Parents’ Corner

Join us in our Sharpen Your Sword Challenge!

An individual and age-divided Scripture memorization challenge running until the end of October. Each child can participate by memorizing a verse for a portion of the sword. Once memorized, each child must recite off the verse before church from 9:40-9:55 at the sign-in table and after church if there is no Children’s Church. If Children’s Church is being held, we will also be signing off during class. Our heart is to encourage kids to put the Word of God in their hearts and truly use it for their warfare. As such, verses may be asked to be repeated to encourage true memorization as a review.

PreK-K and 1st-3rd Grade: ABC Scriptures
4th-5th Grade: PDF with verses (updated Aug. 17, 2020)
6th-12th Grade: PDF with verses (updated Aug. 17, 2020)

Each verse – child earns a piece of candy and puts the sword piece on the wall
Each 5 verses – child earns big candy bar or small toy

Monthly winners by class – Donuts for class
Overall class winner – $10 gift card to Suz E Qs for each child who participated in the winning class

To sign-off when not at church in person:

Call or Video Chat/Facetime:
Jacqui Fatka – 740-816-3756
Pastor Galen McLeod – 740-507-1535

In this time of disruption and uncertainty, the Vessel Community Church wants to offer resources for you to meet some of your children’s spiritual needs. Here are some helpful sites we have found to assist you with family worship, discussions, crafts and even answering questions through God’s Word.

Family Devotions

Three Thirty Ministries Family Devotions: Great ideas to combine activities with learning Bible principles from build a fort, treasure hunts to spoon catapults.

Cooking up Family Devotions with Your Kids: Psalm 34:8 invites us to, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Begin in prayer, read a passage of Scripture, and discuss its meaning as you follow the recipe and prepare the food.

Bible Bookmarks: 8 verses to print off and memorize as a family

Choose Joy – a study of Philippians: There are 7 lessons in this series and each lesson has 6 days of questions regarding the book of Philippians. Great to use as a family devotion.

Craft Ideas (click on ideas for directions)

Thank You Community Helpers Coloring Pages

Prayer Jars

Slime recipes

Blooming with gratitude craft

Days of creation paper plate craft

Bible Verses about COVID 19 Coronavirus

How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus

Bible Verses for Guiding Kids Through Life Situations

Please feel free to reach out to Children’s Ministry Director Jacqui Fatka at if you have any questions or concerns.