January 2, 2013
According to storyteller Faith Crumbly, her latest project is only a year old, and already it has a happy ending. Or at least a happy beginning. “We've been going for a year,” Crumbly said. “And people would get to meetings before I did. I was surprised at the interest.” Crumbly, a retired writer and editor with The Review & Herald Publishing Co. in Hagerstown, organized the Christian Storytelling Cafe a year ago. The group meets at a variety of venues, religious and secular, and welcomes the public.
October 19, 2012
Phyllis Washington drew from 40 years of children's ministry experience in her storytelling training at the Christian Storytelling Café's soiree. She engaged representatives of five faith groups in various ways of putting pizzazz in Bible stories for children, including making balloon characters, face painting and paper cutting. Soirees as well as monthly sessions are open to adults and senior high school students. Faith Crumbly, Café executive director, facilitated the event which was held in the social hall at John Wesley United Methodist Church.
July 27, 2012
Brandts Church of the Brethren , St. Thomas, Pa., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 10. Theme: SonRise National Park. Ages kindergarten through grade 12. Bible lessons, crafts, games, snack and skits. Friday will feature a family outdoor movie night. Call 717-369-2652, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.brandtschurch.com . Kasiesville Bible Church , Mercersburg, Pa., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, through Thursday, Aug. 9. Ages 4 to teens.
June 3, 2012
Tuesday's program will be about Massey H. Roe Youth Foundation scholarships. All members should be present, if possible, to greet and honor these recipients from area high schools. Vacation Bible school to start June 24 Operation Overboard vacation Bible school will be held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. from June 24 to 28. There will be classes for those ages 4 to adult. Activities include Bible stories, games, crafts and music.
June 8, 2011
Looking for an exciting, safe and affordable option for summer for your children ages 6 to 12? Why not try the Hancock Summer Youth Day Camp, sponsored by the Washington County Recreation Department? Certified physical education and health teacher Stephen Weatherholt is the director and, along with two helpers, provides a fun-filled day of games, sports and learning experiences. Children swim three afternoons a week and are encouraged to join the Summer Reading Club at Hancock Library.
June 1, 2010
The Heritage Academy varsity baseball team visited Conococheague Elementary School recently to take part in Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Club. The group meets at the school once a week to teach the students Bible stories and verses, and to play games and spend time with the students. While the baseball team was there, Assistant Coach Bob Smith taught the students a story about salvation through Jesus Christ. Then the players spent time showing the students the fundamentals of playing baseball.