Vacation Bible School — Experiencing God’s Word

VBS2015-groupWhat an amazing week we had last week at Mt. Everest, this year’s theme for Vacation Bible School!  About 65 children joined us for the week as we learned how God’s mighty power helps us overcome big challenges!  We were fortunate to enjoy time with not only children who call UBC home, but also their friends and cousins, children from First Baptist Main St., children from the neighborhood around UBC, and children whose parents work at the UVA hospital.

It was a busy week, full of songs and skits, games and crafts, Bible stories and snacks, and most importantly, meaningful conversations with the children!  Each day children had the chance to share ‘God sightings’, ways they have seen God at work in their lives.  These God sightings are recorded on colorful flags hanging in Fellowship Hall.

We talked about the recent earthquake in Nepal, location of Mt. Everest.  The kids had the chance to bring in spare change (over $150 by the end of the week), which we will donate to the relief work in Nepal through CBF’s Nepal Response Fund.

We have heard nothing but overwhelmingly positive comments from children and parents alike.  The kids had an amazing week, and it’s all thanks to our incredible VBS volunteers!!  A huge, HUGE Thank You to everyone who helped out with Vacation Bible School last week!!!  You guys are all completely, utterly amazing!  The kids had a fantastic week, and it’s because you gave so much of your time and energy into teaching them, playing with them, and loving them.

You.  Are.  Awesome!