Monument Heights assists families to grow stronger in their relationships with God and with each other. Throughout the year, opportunities for marriage enrichment, parenting classes, and family discipleship are provided. Here is a listing of other activities that have become popular traditions among our families:
On a Saturday in October our church hosts an outdoor annual Fall Festival. Activities include hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a bounce house, pumpkin painting, and a cake walk. Local vendors provide food.
Parent and Child Dedication
Parent/Child Dedication is a ceremony traditionally held on either Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. This provides parents an opportunity to present their children to the Lord. Parents make a public vow to raise their child in a Christian home and in a church where he or she can come to know, love, and serve Jesus. The members of Monument Heights also pledge to provide a loving, nurturing community that will assist those parents in teaching and praying for their child. Each child dedicated is given a New Testament Bible and a dedication certificate.
If you would like to have your child dedicated, please contact the church office.
Wednesday Night Dinner
Wednesday Night Supper is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with fellow Christians and meet new families and friends while sharing a wonderful meal together. Dinner is served from 5:30-6:10 PM downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. At 6:30 PM there is a Bible study and prayer meeting for the adults. Children and youth are encouraged to attend their planned activities during this time. Childcare is provided for babies to three years old.
Easter Egg Hunt and Real Easter Story
The Monument Heights Easter Egg Hunt and Real Easter Story is held every year on the Saturday morning before Easter for children in grade five and younger. In addition to searching for hidden eggs outside, children also make an age-appropriate craft and enjoy a snack. The highlight comes in hearing the real Easter story of Christ’s death and resurrection.
Celebration of Freedom Sunday
Since 2000, Celebration of Freedom Sunday has become a well-loved community celebration held the Sunday preceding July 4. A patriotic musical and recognition of our veterans who served in all five branches of the armed forces is followed by a community meal and outdoor games. A bounce house, volleyball, family relays, and snow cones are provided in this joyful celebration.
Love in Action Day
One Saturday each spring, families of Monument Heights put their love into action in practical ways all across Richmond. Over 150 people participate in over 15 simultaneous projects such as painting the home of an elderly county resident, visiting a nursing home resident, making pillows for cancer patients, or hosting a breakfast for families of wounded veterans. Families can serve together or do separate projects. Sign up for specific projects begins each year on Easter Sunday.