Staycation 2020

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!

Weekly Summary

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.

DateTheme Neighborhood Prayer FocusBible Story Take it or Leave it CraftMemory-Maker
June 14-20
Camping WeekTown of Haymarket and Dominion ValleyAbraham & SarahTrail MixWatch sunrise/ sunset, stargaze
June 21-27
Beach WeekVillages of Piedmont and Virginia CrossingExodus &Red SeaBackyard BeachBathing Suit Bathtime,  popsicles outside, ice cream sundaes
June 28-July 4Book WeekGainesville, the rest of Haymarket, Bristow, and Manassas10 CommandmentsWrite a story & build a bookRead a whole book and then watch the movie
July 5-11Music/Concert WeekWarrenton and the rest of VirginiaDavid Dancing into JerusalemDIY musical instrument & bandMake a dance, record a music video, or just have an all night dance party
July 12-19Family Reunion WeekThe US (outside of Virginia)Exile & Remembering “home”DIY family treeTime with old photos and videos, call a family member to tell them how much you care