I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1: 6
We wrapped up an exciting VBS week at our ‘construction site’ where kids worked on building a strong foundation on the love of Jesus.
We averaged 68 kids/teens per day with a total of 83 different kids/teens registered throughout the week. The teen group was well attended with a high of 26 on Friday. In the opening/closing segments, kids learned high-energy songs that tied in with our main scripture verse-Philippians 1:6, and daily bonus scripture verses. Each age group rotated through the Bible Story, Games, Bible Verse/Snack, and the Craft sites, where each elementary-age participant built and painted a toolbox. Sites were held at both BEPC and BUMC locations.
In keeping with our building theme, our main Mission of the Week was collecting money for Habitat for Humanity of Genesee County. Kids/families were so generous throughout the week with a total of $589.39 collected (we rounded up to $600). A giant ‘tape measure’ measured our daily progress. We also collected 253 non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army in Batavia.
Our Friday closing ceremony highlighted what the kids learned throughout the week. Each elementary child was given a devotional to take home to encourage spending time in the Bible and learning more of Jesus’ love for them. Families were treated to a hot dog picnic in the fellowship hall on Friday after the closing.
VBS could not have run as smoothly as it did without the 46 volunteers who offered their time and gifts before and during the week of VBS. We are so grateful and blessed with how our ‘traditional’ VBS came together after a few year’s hiatus. We give God all the Glory!