Three days this week Kabetogama United Methodist Church held its Vacation Bible School. Two of those days I was blessed to be able to help with the crafts part of their Hay Day – Growing in Friendship with Jesus VBS.
They transformed their fellowship hall into a farm themed event with spaces for our crafts, for snacks and for moosic (music) and more. Outside was used for Hog Wild time (fun outdoors games) which included minnow races. I thought minnow races were something that didn’t really exist but I actually saw them and the kids have so much fun with them. Pictures will come in the next blog from that one!
The church foyer was transformed into a dark specially decorated place for the daily Bible story. Marnie, Pastor Roger’s wife, taught the lesson. She has a very calming, soft demeanor and the children really listened and participated well.
Mattea who lead the music (which is always a fun hit at VBS) works at Sandy Point resort here and was a music major at Bemidji State University here in Minnesota. She also plays the piano on Sundays for Worship Service.
Pastor Roger was Sam Sunflower in one of the skits he did with Mattea. He recently had some stints put in and an angioplasty done and is just now recovering. I was surprised to see him there so soon after all that happened but he was and he made the children so happy with his Sam Sunflower skit.
Marcia , her granddaughter Allyssa and I did the crafts. The Monday and Tuesday craft was creating a present for the children to give someone else to let that person know that Jesus loves them. They took 6″ clay pots and stenciled around the rim “Jesus Always Loves You” with flowers for the Os. Then they painted grass and flower stems in green on the lower portion and attached different colored buttons as the flowers on top of the painted flower stems. They filled up a baggie with dirt and put it inside the pot and finished it off with a yellow paper flower that has wildflower seeds imbedded in it. When the flower is put in the dirt and watered it will grow wildflowers. The children chose who they will give theirs to and some may go to the local nursing home.
- The plantable flower with wildflower seeds imbedded
I made one myself and it’s now sitting on our picnic table outside! I’ll share with ya’ll Thursday’s VBS events as soon as I get the pictures together. I forgot my camera at home today so others were kind enough to take pictures and will send them to me. Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!