Backpack Blessings

backbacks 1Among the many blessings of today’s service was when Rev. Kaleigh Corbett blessed the backpacks at the children’s time. She gave them a take-home memory, their choice of key chains, and then they headed off to “Caring Kids” Summer Sunday with Scott and Deb Sherill. Children and teachers look forward to “Rally Day,” on Sunday, September 13, at 9:30 a.m., when they start the Sunday School year.

But a reminder: Next Sunday, Labor Day weekend, the service is at 10 a.m.


Finding Community at VBS

VBS 2014 Eby, Gillette, Roth, Blomgren, BarnesIf we look through the Vacation Bible School albums from years past, we see pictures of children who were in VBS just a short time ago — it seems like seconds — and now they are working in mission on the Appalachia Service Project. The fun and learning that happened  in church, at Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, has helped kids grow up to be Christian adults.

Vacation Bible School this year is three evenings, August 11 to 13, 5;30 to 8 p.m. Children will learn about God’s people (like Sarah and Abraham) and the parables of Jesus (the Good Samaritan). They will learn why it’s important to love your neighbor, and  do hands-on mission projects to help others.

Making Christian education happen is so important. Invite your neighbor’s children!

VBS is also a chance to be in community.  All adults, not just parents, are invited to join VBS for the family meal at 5:30 or for the closing worship at 7:45.

Please pray for the VBS team to effectively tell of God’s love. Call Kaleigh at 609-924-2613 or email