We are 45 days away from the start of Vacation Bible Camp (June 19-23). Not that we’re counting, but that means we have six weeks until the church is filled with over 130 children. In other words, there are only 1,080 hours until our friends Noah, John, Lydia, Nehemiah, Isaiah and Miriam leave the pages of the Bible to arrive in person to share their stories. It means we still have 64,800 minutes to practice songs and prep decorations. In the 3,888,000 seconds left, I hope you will consider being a part of this ministry.
This year our theme is “Building the City of God,” and we will soon see the gym transformed into a city that reflects God’s love for us and for our neighbors. We will practice building through games, crafts, service projects, even a few silly songs. More than anything else, it is a week where we will build a community, welcoming every child and volunteer into God’s presence and a sense of belonging.
Here are four ways you can help!
1. Pray! Pray for families at the end of the school year, for volunteers balancing so many different obligations, for the children getting ready for a great week, and for youth volunteers preparing to step into leadership.
2. Collect! These materials may be dropped off at the church offices.
- Large cardboard boxes
- Old cheese graters
- Tennis balls
- Old muffin tins
- Drop cloths
- Colorful magazines
Prep Days: (organizing, sorting, cutting, setting up): Come and help get ready for camp.
Thursday, May 25: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday May 26: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday June 5: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday June 15: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday June 16: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
During VBC: There are a variety of ways to volunteer during camp. You may volunteer for the entire week or for a day. There also are a number of different roles, from working directly with students or working at a station to helping “behind the scenes.” If you are interested in volunteering, or know a youth who would be interested in this opportunity, please contact me!
Encourage! Send a note to the church that we can give to a VBC volunteer to help encourage them during the week. Share why you think VBC is important and what you hope for a volunteer during the week.