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Fun at February Kids Bible Club

invite picture“Jesus Loves You SNOW Much!” was the theme for the Kids Bible Club held the evening of February 2, 2019.  The Bible lesson for the evening was about how God created the world and everything in it — including snowflakes!  We learned that like snowflakes, God created us each different and beautiful.febkids8

The Kids Bible Club is held from 6:30-8:00 pm monthly on the first Saturday night of the month.  Unfortunately our SNOW theme was cancelled last month due to winter weather!  So we enjoyed the snow based crafts and games just as much this month.

febkids10After the introduction all together with a “Miss Snowflake Pageant” skit and singing the action song “God’s Love is Big” the group separated into older and younger classes for the Bible lesson and crafts.  The younger group made pictures using snowflake stamps and paint while the older class painted snowflake suncatchers.

Next everyone joined together again for a trio of febkids7“snowball” (cotton balls!) games: a relay carrying snowballs on spoons, seeing who could blow the snowball the closest to the edge of the table without going off, and an indoor snowball fight!

After a break for snacks, we joined back in the church sanctuary for our closing!  It was a great evening and everyone had a lot of fun!  (A big thank you to all the adults who helped out!)

All kids ages 3-12 are invited to our next Kids Bible Club event on Saturday March 2, 2019 at 6:30-8:00 pm with the theme “Be a KINDNESS Super Hero”.


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2019 Church Officers Elected

2019 officers

The 2019 church officers were elected at the Annual Business Meeting held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 as follows:

President: Darwin Van Horn

Vice President: Christopher Van Horn

Clerk: Susie Fox

Treasurer: Chip Thorngate

Corporate Agent: Jamie Patterson

Sabbath School Superintendent: Robert & Lana Van Horn

Assistant SS Superintendent: Kym Goodson (not pictured)

(Also not pictured, Trustees Becky Van Horn & Dean Fox were re-elected for 3 year terms and Johnny Long was elected to fill the remaining Trustee term for Mark Pest.)

Some other items also included in the January 27 business meeting were approving a 2019 budget, agreeing to request an SCSC team for this summer, appointment of a Pastoral Search Committee due to Pastor Robert’s announcement to retire this fall, choosing recipients for the quarterly mission offerings, and a deciding to sponsor a banner for the local Licking Heights High School field.

Events, News

Kids Bible Club on February 2, 2019

After being cancelled due to snow in January, we are really looking forward to our monthly Kids Bible Club on Saturday night, Feb 2, 2019 from 6:30-8:00pm.  We will have lots of fun around a snow theme of “Jesus Loves You SNOW Much!”.  Plans for the evening include songs, a skit, crafts, Bible story, games, refreshments and lots of fun!

All kids ages 3-12 are invited and transportation is available if needed.  Give the church a call at 740-927-0574 to request a ride or if you have any questions.

(If you miss this month, you can join us next month for Kids Bible Club on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Kids Bible Club is held on the first Saturday evening of each month from 6:30-8:00pm.)



New SDB Church in North Carolina

good news church picThe Good News Seventh Day Baptist Church is one of the newest SDB groups.  Located near Raleigh, NC. They began meeting in homes about a year ago and have been meeting at The Pointe Church in Apex, NC since last September.

This church group is a church-plant from the Shepherd’s Fold Seventh Day Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN which is located about 4 1/2 hours away.

In June 2018, at their annual meeting, the SDB Appalachian Association voted to provide some funding to this new group.  Our church, Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist, has designated our Building Up the Temple mission offering for Jan-Mar for the Good News SDB Church to help with promotion, rent, materials, etc.

You can find more information about the Good News Seventh Day Baptist Church at their website or contact them at Be sure to stop in and worship with them if you are in the Raleigh, NC area any Sabbath!

A member of the Good News SDB Church was featured in the January 2019 issue of the Sabbath Recorder magazine.  Follow this link to see the article.


Monthly Kids Bible Clubs Starting Dec 1st

Beginning Saturday evening, December 1, 2018 is a new Kids Bible Club starting at the Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church.  One Saturday night each month the church will host activities for children ages 3-12 consisting of age-appropriate Bible Lessons, Crafts, Singing, Games, and Snacks.

Our initial December meeting is titled “The Wonder of the First Christmas” and will focus on the Nativity Story of when Jesus was born taken from the Bible. Transportation is available if requested and children can be registered by calling the church at 740-927-0574.

Transportation is available if needed.  Call the church to register and/or request transportation.


Our upcoming schedule of monthly meetings  in 2019 is as follows:

January 12, 2019        (cancelled due to weather)

February 2, 2019        Jesus Loves You SNOW Much!

March 2, 2019            Be a KINDNESS Super-Hero!

April 6, 2019              GLOW in the DARK!

May 4, 2019               Discovering the Best Treasure of All — the BIBLE

June 1, 2019               “End of School” & “Welcome Summer” Party


2018 Fall Festival Held

About 55 people attended and enjoyed the Fall Festival the afternoon on November 10, 2018. The church was decorated with carnival games throughout the classrooms.  Games included Ping Pong Ball Toss, Nerf Gun Targets, Balloon Toss, Donut Bobbing, Pumpkin Ring Toss, Cupcake Walk, Mini Cornhole, and Laundry Basket Beachball Throw!  Those of all ages who participated got tickets which they were able to redeem for prizes at the Prize Table.

In addition to the games, there was also a drawing for a pumpkin pie (& whipped cream), a photo spot to take pictures with your family & friends, a hayride, food & drink, and a place to just rest & relax a bit.

Although it was a bit chilly, several kids and adults braved the weather and bundled up to enjoy the Hayride.  The rosy cheeks and happy laughter were the sign they had returned to the church after about 20 minutes!

Thanks to all who helped and thanks to all who came!  It was a fun afternoon and a chance to meet some new people.  Here are some pictures captured throughout the Fall Festival:

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Come Join Us at the Fall Festival!

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Plans are underway for a fun afternoon of games, prizes, food, and even a hayride!  Join us at the Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church located at 12161 Broad Street SW in Pataskala, OH.

The classrooms will each have a different “carnival” type game (think throwing & tossing) to win tickets redeemable at “THE PRIZE TABLE”.  Sloppy joes, chips & drinks will be available when you’re ready to take a break. Relax and spend time with someone you know or make a new friend.

There will be a hayride for all those interested in participating loading up about 3:30pm.  Join us for this family & kid-friendly afternoon.  It’s free and fun for all ages!