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Aug 10 2012

Vacation Bible School 2012

SonRise National Park!

The Best Destination of the Summer

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We had an exciting week exploring SonRise National Park. This year our VBS program partnered with St. Paul’s UCC of Sellersville. There were 44 children and over 40 volunteers that helped to make the week a true success. The kids enjoyed the thrills of daily treks into the park where they faced extreme challenges and learned to depend on the promises of Jesus – True Peace, True Riches, True Power, True Love and True Hope – promises that each of us can cling to. They discovered the treasure found in Philippians 4:19, “My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

Our daily skits allowed us to follow three contestants on a TV show inspired by our beautiful location, SonRise National Park. They thought the show was about winning survival skill challenges. But the competition was really about their true nature. Through the challenges, we were able to discover what they were really like when the going got tough. Did they stay calm or freak out? Stay honest or cheat? Show love to others or choose to be selfish? Best of all the audience (our VBS children) decided the winner.

This year our VBS Mission Project was Operation Christmas Child. Our goal was to create 50 shoe boxes. The daily offering was designated to ship the boxes overseas. Through the very generous contributions of our congregations we were able to make 54 boxes and had supplies left over which were donated to the Urban Cupboard and FISH for their programs. Thank you to everyone involved in making this mission a great success.

I would like to say thank you to all who helped create this fun week for our children. There was so much energy at VBS this year. The week was filled with great crafts, snacks, games, lessons and music. Thank you to the children who participated with such enthusiasm. That is what makes it fun for all involved. We look forward to a great VBS again next year!

Ann Wright, VBS Director

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