Vacation Bible School 2013
Welcome to Athens!
Join us this summer at Fairmont Presbyterian Church for a Vacation Bible School that takes us back in time to Ancient Greece where we will meet the Apostle Paul and hear about some of his adventures during his "Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth!" Paul will tell us how it felt to walk the streets of that ancient city with all of the statues of pagan Gods. We will hear about the danger, ridicule, beatings, and jail he faced as he traveled to spread the good news of Jesus, no matter what! We will spend time in small family groups, play fun Bible-times games, enjoy browsing and creating in the marketplace, eat great snacks, learn memorable songs, and more as we are reminded about God's great love for us. We'll even learn how we can stand up for our own faith today! It will be an unforgettable week with a lot of memorable moments for all involved!
Mark your calendars now for July 8-12, from 9-11am for all children in preschool through elementary school.
VBS registration fee is $5 per child. Every family that is pre-registered by July 5, 2013 will receive a complimentary VBS Celebration Music CD. Any families registered after July 5th will have the opportunity to purchase the music CD for $5. Thank you for helping us plan ahead!
Registration forms are available in the church office or by CLICKING HERE.
Vacation Bible School 2011 - Photos
Fairmont Presbyterian Church (Kettering, OH) was transformed into ancient Egypt through Group’s Vacation Bible School program called “Joseph’s Journey: From Prison to Palace.” 40+ children traveled back in time to meet the biblical character of Joseph. They met with him in prison and heard about the terrible way his brothers treated him and all of the “’unfair” things that happened to him to land him in jail. They also got to talk with him when he became the second in command in Pharaoh’s palace! Every day the “family groups” traveled back in time to hear how Joseph trusted God, forgave his family, and how he believed that God could work all things for good. They also got to spend “money” in an Egyptian marketplace where there were numerous crafts, tasty snacks, and even tents where they could get a “shave” or have their hair beaded. They joined in an exciting time of fun games and getting to know each other with family made up of a multi-age group of children and adults or older youth to show them the way. They joined together daily for a celebration with music, motions, and a time to reflect on all they were experiencing. They also learned to work together and play together as well as the importance of serving others. Our families tied 15 two-layered fleece blankets which were delivered to New York City by our PYC teen group during their mission trip the week following VBS. Over 50 adult and youth volunteers worked together to physically transform: our space with amazing decorations, our bodies with awesome costumes, our children into family groups, and a lot of hearts and lives so people could learn just a little bit more about God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We are so grateful to those who served, taught, guided and loved the children who came. A special thanks also to those who helped and prayed behind the scenes and to all of the families who shared their special children with us. Directors of this year’s VBS were Gary and Donna Yagley. We are already looking forward to next year’s VBS.
--Lisa Shearer, Chair of Session’s CE Team