Church and School Team Up for VBS

September 14, 2015 | Julie Savino

For the second summer now, Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) and the Wenatchee (Wash.) Church have teamed up to provide a Vacation Bible School program for the local community. This year’s theme was "The Creator Is My Friend."

The Wenatchee Church members rallied to donate supplies and funds for the VBS program. A staff of more than 20 adults and CCA teens worked together to create an enjoyable gospel-filled experience for the 60–80 smiling children that came each day to learn about our Creator. Joe Savino, Wenatchee Church pastor, played his guitar for the opening songs, and Stephanie Gates, CCA principal, led out in the theme talks and prayer each morning before the children divided by age groups for rotations through Bible stories, health nuggets, crafts and physical activities that complemented the theme.

During the closing exercises, CCA’s new science teacher, Jeremiah Rich, performed science demonstrations as object lessons to reinforce each day’s message. He and his wife, Kristi, and their young son, Carson, have just moved to Wenatchee from Bozeman, Mont. Rich is teaching junior and senior high school science classes and replacing Diana Hernandez, who retired this summer.

This year's VBS provided a wonderful opportunity for church and school to work together to spread the gospel of Christ. Planting seeds of Jesus’ love to children will someday bring a great harvest for His kingdom.