VBS Week 1
- Sing & Play Express, June 21 video
- Bible Adventures, June 22 video
- Imagination Station, June 23 video
Additional item needed: crayons
- KidVid Cinema, June 24 video
- Craft & Play, June 25 video
Additional items needed: pink crayon & scissors
- Rocky Wrap-up, June 26 Video
Additional items needed: scissors
VBS Week 2
- Sing & Play Express Sunday, June 28th
- Bible Adventures Monday, June 29th
We will be acting out the story today. You will need something to serve as a boat. A large pillow or couch cushion is suggested.
- Imagination Station Tuesday, June 30th
- Kidvid Cinema Wednesday, July 1st
- Craft & Play Thursday, July 2nd
- Rocky Wrap Up Friday, July 3rd
VBS Week 3
- Sing & Play Express Sunday, July 5
- Day 1, Bible Adventures Monday, July 6, 2020
- Day 2, Imagination Station Tuesday, July 7
- Day 3, KidVid Cinema Wednesday, July 8
- Day 4, Craft & Play Thursday, July 9
- Day 5, Rocky Wrap-up Friday, July 10
VBS Week 4
- Week 4, Sunday, July 12 – Sing & Play Express
- Week 4, Day 1 Monday, July 13 – Bible Adventures
Additional items needed: a cross of some sort – it can be made from sticks or paper or whatever material you have available.
- Week 4, Day 2 Tuesday, July 14 – Imagination Station
- Week 4, Day 3 Wednesday, July 15 – Kidvid Cinema
- Week 4, Day 4 Thursday, July 16 – Craft & Play
- Week 4, Day 5 Friday, July 17 – Rocky Wrap up
VBS Week 5
Our adventure has come to an end! I hope you enjoyed your trip on the Rocky Railway Express. Listed below are the video links for Sing & Play Express, Bible Adventures, Imagination Station, Kidvid Cinema, Craft & Play and Rocky Wrap-up.
- Week 5, Sunday July 19th - Sing & Play Express
- Week 5, Day 1, Monday July 20th – Bible Adventures
- Week 5, Day 2, Tuesday July 21st – Imagination Station
- Week 5, Day 3, Wednesday July 22nd – Kidvid Cinema
- Week 5, Day 4, Thursday July 23rd - Craft & Play
- Week 5, Day 5, Friday July 24th - Rocky Wrap-up
Just a reminder that this VBS can be done at any time. You are never behind!! All video links are on the website under the resources tab. We hope your child has enjoyed the video segments. Please feel free to send feedback on how the church can stay connected during this time of pandemic. We need your ideas and suggestions. All feedback is welcomed!!
- Weekly Message for Youth from Montreat
- Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us Podcast
- How to Talk to Your Kids about Canceled Summer Plans
- The Year Without Graduation
- Each Thursday night at 7 eastern we'll deliver a little slice of youth and middle school conference so we can be the community now.
- Our 2020 leaders are helping to bring a variety of songs, prayer, and play your way. Each week will feature a different matchup of leaders for you to meet.
- We don't have ways to contact all our conferees directly, so we are depending on YOU, the back home leader contact, to forward this email, or the website link in the button above, to each of your youth.
- We'll be recording this content so if you miss a Thursday, it will still be there for you. You can find the recordings on our website here.
- Your group members can all watch together at an appointed time, or you can watch individually, whatever works best for your group.
Prayers & Articles
- Pandemic Hope - A Family Devotional for Life During Covid-19
- oremus Bible Browser
- Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It's Not Supposed To
- A Prayer to God in Anxious Times
- Pandemic: The Church's Response through History
- Living in Plague Times
- Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr
- The PCUSA Daily Prayer App: provides brief services for Daily Prayer based on the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship.
- The d365 daily devotional site: written especially for youth and young adults.
- Pray As You Go: a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time.
Race and Faith
Places to Start
- Join our conversations on Tuesday nights from 7 – 8 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
- Anxious to Talk About it: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism by Carolyn Helsel
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
- Ted Talk- How to Raise a black son in America
- The Next Question a video web series about racial justice
Resource and Reading List
Resources for Speaking with Children
- Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
- Reading List
Resources for Youth
Fiction and Non-Fiction Books
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
- She takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World by Michael Elsohn Ross
- Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High by Melba Patillo Beals
- Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
- Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander
- March, Book One By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Series)
- Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow By James Sturm, Rich Tommaso (Illustrator)
- The Worst First Day of School by Elizabeth Eckford
- White Flour by David LaMotte
- Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement By Carole Boston Weatherford
- The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
- All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
- Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - a tool to help identify white privilege.
- Teach Us All - A documentary on Netflix about the segregation of schools in our society today
- Race in America – Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer explains a history of race in America.
- Just Mercy – A film about civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, based on its book.
- Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism – a Sesame Street town hall on racism for all ages!
- Selma - Recounting the story of MLK Jr marching for equal voting rights.
- Dear White People – A series on Netflix about students of color navigating life at an Ivy League college.
- Code Switch - An NPR podcast where journalists of color discuss race.
- Yo, Is this Racist? - Two people of color listen to and discuss voicemails from listeners explaining situations that could include racism.
- The Daily - A New York Times News Journalists interviews journalists from all over New York City about daily events in the news of our country.