VBS Is Back! (July 10-14th)

After a lot of worrying and questioning “How few is too few?” The Christian Ed triad (George Briggs, Jill Boday and Michell Eskeli) decided it’s now or never for a return of VBS to SCC. On the day before VBS began, we had 9 students. By start on Monday morning, we had 13 and Friday ended with 15 kids! Thanks to Rick Stelle and his trivia night, each child attended for free.

We talked about God and how we are all accepted and loved. We learned that mistakes don’t define us and learning from them makes us stronger. We talked about school shootings and fear and safety precautions. We shared lots of wonderful snacks. We made some fabulous crafts, learned songs and dances and cheered each other through obstacle courses. This small group of kids really connected.

The volunteers showed up and were willing to pitch in anywhere they were needed. People stepped up and out of their comfort zone. “Wherever you need me” are magical words to a Director of anything. Many times during the week we commented how the small numbers let us get to know each child better.

Our time together held lots of laughs and surprises. I was just sure “walking on water” would be a bust with the older kids but they loved it! They walked and even danced on water.

A good number of the kids came to church on Sunday July 16th and played the chimes for their families and the Congregation.

Our goal was for the kids to learn about Gods love for them and that Church is a safe place. I think we succeeded.

We are glad to be back! See you next year! With gratitude from your winning VBS team

Michell, Jill, George, Jean, Sammy, Sandy, Carolyn, Jim, Jan, Helen, Ruth Nicole, Zach, Catherine, Rev. Korte, Donna and McKenzie