"God has given us everything we need to live a godly life." -2 Peter 1:3a
reminder for all of us as we run in every direction this summer season. When we get caught up in the chaos of summer, of work, of life, we can pause and remember where our strength and guidance comes from and lean on our Father. What a bold verse to drive our week of Vacation Bible School here at First Methodist Longview!
Amongst everyone's fun, busy summer schedules, last week we joined together for five days of Vacation Bible School. Our church reached out to children in the congregation, children at School for Little Children, and children in our community for a wonderful week of learning and fun! We not only created and strengthened relationships with children but with their families as well.
our lives by learning that God wants us to know Him, that we can know God through His Word, that God sent his spirit to help us, and we can help others know God. We explored these ideas through storytime, music, crafts, snack, and games each day. Groups of pre-k through third-grade students circled through these stations daily. We had an active group of fourth through sixth-grade students who made up our mission team. This group of students and their leaders learned what it means to be a servant and how to serve those in our own community. They had the opportunity to serve School for Little Children, Asbury House, and Newgate Mission.
The stations were crewed by an army of volunteers and youth members from our church. Vacation Bible School would not have been a success without the hands, feet, and hearts of these ladies and gentlemen who showed up each morning with a smile to greet and lead God's children. Thank you for everyone who supported this effort with your prayers, gifts, and service.
There are many opportunities throughout the year to serve the children in our church through the Children's Ministry. If you would like more information on volunteering, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the church office at 903-753-4463.