Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The energy is building

The energy is building for Vacation Bible School at Chain of Lakes Church. Yesterday was my first day back at work after being gone to Texas for five days, and I spent most of it working on Vacation Bible School. I am pleased to say that almost every one of our families in our new church have signed up their children for Vacation Bible School. I don’t ever make promises, but out turnout is looking promising!

We are meeting August 12-13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lino Lakes. We are offering a meal and a T-Shirt. There is no cost to participating in Vacation Bible School. Children who are age three to fifth grade are welcome to join us. We will have games, crafts, and music. We have an excellent group of adult leaders

When I first came to Community Presbyterian Church in Plainview we had one child who was third grade or less—fewer children than in our current new church. One way we built our children’s ministry was through Vacation Bible School. We offered Bible School and encouraged people in the community to come. Eventually people did come. I think we had 15 kids the first year of our Bible School—towards the end of my tenure at Plainview we would have close to forty children attend.

You can help us publicize Vacation Bible School. Would you send an E-mail to some of your friends who have children inviting them to Vacation Bible School? This is the time of year when parents are looking for events for their children. Even if those kids go to a church, invite the children to attend. We will not be encouraging children who attend another church to come to our church. If you are on Facebook, would you send an invite to friends you have. A woman in our congregation used Facebook to get the word out about our Bible School and we have already received a response back from someone who is interested. Keep spreading the word

And—keep our Vacation Bible School in your prayers.

Vacation Bible School is one of the best ministries a congregation can offer. I can’t wait to see what happens a week from today.

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