pinterest-dd591.htm Oak Creek Academy: End of Main St. VBS

Saturday, July 23, 2011

End of Main St. VBS

It's Saturday morning after VBS week.  A long week of teaching the kids gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, grace, and faithfulness along with Heidi St. Clair.

Our family photo shot.  Where the younger kids had their
photo's taken in their groups.

Stage decorated for skits.

The result of service projects.  Kids donated back packs
and school supplies to be given to a group in Parsons, WV.
BCC has a team that has been going there for years to help
fix up yards, buildings, homes, etc. and provide VBS for the
elementary school kids.  132 back packs filled.

Thing Two, in orange and center, with his favorite teen helper.
He also played Chef Pierre.

Thing One and his favorite leader, also known as Dad!

Thing One and his best friend!

Pastor TJ (Children's Pastor) teaching the 5th and 6th graders.

TJ's first event at our church, 5 years ago, was VBS.

He was presented with a photo of Quest VBS and the cake!
His lovely wife, Deb, is to the left of him in this photo.

Closing ceremony on Friday.  Right half of crowd from sound booth.

Left half of the group from sound booth.

Not only did VBS Quest fill a bunch of backpacks as a service project, during the week they also worked at two local elementary schools, fixed 24 casseroles for families in need, grocery shop for Lorton Community Action Center (a local food bank), deliver the meals and deliver food to LCAC.  All this with temperatures in the 100's and a high heat index.

The cool thing, I thought, was that Pastor TJ mentioned $1,254.00 was donated to cover costs for groceries for LCAC; a student walked up and handed him $5.00, so the total jumped to $1,259.00; then another child brought a dollar in change and the total was $1,260.00.  In total, the 5th and 6th graders bought 508 pounds of groceries for LCAC which is a huge blessing as their shelves were bare.

Later this morning, we'll head back to church to help with the final clean up.  Hard to believe that in one week, the church is transformed, VBS held, and transformed back to "normal".  Many lives forever touched.

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