Vacation Bible School 2012

posted Jul 30, 2012, 8:37 AM by The Church of the Nativity   [ updated Sep 18, 2012, 7:07 AM ]
We made it a "Cool, cool summer, learning to trust in Jesus!"

140 children had the sheer joy of sharing a week with 70 youth volunteers and many adults from our parish during our annual Vacation Bible School from July 23-27th. They enjoyed music, crafts, snacks, games, Bible story telling, live animals and class time with the "SonRise National Park: Point Your Kids to Jesus" theme. The children learned about service to others as they contributed to our annual mission project; St. Jude's School in Kasana Luweero, Uganda. We sponsor two young ladies, Gabriella and Lucky. Many earned money doing chores around the house and a few had a lemonade stand and shared their profits with the mission! VBS families also kick started the annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters school supplies campaign by donating pencils, notebooks, backpacks etc. The teen volunteers packed up 50 snack bags that were picked up by Covenant House for distribution in Asbury Park.

We would like to sincerely thank all those involved in bringing this fantastic program to our children. All of us at VBS gain so much each year and this year was no exception! We will always remember: "It is written in God's Word, I will hide it in my heart. It is written in God's Word, God gives me the power to do what's right!" VBS: It's the Best!