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  • Emotional Resilience for Moms
    Emotional Resilience for Moms is a FREE 3-part series broadcast live on Facebook nightly, May 7 - 9 at 6:00 PM PST. Julia has a background of trauma and loss that has motivated her to start Family Health and Education Resources to encourage other women in their journey.
  • Do you feel drained at the end of the day?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands fo your time and energy?
  • Do you give until there is nothing left?

Join me this coming Mother's Day weekend to find new energy and hope!

Register Now - Starts this Friday!

  • Children's Camp Meeting
    Is your church going to be a Camp Meeting Partner site for this years camp meeting? If so sign up to provide Children's Camp Meeting at your site as well. By signing up we will provide extra special packages for camp meeting. It will contain all kinds of activities to involve the children in the program. It includes crafts, recipes for the snacks, elements for the prayer station and the daily key verse and action point, the Adra mission project. Oregon Conference is encouraging churches to have camp meeting at their church. We are planning for: Toddlers, Preschool and Elementary.

Download a flyer that tells you all about the Children's Camp Meeting.

There will also be a special Animal Adventure program which will be suitable for a mix of the Preschool and Elementary ages.

Information has gone out to all the churches to find out which churches are hosting camp meeting at their churches and whether they plan to have a children's program.

Please email the photos to shirley.allen@oc.npuc.org

  • Children's Camp Meeting Leaders - Partner - Seminar
    This seminar is designed for church teams to attend if they plan to have a children's camp meeting program at their church. It will take place June 8 at 6:30pm. Sign up Now!
  • Photos Needed!
    We want to include your children in our camp meeting program. We are in need of photos of your children for our program. The photos need to illustrate:
  • Showing God's love
  • Being Brave
  • Being Helpful
  • Being Free
  • Being Joyful
  • Connected - Are you doing something to help children stay connected to their church family? Please call 503-850-3537, email shirley.allen@oc.npuc.org or text me to tell me about it. As our time apart lengthens we need to do our part to make sure children and families stay connected to Jesus and the church.
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Leadership

Resources available to help you learn more about leading a successful Sabbath School program at your church.

We hope our newsletter will provide you with inspiration, abundant resources for your sabbath school and news and announcements. May God bless you in ministering to His kids. Click below to read the latest newsletter. Click the "Sign Up!" button to the right to receive our weekly newsletters in your email.

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PIVOT will inspire and encourage you. Listen to keynote speaker Pastor Manny Cruz and dedicated breakout presenters who are passionate about ministering to children. You will be equipped to minister to the children you serve in powerful ways as the Holy Spirit leads us to pivot with Him. There are 31 videos to view with 7 of them in Spanish.

Watch all the Pivot videos

Lending Vault Resources

Lending Suspended Until Further Notice
Do to health concerns and the many surfaces that can be touched. The Children's Ministries Department will suspend lending from our Lending Vault until further notice.

Our Lending Vault is a service we provide for our churches to help offset costs for event programing. This includes VBS kits, backdrops, stuffed animals and costumes.  It is $20 per borrowing trip. We rely on the careful care of those who borrow, to return them in a timely manner and to follow the care instructions for each.  This is a local service and requires on site pick up and return. It is not a mailed lending service.  Please fill out this form to request using our Lending Vault Resources in Children’s Ministries. This will help us to serve you better and see if we have the items you are requesting.  We will contact you further once this form is fully filled out. Thank you to those who help sustain this program by donation and using the service. NOTE: during the month of July borrowing from our vault is closed the 3rd through the 5th week each year.

Request Lending Vault Resources

Adventurers

The Adventurer program was created to assist parents in their important responsibilities as their child’s primary teachers and evangelizers.

Learn more about the Adventurer program

Cactusville vbS

Welcome to Cactusville, one of the most adventurous towns in the Southwest! Cactusville is a mining town tucked away in the desert where the sun is always shining, the skies are bright blue, and the peaks of the surrounding mountains look like broken spurs. Yee-haw! Kids will experience a rip roarin’ good time while learning that they are called by God. They are called to be unconditionally loved and accepted, whoever they are. God’s calling includes a revelation of His unique purpose for each and every child. Each day your Buckaroos and Li’l Cowpokes will discover a special way in which God has called them. They will learn how they can accept and live out this calling while enjoying Bible treasure huntin’ Cactusville adventures!

Special Offer VBS Leaders!

There was a Cactusville VBS Tour for local church VBS leaders on April 15. Brought to you by NAD Children's Ministries.
You can watch it here

Experience amazing Bible adventures, unforgettable foot stompin', knee slappin' songs, window shop at the Trading Post Craft station, see the menu at the Chuck Wagon Snacks, getty up and go with foot stompin' games and take a rest at Sunset Canyon Prayer Station!

Entrenamiento de Escuela Biblica de Verano Cactusville Version Digital

NAD Children's Ministries.
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Experimenta increíbles historias Bíblicas, Cantos inolvidables, ve de compras por tu manualidad en la Tienda de Intercambio, saborea el menú en la Carreta de Alimentos, llega taconeando a jugar al Corral y ¡tomate un descanso orando en el Cañón de Puesta de Sol!

Cactusville VBS Preview

Sabbath School

Beginner Ages birth – 2 years old.

Kindergarten Ages 3 – 4 years old.

Primary Ages 5 – 9 years old.

Junior Ages 9 – 12 years old.

Content for All Sabbath Schools

Lessons, videos, podcasts, craft ideas and more you will find in the Oregon Conference Children's Ministries Newsletter each week for all the kids sabbath school programs. View the Newsletter here or get on the mailing list to receive it in your email.

CM Coordinator Job Description

View the Children's Ministries coordinator job description.  (PDF)

Sabbath School app

Get the Sabbath School app on iTunes or the Google Play store.

Training Courses

These self-guided courses provide solid, practical and creative preparation for immediate implementation in your local Sabbath School.

Take the Children's Ministries Survey

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Honesty

By Emily Ellis
Oregon Conference Pastor

I was the type of seven-year old that wanted to be the best at everything: math, drawing, baseball, reading, playing the piano… you name it! Well, there was this one girl in my class who was much smarter than me, and it frustrated me so much. There was one day we were sitting at our desks, working on a craft, and she asked me, “Did you know the sun is red?” In my mind, I was shocked by this information! I had no idea the sun was red. All the cartoons depicted it as yellow! My entire worldview was being expanded in that moment. As an act of desperation and so that I could present myself as being knowledgeable on all subjects, I responded with a, “Why yes I did know that!”

That lie was told so that I could fit in and so that I could appear to be the smartest first grader. It was told from this place that if I could appear that I knew everything, was the smartest, the quickest, you name it, then people would like me more. I never wanted to own up to things that I didn’t know the answer to, or admit that there were somethings that I just wasn’t good at. No, I constantly tried to put my best foot forward.

Sometimes I notice that I try to do that with Jesus! That I think I have to have it all put together before I come to Jesus. But hear me out, the coolest thing about Jesus is that he loves you as you are! And in fact he desires honesty from you. That means that you can come to Jesus with anything, you can talk to him about all things and he listens to all of it! The best way of connecting with Jesus is just being honest with him. Psalm 51:6 says, “But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.”

Jesus desires honesty from you: not just towards him, but towards your family and friends.

What are ways that you try to fit in? How can you model honesty in your family?

Download and read all the stories Emily has written for this series, as they come available:

Honest in the Moment (pdf)

Honesty (pdf)

Sara Withers wrote the Forgiveness stories for April.

A Quite Imperfect World... (pdf)

Forgive Our Debts... especially ourselves (pdf)

Learning to Apologize (pdf)

Accepting an Apologize (pdf)

Jana Lee wrote the Triumphal Entry stories for March.

The Triumphal Entry (pdf)

The Last Supper (pdf)

The Moment it Happened (pdf)

Christ Rests (pdf)

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videos

Kids Object Lessons

View the videos in the window below or go direct to the showcase of these 50 videos on Vimeo.

These kids object lesson videos are made possible by Children's Ministry Deals

General Videos

Training videos

Special Needs – Possibility Ministries

3-part series with Linda Schaffner, NAD presenter

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Our Team

Contact one of our team members at (503) 850-3500

Shirley Allen

Director

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Gloria Beerman

Assistant Director

Mon. - Wed. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

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Monica Smith

Administrative Assistant

Tues. & Thurs., 9 am to 2 pm

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