Sara has been a member of Ivanrest for the last 20 years. She loves the kids programs that Ivanrest has to offer and was Youth group leader for five years before she took some time off to raise four kids of her own. Now that her daughter is old enough to be in GEMS she thought it would be a great time to get involved again. As head counselor of GEMS, Sara will be around at every Wednesday night meeting welcoming the girls, leading them in devotions, letting them know of the special events that are coming up and just being around to answer questions and help out where she can.
Sara will be around at the end of the meetings as well to make sure all the girls get rides home. If you have any questions about GEMS or any of the GEMS events you can talk to Sara at any of the Wednesday night meetings she would love to meet you!
The mission of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. Our vision is to see girls around the world actively and enthusiastically expressing love for God and others. Source
Each year, a Scripture passage is selected and a theme is developed around that Scripture to make the passage come alive for the girls. Bible studies, service projects, crafts, games, and other fun activities are created to teach the truth of God’s Word that is found in the theme.
Our GEMS Program is designed for girls in grades 3-6 grades. All girls from the area are welcome! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays during September-April. Please check the calendar below for additional fun nights planned or for changes in the schedule.
Our theme this year is Lover Overflows. The theme verse comes from 1 Thessalonians 3:12, May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as our does for you.
Important things to know
GEMS Parent Info
All girls must have a registration form filled out. Please fill this out ASAP. To help cover the cost of GEMS we do have dues of $25.00. You can make checks payable to Ivanrest Church and pay at one of the first meetings or you can pay online here.
We ask that each dad/grandpa take a turn helping with security. We will be sending out a security schedule shortly after GEMS begins. If you are not able to serve on the date you are scheduled, please find your own substitute and let Sara know. For more information on security, click here.
Check back on this page often. It will be where you can find the latest information.
Full Calendar of Events