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July 25, 2014

Post children attend Vacation Bible School week

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Gabrielle Kuholski
Staff Writer

Pictured with the microphone, Colleen Sherod, 20, Vacation Bible School volunteer, emcees a review of the week’s religious lessons as VBS students hold up posters of their “Bible buddies.” The activity took place Friday in the Main Post Chapel.

Around 125 children “took a walk on the wild side” attending a week-long Vacation Bible School, VBS, held in the Main Post Chapel July 14-Friday. The interior was transformed into a vibrant colored jungle to present this year’s theme, “Weird Animals.”

According to Fred Robinson, director of religious education, students enrolled in kindergarten-fifth grade learned a new lesson about Jesus’ love every day through a featured animal. He explained whether children feel different, left out, afraid, not understandable or do wrong, Jesus is there to love them.

Animals included exotic species of reptiles and sea creatures, which served as “Bible buddies” to help guide students through Bible passages and learn from them. In addition to the religious education, VBS made the experience interactive with science experiments, skits, games, songs with choreography and different dress themes such as crazy sock and crazy hair days.

VBS fun extended to all ages. Robinson added that 75 volunteers ran the program. Leaders had to be age 12 or older, pass a background check to work with the students and attend training sessions. Half of the registered volunteer leaders were teenagers.

Those who devoted their time to VBS leadership were also recognized during an end-of-the-week celebration—a Family night held Friday evening inside the Main Post Chapel. During the event, parents were introduced to the program’s songs and youth activities.

“The big draw that was unique for that evening was a slide show where parents could see their child in a picture doing something during the VBS week,” Robinson said.

Religious activities for children on post extend beyond summertime. For information on religious instruction during the school year, call 533.4753.




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