Have Your Own “Staycation” this Summer with Haymarket Church
The pandemic (and stay at home orders, social distancing rules, etc.) has a lot of us feeling “grounded.” For some of us, it means that our vacation plans are on hold. So, we at Haymarket Church want to offer you a way to have some summer fun even when you’re stuck at home – which is why our sermon series, starting June 14, is “Staycation: 6 Weeks in Galatians with No Reservations…” We will be exploring the book of Galatians – a letter in which we are reminded that the grace of God is all we need. And, there will be a weekly theme – camping week, beach week, and more – along with crafts, fun family activities, a Bible story to go with each week’s theme, and a weekly prayer focus. We are excited about finding ways to find joy even when our plans have been disrupted, and we are looking forward to staycationing together (even when we are apart!) this summer!
Each week we will give you some detailed information about how you can participate in our staycation adventure. Here’s a chart with an overview of each week’s themes. Be on the lookout and come back for detailed guides to crafts, Bible Story videos, and more.
|Date||Theme||Neighborhood Prayer Focus||Bible Story||Take it or Leave it Craft||Memory-Maker|
||Camping Week||Town of Haymarket and Dominion Valley||Abraham & Sarah||Trail Mix||Watch sunrise/ sunset, stargaze|
||Beach Week||Villages of Piedmont and Virginia Crossing||Exodus &Red Sea||Backyard Beach||Bathing Suit Bathtime, popsicles outside, ice cream sundaes|
|June 28-July 4||Book Week||Gainesville, the rest of Haymarket, Bristow, and Manassas||10 Commandments||Write a story & build a book||Read a whole book and then watch the movie|
|July 5-11||Music/Concert Week||Warrenton and the rest of Virginia||David Dancing into Jerusalem||DIY musical instrument & band||Make a dance, record a music video, or just have an all night dance party|
|July 12-19||Family Reunion Week||The US (outside of Virginia)||Exile & Remembering “home”||DIY family tree||Time with old photos and videos, call a family member to tell them how much you care|