On June 14, 2014, Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, LA, implemented a new concept for Vacation Bible School. We had a one-day session from 2:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Twenty-eight children attended for an afternoon of videos, songs, games, and Bible stories.
Stacey McIntyre led an opening of songs and videos. Included was a craft, as well as a puppet play by Pastor McIntyre, Ken McQuirter, and Larry McQuirter. Nicole Davidson led the group Bible story. Shirley Siebert registered the attendees and gave out name tags. The children broke into two groups: one did crafts and the other went “fishing” for plastic fish and prizes. At the break, Linda Siebert provided everyone with pizza and drinks. While waiting for the weather to pass, they played some games and sang. The day concluded with ice cream and fun on the water slide. Special thanks to all the helpers including three of our teen youth: Ashton Siebert, Jessica Davidson, and Jewels Handhardt. Also, a special thanks to Ms. Marilyn Kerr and Mr. Danny Kerr who provided a take-home wooden fish. Brian Chandler provided the water slide.
We saw this as the perfect way for a small congregation to have Vacation Bible School when there is a small number of young members to participate. We are so excited that the plan is to implement the same thing next year for one day each, in May, June, and July. We can hardly wait!