During These Unusual Times
Currently, programming takes place online, with a wide variety of resources and activities available for kids of all ages.
Learning About God
Family Ministries staff create and send weekly emails that include Bible lesson videos, devotions, and activities. The lesson videos are created and produced by Church of the Dunes staff with a specific age group in mind.
During the pandemic, we have missed getting to see Church of the Dunes families and friends. So, periodically (especially around holidays), Family Ministries staff put together special surprises and make contactless deliveries to the families of those registered in children and youth programs at the church.
There was a Halloween costume car parade in 2020 with contact-less activities that could be done from inside a car, and specially-prepared goodie bags for those who attended. In 2021, Valentine cookie-making kits were delivered to families for some wintertime fun. The Family Ministries staff continues to work to find fun and faith-focused ways to stay connected with the children, youth, and families at Church of the Dunes.
When it is safe to return to a full schedule of activities, we look forward to resuming Sunday School classes, choirs and musical activities for all ages, movie nights and game nights, Christmas caroling, pretzel making, pie baking, 9-squre playing, Lego building, fun adventures and outings, and so much more.
These (below) are just some of the family-friendly activities and events that have been held in the past.
A time for crafts, activities, and of course, hunting for Easter eggs.
The BIG screen is set up, the popcorn is ready, and it’s time to gather with family and friends for a family-friendly movie.
A hot dog supper, s’mores, games and an outdoor movie are parts of this fun, family event.
Songs, games, activities, and crafts bring Bible stories to life and makes happy summer memories.
Members and friends of the church decorate the trunks of their cars, and stash them full of treats so children from the church and community can trunk or treat in the church parking lot.
In late January, we gather for lots of snacks and watch the Super Bowl (and the commercials) on a big-screen TV.
Teams of carolers (singing in the key of “joyful”) visit home-bound church members and others with carols and a message of Christmas love and joy.
There have been pizza parties, river rafting trips, mini golfing adventures, bonfires, visits to the trampoline center, Halloween activities, and more.
Each year, Church of the Dunes has a special recognition Sunday for high school graduates.
Children and Youth music groups at Church of the Dunes team up to create and present seasonal musical programs.