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City on a Hill will use fun to connect

For the last several years, City on a Hill Church has done an informal vacation Bible school event in the Rosemount Woods neighborhoods. It’s nothing complicated, but Kris Schmidt said it reaches out to a group of kids that otherwise don’t get that type of activity.

This year, City On A Hill will host Game Zone 6 to 8 p.m. July 13 through July 17 at the basketball courts in Rosemount Woods. Schmidt said the activities are geared toward school-aged kids, but teens are welcome to come out too.

“If teens come out, we get them involved,” said Schmidt.

Like in past years, Schmidt hopes kids will come out for some fun. Schmidt said the purpose of Game Zone is to get into the mobile home neighborhood and meet the families that live there. Every year, Schmidt said they’ve had good turnout and the week-long event has been well received.

Each session will follow a similar pattern. Members of the church lead a warm up activity as kids trickle in. Then a game is chosen. Schmidt said some of the past favorites have been Uncle Dooger, a tag game, and Bonkers, a scavenger hunt-type game.

“They’re all fun, silly games. The kids have a blast,” said Schmidt.

Each night ends with a Bible story. Schmidt said teens from the church created a series of parable lessons for a mission trip to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, which will be used for Game Zone nights as well.

A parable is a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. Schmidt said the parables should be a good fit for Game Zone.

On the last night of Game Zone, Schmidt said they will invite families out for dinner and community.

“It’s a good night,” said Schmidt.

For more information about Game Zone call Kris Schmidt at 612-616-0411.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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