2019 KM Summer Class KidsConnection

This summer Meredith Drive and The Bridge will be offering a nine-week Kids Connection session for preschool-3rd grade students on Sunday mornings from June 30-August 25.

June 30, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 4, 11, 18, 25

Meredith Drive campus

5128 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Worship service begins at 9:00 am. Children are dismissed directly from worship to Kids Connection classes (9:15-10:00 AM).

The Bridge campus

10025 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, Iowa 50131

Worship service begins at 10:00 AM. Children are dismissed directly from worship to Kids Connection classes (10:15-11:00 AM).

Preschool Summer Session (For children ages 3 years old (by 9/15/18) through those entering into kindergarten this coming Fall 2019.) This age group will participate in singing, Bible story teachings, scripture learning, and crafts during their time in Summer Kids Connection. Meredith Drive Reformed Church desires to shepherd our little ones with age-appropriate activities, that spur them on in their love for Jesus!

Elementary Summer Session (For Fall 2019 1st-3rd graders.) This age group will dive into some summer fun with the Toy Box Bible Learning Series! Each week a new toy will be introduced to help illustrate the week’s Bible lesson. This series is designed to engage the curiosities of young minds through interactive Bible teachings, fun games, crafts, or activities to reinforce God’s Word “to infinity and beyond!”

 

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2019 KM Summer Class VBS

At ROAR VBS, kids experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day one simple Bible truth is reinforced, which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! Everyone will experience God’s love in a number of ways, including: Awesome worship, Bible stories, games, the interactive imagination station, and much more!

June 17-23 (Monday-Friday)

9:30-11:45 AM

The Bridge campus

10025 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, Iowa 50131

Children ages 4 years old (by 9/15/19) through upcoming Fall 2019 6th graders. (Students going into 7th grade or older are welcome to register as a VBS helper.)

$10 per child.

We will have our VBS Celebration Service during worship services at both the Meredith Drive campus (9:00 AM) and The Bridge campus (10:00 AM) on Sunday, June 23. Families are welcome to pick the campus worship service that works best for them.

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2019 KM Summer Class Family Night

Family Fun Night #1: Ice Cream Bar and BINGO Game Night

Join us at either campus for a night of making your own ice cream creations and playing BINGO as a family! Prizes for kids will be available! We encourage you to bring neighbors and friends along to this fun night!

June 5

6:30-7:30 PM

Meredith Drive campus

5128 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA 50310

The Bridge campus

10025 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, IA 50131

We welcome families to choose the campus that works best for them.

Free!

 

Family Fun Night #2: Movie Night

Join us for a night of fun as we watch Toy Story indoors on the big screen! This movie is fun for all ages! Popcorn and refreshments will be available! We encourage you to bring neighbors and friends along to this movie night!

August 7

6:30-8:00 PM

Meredith Drive campus

5128 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA 50310

The Bridge campus

10025 NW 62nd Street, Johnston, IA 50131

We welcome families to choose the campus that works best for them.

Free!

2019 KM Summer Class Servant Day

Serve your neighbors, church families, and the community in a day of fun and fellowship by working at a food bank, cleaning up a local park or gathering school supplies for those in need. This is an excellent day-long mission trip in our very own city! Bring your own sack lunch. More information will be sent to registered individuals closer to the date.

June 6

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Start at the Meredith Drive campus

5128 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA 50310

Upcoming Fall 2019 5th and 6th graders

Free!

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2019 KM Summer Class Servant Night

Spend the evening observing people who serve us! We’ll visit firemen at a local fire station, meet officers at the police station, and visit a hospital, to learn from and thank those that serve every single day for the good of their community. Bring your own dinner. More information will be sent to registered individuals closer to the date.

July 9

4:00-8:00 PM

Start at the Meredith Drive campus

5128 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA 50310

Upcoming Fall 2019 5th and 6th graders

Free!

Register Now

2019 KM Summer Class Farmers Market

Kids Ministry will be incorporating family-friendly entertainment with music, storytelling, and a Christ-centered presence at local farmer’s markets throughout our city! Christian, faith-based resources for children and families will be available to bless those who stop by our booth!

May 25

7:00 AM-Noon

Downtown Des Moines - Historic Court District

300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

FREE public event!

2019 KM Summer Class YMCA Camp

The Bridge campus is excited to partner with the Walnut Creek YMCA of Greater Des Moines to host a summer-long day camp for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. The day camp runs Monday through Friday, beginning June 3 through August 16. Summer day camps through the YMCA give kids the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and have the time of their lives. Sign up for one week or the entire summer – the choice is yours!

June 3-August 16 (Monday-Friday)

6am-6:30 PM 

Students are welcome to be dropped off any time after 6:30 AM and must be picked up by 6:00 PM.

The Bridge campus

10025 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, Iowa 50131

Kindergarten through 6th graders

Participants must register through the YMCA. All costs, supervision, and administration of the day camp is run through the YMCA. Register directly at dmymca.org.

$170 per week for YMCA members

$190 per week for non-YMCA members

All payments are made directly to the YMCA.

YMCA Daycamp Coordinator Mr. Kourtlin Jackson with question, Kourtlin.Jackson@dmymca.org

2019 KM Summer Class Flat Shepherd

Stay connected with us this summer by participating in the Flat Shepherd Project! Jesus is called the Good Shepherd because he cares for us in the same way a shepherd cares for sheep! Each child will be given their own “Flat Shepherd” to keep and take along on all of their summer adventures! Are you going to the swimming pool, the science center, or a baseball or softball practice? Visiting grandparents or other family? How about a family vacation to… who knows where! Make your Flat Shepherd part of all of your summer adventures!

What do I do with my Flat Shepherd?

  1. Take your Flat Shepherd along with you to share the love of Jesus with the people you see or places you visit.
  2. At each of your summer adventures take out a scripture card from Flat Shepherd’s pocket. With your parent’s permission and guidance, give the card to the people on your adventures or leave it for someone to find. Give the scripture cards to your teammates or the drive-thru worker, leave one on the ice cream shop table or on your neighbor’s door! You’ll be sharing the love of Jesus as you and Flat Shepherd journey through your summer adventures together!
  3. Stay Connected! Ask a parent to take a picture of you with Flat Shepherd at each of your summer adventures and share it on your favorite social media site with hashtags #flatshepherdproject and/or #meredithdrive.
  4. You can also print out a picture and bring it to our Summer Kids Connection classes on Sundays in July and August!