VBS Rides at Gladstone Park Church

This year's Vacation Bible School theme was "Avalanche Ranch — A Wild Ride through God's Word." Children, ages 5–12, attended the program from July 6–10 at Gladstone (Ore.) Park Church. There were 16 volunteers who helped out with an average attendance of 10 to 13 children.

Belinda Reynolds, VBS director, says "The children said they had fun and learned from the Bible stories." There were four stations with an opening and closing program. The day began at the "stampede" with singing, a skit and a daily point — God is with us, real, strong, awesome and in charge. When the children heard this they yelled "WAHOO!"

The VBS included Wild Bible Adventures where children were told a Bible story, Cowpoke Crafts, Chuck Wagon Chow and Horseplay Games. The day concluded at the Roundup where children watched Chadder's Wild West Theater, said the daily memory verse and sang.

Children brought friends from the neighborhood, that continued the rest of the week. One mother said her child was having so much fun learning Bible verses, they were studying them at home. A teen leader said he enjoyed working with the children.

On Sabbath, July 11, children helped with worship by providing the children's story, telling what they liked at VBS, reciting daily memory verses and singing. God is real ... WAHOO!

Featured in: October 2009