Granger Welcomes Community Children to VBS
The Granger Church held its annual Vacation Bible School in June. More than 50 children ages 4–12 attended. Community children joined church children in singing songs, hearing Bible stories and doing crafts. Although the church doors did not open until 6:30 each evening, community children came early. Many of the children walked to VBS each night, with older brothers and sisters. One mother from the community who brought her children reminisced about when she was a child and attended VBS at the Granger Church. Although too old to attend VBS themselves, there were several teenagers who brought younger siblings and then asked if they could stay to help.
On the final night, children put on a program for their parents. The 4- to 6-year-olds sang, while the 7- to 9-year-olds performed a skit and the 10- to 12-year-olds led the audience with memory verses. Pathfinder club members also did a special presentation and invited the community children who were 10 years and older to join them on their next Pathfinder outing.
Church members agree that Vacation Bible School is one of the most successful tools for reaching out to the community and sharing the message of Jesus’ love. Because of previous Vacation Bible Schools there are community children who regularly come to Sabbath School.