"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
The Children’s Ministry of White Bluff Chapel’s goal is to engage our children in God’s word through the story, discussion, song, and activities. Classes for infants through 4th grade meet during the 10:30 Sunday Worship Service.
We provide the following activities throughout the year
· Easter Egg Hunt
· Vacation Bible School
· Back to School Bash
· Trunk or Treat
· Christmas Celebration
Safety Procedures: For the children’s safety and protection, adults who interact with the children are members of the Chapel who have had a background check completed by the Chapel’s child protection committee.
Also for their protection and safety, children must have a permission form on file with the Children's Ministry office in order to participate in any activities at the Chapel
White Bluff VBS Wins with
"Back to the Basics" Approach
It took 63 adult volunteers and 15 teen volunteers to put on this year's "Back to the Basics" VBS for 84 children. There was a good mix of Chapel members' grandchildren and non-Chapel children participating this year who enjoyed the simplified approach just as much (or more?) than the previous years with elaborate costumes, decorations, etc.
Through Bible stories, snack, crafts, science and music the children learned about creation and sin, the promise of a Savior, Jesus' perfect life, death and resurrection, and then Jesus' call to do God's work.
The Tweens (early teens) continued their VBS experience into the afternoon each day by doing mission trips to the Food Pantry and Town Hall Nursing Home. They also worked a car wash in which they raised $636 that will be divided amongst Isaiah's Place, Food Pantry and the WB Volunteer Fire Department.
Several people from Isaiah's Place came each day and taught the children to sign songs in American Sign Language. This was truly a highlight of the week.
This year's VBS was organized and run by the Children's Committee. It was a wonderful collaboration of people who love Jesus and love children.
Chapel Members Spread and
Receive Halloween Cheer
Saturday, October 28th proved to be another beautiful night in Whitney. I say that in more ways than one. Although the cool night air and beautiful sunset were outstanding, the atmosphere and fun evening in downtown were just as beautiful.
The Church of Christ started the Trunk or Treat festivities at 4:00 with games, bouncy houses, performing artists, and lots of candy. The crowds then moved on over to downtown Whitney where the Whitney Police, Fire Department, and many area organizations had set up tables and displays for the trunk or treaters.
Free hamburgers were given away by the city and hundreds of parents and children were dressed in costumes as they lined the streets to get goodies from the providers. White Bluff Chapel partnered with other area churches and the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance to pass out Christian/faith based bracelets, pencils, and tons of candy.
Our own Debbie Bradley led the way as she told children over and over how much Jesus loved them. A highlight of the evening was when one of her students that she teaches in the public school system ran up and hugged her as he and his family came by the display.
Becky Watkins and Paul Jacobson were on hand to help hand out candy and Paul saved the day with coffee toward the end of the evening. We all needed a little "warming up" on a cool evening.
It was such a fun evening to be out in the community and especially to partner with many other community churches. It was definitely a "treat" for us.