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Children Need to Enjoy Church Too

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After Announcements on Sunday Mornings, the children have a chance to come up from for a 10 minute Children’s Chat. The topics range from “What do you see in the front of the church” to “Is it okay to celebrate Holidays”. The quick snippet of information engages the children (and sometimes the congregation) that then leads into the church sermon and the children to Junior Church.

Our Junior Church is designed to teach and reach children with the Word of God in a way in which they  learn and have fun in their own Sunday Morning service! It is a time packed with  teaching, Scripture games, music, and much more.

Did someone say VBS?

Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is a fun-filled program that takes place in the summer (“vacation”) months, to connect with the children and families in the communities. Vacation Bible School is an outreach meant to bring in children  and to teach them the gospel.

A little Bit of Background on VBS:

Vacation Bible School began in the 1890s. A New York doctor’s wife wanted to find a way to keep children off the streets in the summertime, and so she rented a large beer hall in the East Side in order to conduct what she called “Everyday Bible School.” Her idea expanded, and eventually the New York City Baptist Mission Society established several of these Bible schools around the city.
A man named Robert G. Boville, formerly of the Baptist Mission Society, was key in the program’s expansion to other cities around the country. By 1907, he had established a national committee for Vacation Bible Schools.
Today, Vacation Bible School is a popular summer activity for Christians and non-Christians alike. Churches generally run Vacation Bible School for a week, and each program has its own theme (medieval castles, water parks, the Old West, etc.) that children can explore. A week of VBS usually includes games, snacks, crafts, skits, and, of course, Bible lessons.

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