Vacation Bible School 2017
"Blessed Are the Peacemakers"
VBS at the Standish Congregational Church is open to children and youth, ages 4 to 14. Childcare for infants and toddlers will be provided.
Sessions are on Wednesday evenings from 6 PM to 7:45, July 19 through August 16.
At each session we will begin with supper at 6; move to the sanctuary for Bible stories, songs, and prayers at 6:30; go on to crafts, games, or discussions related to the Bible story; and end with worship 7:30 to 7:45.
July 19: Peacemakers are forgiving. The story of Jacob and Esau and how, despite Jacob's deceit and trickery, these twin brothers made peace, not war.
July 26: Peacemakers can share. The story of the widow of Zarephath and the prophet Elijah. Though she and her young son were near starvation, the widow gave her last bit of food to Elijah, trusting that God would provide for them.
August 2: Peacemaker are caring. Jesus' story of the Good Samaritan.
August 9 Peacemakers are welcoming. The story of Peter and Cornelius that shows that people who are different can be friends.
August 16 - students, teachers, families, and the congregation join for a closing worship during which we will share what we have learned and display some of our projects