This summer, Shepherd’s Grove Presbyterian Church has some awesome events planned to give you an opportunity to get involved in building God’s Kingdom by empowering children and families. If the Lord is stirring in your heart to invest in the next generation, we encourage you to take part in one or more of the following:
Mexico Housebuilding Trip
May 24 – 26, 2019 / El Niño, Mexico / Depart Friday 9 a.m. and return Sunday by 7 p.m.
We believe a short-term mission can change your life! Join us this year for our annual family trip to El Niño, Mexico, where we will build houses, distribute food, paint, play games with local children, and worship at Comunidad Cristiana El Niño. This is a popular trip and space is limited to 80 people, so be sure to sign up now!
Voices of Hope & Michael Ketterer
Sunday, June 2 / 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. services
We are thrilled to welcome our own Voices of Hope Children’s Choir along with America’s Got Talent finalist Michael Ketterer on June 2nd! This energetic service will feature wonderful music and will also highlight Ketterer, who is the father of six children adopted through foster care (including Rodrigo, who suffers from cerebral palsy).
Zero By 2020 Next Steps Luncheon
Sunday, June 2 / 12:30 p.m. / Fellowship Hall
Is God stirring in your heart to get involved with foster kids? Want to know how you can be part of finding a home for every child in Orange County by the year 2020? We invite you to learn more at this informative luncheon, which is hosted by adoptive and foster families who provide information and answer questions in a no-pressure environment. RSVP here: https://sgp.church/foster-care/
June 2 – June 30
You can make a difference by donating a pair of shoes! Throughout the month of June, we will be collecting shoes for foster kids – be on the lookout for more details!
Jenny Hart Worship Service
Sunday, June 23 / 11:00 a.m. / Sanctuary – Family Fun Time to Follow
We are excited to welcome our Jenny Hart preschoolers and their families to service on Sunday, June 23! The kids will be sharing some special music and we will have a time of family fun afterwards. Mark your calendars now and watch for more details!
Vacation Bible School: Into the Wild
July 8 – 12 / 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. This summer, kids will focus on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus, and the whole family can get involved! Children from K-6 will have their own crafts, games and music and there will be a special Jr. High program as well. High schoolers are needed to serve as guides for younger kids and adult volunteers are welcome to help with crafts, food, recreation and to serve as grade leaders. Registration is open now through June 30, so sign up today at: https://sgp.church/vbs/
July 14 / 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. services
We are excited to have Rachel King as our interview guest on Sunday, July 14! Married to filmmaker, Vine Star, and YouTube personality Zach King, Rachel grew up in a home with adopted siblings as did her husband. Join us to hear her share about her heart for foster care and adoption.
July 15 – 19 / Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine / 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Change the lives of kids in foster care by joining us at Ambassador Soccer Camp! Children from the community are also welcome to join us for this incredible missions-oriented sports camp. Not only will participants receive soccer instruction from renown coaches who travel across the globe, but they will hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and have the chance to learn more about Him. Sponsorship opportunities are available and volunteers are needed to host coaches and help at the camp! Register, volunteer, or learn more here: sgp.church/soccer-camp
July 21 – 26 / Sacramento River Delta
Our student summer camp is happening on houseboats in the Sacramento River delta in July! There will be games, worship, Bible study, water sports, fishing and food, and it will be lots of fun. If your student is in grades 7 – 12, they are welcome to join us. The cost is $625 per person and a $100 deposit is required to hold a spot, but scholarships are available! Learn more or sign up here: http://irvinepres.org/summercamp2019
Royal Family Kid’s Camp
July 28 – August 2 / San Diego County
Each summer a team of approximately 100 volunteers provide a week-long camp experience for local children, ages 7–11, from Orange County’s foster care system. The mission is to build self-esteem, model and teach the love of Christ, impart hope, and provide a positive memory for abused and neglected foster children from our local community! There are multiple opportunities available to serve at the camp and we would love to have you join us. For more info, visit: https://rockharbor.royalfamilykids.org/