Back in June we had over 300 people involved in the ministry from the generous people who donated food supplies, to greeters, to kitchen staff, to crafters, to guides, to tech people, to storytellers, nursery staff, to office staff, music leaders, to dancers, to guide helpers, to parents who attended with their preschoolers, to all of our activity leaders, and to all the behind-the-scenes people...LOOK what it takes to run a VBS. It takes a community!
We took over 3,000 food items to Batavia food pantry. It filled a truck and a van! We held a contest between the boys and the girls as to who could bring in the most food--the girls won! Everyone, boys and girls, got to throw water balloons at Pastor Chris because they lost the Food Drive competition. ( It would have been Mrs. Wert had the girls lost.) But let's just say, contest aside, Batavia Food Pantry won!
"An ya" Heart visited our VBS this year. The Bible verses we learned this year were written "On Many Hearts." She pushed her shopping cart around and handed out goodies to everyone who sought her out to say the verse of the day. I think many leaders also learned the verses as I heard them saying them with their groups during snack time.
Thank you to all the volunteers! This ministry is so intergenerational! You were all so awesome to give up a week of mornings to help share the Great News of Jesus to kids and parents! That is what VBS-Vacation Bible School is all about!
-Mary Wert, Director of Children's Ministries