Singing songs, tie dying t-shirts, playing kickball and learning about the Bible all happen during Vacation Bible School every year. The kids always want to dance on the stage to the music. (Who can blame them?) They always want to play kickball. (A solid choice.) Lil and Brooke always have a tie dye night (It wouldn’t be VBS without it.) And we have a great time.
This year our theme was Maker Fun Factory: Created for a Purpose. Every night we began with worship and then rotated through stations: crafts, games, Bible Study and a video station that had good discussion. We also shared dinner together before worship.
Every year during VBS Mooreland comes together. Some of it is behind the scenes. John Page mowed the lawn. Leighton, Lil and Brooke spruced up our playground. Georgia pulled weeds, especially the poison ivy. Margie, Jimmy, Lil, Dietra and Brooke all helped put the stage decorations up. Some of the work happens during the week. Megan and Tony took pictures for our daily slide show that retold our Bible Story. Georgia and Debbie led our Bible Study station complete with a tent, pretend torches, and an empty tomb. Dietra, Susi, Margie and Ann all helped with dinner. Kim Ferguson led games with kids who all wanted to play kickball every night. Melinda led our video discussion group where they looked up the Bible verse and discussed a video about kids their age learning new things about God. Lil, Brooke and Sheila led crafts with their many helpers. And I’m missing people-especially all the youth who helped with games and running the computer during worship. Everyone did such a great job.
VBS is a week when Mooreland really knows how to come together and be a church. Not that we don’t do this other times of the year, but there’s something special about VBS week. I think it’s the kind of event and also the scale. It’s a big production and we always rise to the occasion.
And as we walk through the rest of the summer, let us rest from our labors and also get ready for the busy church season-the fall. There will be plenty of other things to come together for.