for children age 3 by August 31, 2013 through current fifth graders, will be June 16-20. VCS is a morning program that offers many opportunities for adult participation, involving varying degrees of time, energy, and skill. Come and share in this ministry to children while enjoying wonderful fellowship with adults of all ages. Single adults, parents, empty nesters, grandparents, retired men and women – we welcome all adults who love children! Please contact Duval Fisher (919-612-2982) or Mandy Patterson (919-673-9120) to choose the way that you would have fun helping.
"Love the Lord your God...and love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
At Vacation Church School’s Everywhere Fun Fair, 230 children experienced the love of Jesus as they discovered what being a good neighbor is all about. With the help of Godwin Merrifeather, our friendly VCS bird, they learned that neighbors are friendly, giving, bold, forgiving, and welcoming. Our VCS neighbors met welcoming friends from the Bible and learned about neighbors from Japan, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. Each day they encountered ways to love and serve God and to be a neighbor to the world. Through games, music, storytelling, crafts, snacks, and fellowship, VCS children experienced God’s world coming together. Meanwhile, 35 young children of our adult helpers shared in a neighborly nursery experience, making it a joyous week for all.
Each morning during our morning assemblies, children, youth, and adults gathered to celebrate the gift of faith through scripture, storytelling, and song. Fourth and fifth graders were worship leaders on Friday and participated in a lively Bottle Choir, as we raised our voices in celebration of our week together. Our fourth and fifth graders also served our neighbors by sharing the music of Everywhere Fun Fair with Morningside residents on Friday. Our entire church family reached out to our neighbors by loading the Diaper Train at Saint Saviour’s Center with packages of diapers, wipes, and used children’s books. Our curriculum will be reused by our neighbor churches in the New Hope Presbytery.
We are grateful for the 154 adults and 61 youth who helped make our
VCS Everywhere Fun Fair a wonderful celebration of our shared faith.
Vacation Church School 2014, directed by
Duval Fisher and Mandy Patterson, will be June 16-20, 2014.
Join us for another great week of growing in faith together!
Questions? Contact Lynn Springfield (919-834-3425 ext. 232)
VCS Scrapbook (please note that scrapbooks are not supported by Mac).
Mid-Summer Celebrations 2013:
All God's Children
At our Mid-Summer Celebrations, children from six sister churches experienced what it means to be All God's Children. Our lively theme song, accompanied by the children's puppets, was "All God's Creatures Got a Place in the Choir." Each evening we learned a different Bible story about diversity: Pentecost, The Good Samaritan, One Body with Many Parts, and The Tower of Babel. Through games, crafts, music, storytelling, puppetry, skits, fellowship, and worship, we had fun exploring diversity and God’s love for all of us.
Our Planning Committee was composed of members from White Memorial, Wilson Temple Methodist, Oberlin Baptist, and St. John’s Baptist. We are grateful to the members of the Planning Committee: Harriet Worley (chair), Cynthia Baggett, Charlotte Bailey, Diane Britt, Meg Ellis, Angela Farthing, Fran Harris, Martha Stevenson, Darlene Coleman, Roxie Floyd, Marsha Sherrod, Mary Elizabeth Haywood, Rev. Betty Wynne, and Randy Shepard. We also appreciate the following people for sharing their gifts during our program: Peebee Bridger, Jerry Worley, Kelley Farthing, Owen Guion, Rocky Ghafoor, Jaalil Hart, Joe Leach, Rev. Linda Harris, Rev. Sherri Arnold Graham, and Gloria Kebi.
We look forward to experiencing the sixth annual Mid-Summer Celebrations with our neighbor churches on July 21 – 24, 2014! Questions? Contact Lynn Springfield (919-834-3425 ext. 232)
Mid-Summer Celebrations Scrapbook (please note that scrapbooks are not supported by Apple devices).
Theme: North Carolina...My State
Do you know the state song?
What is the state bird?
Can you name the state symbols?
Join us for some intergenerational fun with someone special to learn more about the State we live in.
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm
For children ages 4 by Oct. 15. 2013
through rising first graders
with grandparent or special friend
Cost: $10 per child: $5 per adult
Questions: Tracey Daniel (staff) or Daniella Kamis-Brown
Toddlers and infants may attend our Summer Mother's Morning Out Program for six sessions in July and August from 9:10 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
Contact: Carolyn Pittman (staff)