Kids Ministries

Summer at Cedar Hills Kids!

Cedar Hills Kids exists to partner with families to help kids see their place in God’s story. Kids matter at Cedar Hills.  We believe kids aren’t just the future, they’re the NOW!  They can make a difference for the Kingdom of God in their community, with their families, and with their peers.  We want to create environments throughout the year where kids can experience God’s love.

 

Summer is a happening time for our kids at Cedar Hills!  Last year we launched our first ever KIDS KAMP.  This was a 5-day day-camp here at the CH warehouse where kids played games, did awesome activities, ate tasty snacks, and learned about God’s powerful, rescuing love.  Close to 150 kids were involved throughout the week.  We saw God change lives and families find community at Cedar Hills. Over 85 people in our congregation were mobilized to make a difference in our community.

 

This year we’re taking things to a new level.  We’re expanding KIDS KAMP to an event we’re now calling KIDS WEEK.  This will be a week-long event for kids at Cedar Hills that will include not only a day camp, but family service projects, a family worship gathering, and family events throughout the week.  We’ll be partnering with local organizations here in Sandpoint to help our kids make a positive impact in their community.

 

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Our KIDS WEEK theme this year is POWER UP: Raise Your Game.  Think retro video games like Pac-Man and Space Invaders.  The Cedar Hills warehouse will be transformed into the inside of a video game for the week.  Kids will learn that, in Christ, God has given us everything we need to know Him and the power to spread His love with others!  KIDS WEEK is June 17th– 23rdand is open to all kids entering Kindergarten – 5thgrade next fall.  Check out the KIDS page to sign your child up and find more info.

 

That’s not all!  Our older elementary kids will be heading to summer camp this year at Silver Lake Camp in Medical Lake, WA.  Camp is a blast!  This is a week where our kids can get away from distractions, have fun, meet new friends, build great relationships with their leaders, and dive deep in their walk with God. 

 

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This year’s theme is Hydroblast!  Camp is open to all kids entering 3rd– 6thgrade next fall.  Dates are June 22-26, 2019.  Head to the KIDS page to register your child online and download parent/guarding info.

 

I can’t wait to see what God will do this summer.  We’re praying and expecting some “wow” moments.  Don’t miss summer at Cedar Hills Kids!

 

Andrew Muncherian

Kids Ministries

Summer Camp

Summer camp.

For many of us that phrase brings back amazing memories of weeks away from family and responsibilities, meeting new friends, learning new things, and having tons of fun.  Last week we took our Summit kids (4th – 6th grade) to summer camp for the first time in CH history.  That is exactly what they experienced, and more!

Our kids spent the week swimming, kayaking, and playing games, but most importantly I watched our kids experience genuine encounters with Jesus through worship, prayer, Bible teaching and quiet time with God.  At the end of the week, we even watched a few of our campers choose to be baptized this past weekend at our annual BBQ Beach Baptism at City Beach here in Sandpoint.

I know our kids will remember their time at camp for years to come.  In particular, they’ll remember the things God spoke into their lives and the deep conversations they had with their counselors.  I can think of few better ways for them to spend a week of their summer.

We’re already planning for next year!

 

-Andrew

Kids Kamp '18!

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Last week we put on our first ever KIDS KAMP (aka VBS) at Cedar Hills!  I think I speak for every kids’ pastor, director, or volunteer who’s ever organized an event like it when I say, “I’m tired.”  In fact, I’m more than tired.  I’m exhausted, and to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

We are often told in our Christian walk that it’s important to create margin for rest, which is absolutely true.  No one can run at top speed for too long without starting to slow down, but I truly believe there are times when we should be justifiably exhausted. Sometimes our kingdom labor means that we expend a disproportionate amount of effort over a short period of time to create a disproportionately positive result.  This year during KIDS KAMP we did exactly that.

This summer, we served almost 150 kids in Sandpoint over a week of ministry.  Over 85 adults and teens at Cedar Hills participated directly in making the event a reality, and so many more contributed in prayer.  We saw kids made a decision to follow Jesus for the first time.  We met several families that do not have a church home or who are new to the area and are looking for community.  I’ve heard story after story of God showing up in ways I wouldn’t have even imagined. And on top of it all, our kids and our team had an absolute blast!

Basically, we’re going to see tons of kids in Bonner Country grow up with Jesus because of KIDS KAMP this year!  

I could not be more proud of our team that went above and beyond to create an irresistible environment for kids and see them experience the love of Christ in a life-changing way. They embodied what it means for the church to be not just a building, but a living, breathing, Spirit-filled community that takes ground for the kingdom of God every day.

We’re one step closer to our mission to see “every KIDin our community experience full life in Jesus Christ.”

…I can’t wait for next year!

-Andrew