Welcome summer! Welcome to the long anticipated vacation season! Summer is a time full of fun activities, but it does bring its challenges!

As the Children’s Committee and I sat down and looked at calendars to schedule Vacation Bible School for this summer, we could not find three consecutive days in June that we were all available. Since I depend on that committee for the core of our Bible School volunteers, it was decided that the best solution would be to hold a Backyard Bible School on the Day of Service and to hold an Art Camp on Wednesday nights in June and July.

For the Backyard Bible School, flyers have been sent home with the Weekday Preschool and I have visited nearby apartment complexes and left flyers for their residents. While our Backyard Bible School is going on here, Jean Thompson and Sharon McDowell will conduct the same Bible School at Norcross Cooperative Ministry. The theme of the Bible School is “Finding Our Treasure in Jesus”. The children will explore Bible truths through a treasure hunt. I am excited about our theme and hope that between the two locations we will be able to share the “treasure of Jesus” with a lot of children.

It is impossible to plan summer church activities around everyone’s vacation schedule. We are having several events and hope that everyone will be able to attend at least one this summer.

Saturday, June 9:
Backyard Bible School 9:30 a.m. -12:00 noon.
Tuesday, June 26:
Pool Party at the home of Angie and Harold Smith 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 12:
Pool Party at the home of Angie and Harold Smith 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Wednesday nights:
June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18: Art Camp 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday night, June 25:
Passport Experience led by our Youth

I hope to see you there!