The Beach Comes to Gladstone Park Church
Max Patterson Park was the site of the Gladstone Park Church's Vacation Bible School, held June 23–27. The program was a treasure-hunting adventure in the Caribbean islands. Registration found visitors coming from the nearby Baptist church, the Bridge City Community Church, across the street and Ohana Christian Fellowship.
During registration the children were given name tags and put into three groups: Daring Dolphins, Cool Crabs and Super Starfish. Then they sat down on a tarp with staff who were identified by yellow shirts with a SonTreasure Island logo. Next a musical skit was followed by a beach Bible story taught by Bob Uhrig, Gladstone Park Church pastor, who had memory verses in puzzle pieces for the kids to assemble. Beach snacks, beach crafts and beach races were the last stations the kids explored on a daily basis, and they enjoyed coming back each day for a new adventure.
As VBS concluded, leader Connie Durbin said, “Our focus was on God’s love and our reflection of that love in Corinthians 13. It was a joy to watch the 33 kids as they reveled in this love through the music, stories and fresh air.”
A copy of this program may be secured from gospellight.com.