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Summer Prep

summer bible"Are You Sure You're Ready for Summer?  You're ready for a break, but most summer's end up being anything BUT!  You need Summer Prep -- 4 Monday evenings to get you ready for the best summer EVER!  A "small group" study Mondays, April 13 through May 4, 6:45 p.m. Contact Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

Time to register for Bible Camp at Camp Shamineau!

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Believe it or not it is time to start thinking about summer already, maybe we will be able to mentally block the snow and cold if we think summer!


Camp Shamineau is located in Motley MN and has a lot to offer both students and families.


The family camps are a chance to get away for a fun and relaxing family experience. Programming emphasizes growth in relationships between family members and encourages them in their walk with Christ. Be challenged and refreshed by gifted speakers, worship times and fellowship. This is a great time for families to make memories together, share quality time with each other and be challenged by the Word of God.


There are MANY options for kids of all ages offered that feature a wide variety of activities from rock climbing, horseback riding, zip lines to fun on the lake!

Camp dates are available for these age groups as well as families:


Tenderfoot grades 1-2
2 or 3 days
$198 or $154

Trailblazer grades 3-5
5 days

Voyager grades 6-8
5 days


Specialty camps such as horse camp are also available!

We have the camp schedule already, copies are available on the counter under the bulletin board int he Narthex or by visiting Camp Shamineau's website by following this link!


There are a couple important dates you must know if considering going to camp this summer.


If you are interested in going and would like to do fundraising, order form for Butter Braids will be available this weekend, the details are as follows:


The orders will be due to Jess Stromgren by 3/25.


This way families will know how much they get towards camp and can hit the April 1st early bird $20 discount.


Delivery will be in 4/15.

We will set up pick up for that evening as well.


Basic information about fundraising


The butter braids are $12 each, the kids will get $4.80 towards camp for each Butter Braid sold.


There will be a box set available this year for $48 containing the top 3 flavors as well as a Bavarian cream (only available in the box set) and a FREE package of cookie dough. The kids get $19.20 for each box set sold.


Questions can be directed to Jess at

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Children's Ministry Journey Bags Mission Project

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Last year the students of the Children's Ministry voted and selected a local mission project, Journey Bags for the Forgotten Initiative and the response was AMAZING! We collected enough items for 27 bags!  The largest response they have ever received from a single source, way to go SARON!!

Students will again this year be collecting items for this mission beginning in March!  Journey Bags are backpacks filled with basic items for children entering the foster care system who may arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs, or anything to call their own in a time of need.

 These bags will go directly into the hands of foster children, and represent the extension of God’s love to these kids and support to the families that serve in foster care!

You can help by donating supplies such as back packs, pajamas, stuffed animals, books, children's shampoo, toothbrushes, etc., or even fill a backpack with your family.

The students of Kingdom Keepers will have tables set up in the Narthex through April 12th to collect donations and answer any questions you may have about this mission project.

This is a great opportunity to connect with a great need in our community, and a great way to involve students and families with giving in our community!  

New Small Group Study for Women series starting on March 16th!


When you hear that "still small voice" are you certain it's the Holy Spirit? We all want to hear Him speak, realize the Way He Speaks, recognize the sound of His voice, remember what He wants to accomplish, and ready yourself for even more.


Discover the treasure of recognizing how God keeps in touch with his beloved people and watch as He communicates with you. This Bible study is designed to help participants know the voice of God: His language, character, and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God's voice from the voice of strangers.


Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Is Speaking by Priscilla Shirer is our next book, join us Monday mornings from 9:30a - 11:00a!


Contact Molly to sign up! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Volunteer child care is available upon request!


Snacks for Schools

snacks4kidsSaron is collecting snack items throughout the school year to distribute to the students in need at the Big Lake Elementary Schools.  Ideas include granola, cereal or fruit bars, juice boxes, crackers, fruit or applesauce cups, etc.  Place donations in the marked container in the Saron entry way.  Thank you for your support!

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Big Lake, MN 55309