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Aug. 7, 2010
Dear VBS and Canaan friends and family,
Praise God for a wonderful and memorable week of relationship building and sharing God’s love! Enjoy the photo galllery at VBS.ecanaan.org.
Over 80 kids attended VBS 2010 at Canaan (August 3-7). Our staff included youth, college students, and adults of many ages and languages working well together. I am so thankful for their energy, enthusiasm, dedication, and love for God and the children and families. We had 42 full-time VBS staff, plus 25 part-time staff helping out for a few hours or days during VBS.
Many others have contributed in other important ways: Parenting workshop leading and participation, taking photographs, preparing VBS supplies, moving and making decorations and stage sets, fundraising and donations, translations, inviting kids and families, greeting and following up with kids and families, preparing outreach materials and invitations, critical prayer support, and more.
New this year for our VBS:
Thank you for being part of the blessing!
Please warmly welcome the kids and families into your communities and services.
Let’s continue to watch for God in action and continue sharing His mighty love!
To God be the glory!
2010 CTCC VBS Director
High Seas Expedition: Exploring the Mighty Love of God
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PARENTING WORKSHOPS at VBS
August 3-7, 2010, 9:30-11:30 AM
Parents of young children! We’d like to invite you to three free parenting workshops during Canaan’s Vacation Bible School. Just drop of your kids, join the fun and informative workshops, and pick up your kids! What a great way to spend your mornings!
The workshops will led by our pastors, their spouses, and experienced parents from our church community. This will be a great way to meet other parents and learn some lessons about raising your children.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3: “Courageous Parenting” Pastor Tim & Betty Tseng (in English)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 5: “Cultivating Positive Values and Lifestyles in Our Children ” Pastor DJ & Grace Jang (in Mandarin, Taiwanese, or English)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7: “Character development” Pastor Ralph & Joy Su (in Mandarin, Taiwanese, or English)
No need to sign up or register. Just come to the church’s West/main lobby and enjoy these workshops! (You can follow the orange line on the floor from the VBS check-in area next to Worship Hall 1 to the parenting workshop area.)
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Dear Parents and Friends,
Are you ready for the voyage of a lifetime?
High Seas Expedition is coming to Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in North San Jose (at Hwy 237 & 880) this summer, and it’s time to pre-register and invite friends! English- or Mandarin-speaking children age 3 to grade 6 are welcome, and youth and adults can register as Summer Vacation Bible School helpers. Space is limited. Discount for early student registration ends in May, and helper registrations are due by 5/31, so sign up soon.
At High Seas Expedition, kids explore the mighty love of God on a journey that will change them forever! High Seas Expedition is filled with incredible Bible-learning kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Bible Point crafts, team building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the High Seas Expedition activities kids will enjoy in our elementary program (entering grades 1-6), our preschool program (age 3-K), and our nursery program (only for kids of volunteers). (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot! Your kids will also participate in a hands-on mission project called Operation Kid-to-Kid£ that will let our kids blanket the world with God’s love.
Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join us on Saturday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, because that’s when we’ll be having our VBS Finale—a VBS slideshow review and celebration of God’s love you won’t want to miss.
Invite friends and join us at Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church:
4405 Fortran Court, North San Jose 95134 (at highways 237 & 880), 408-942-2822
Visit VBS.ecanaan.org (or pick up forms at church) to register for this life-changing adventure.
Chinese translation below:
在五月底之前報名的學員，我們提供學費上的優惠。義工招募則在5/31前截止，請把握時間儘早報名（詳情請參閱 VBS.canaan.org <http://vbs.canaan.org/> ），我們亦歡迎您能轉寄此封郵件給您想要邀請的朋友。
因為所有的活動都需要動手做，小朋友也許會把衣服弄髒，請讓他們穿著舒適的衣服和安全的鞋子。此外，我們會教導小朋友如何在每天生活中看見神的作為－有時我們會稱做「遇見上帝」，請準備好我們會常常聽到這句話！您的小朋友還會分派到一個要實地操作的任務，稱做「Operation Kid-to-Kid」, 我們要用上帝的愛編成一條毯子送給其他貧窮國家的小朋友。
* 早上9:00 我們有個愉快的開始，課程在中午12:00結束。
* 家長載送子女參加暑期聖經學校，可以使用汽車共乘線(carpool lane) 縮短通勤時間。
* 暑期聖經學校 (VBS) 雖然是上午的活動，但台灣學校的夏令營在下午舉行。 兩個在同一棟樓舉行的營會，提供為期一週的全日課程(8/2-6)
4405 Fortran Court, San Jose, CA 95134, 408-942-2822
請至我們的網站 VBS.ecanaan.org 或向教會報名，加入我們的行列，開始這趟豐富生命的旅程，讓我們一起出發去探險吧!
May 16: VBS T-Shirt Day (all registered kids & staff wear VBS shirts to church!)
May 31: Deadline for student discount & staff applications:
June 13: Fundraisers at Fellowship Hall VBS table
Aug 1: Noon (worship hall 1) VBS staff commissioning service and VBS Decorating: Help us move furniture & decorate!
Aug 7: VBS Finale open to all (Saturday, 11:30-12:00)
Aug. 8 (Sunday right after VBS): VBS decorations left up for all to enjoy and VBS kids sing in each service, new families introduced, please help take down VBS decorations after lunch