Butte VBS Features Edible Crafts

October 01, 2003 | Ruth Rosich

Have you ever thought of making a cute little boat with a mast and a sail and then eating it? That is what the children who attended the Vacation Bible School in Butte, Mont., did this summer. And that was not all.

Every day an edible craft was the activity to accompany the lessons on “Under the Sea Bible Adventures.” One day they made “bunches of believers” out of a Rice Krispie treat smeared with peanut butter and topped with grapes and small pieces of cheese.

The school was led by the pastor's energetic wife, Kay Dorchuck. She was assisted by local people and people from far away places like Deer Lodge, Dillon and Walla Walla College. The children enjoyed the time and so did their parents. One mother said she wished it would last longer, and they are looking forward to next year.

Dorchuck is planning a follow-up program of “story hours” to begin on the early autumn Sabbaths.