On June 11 - 13, our volunteers went around to different areas of Longview to provide a much-needed service of Vacation Bible School to the children of these communities.
The first night of Community VBS was held at Spring Creek Apartments; sponsored by Newgate Mission, FUMC, and Wesley-McCabe UMC. We had 23 volunteers and over 50 participants.
Day 2 of Community VBS was held at Newgate Mission, where we had over 20 participants and 8 volunteers.
We wrapped up community VBS at Belaire Manor Apartments, where 8 volunteers wrapped hot dogs, 22 volunteered at VBS, and 127 participated (60 kids played games, made crafts, and enjoyed food, and 67 adults received a meal).
Overall for the week, we had 197 participants, 12 hot dog prep volunteers, 10 door hanger volunteers, and 53 VBS volunteers. We think it's safe to say this year's Community VBS was a success! Thank you to all who helped, participated, and prayed over this event. We hope to do it again next year!