Saturday, April 25, 2009

"SonCastle Faire"
Sun.Star Davao, April 25, 2009

"Each one should use whatever gift/talents he has received to serve others." (1 Peter 4:10)

A summer activity fit for a king!

That’s the way the young participants of Davao Evangelical Church’s (DEC) Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS) were especially treated when they attended Gospel Light’s “SonCastle Faire” recently.
Gospel Light is a renowned Christian publishing house in the U.S. which produces Christian literature like Sunday School and DVBS.

In the past, DEC has utilized exciting Gospel Light themes such as “Treasures of the Nile” (2004), “Power Up” (2005), “Construction Zone” (2006), “Kingdom of the Son-A Prayer Safari (2007) and “SonTreasure Island” (2008).

This year, kids from 4-12 years old were welcomed to the DVBS with a grand medieval castle setting. Volunteer church members made sure that the venue conveyed the royal theme through gigantic castles, stained glass, crowns, crests, shields, thrones and many more!

Majority of the volunteer teachers were church members who willingly gave their time and talents to serve the Lord for five days. They came from different backgrounds and professions such as bankers, teachers, doctors, housewives, businessmen, college and 
high school students, among others.

SonCastle Faire is one of Gospel Light’s most popular themes based on Jesus’ Parable of the Talents. The meaningful theme focused on the idea that “God has given talents and gifts to each person to use for the kingdom -- to serve God and others”.

Each day commenced with the all the kids assembling at the main area to sing Middle Ages-inspired songs with scripture memory verses like "God's Workmanship" (Ephesians 2:10), "I Will Praise You!" (Psalm 9:1, 2) and "I Believe God Will Use Me!".

Through enjoyable and creative music, crafts, skits and games, children explored their abilities as well as talents and learned five important life lessons based on Bible stories.
Kudos to the Davao Evangelical Church volunteers who willingly shared their God-given talents so that others may also discover theirs to serve the King of Kings!


This summer, the Davao Evangelical Church will continue its “SonCastle Faire” theme during Sunday school activities from 8:30-9:30 a.m. All kids are welcome to attend.

For more details, please contact DEC’s Evelyn Cang or Aris Blas at tel. nos. 2213115 and 2276421.

Special thanks to Imagine Digital Foto Fun for the photos you see on this page.
Little Cooks Summer Workshops

Kiddie Chefs!

Let your kids be a part of Center for Asian Culinary Studies Davao’s kitchen activities for this summer! Let them learn to whip up delectable treats as well as make new friends…you’ll be amazed at how they will work wonders in the kitchen!

The class will be handled by Chef Booboo Maramba. They can take the full 5-day class (with 10% off) or just choose the days they want to attend.

Fee is P 1,000.00 per workshop inclusive of ingredients.

5-9 years old (kids) – 9:00 am – 12:00 nn
10-15 years old (teens) – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

April 28- Workshop 1 (kids): Chicken Burger, Mango Float, S’mores and Melon Coolers; (teens)
Bacon Burger Steak, Pinwheel Sandwich, Apple Crumble and Chocolate Molding
April 30- Workshop 2 (kids): Ham & Egg Surprise, French Toast, Cheese Pie and Mango Slush; (teens): Ham & Cheese Macaroni, Easy Chocolate Cake, Mango Crepes, and Mongolian Beef Stir Fry
May 12 - Workshop 3 (kids): Mighty Burger, Do-it-yourself Pizza, Pink Ladyfingers and Milk Shake; (teens): Chicken & Mushroom Pasta, Shepherd’s Pie, Banana Cream Pie and Choco Chip Muffins
May 14 - Workshop 4 (kids): Chocolate Molding, Chicken Hamonado, Chocolate Clusters and Fruits & Pudding; (teens): Arroz ala Cubana, Honey Roasted Chicken, Mango Charlotte and Chocolate Icebox Cake
May 19 - Workshop 5 (kids): Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Hotdog Bugs, Bread Pudding and Choco Banana Shake; (teens): Cheese Steak Sandwich, Sesame Fish Sticks, Churros and Choco Hazelnut Cream

Kids in the Kitchen Workshop 2
5-9 years old - May 5, 2009 @ 9:00 am-12nn and 1:00-4:00 pm
10-15 years old - May 7, 2009 @ 9:00 am-12nn and 1:00-4:00 pm

This is the 2nd of the series by Chef Toto Erfe. It's an enhancement program designed to bring out the chefie side of your kids. Students will get to experience hands-on cooking and baking in a fun way!

Recipes are Peanut Butter & Choco Krispies, Oreo Banana Upside Down Ice Cream Pie, Gabby’s Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Fun Nachos, Meaty Lasagna, Strawberry Pond Cookies, Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches, Chocolate Fondue, Mini Stuffed Cheese Burgers, Meaty Cheese Fries, Corn Dogs and Spiral Sandwich.

Fee is P3,000 inclusive of ingredients.

For reservations, please call, Center for Asian Culinary Studies Davao, Holiday Gym and Spa Complex, F. Torres St., Davao City, Telefax#: 300.2992 or 300.2227

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