October Hiking

October’s First Fridays event will actually be held on Saturday, October 1. Join Mike & Laura Denietolis for a hike through Upton State Forest! Where: The Denietolis’ house - 25 Reservoir Rd. Milford When: 9:00am - 12:30pm What: hiking first, then lunch and hanging out back at the Denietolis’ house Kids should wear shoes that are sturdy enough for hiking. Parents and hiking ... Read More

What is Communion? Part 1

Participating in communion is an important milestone in a child's spiritual journey. But what exactly is communion? Why is it important? How can we communicate the basic principles to children in a way they can understand? One place to begin is with the idea of symbols. Our culture is full of symbols, and even fairly young children have some understanding of them. Using the idea of symbols, we can ... Read More

Spiritual Milestones: Communion

What are spiritual milestones? According to Brian Vanderark in Think Orange, spiritual milestones are “significant moments in the life journey of a parent and child that offer a unique opportunity to reinforce truth and celebrate a growing relationship with God.” Here at MVC, we think spiritual milestones are something to celebrate! The first milestone we’ll be exploring is receiving communion ... Read More

Rocky Woods Worship Service – Sunday, June 12

Join us for a day of Worship and Celebration on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Rocky Woods! Come for another fun-filled "out-of-the-box" MVC service! There will be games, fellowship, food, and great teaching! Here's the schedule: 9:30: Set up 10:00 am - 11:00 am: It's all fun and games 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Worship Service 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch and celebration of Ron Wilson's 80th ... Read More

Easter Services – 2016

Hi Folks - Join us for the following services. Invite your friends and family... Good Friday Service: Jesus and the "The Cup." Friday, March 25. 7:00 to 7:45 pm Sunrise Service: We'll meet at the church and then walk over to Oakland cemetery together. Sunday, March 27. 6:30 am Easter Breakfast: Sunday, March 27. 8:30-9:30 am (Fellowship Hall) - no Sunday School. Easter Service: ... Read More

Jump In – The Water’s Great!

Sign up and join us Saturday, February 27 for swimming, hot-tubbing, pizza, and hanging out by the giant indoor pool. We'll be heading to the Franklin Adirondack Club from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Invite your friends, classmates, neighbors, co-workers, family (whoever!) for great fun in a wonderful environment with huge and spacious locker rooms, easily accessible bathrooms, and all the ... Read More

Join Us Christmas Eve – 2015

Join us for a wonderful Christmas Eve Celebration - Discover The Gift! We'll be gathering in the sanctuary, Thursday, December 24 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. We hope you'll come - bring your family and friends! Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) ... Read More

Six Ways to Keep the “Little” in Your Girl

“Studies show that the foundation for an emotionally healthy teen girl is built between the ages of 8-12 and that a good relationship with mom is one of the most important factors. So when the world wants girls to grow up too fast, how does a mother help her young daughter navigate the stormy waters of boy-craziness, modesty and body image, media, Internet safety, and more?” Bestselling author ... Read More

Adventure Bible Website & Devotions

The Adventure Bible is a great resource for elementary-age children. Along with text from the NIV, the Adventure Bible features full color illustrations and a number of extras such as articles about life in Bible times, Biblical characters, interesting facts, and verses for memorization. The Adventure Bible has a companion website just for kids that includes Bible games and activities, as well ... Read More

Websites for Kids: Superbook

Over the past several months, we’ve introduced a new video series in children’s church. Superbook teaches children the Bible using cutting-edge animation while emphasizing biblical accuracy and historical context. Superbook offers a comprehensive companion website for children as well. On the site, you’ll find games, interactive stories, devotionals, Bible videos, a radio station and ... Read More