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Vacation Bible School

ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH VBS 2017

MAKER FUN FACTORY VBS
Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God.

Each day at Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures. At Maker Fun Factory, one memorable Bible Point is reinforced throughout each station, each day—making it easy to apply long after VBS is over. Featuring Bible Memory Buddies that are makers, too!

Ages 3 Years to Adult
(pre-school children must be potty trained)

Snacks and beverages are donated by members of the congregation.

Contact St. Matthew Lutheran Church for Registration Information.
845-2721 – Church Office
845-2721 Ext. 105 – Debbie Frey, Dr. of Christian Education

An education opportunity offered annually to church members, friends and our neighborhood community, one week during the summer for children, youth and adults.

Vacation Bible School's (VBS) curriculum for children is selected by our Director of Christian Education and other interested teachers. The children's materials include daily Bible stories, games, and crafts that are associated with the theme and Bible verses for the day.

Youth experience is a week of serving in the community or as helpers in classrooms. Hours served are often submitted to their public school for volunteer service requirements as well as confirmation service hours.

The pastors select and lead a Bible Study for adults plus other fellowship activities are planned for adults so they have a rewarding experience too during the week.

Vacation Bible School is typically a child's program but we are proud that our youth program has had as many as 15 attend and we've had over 30 adults attend the Pastor's VBS Bible study. The children's attendance is usually around 50 with teachers and helpers rounding out the numbers with another 30 participants.

Each session begins with the group at large gathering for singing with the "Bible School Band", puppet skits and announcements. An offering is collected to help defer some of the costs and items or financial gifts are collected for the week's service project. Some of the projects in the past have been to collect personal toiletry items for the needy and The Heifer Project, to collect pennies to give a healthy heifer (cow) to a family in an poor country. This gives the family enough milk to drink and share with neighbors and still have enough left over to sell. We've also have had collections for our refugee family support program.





St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church • 839 West Market St. • York, PA 17401-3607
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