Vacation Bible School
I have fond memories of going to church in the evenings. We’d start with praise songs (although I don’t think we called them that back then). We usually raised money for missionaries via boys and girls competing against one another to see who brought in the most change. (Admittedly, I was less interested in providing pencils for a school in Africa as I was beating those darned boys.)
We’d then break out into our age groups and go to a room that was simply decorated where we’d be met by our teacher (usually a Sunday School teacher we knew well). Sometimes we’d have characters “come to life” and visit our classroom. They were always easily recognizable as fellow students’ parents. (Apparently I wasn’t easily fooled.)
Somewhere in there, we’d go outside to play games. Usually Red Rover, my favorite.
The night always ended with snacks. Fruit and cheese. Veggies. Cookies on a good night with watered down lemonade.
My VBS memories don’t hold a candle to the theatrical production that occurred last week within my work’s walls. And yet our church did well with what it had, gave the kids a good week to invite friends to church, and lives were touched. Just on a much smaller scale.
Do you have fond VBS memories?