Upcoming Events

Spring 2017 Events for Children & Families



Easter Egg Hunt

On Sunday, April 9, we will begin Sunday School in the Nave (main worship space upstairs) at 10:05AM with a little music and a brief lesson as we begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday. We’ll sing and shout “Hosanna!” and then embark on a church-wide Easter Egg Hunt. Students are encouraged to be invite a friend to Sunday School that day (but really you can do this any Sunday) for this fun event.

Tivoli Hotel Dinner

We have now served two very well-received and much appreciated meals at the Tivoli Hotel, with the next one scheduled for Thursday, April 6. A meal may not seem like much, but for the many people who live there and find themselves on fixed or limited income, a meal can make a huge difference. As we prepare to feed another thirty meals, please be in touch with Wayne Bormann or Aaron Shoppa about how you can help out with this very important ministry to our neighbors.

St. Louis Mission Trip

All students currently in 8th grade or older (and adult mentors) are invited to be part of our 2017 summer mission trip to St. Louis from June 25-July 1. Cost is $400 per student participant, and scholarships are available if needed. Half-hour Informational meetings will happen on Sunday, April 9 at noon in the lounge or Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30PM in Fellowship Hall. Deadline to sign-up for the trip is April 19, and there will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00PM. Beyond that, students are required to attend a worship service commissioning (June 25 at 10:00AM), team building service date (TBD in May or early June), and lead worship (July 15/16) after our trip is over. Please be in touch as you prayerfully consider being part of this service trip.

Vacation Bible School

Save the date for July 31 - August 4 for Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus. This year’s VBS will occur at two different times. From July 31 - August 2, we will have Day Camp from 9:00AM - Noon, and from August 2 - 4 we will have Night Camp from 5:30 - 8:30PM. Come to one session, or come to both as the stories and fun will change each day. There will even be a family picnic to end each session. Registration forms will be made available soon!


Upcoming Important Dates

Affirmation of Baptism (8th Grade) - Sunday, May 7 at 11:00AM

Last Day of Sunday School/Music Sunday - Sunday, May 21

St. Louis Mission Trip - June 25-July 1

Vacation Bible School - July 31-August 4




For more information, contact:

Aaron Shoppa, Director of Youth & Family Ministries

aaron.shoppa@gloriadeichurch.org / 630-968-6231 (x105)



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