Slime Time Kids Club & Video

On Saturday night May 4, 2019 our May Kids Bible Club had the theme “SLIME TIME – or How Can Jesus Help in Sticky Situations”.  It was a fun evening beginning with a slime skit (see video below) followed by a Bible lesson looking at several people in the Bible who had some bad days and the amazing miracles our powerful God did for each of them.  We studied people like Moses, Daniel, Lazarus, Jonah, the disciples and Paul & Silas.

For craft time each of the kids got to make their own slime and after that we had a series of “Minute-to-win-it” games all using different kinds of slime!  We cleaned up and enjoyed a snack before we ended for the evening.  It was a fun time for every one there!

The Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church sponsors a monthly Kids Bible Club from 6:30-8:00 on the first Saturday evening of each month for kids ages 3-12.  Our next Kids Bible Club will be held on June 1, 2019 and the theme will be “Treasure in Heaven”. We will be taking a break during the summer and plan to start up again in September.  There will be 3 different Neighborhood Bible Clubs this summer held in Summit Ridge Estates, in Reynoldsburg, and in the playground area outside of the church. Look for more information about those as we get closer to the summer.

Here’s a video of the opening skit. Thanks Christopher Van Horn and Pastor Robert Van Horn for being such good sports about being slimed!

Here are some additional pictures of the fun throughout the evening:

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Events, Sermon Audio

Resurrection Celebration 2019

resurrectionWe have so much to celebrate! The sacrificial death and powerful resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus, was the focal point for our church service on Sabbath Day, April 20, 2019.  Scriptures were read throughout the service from Luke 23:26-46, John 20:1-10, and John 20:24-29. We also had special music, favorite hymns, worship dance, drama monlogue of Thomas the disciple, communion, foot washing, and a sermon teaching on the proofs of the resurrection.  Thanks to all who joined in sharing this special service! Enjoy the pictures below: 



April Kids Bible Club Fun

Our April Kids Bible Club held on April 6, 2019.  The theme for the evening was “Let Your Light Shine” and we talked about how light is stronger than dark and Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:16 when he told people not to hide their light, but to let it shine so “others can see your good deeds and glorify God.”

We started off the evening with some glow sticks, the song “God Made Me Shine” and a short skit. The skit was about a monster under a little girl’s bed who was scared of the dark and the little girl shared with him that he didn’t ever need to be afraid because Jesus was with him.

After the opening, the group of 16 kids separated into two groups (older & younger) for their Bible lesson and craft.  The younger group talked about different kinds of lights and how Jesus said he was the light of the world.  The craft for the younger group was a water bottle lightning bug with a couple glow sticks inside!

The older group read several Bible verses that talked about light, did a science demonstration with a lit candle covered with a glass jar, and covered a flameless tea candle for their craft.

For game time, the kids all came together and enjoyed some balloon punch balls with “Jesus is the Light of the World” printed on them. We played a relay making baskets in the large trash cans with the punch balls and then took a break for a snack.

It was a great evening! Our next Kids Bible Club will be the first Saturday night of the month on May 4, 2019 from 6:30-8:00pm.  All children 3-12 are invited! The theme for May is “Slime Time – or how can Jesus help us in sticky situations!”


Here are some pictures from the evening:

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Meet our Summer Dedicated Service Workers

Our church has been selected by the SDB Women’s Board to receive an SCSC (Summer Christian Service Corps) dedicated service team this summer.

Our SCSC team is Vanessa Ormsby from the Toronto SDB Church and Collin Green from the Milton SDB Church. Both have completed a year of college. This is Vanessa’s first year in SCSC and Collin’s second. Last summer Collin served at the First Hopkinton SDB Church in Rhode Island.

Susie Fox will be the Project Director with primary responsibility for the team while they are here. The other members of our church’s SCSC committee helping with the project are Pastor Robert Van Horn and Marissa Patterson (who was in SCSC herself for 5 years when she was in college).

The SCSC team will begin their summer with an extensive training session with the other SCSC teams at Camp Harley Sutton in western New York from June 12-20, 2019.  Project Director, Susie Fox, will attend 4 days of the training session as well June 12-15th.  Collin and Vanessa will arrive in Columbus on Thursday, June 20, 2019 and be here until July 25, 2019 when they leave for SCSC evaluation which will be held in Lancaster, PA.

Our church’s SCSC Committee has made the following plan for the SCSC team while they are here.  Primarily they will be doing a fair booth at the Pataskala Fun Fair, counselors at Camp Joy , promoting & leading 3 different Neighborhood Bible Clubs, volunteer workers at Didomi, and helping with several other things around the church.

Week 1– Neighborhood Bible Club at Rona, 2 days at Didomi, prepare booth for Pataskala before fireworks on 6/29

Week 2 – Counselors at Junior Camp Joy

Week 3 – Neighborhood Bible Club in Reynoldsburg, 2 days at Didomi, help with church yard work

Week 4 – Neighborhood Bible Club at church playground, 2 days at Didomi, do July Children’s Church







Sermon Audio

True Fellowship

CLICK HERE to view Pastor Robert’s recorded sermon for April 6, 2019.  (His reference to an empty church is because he pre-recorded the sermon since we was going to be away on Sabbath attending the Ordination Council for Pastor Johnmark Camenga at our sister Seventh Day Baptist church in Lost Creek, WV.)

We hope you are blessed and encouraged by this sermon!