Annual Children's Ministry Events


Good News Club

The Ivy Hall School Good News Club is open to 1-4th graders and meets on Mondays 3-4:30 pm starting Sept 23rd at the Ivy Hall School Stage Gym located at 1072 Ivy Hall Ln, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.  Registration forms are required for all students to attend (click here for registration form).   Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press. This action-packed time also includes a snack, songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.  For more information about GNC and to see a video visit their website Good News Club here.

As with all CEF ministries, the purpose of Good News Club is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. For more information about CEF has taken specific steps to ensure the safety of your child.  All adults involved with the club have been carefully screened as required by the CEF Child Protection Policy.

Vacation Bible School

We are planning for VBS 2020 and announce this year's theme is going to be Rocky Railway where we will learn about the Power of Jesus.  The 2020 dates are July 20-24 and we want your family to participate.  Kids ages 3-12 are welcome to attend and parents & older siblings are welcome to serve.  Please mark your calendars and start praying for the work that God will do this year through VBS.  If you would like more information about Vacation Bible School please use this link to email Cindy Disney-Gainey.  During the week of VBS we will introduce the theme for the week, worship together, eat some food, play games and decorate our T-shirts. We average about 100 children each year as we venture into into various-themed adventure lands where our children are not only able to survive but thrive.

Christmas Musical

This is an opportunity for our children to participate at Christmas to actively celebrate the birth of our King.  Open auditions (everyone is given a part) are held on the last Sunday in August.  

Rehearsal for this year's Christmas Musical, CAKE by Brentwood Benson, started Sunday, Sept 15 at 9am.  We meet in the lower level of the Community house to hand out CD's & scripts. We'll start by learning the songs.  If you haven't committed to do the show yet, it's OK, I can give you a couple of weeks to decide...but come if you want to check it out. We will meet at 9am through Sept.  Once Oct hits, we'll be practicing after church.  Access the rehearsal schedule here

It's going to be a student-run production this year.  I will direct, but all the behind-the scenes will be students working with adults...please consider joining the tech team, the lighting crew, the AV, the costume, stage & set design, etc. if you're interested in those roles as well, please let Cindy Disney-Gainey know.  And please tell a friend!

easter-eggsEaster Egg Hunt

This is an outreach event in the spring to share the Easter story and the love of Christ with our friends, family and neighbors. Families have lots of fun watching the kids hunt for eggs and prizes!

Last Published: January 9, 2020 1:04 PM
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