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Summer Ministry 2020

Summer ministry in 2020 will look differet than it has in any previous year. As of this writing, it is unlikely that we will be in the day camps in Paterson where we usually conduct 5-Day Clubs®. We are planning and preparing for three different ministry scenarios. Whether we do one exclusively or some combination will depend on the opportunities that God opens.

We are in need of hosts: those who would open their outdoor space for a club or invite a group of children or invite a group of children to attend a Zoom club. Download a flyer or contact the CEF office for more information. Note that we especially need hosts for the week of July 13-17 as this is the week many of our volunteers have already committed to serving. Download a flyer:Host a Club flyer

All of CEF’s 5-Day Clubs (in person and online) include engaging Bible lessons, high-energy songs, lifechanging Scripture memory and fun games. The Gospel is clearly presented and children are invited to trust Jesus as Savior. Children who already know Jesus are encouraged to grow in their walks with Him.

For this summer we may meet either for 5 consecutive days or once weekly for 5 weeks. We will also offer a special Ice Cream Party for those situations where we can meet only once. Parents are always welcome to attend with their children. Social distancing will be observed at all in-person ministry activities.

Backyard 5-Day Clubs

While we may not be permitted to gather in large groups, smaller gatherings in backyards may be allowed. Backyard clubs will meet outdoors and be led by a team of 2-3 CEF workers. Host families will open their outdoor space, invite children and provide a snack.

Zoom 5-Day Clubs

We’re also preparing to offer 5-Day Clubs via Zoom. The content will be essentially the same as our regular clubs; delivery will be adapted for an online environment and will include some fun hands-on extras delivered the child's home. Parents must register children and will receive login information for a private meeting room. All child protection policies will be observed to keep kids safe online.

Backyard Ice Cream Parties

Boys and girls will enjoy this ice cream themed party as they play games, sing songs, and learn from God’s Word. The Gospel is clearly presented through the lesson, “Diego Takes the Blame.” Children will relate to this fictional story of a boy who struggles with peer pressure. Parties last about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.


If you would like to host a Backyard 5-Day Club or an Ice Cream Party, or if you’d like to invite a group of kids you know to a Zoom 5-Day Club, please contact Twyla at 973.265.4447 or Download a flyer with more information:Download


This summer our ministries will be conducted by those who have experience serving with CEF. Plans may change on short notice, so the team will need to be very flexible as the state’s reopening plan is revealed and as families determine what activities they find comfortable.

Learn more . . .

Download PDFs of the following:

Volunteer Application Instructions
2020 CYIA Training School Flyer
2020 CYIA Training School Application

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