In the summer of 2011, Redeemer Covenant Church is running an arts camp for underprivileged kids at an elementary school in west Tulsa. We did it last year, too, and it was amazing. It runs June 21–24 from 9am to 1pm with a dinner/program the evening of June 24. One hundred kids, 1st – 5th grade, will attend classes including: GLEE, body percussion (like Stomp), cool creations (duct tape art, slime, etc.), and cooking (bread in a bucket, granola, etc.). We use high school, college, and adult volunteers. We want this to be an amazing outpouring of God’s love on this community.
Last year when I ran the choir, I taught 3 songs to the kids. The little ones did fun, silly songs and then learned the theme song for the week, “That’s What Faith Can Do” by Kutless. The next oldest group learned “Fireflies” by Owl City in addition to the theme song, and the oldest kids did “Live Life Loud” by Hawk Nelson along with the theme song. We didn’t do any explicit Christian songs, but faith was woven all throughout them.
Submitted by: Matt Nightingale, Redeemer Covenant Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma