Vacation Bible School looked a little different this summer. Instead of acting out Bible stories and singing songs together in the church sanctuary, children from all over town stopped by the church parking lot for a “Grab & Go” version of VBS.
For three Wednesday nights in June, we revived the 2014 Workshop of Wonders theme with all kinds of crafts, stories, and prizes related to construction and building. We gave away an average of 25 bags each week.
On June 10, Pastor Veronica shared the story of Esther in a Facebook video, and children received a meal of chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. Their orange tote bags were filled with an Esther coloring book, crayons, an “I Dig Jesus” bracelet craft, and a fun science experiment.
The following week, on June 17, kids enjoyed a take-away spaghetti dinner while learning about the rebuilding of the temple. This time, the week’s craft and science supplies came in a yellow hard hat. Again, Pastor Veronica shared the story on Facebook, and music videos were shared there too.
Finally, on June 24, the children heard Pastor Veronica tell the parable of the wise and foolish builders and received their own booklet of the story. The sticky science project allowed students to make solid, colorful rocks from rock salt and glue. This week, they enjoyed a snack of cookies and fruit.
Thank you to Donna Nivens and Cat Kelly for preparing the delicious meals. Also, many thanks to Jo Watson, Gay Dickens, Lucy Slaten, Laura Shaffer, and Carrie Endsley for providing the cookies and fruit for the snack bags. We appreciate Cat Kelly, Hudson Kelly, Bonnie Foreman, Rachel Anderson, Clint, Audra, and Melissa Nivens for helping pass out meals and bags.
Even though it was a lot quieter than years past, FUMC Alvord was still able to share the Word of God with the children of our community despite the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic.