Now that this weekend has come around, the Saturday to Sunday when we all lose an hour of sleep due to Daylight Saving Time (DST), that’s when I know spring is all but here and summer is just around the corner. Before we know it, we’ll be mowing lawns, planting flowers and vegetables, celebrating moms and dads – and then the greatest event of all: Vacation Bible School, June 24-28!

This year’s VBS is SCUBA – diving into friendship with God – and we can’t wait to get started! SCUBA is filled with awesome Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, and touch! They visit five different stations daily, participating in hands-on science experiments, team-building games, unforgettable Bible songs, and tasty treats, to name a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. One of those stations includes information about this year’s global mission project, through a program called Operation Kid-to-Kid™. There will be hundreds of thousands of kids in North America raising money to help World Vision in its goal of making clean water accessible in developing nations – and the kids at Resurrection UMC are part of that effort. This year the funds raised will be used to provide access to clean water and handwashing stations for kids in Honduras. For every $5, World Vision can resource someone with clean water for more than a year!

In addition to all this GREAT STUFF, kids are introduced to a loving God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Well over half the families participating do not attend worship services at Resurrection. And each year, the number of kids in attendance that have no church affiliation grows. VBS is so much more than just another program. The vision statement for rezKIDS is to connect the heart of a child to the heart of God…VBS is an opportunity to do just that!

After Easter, there will be new “opportunity cards” added to our display in the foyer. The cards will offer different ways in which YOU can get involved with VBS this year – everything from cutting out VBS characters, to providing supplies, to volunteering the week of VBS – and so much more! Together we can make this the best VBS yet! More info, sign-ups, and a movie for kids/volunteers online.

Peace in Christ,
Pastor Julie