Molalla Vacation Bible School Sees Black and White

December 01, 2011 | Helen Shreve

The Molalla (Ore.) Church was filled with "Pandamania" for one week in July with bamboo, Chinese lanterns and panda paw prints everywhere. Thirty-six children, 20 of them from the local community, enjoyed singing, hearing stories and eating healthy snacks during the church's Vacation Bible School. Several youth members served as group leaders. The children especially enjoyed the crafts, which included bamboo chimes, nature prints and placemats. The children presented a small program for parents on the last day and did a couple of songs for special music on Sabbath. Attendance at VBS was higher than usual this year, according to Cindy Hepler, VBS director.