school from 4:15-5:15
monday May 1,8,15,22 for kids in grades 3-5 from 4:15-5:15

Wellness classes are with Kiera and Amy
Mondays may 1,8,15,22 for high school kids from 6-7pm
tuesdays may 2,9,23 and 30th for middle school aged kids from 6-7pm

ANNIVERSARY OF THE GIFT OF LIFE FOR ALLIE HUFF

The Huff family would like to acknowledge their thanks to God for the gift of a new heart for Allie eight years ago, and for the medical advances that allowed for her operation to be successful.  At the same time, they are praying for peace for the family for whom this is not a joyous anniversary, but a sad one as they remember the loss of a family member whose heart was donated for Allie.

 

KIDS YOGA CLUB AND STRESS MANAGEMENT

Two new activities for kids are coming Monday, April 3, 10, 17, and 24 at Zion Lutheran Church. Both classes are being offered by Zion Member Kiera Mitchell, Certified

Nutrition Coach and Yoga Instructor, and Amy Nesbihal, a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Yoga Club is $40 per child for four sessions, and takes place from 4:15-5:15pm upstairs in Faith Hall.  A 10% discount is available for siblings. All are welcome from grades 3-5. Children live in a busy, high pressure world between school, competitive sports and their social environment.  Yoga can help children learn coping skills and strategies to help them navigate through their day with more focus and success through relaxation, breathing and inner fulfillment.

If you are looking for a class that will help your middle school child gain more focus and be less worried with stress and anxiety, they have also put together a Stress Management Class for middle school aged children. In the classes they will be covering nutrition, yoga, time management, sleep management, anxiety, breathing techniques to calm the mind and how to gain more focus with less stress throughout the day. Stress Management takes place from 6 to 7pm upstairs in Faith Hall. The cost is $125 per child for four sessions.  A 10% discount is available for siblings. Space is limited so please contact Kiera for registration, or any questions at [email protected].

 

GO DOWN “THE RABBIT HOLE” FOR A GOOD CAUSE

From now through April 22nd, “The Rabbit Hole” room at the Magic Shop, 60 main Street in Oldwick,  is open.  This year’s theme is based on Alice in Wonderland, and children will enjoy this fun, sensory experience. Donations collected will benefit the Bonnie Brae school for at-risk boys, located in Liberty Corner.  For more information. Please contact Helga Schwartz at [email protected]

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheMagicShopOldwick/

LVCNS “ART AND DINE” FUNDRAISER

LVCNS is holding a a fun and exciting fundraiser to raise money for classroom manipulatives and resources. Treat yourself to a night out, and take your family out to dinner April 10th and/or April 12th at LaRienda or The Long Valley Pub and Brewery in the Restaurant Village, and the restaurants will automatically give LVCNS 10% of the bill! LVCNS students  art work will be on display in both restaurants for your enjoyment while you eat. You MUST bring the flyer to participate. Copies are located in the Narthex, and on the bulletin boards in Fields Hall and the Parish Center.   Anyone can participate—take a few flyers for friends and family as well!! Thank you for your participation!

 

Ever wanted to try and play hand bell?

Join us every Thursday at 6:00PM until Easter to playing hand bell in preparation for Easter service performance. Everyone are welcome, all ages, with experience or without. As long as you are able to read easy sheet music and follow the count.

If you have any questions contact Marlena Schike at [email protected]

Nursery School Tricky Tray

Exciting News from the Nursery School

This year, because of all of the generous donations to the “Tricky Tray” fundraising event, we are able to offer 4 SUPER GOLDEN ticket prizes. You do not need to be present to win!!!!!! All you need to do is purchase a $5 raffle ticket from the LVCNS office between Monday, March 6th and Friday, March 10th. Write your name on the ticket  and put it in your basket of choice!!  Here are the available prizes:

 

#1 An all-expense paid trip for a family of 4 to the Great Wolf Lodge. This includes: a one-night stay in a family suite, plus $380 to spend on food and souvenirs,$25 gas card to fill up to drive there. Plus a few extra goodies in the basket! Value $600!

 

#2 A $400 gift card to the Crystal Spring Resort. Card can be used to purchase a stay package that can include spa, dining or golf, plus a few extra goodies. Value $480!

 

#3 A 12 week swim lesson package for 2 students offered by North Jersey Aquatics Club.  Value  $613! 

 

#4 A framed  lithograph , signed and numbered, Thomas Kinkade, Lamplight Village work of art , includes paperwork and appraisal. Value $770! ( The picture will be posted on the LVCNS  Facebook page, and can also be viewed in the school office).

 

You only have one week to purchase tickets for these great raffle items. Your purchase goes directly to the support of Long Valley Christian Nursery School Students and we thank you!

 

Also: Check out the LVCNS newsletter located on the bulletin board in Fields Hall for all the news from our important pre-school ministry. For more information on all things LVCNS, please contact Meghan Bridge at i[email protected].

Easter Fun for the whole family!

Prepare for high-flying fun with Rise Up With Jesus. Join the Zion Sunday School Classes at 9:00 on April 9th, Palm Sunday, for this hour long Easter outreach event will li- the spirits of families as they travel through this engaging, station-based adventure.  Centered around Luke 24:1-6, families will discover what happened that first Easter morning through fun games and activities. At each station, guests receive a unique puzzle piece as they learn more details. The kids and parents put the pieces together and learn the about the mystery of the empty tomb. Families will leave celebrating the fact that Jesus is alive! Plus, the Rise Up With Jesus puzzles include a fun family activity for more discussion at home. And families will have fun making memories at Rise Up With Jesus! This is an excellent outreach event—please invite families you know to participate with their children. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Renee Feldman at [email protected]