God’s Wonderful World!
Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) is a week-long morning camp that takes
place every year in August for children aged 4-10. It is a wonderful opportunity for our Sunday School children to invite friends in the neighbourhood for Bible stories, art and science activities, crafts, special music, drama and outdoor games. VBC is also an important time for children to make meaningful connections to the Word of God in their own lives.
This year’s theme is “God’s Wonderful World,” based on two colourful books, “The World God Made – The Story of Creation,” and “What a Wonderful World.” The message of the parables of Jesus will also be shared with the children.
I am pleased to be your 2013 Vacation Bible Camp Co-ordinator! My name is Barbara Butler, and I am a life-long Lutheran, a primary/junior school teacher in Toronto and mother of two teenagers.
Here is a brief outline of VBC 2013.
What is my role in God’s world? How can I make a positive difference in my world?
- Let’s celebrate creation! We can look at God’s wonderful world and show our appreciation with thanks and praise.
- How can we care for the earth? How can we be good stewards? We protect animals and their habitats. We always look for ways to help keep the earth green and healthy.
- How do we follow Jesus’ command and care for others in our lives? Everyday, we remember to treat others in a kind, fair and loving way at home, school and in our neighbourhood. We can be good role models, treat others with respect, and help stop bullying.
- How do we make a difference in the lives of others around the world? We reach out and give hope to others. We can learn about the work of the Olive Branch ministry in Africa.
On Sunday, April 7, 2013, we will look at the above-mentioned books as part of the Children’s Message during Worship Service. After service there will be an information meeting for volunteers who would like to contribute their time, talent and ideas in a variety of ways. We will confirm the dates for VBC at this time. Young adults are welcome! We welcome your ideas and suggestions as we make our plans. Please keep our ongoing work in your prayers. I look forward to working with all of you!
Barbara Butler, VBC Co-ordinator