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Sunday Roundup: VBS and Mission Trips

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It’s Vacation Bible School time!

Many churches have either wrapped up VBS or are about to launch soon. Below are some pictures we found on Facebook.

Chatham Baptist Church worked together with six other area churches to make the week possible:

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University Baptist Church wrapped up a great week of VBS:

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The early elementary class at First Baptist Church, Gretna, blasted off to a great week of Vacation Bible School:

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Main Street Baptist Church, Luray, had a great week of VBS as well:

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Charity Roberson, Learning Communities Coach for the Emerging Leaders team of the VBMB, visited Clifford Baptist Church in Amherst during their Vacation Bible School. She sent in her thoughts, which are below:

As I turned off Highway 29, I was sure my gps was sending me in the wrong direction down a very rural road. However, I soon found Clifford Baptist (Amherst, Virginia) which had over two hundred children at its annual Vacation Bible School this week.

They offer care and Bible study literally from the cradle to the grave, providing love and care to babies and Bible study for adults along with a more traditional VBS program for the children. They attribute the success of their program to good organization and effective evaluation each year of what is working, what needs changing and what no longer fits where they are as a church.

Removing activities like a long-standing Saturday community kick-off from the schedule now gives the volunteers more opportunities to prepare and have energy for the kids during VBS. They have added pieces to their VBS program as they saw they were needed as well. Recognizing that some of the kids could benefit from having a meal provided, they offer more of a supper during their snack time.

A group was also trained this year in CPR and First Aid certification. All leaders were then trained in basic first aid, because you never know what can happen during VBS. Their purpose is clear, to teach their children and adults more about Christ.

Pastor Mike Fitzgerald is very involved, leading the energetic kick off worship each night and meeting with kids who are curious to know more about being a Christian.

It is great to see all that God is doing right off Highway 29.

Amen!

Passport Kids at Eagle Eyrie

A number of churches traveled up the mountain to Eagle Eyrie for Passport Kids last week.

The group from Fredericksburg Baptist Church poses outside the dining hall:

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The kids from West Main Baptist Church had a great week:

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Grandin Court Baptist Church kids really knew how to enjoy Passport Kids:

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Impact Virginia made the newspaper!

The group that traveled from Danville to Martinsville made the front page of the Martinsville Bulletin. Read a recap and see other media coverage Impact Virginia received in Danville.

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