This annual event involves the whole congregation for a week in July each summer. It centers on a theme that helps children from 3 years old – 5th grade to learn more about Jesus and their faith. Youth and adults serve as teachers and leaders.
Photos from Monday: Bible verse: Genesis 6:8 “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord”
* Standing for God (even when it means standing alone)
R: Simulating the sound of rain getting stronger
Photos from Tuesday: Bible Verse: John 14: 15 “If you love me, keep my commandments.”
* Obeying God (no matter what)
L: Elementary kids learned that Noah followed God’s command to build the ark. Children pretended to be ark inspectors and ‘inspected’ an imaginary ark and talked about the details and features of the ark. R: Preschoolers acted out building the ark.
Photos from Wednesday: Bible Verse: Psalm 31: 14 “I trust in you, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.'”
L: Noah listened to God and trusted
that He would protect his family.
R: Even the snack echoed the Bible
Photos from Thursday: Bible Verse: I Thessalonians 5:18a “…in everything give thanks….”
Last Life Lesson from Noah:
*Thanking God (in everything)
Elementary children were given a colorful eraser to remind them to remember the rainbow – God’s promise never to flood the whole earth; work carefully – maybe you won’t need an eraser; if you do make a mistake – the eraser can wipe it away, just as God can wipe away our mistakes or sins.
Thanks to all who helped in any way or donated items for snacks or crafts.
2016 VBS by the numbers: 74 children enrolled, averaged 65 per evening
30-35 helpers each evening
160 in attendance for Friday night Fish Fry
Total offering for the week for MCMC Buddy Pack Program = $520.00