Children and Youth

Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love.

Ephesians 5:1-2





Vacation Bible School has started up and we are really excited about this year. Our theme is Rolling River Rampage. Along the way, children will discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. There are memorable Bible stories, crafts, snacks, music and more. This is a cooperative ministry opportunity with Brush Creek, Paintertown and Immanuel churches. Don’t worry if you’ve missed a session or two, you are welcome to come and join in the fun! We are meeting the following Tuesday evenings 6:15-8:00p.m. July 10, 17, 24, and 31 at Zion’s.

A HUGE Thank you to Ina Seibert from Paintertown for leading VBS this year!



“GO FISH means Going Out Faithful In Service to Him. We are having a successful VBS between the cooperative ministry of Penn Zion’s & Brush Creek and joining with Paintertown and Immanuel. So we are taking the next step to continue this cooperative children’s ministry opportunity with these congregations and form “GO FISH” . There will be some similarities to our previous Kidz Klub but will have more “field trip opportunities” and explore using our gifts and talents to reach out to our neighbors in serving Jesus. We hope to kick this off in September, so keep your eyes on bulletins or listen for announcements. If you are interested in helping out, please see Gwen or email her at


Confirmation and Church School Classes —   watch for information when classes will resume in September.

Children and youth are invited to bring their backpacks and/or lunchboxes to church on

Sunday, August 26th .

Pastor will have a prayer and blessing as you start back to school.



The children select and promote a special mission project each quarter called “Noisy Offering.” The project for April-June was The Shoe That Grows. Due to not receiving the display, and many had questions about how these shoes work, we have extended this into July. We are also doing a hands-on project of decorating the shoe bags the children will receive the shoes in. We thank you for your overwhelming support of the children in these offering projects as they begin to discern the world around them and areas of concern they have. When our elementary children were asked about what they wanted to raise their offerings for, they said that “children are dying because they get sick and can’t pay for their medicine or find a doctor”. So we picked that the August-October “Noisy Offering” will provide vaccinations for children. Nearly 5,000 children die each day from diseases like measles, polio, tetanus and tuberculosis – all diseases that could be prevented with a vaccine. Immunizing a child is one of the best ways to ensure that a child stays healthy and helps to prevent the spread of these diseases. Through the ELCA World Hunger, $30 will vaccinate a child. Tickles and Band-Aids are free.




“What Can We Give God?

“We cannot give God anything; for everything is already His,

and all we have comes from Him.

We can only give Him praise, thanks, and honor.”

……Martin Luther