During the summer months, we provide Bible Study and activities on Wednesday evenings while the kids are out of school. We do great summer day camps for all ages including “Mom’s Days Out” for the youngest children, “Girl’s Day Out” for the middle age/youth girls and “Boy’s Days Out” for our middle age boys.
We also have activities for our Youth during the summer months including Mission Trips, lock-ins, bowling as well as other fun activities. We hold a week long Vacation Bible School (VBS): Bible lessons, music time, recreation, crafts and let’s not forget snack time! At the end of the summer, we have a “Back to School Bash” at the Sylva Pool where the kids have pizza and enjoy the pool with their friends and family.
During the winter months, we have Sunday evening Youth Bible Studies and on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings, the Children enjoy Bible Study and Music Time. The Youth have lock-ins during the winter months as well. An annual church-wide event each fall is “Trunk or Treat”. The church along with our children and youth, enjoy this special event where we have the opportunity to share our church’s love with the kids in our community. Our annual Christmas Play/Musical is another event enjoyed by everyone. Throughout the year we have parties to celebrate holidays but the biggest is on Easter with our annual Easter Egg Hunt and scavenger hunt. The children really enjoy these special parties and we thank all our youth for helping with these special events. We have Sunday School classes for all our children and youth. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning. Some of the classes for the younger children are “Racing for God” where they earn special prizes after completing a number of Sunday School attendances. They are really enjoying this fun Sunday School event.
With a balance of Bible Study and other activities, we hope to teach our children and youth that coming to East Sylva and being a Christian is FUN! During each Sunday morning worship service, we have a great Children’s Sermon – come join us!