To Mars and Beyond
“To Mars and Beyond” Vacation Bible School was a huge success this year!
FUMC Alvord hosted 48 children from preschool to junior high as they learned about going beyond with faith, boldness, kindness, and hope.
We began each night with a tasty supper prepared by Donna Nivens, Mike Nivens, and Jo Watson. Then we dismissed to the Sanctuary where the Mission Commander (Audra Nivens) and EP3-20 (Rachel Anderson) helped the children prepare for the lesson with an assembly skit. Pastor Veronica along with a cast of drama characters (including Charlie French, Suzette Munson, Doug Munson, and several children) shared exciting stories from Bible.
The kids traveled to stations all around Memorial Hall. Voyagers learned tons of praise songs from Cathleen Rangle and Kim French. Cat Kelly and Judy Smith helped the Voyagers make fun crafts. Bonne Forman manned the Mission Station where each group made items to share kindness around the community. Rachel Case and Melissa Nivens challenged the kids with exciting experiments and the Science Station.
Finally, a special thanks goes to Jody Slaten, Katie Slaten, Charlie French, Audra Nivens, Rachel Anderson, Jacy Malone, and Sydney Wade who served as Team Leaders. Most important, the kids learned that God is “able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us.”
Overall, the week was such a blessing for all of those involved! We could never hold such an event without your generous donations of money, supplies, and time. I am already looking forward to next year!