Vacation Bible School was a success!

Vacation Bible School

Ray Smith launches his balloon from the farm of John Cauthen during VBS 2010.

Our 2010 VBS theme of “Up, Up, and Away, Lifted By God’s Love” was evident in all that we did at VBS this year.

We studied stories of Jesus healing a paralyzed man, the Ascension of Jesus, and a traveler’s Psalm, Psalm 121.

VBS was attended by approximately 25 children and 40 adults on June 11, 12, and 13.

Twenty adults were involved in teaching, crafts, music, and preparing meals.

Children brought in canned goods to donate to H.O.P.E as a way of lifting up others by showing God’s love.

We enjoyed playing games with a huge colorful parachute and cooling off by the breeze it created.

On Saturday morning we traveled to the Cauthen’s Farm for a special treat.

Ray Smith of Tega Cay, South Carolina, brought his hot air balloon for a launching demonstration.

The men of the church were helpful with this exhibition and enjoyed fellowship and learning about ballooning with Ray and his assistant, Gabe.

We are very thankful to the Cauthen’s for welcoming us to their farm once again this year.

On Sunday, the children did more crafts and lessons and then performed music they had learned for their parents and families.

We loved the Butterfly song by the children.

After a sudden thunderstorm subsided we went outside for each child to release helium balloons and were amazed to see a beautiful rainbow, a sign of the promise of God’s love, in the sunset sky.

Many of the children stated that this was their “first rainbow ever”.

This bible school was a blessing to all who were involved, children and adults, and one that will be remembered for a long time.

Members of Van Wyck Presbyterian Church watch as Ray Smith ascends in his hot air balloon.

God certainly blessed us with a wonderful event for our church.

The Christian Education committee wishes to thank everyone who helped to make this VBS a success.

~ Pat Oglesby, Christian Education Chairman.

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