Many people remember vacation Bible school as one of the highlights of childhood summers.
“I have great memories of the picnics, the games outside, of being with the other kids. It’s part of the summer routine,” said Joel Haberstock, program facilitator at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Vernon. “I moved here but I know there has been vacation Bible school at the church for many years and many people in the area must have fond memories of it.”
This year’s vacation Bible school with the theme, Sky: Everything is Possible with God, takes place Aug. 13-17. The two sessions, one for pre-schoolers and one for Kindergarten to Grade 5, run from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the church. There will be games, crafts, including airplane construction, “wild blue” Bible adventures and lots of music, with each child getting a CD of the music to take home at the end.
“Chatter the chipmunk will be back, he’s a character kids will remember from past years. They always enjoy Chatter,” said Haberstock. “This is open to the community and a great chance for kids to get active in a positive setting.”
Pre-registration ($20 fee) is suggested. For more information and registration, call the church at 250-549-2244.