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  • Connected - Are you doing something to help children stay connected to their church family? Please call 503-850-3537, email 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.
    This year we are looking forward to an in-person camp meeting!
    July will be here before I know it, so register your kids now for quick and easy check in when they come to camp meeting this summer! Register them here...
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Sabbath School Resources

You will find lessons, videos, podcasts, craft ideas and more 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. Find additional resources in the lists below.

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    Lending Vault

    Our Lending Vault Resources is open! Resources are available on Tuesday mornings,  from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM by appointment only. Please telephone or text 503-539-3106 to make an appointment. If this time is impossible for you, please contact us to work out other options.

    Our Lending Vault is a service we provide for churches to help offset costs for event programming. 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 follow the care instructions for each item. This is a local service and requires on site pick up and return.

    NOTE: During the month of July, borrowing from our vault is closed due to camp meeting needs. All VBS supplies for July need to be picked up before July 1. Thank you.

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    Additional resources

    Stories for Kids

    Other Resources

    NAD VBS 2022

    Find everything you need to plan your Jasper Canyon VBS in this year's kit! God treasures each one of us! At this VBS kids will have fun discovering the important treasures Jesus has given each one of them.

    Five days of Christ-centered activities will help them dig into the Bible to find out how uniquely special they really are!
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    The Adventurer program was created to assist parents in their important
    responsibilities as their child’s primary teachers and evangelizers.

    Learn more about the Adventurers Program

    Ears that Hear

    By Shirley Allen
    Former Oregon Conference Children's Ministries Director

    Ears that hear and eyes that see-the Lord has made them both. Proverbs 20:12

    I have read that attentiveness is listening with our ears and watching with our eyes. I noticed recently that my son and daughter-in-law have the habit of saying something to my granddaughter and if she is not looking at them or paying attention they will point at their eyes and then point at her eyes to make sure she is not only listening but looking as well. That way she actually hears.

    I still remember the incident. I was making a meal, stirring something in a pot on the stove. My youngest son, still a toddler wanted to tell me something. I had my back turned to him. He tugged and tugged on my clothes until I turned around, picked him up, and he could look me in the eye. He knew then that he had my undivided attention. Then he said what he wanted to say and was happy to be put down on the floor again

    I learned a lesson from him that day. God would love our undivided attention. I am too distracted, too busy multi-tasking that I miss so much that God is trying to tell me, so much of what he is showing me.

    Lord, please help me to have ears that hear your voice, and eyes that see you at work in people, in nature and in your Word today.

    While we are teaching our children about attentiveness, it’s a great reminder for us to do the same.

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    Kids Object Lessons

    Object lessons can be used for a variety of applications!
    Here is a treasure trove of videos that will help you learn ways to explain hard-to-grasp concepts to kids.
    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

    children's camp meeting

    Video archive

    Bouncing Back and Gaining Momentum with Children's Ministries - for leaders

    Amazing African Adventure

    Toddler - Ages Birth - 2 "Noah and the Animals"

    There are one or two changes each day even though the opening and closing are the same.

    Preschool - Ages 3-5 "Jamii Kingdom Watoto Way"

    Elementary - Grades 1-4 "Jamii Kingdome"

    Juniors - Grades 5-6

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    Our Team

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

    Jana Lee


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    Daniel Ortega

    Associate 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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