Last week, we had over 100 children come into our church for Vacation Bible School. It is definitely holy chaos when children are all over the building playing and learning together. Our theme for the week was Hero Central. We were Superheroes for the week! We taught the children how God’s Heroes Have Heart, Courage, Wisdom, Hope, and Power. We heard the stories of Samuel anointing David, Abigail showing courage, young Jesus in the temple, the Sermon on the Mount, and Pentecost. Thank you to all the families and joined us on our Hero Central adventure.

I would like to give a shout out to the heroes I saw throughout the week: the volunteers. Some came one day, and some came every day. They taught, shepherded, greeted, took pictures, served snacks, and made lunch on Friday. We had volunteers ranging from rising 6th graders to senior adults. Thank you to all of them. Thank you for giving of your time, energy, and love to be with these children. I saw a volunteer who comforted a child when they got stung by a bee. I saw adults praising children when they did something well, and gently reminding children when they could do better. I saw youth singing along right along with the children and jumping as we sang Leap of Faith. I saw rising 6th graders helping in classes, and shepherding preschoolers. We had volunteers step in at the last minute, and those who signed up months ago. Thank you everyone.

Thank you to all of the superheroes in our midst at River Road who gave the children such a great week at Vacation Bible School. Thank you to those who prayed for us and brought snacks. Thank you to the staff at River Road who made sure we had everything we needed.Thank you to Daniel Glaze who came every day to our opening and closing to tell the children the Bible story for the for the day. A special thank you to Kate Knerr and Betsy Lowery who have helped plan VBS since last summer. Thank you all for joining me, Kate, and Betsy in this holy chaos. You are indeed Superheroes.

“Do good. Seek peace, and go after it.” Psalm 34:14b

Written by Kim Crowley