Hey Kids – Check out what’s going on at the church!

Sunday School Registration 2021-2022:
It’s time to register your child(ren) for Sunday School.  Click here to print the Registration Form, complete it and return it to the church office via mail, email or stop by and drop it off.
Sunday School Volunteers Needed:  (Going on Now)
We plan to have in-person Sunday school this fall.  We are looking for people to teach, team-teach, assist in a classroom, help with memory work, take attendance, and assist with the Christmas program.  Let Stacy Knudson, Pastor Brian or the office know if you would be willing to help our Sunday School program in any way.
Enroll your Child(ren) at Grace Lutheran School:  (Registrations taken year round)
With over 500 young people in our association churches, many of them can benefit greatly from an education based here at Grace Lutheran School.  Let us take you for a tour of the school to get an idea of what Grace Lutheran is like.  We have needs based financial aid with over $100,000 available for your students to attend Grace!   Registration is only $50.00 for new families.  Give us a call 701-232-7747 and set up a Care Visit today!   Their website is:  www.gracelutheranschoolfargo.com
Shepherd’s Hill Camps:  (Register Now)
This year at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads (St. John, ND), the summer theme is “Be Strong in the Lord.”  You can register online at  www.shretreat.org, email Rev. Jon Bonine, Executive Director at director@shretreat.org or call (701) 244-5225.   Some of the camps offered are horse camps, art camp, guitar camp and even an adult camp.  Call or email to reserve your space!
Lutheran Island Camps:  (Register Now)
Lutheran Island Camp (Henning, MN) is now taking registrations for Summer 2021 Camps.  There are great programs for all ages.  They have a Covid plan that will be adapted as restrictions and mandates are changed by their licensure.  Check their website for specifics as they relate to their county’s expectations.   Their website is www.islandcamp.org.
VBS ~ “Treasured: Discovering You’re Priceless to God”  (Jun 6-10)
Jesus loves you! You are a treasure and priceless to God.  Many of our kids’ lives have been flipped upside down.  Now, more than ever, they need to hear these special words to remind them that God knows them, hears them, comforts them, forgives them, and chooses them.  Help kids hold onto the truth that they are God’s greatest treasure!  
 
Treasured VBS: Discovering You’re Priceless to God was held June 6-10.  At Treasured VBS, kids discovered God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems or gold – it’s them!  Kids participated in memorable Bible-learning activities, sung catchy songs, played teamwork-building games, made and devoured yummy treats, experienced one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures, collected Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and tested out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they took home and can play with all summer long.  Plus, kids learned to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.
 
Thank you to all our volunteers who made VBS a great week ~  You are priceless to our church!  Also, big thanks to everyone who donated items or cash – and to those who allowed us to use some of their personal items as props during the week!  Every little thing was appreciated!
BSLC offers Grace Lutheran School Tuition Assistance: 
                      (Deadline extended to May 1)
With classes from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, Grace Lutheran School is a wonderful option for Christ-centered education.  As part of its mission, Beautiful Savior offers tuition remission for GLS.
If you would like to apply for GLS tuition assistance for the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out an application form (click here for the form) and return it to the church by May 1.  If you have any questions about the application form or about our policy, please call Pastor Chris at the church office at 293-1047 or on his cell at (701) 893-6995.
We expect that BSLC scholarships would cover between 50-60 percent of tuition, but it depends on how many families apply. We will let the families know how much tuition assistance they will be receiving from the church in early May.
Bibles for third-graders:  (Sept 13, 2020)
The scriptures implore us to keep the Word of the Lord in front of us as a constant reminder of how much God does for us, especially salvation through Jesus Christ.  God’s word is also a means of grace, by which God works faith in us.  Because God’s word is such a special gift, all children entering third grade will receive a Bible during either worship service on Rally Sunday.  Update:  Please contact the church office if your third grade student was unable to attend on Sept 13.
CANCELLED during pandemic:  Crosstraining  for BSLC Children:  (Mar 15)
Crosstraining meets one Sunday each month from 1-3 pm and is for children in first through fifth grades.  Crosstraining involves food (both spiritual and physical), fun and fellowship.  Our next Crosstraining day will be March 15.  Contact Pastor Brian with any questions.
Thank You from Operation Christmas Child:  (Dec 2019)
Operation Christmas Child was a great success!  121 awesome shoe box gifts were packed.  That is 121 kids who will experience God’s love for them through a simple gift and who will have the chance to hear about Jesus! Keep these kids in your prayers!  An announcement will be made as soon as we find out what countries our boxes have gone to. 
We had over 70 people participate in the packing party on Nov 17 and many more who donated items for the boxes or money for shipping.  Our Sunday School kids alone collected enough offerings to pay shipping for 28 boxes!  Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we were able to donate shipping for ALL of our boxes!  Special thanks to our “elves” who helped with set up and during the party, solicited some special donations of items, coordinated with Sunday School, and provided church office support.  We thank God for all He has provided and for the opportunity to share His love!
Sunday School:  (Started Sept 8)
BSLC offers a Sunday School program for children ages 3 and up during the school year (Sept – May).  Sunday School meets from 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday mornings (conveniently scheduled between our two Worship Services).  If you have a child age 3 and up, sign them up for Sunday School (the form is located under the “Resources / Forms” tab of this website) or you can pick one up in the Narthex at the church.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
 
Sunday School Teachers / Helpers Needed:
If you would like to help our Sunday School program in any way
(ie: teaching, substitute teaching, being that extra set of hands in a classroom, helping with memory work, taking attendance, etc), please contact the church office or stop in the office on Sunday morning to sign up.  We can always use a spare pair of hands!
Sunday School Children to Sing during Services:  (Mar 15)
The Sunday school children in grades Pre-K thru 3rd grade will be singing before both services on Sunday, March 15.  Please have your child(ren) here by 8:00 am that morning for them to rehearse and to line up.  After they are done singing, they will sit with their parents for the worship service.  Even if you attend the 1st service, please allow them to stay for the first few minutes of 2nd service to sing at that time too.  Thank you.
VBS Kids helped battle Malnutrition in Zambia:  (Summer 2019)
This year the offerings received during VBS week went to help battle malnutrition in Zambia, Africa.  Kids at ROAR! VBS joined a mission effort thru World Vision to provide nutrition packets and health checkups for moms and babies in need in Zambia.  The special ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) packets help bring hungry kids back from the brink of death in mere weeks – making this gift a real life-saver!  
Our VBS kids are happy to announce that $390 was collected and donated to this life-saving support to families in Zambia.
Do you have Pictures from Church Events?
If you have pictures from church events and are willing to share them, please let the office know.  You just never know where we might use them…  Thanks!
VBS Kids helped battle hunger in Haiti:  (Summer 2018)
This year the offerings received during VBS week went to help battle hunger in Haiti.  The island of Haiti has been battling years of drought and hurricanes.  As a result, parents struggle to grow enough food for their families.  Operation Kid-to-Kid is partnering with World Vision to provide Haitian families with drought-tolerant seeds – A $10 gift provides seeds that can grow into food that will feed a child for an entire year.  Our VBS kids are happy to announce that $464 was collected and donated to provide seeds for Haiti.
Sunday School Memory Work:  (2018-2019)
The following not was sent home with all Sunday School children on Sept 17:
“Dear Parents of Sunday School Children:  We would like to encourage talking about God’s word at home.  To help facilitate this, each grade has been given memory work.  Please take some time during the week to work with your child(ren) on their memory work.  We would like each child to be able to have all of it completed by the end of the year.”
 
In case your child’s memory work sheet has been misplaced, just click on the appropriate link to access it:
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