Coed and Men’s Softball

 

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Essential Church’s Fall softball season is set to kick off August 19th.  We will be fielding 3 teams this season.  1 Men’s team will play on Monday nights and the 2 Co-ed teams will play on Friday nights.  The registration links are below.  Cost to play is $30 per team.  Let’s get out and spread the word of Essential Church, while growing in fellowship with one another.

Co-Ed           Men’s

Essential Camp

Kidz Camp (2nd – 5th grade)
Youth Camp (6th – 12th grade)
Family Discount Info
Camp Pictures and Video from 2015!

2016 Theme: eMOTION (camp verse is Proverbs 3:5-6)

Kidz Camp

Who: Kidz who have completed 2nd grade – 5th grade

Theme:  eMOTION (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Where: Watermarks Camp – Scottsville, Va

When: August 14th – 17th (Leave after church on Sunday, return Wednesday evening)

Cost: $285 per student ($50 deposit due on sign up, balance can be spread out between now and camp date)

Click here to sign up & pay online for Kidz Camp (only for eKidz finishing 2nd– 5th grade in the 2015-2016 school year)
(adult leaders can use this link to sign up also)  See multi-child discount info below.

Packing List

Youth Camp

Who: Students who have completed 6th  grade – 12th grade

Theme:  eMOTION (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Where: Watermarks Camp – Scottsville, Va

When: August 12th – 17th

Cost: $375 per student ($50 deposit due on sign up, balance can be spread out between now and camp date)

Click here to sign up & pay online for Youth Camp (6th– 12th grade only)
(adult leaders can use this link to sign up also) See multi-child discount info below.

Family Discount

If you have more than one kid/teen to send to camp, we want you to be able to send them all (and have some quiet time bonus that week for yourselves at home too!)  So, we are offering a $50 discount per family, if 2 or more kids/youth are attending camp, or higher discounts if you have 3, 4, or more.  Just use the online registration link and the discount options will show as available, or ask one of us directly for any help you need in signing up.  Some sponsorships may be available as well for families that need assistance with sending their children to camp.

Families

Families @ Essential Church

 

Essential Kidz

eKidz wants to Leave a Legacy of Love for God in the lives of the kidz and families. That’s our mission, our drive, the thing that motivates us. What does eKidz look like? Teams of awesome people who love God and find creative ways to engage kidz in what we are exploring in the Bible each week, making it fun, relatable, and something they can understand and start putting into practice in their lives. Background-checked team members greet your family as you drop off your child with a security name tag, and welcome them into a safe and age-appropriately designed room with friends to be made as well as stories, songs, games, and activities that aim to make it one of the best hours of their week.

0.-Early-Childhood-Header Ages 6 weeks – 23 months
At the youngest ages

Ages 2 – 5 years old
(not in Kindergarten yet)
A time of great exploring…

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2. Elementary Header Kindergarten – 5th grade
Growing up…

Parents
eKidz also partners with parents through useful resources, special events, family milestones (like dedication and baptism) as well as useful ideas and activities to do each week at home.
Your child’s room leader or small group leader will have something prepared for you every week to help connect the biblical values from Sunday morning throughout your week at home, with easy talking points and activities that kids love doing with mom or dad.
And, we are ready to help celebrate those milestone moments in your child’s and family’s life!

Want to go deeper with your kidz? Click here for this week’s Table Talk: Elementary / PreK

Interesting in getting involved?

Send us an email at children@essentialchurch.com

 

 

Essential Youth

Essential Youth exists to remove non-essential barriers between students and God. We believe teenagers are world changers! Our youth ministry isn’t just another cool activity to add to a busy schedule. It’s a place for students to build deep friendships, experience God personally and be equipped for the work of ministry.  When middle-school and high-school students are devoted to Jesus, they can make a big impact in their homes, schools and other areas of influence.

Grade 6 – Grade 8
Sundays 5:30p-6:30p @ Salem Campus
We spend part of our time in small groups, part of our time singing with the Youth Band and part of our time listening to messages that are relevant to the lives of students. At Essential Youth everyone is accepted, everyone is real and everyone is fun. We welcome all middle school and high school students with open arms!

 

Grade 9 – Grade 12
Sundays 6:30p-7:30p @ Salem Campus
We spend part of our time in small groups, part of our time singing with the Youth Band and part of our time listening to messages that are relevant to the lives of students. At Essential Youth everyone is accepted, everyone is real and everyone is fun. We welcome all middle school and high school students with open arms!

Parents
Essential Youth…parents…

Current Youth Series:
I <3 U
Bring a friend…

Service Teams

First Impressions Team

If you love people, this is a great place to serve. As a First Impressions Team member, you’ll have the opportunity to help people feel welcome by putting a smile on their face, sharing helpful information, or preparing tasty treats and great coffee.

Kidz Team

Do you want to leave a legacy of love for God with kids and families? It’s easier than you think. There are many different roles to choose from: safety and support, holding and comforting babies, being a kidz small group leader, leading a fun worship experience, or creative storytelling.

Youth Team

Whether you’re a young adult or young at heart, if you want a fun place to serve the will make a lasting impact in a student’s life, then youth ministry is the place for you.

Worship Team

If you have a gifting for music or are interested in AV production, then you may be a good fit for one of these teams. While you don’t need to have touring experience, for the benefit of everyone listening talent is required to serve on this team.

 

Sign up today and see the difference you can make.

 

Downloading Christmas Apps

DownloadingChristmas.FACEBOOKHere is a list of the apps you will need for the Christmas Eve services. Please download these apps before attending the Christmas Eve service.

The most important app will be the Wham City Lights app, but all of them will be used at some point during the night.

App for Android devices:  

App  for Apple devices:  

Women’s Christmas Event

 

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Life is a Buffet

What is it?  Essential Women present the Life is a Buffet Christmas event with special guest Christian Author/Speakers Polly Boyette.  Author of “Life Is A Buffet”.

Who’s it for?  This is a special event just for women.  Feel free to ask a friend(s) to attend. High school and older only 

When is it?  Friday December 4th, 6:30- 9:30 pm

Where’s it at?  Essential Church Salem Campus 4020 Ware Neck Dr. VB 23456

Why should I attend?  So the women that call Essential their home can get together for a time of fellowship and relationship building.

How much is it? $5 per person.  Sign up and pay here

What’s Included?  Appetizers, snacks, and childcare for ages birth to 5th grade

Please contact Tricia Toney at 2littlolme@cox.net  for last minute questions.

Leadership Event

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What: Extraordinary potential exists in all of us. With the right environment, resources, skills and knowledge, ‘ordinary’ people can produce extraordinary results. -Kevin Eikenberry

 

When: Saturday, October 24th – 9a to Noon

Where: Essential Church – 4020 Ware Neck Dr.

Who: Everyone! You should attend if you are currently serving in a leadership role, want to know more about leadership roles, or are simply looking to get involved in reaching the 7 out of 10 people and remove every non-essential barrier between people and God.  Light snacks and childcare will be provided.

Click here to sign up.

 

Night of Worship

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Night of Worship- July 18th 7-8:30p-

Join Essential Worship as we spend an evening in worship and prayer. Come expecting God to do something incredible as we worship Him and celebrate all that He is doing at Essential Church. Pre-K childcare will be provided

Christmas In July

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Women of Essential would like to invite all the ladies to our Christmas in July Card making Event.

This is a 2-day event starting Friday July 24 from 7-9p and concluding Saturday July 25th from 11-1p.

The cost of the event is $5 per day.

You can decide if you would like to attend Friday, Saturday, or both days.

Click here to get signed up.

Playing For Keeps

Have kids?
Teens?
Grandkids?
Planning to have kids someday?

Everything from their first steps to graduation seems to pass by so quickly, so come and have fun discovering the 6 things you can give a kid over time that will show them why they matter to God. Learn great ways to celebrate the little moments in each phase of growing up, along with making the big milestones true anchors in their life.

Wednesday, June 17th, 6:30-7:45pm (repeating event this fall, stay tuned…)
Childcare provided, no cost for this event and registration is not necessary.

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