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SVkids Blog


Welcome to the SVkids Blog...a place where we help you stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the Preschool and Children's Ministries of Severns Valley, talk about relevant issues parents are dealing with today, and give helpful hints to dealing with common struggles in the homes. Our prayer is that this blog will be seen as a tool for you, the parent, to aid you in being the spiritual nurturer of your family. Stop by often and see what we are up to!

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    WinShape Camp Volunteers

    Interested in volunteering for WinShape Camp?

    Donate breakfast foods, dinner foods, volunteer to help with campers (see list below), assemble lunches, adopt/encourage a WinShape staffer during the week or greet the camp staff when they arrive on campus. Contact Heather ( today!

    Have little kids but want to serve with WinShape Camp?
    Not a problem! We will have childcare for children of volunteers in the mornings. Please let us know if you would like to help out!

    Volunteers may serve in multiple capacities, as every Crew is utilized only at specific times of the day:

    Team Time & Skills Volunteers - Serve alongside the WinShape Camps Staff as an extra set of hands during Team Time and Skills.

    Rec Crew - Help the Rec Director with set-up, execution and breakdown of Connectreation.

    Kitchen Crew - Lunch prep and delivery, plus snack twice a day.

    Water Crew - Ensure that water coolers remain full and replenished throughout the day.

    Registration & Village Training - Registration area - hand out nametags, CFA FFFD RSVP cards, security cards, and explain the registration process. Village Training - build relationships with campers while registration volunteers help parents start their day better.

    Check Point - Be the “face” of WinShape Camps during the camp day.

    Check Out - Volunteers serving with Check Out help parents understand the process, and ensure camper safety is the priority.

    Counseling Team - Have deep spiritual conversations with campers on the spot. We pray many campers want to trust Jesus for the first time and we need volunteers to help facilitate this.

    Friday Family Fun Day Team - Volunteers can help with everything from set-up to greeting guests arriving on campus for the day.

    Bus Drivers - Drive busses for our Mission Hope for Kids Campers.

  • Congratulations, 2018 Bible Drill Participants!

    SV Kids worked hard from January to April to learn God’s word and participate in the 2018 Kentucky Children’s Bible Drill for 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

    They memorized 25 Bible verses, 10 key passages and the 66 books of the Bible. They also studied where to find each of the key passages and each Bible book. The first portion of the three part drill series, or church drill, was held Thursday, April 12th at SVBC. The kids’ performance and command of the Bible was nothing short of amazing. They will go on to compete at Gilead Baptist Church in the associational drill and then on to Louisville for the state drill.

    Please praise these kids for their extraordinary work to learn God’s word when you see them:

    4th Graders
    Rachel Bell
    Caleb Chambliss
    Lexi Davis
    Addison Forbis
    Avery Goodrich
    Evan Hasty
    Alyvia Jones
    Haedyn LaFollette
    Riley Pike
    Elinor Troutt
    Mason Wilson

    6th Graders
    Stuart Knight
    Austin Mays
    Emma Wilson

    If you will have a child in the 4th, 5th or 6th grade next year, watch for 2019 Bible Drill information this fall.

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    Family D - Parent-Child Dedication Celebration

    Sunday, November 18, 2018
     9:00 & 10:45 am

    At Severns Valley, dedicating your child is so much more than five minutes on stage at church one Sunday. It's a journey that lasts a lifetime!

    It is our hope that we can partner with you. We want to be your biggest fans, your strongest supporters, and your trusted guides as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We don’t take it for granted that you, as parents, have picked us as your partners in raising your little ones to know and love Jesus.

    Family D is our event that helps strengthen the partnership between your family and Severns Valley, a partnership that may ultimately lead to your child developing a faith of his or her own.

    We invite you to join us for the Family D event on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00-10:30 am in the Atrium. This will be a time to celebrate your child that you are dedicating on Sunday. If your child (and by child we do mean child...this isn't just a baby dedication!) has never taken part in a parent-child dedication, please consider participating on November 18.

    Here are the steps you need to take in order to join us for Family D:

    1. Register (by November 12) by sending an email to Brittany Kelly.

    2. Send pictures: one family picture and one individual picture of your little one(s).

    3. Invite your friends and family to join us on Saturday (November 17) as we talk about the importance of discipleship in the home.

    4. Join us the following Sunday (November 18) as we introduce your family to the church and Pastor Bill Langley prays over your little one(s).

    We look forward to celebrating with you!

    Brittany Kelly

    Preschool Director

  • WinShape Camp Preview Day

    The “Best Week Ever” is returning to Etown July 2-6!

    Bring your friends and family to a FREE Preview Day for WinShape Camps for Communities from 5 to 7 pm in the State Theater parking lot.

    Do you have a friend who is thinking about sending their kids to WinShape Camp this summer? Bring them out to Preview Day and catch a glimpse of this day camp experience designed for campers completed grades 1-9. WinShape Camps staffers will be on-site sharing about camp through activities, games, skills, and bounce houses! We will have food trucks available for purchase. 

    Immediately following Preview day, we will head into the State Theater for a FREE Family movie night. We will be showing Ferdinand at 7:15pm. Free popcorn for all who attend. 

    Register for camp today!

  • Two Summer Events You Won't Want to Miss!


    Our team is getting pretty excited about this summer and two of our most favorite events: Vacation Bible School and WinShape Camp.

    Vacation Bible School (June 19-22 5:30-8:30pm)

    Join the children of our community as we celebrate just how wonderfully and uniquely God made each of us. This year's theme, Gadgets and Gizmos, will help our children understand just how God wired us to follow Jesus and shine our light for Him. 

    Help needed:

    Don't wait too don't want your favorite spot to be taken!

    • Crew Leader (escort a cool group of inventors around from station to station as they learn and apply the Biblical truths each night)
    • Recreation (who doesn't love a good game of dodge ball?)
    • Crafts and Inventions (bring on the glue and glitter!)
    • 5th grade Island (hang with an incredible group of 5th graders as they learn what it means to be a disciple and servant in the church)
    • Bible and Missions (help our small group teachers implement their lessons in their rooms when the inventors travel to them)

    Register: Online registration has ended but you can still register in person the day of VBS.

    WinShape Camp (July 3-7)

    If your child has completed 1st-9th grade by the end of this school year, they can join other children from many churches and our community for the BEST.WEEK.EVER. at WinShape Camp. This week-long-all-day-camp experience is sure to be a fit for any kiddo...whether they are sporty, artsy, love science or writing, like to be indoors or outdoors...however God made them, this is the right camp for them! 

    Help needed:

    • prepare meals for our Mission Hope for Kids bus riders
    • drive busses for our Mission Hope for Kids Campers
    • walk around camp with a group of campers
    • play games and do devotions with campers
    • be present to help with registration each morning
    • prepare meals or host the camp staff one evening for dinner

    Register: Only $50 will hold your camper's spot! Head to

    As always, please let me know if you ever have questions regarding any part of our SVKids ministry! We are so incredibly thankful for our families and love getting to partner with you as we all disciple the kiddos and point them to Jesus!

    Brittany Kelly | 270.765.7822

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For more information contact:
Brittany Kelly, Preschool Director
Danielle Thomas, Preschool Associate
Position Vacant, Children's Minister
Heather Salada, Children's Associate
Peg Grimsley, Children's Ministry Assistant



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