McCONNELL — Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church of McConnell will begin Mon., July 21, and continue through Fri., July 25, at 7 p.m.
The theme for this year’s VBS is “Operation Salvation”. These Bible lessons are about stories in the Old and New Testaments concerning miraculous healings and medical recoveries. The objective of the lessons will be to show the wondrous demonstration of God’s power over impossible situations for His glory.
“The First Baptist Church of McConnell Vacation Bible School is unique because the lessons are not store bought material,” Pastor John E. Godby said. “There is a class for everyone — nursery through adult.”
The adult class will be taught by visiting Missionary-Evangelist, Michael Gibson. Gibson will be performing “Gospel Magic” and his family will have a skit each evening.
On Sunday evening, July 20, there will be a kick-off bonus day. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be a VBS Festival with games and fun activities in the church parking lot. This will include a hayride and competitions with prizes. This will be followed by food and fellowship. Each person attending will receive bonus points that will be tallied for winning prizes during the VBS Bible Contest.
Each evening of the VBS, flag pledges, songs, and gospel skits will be featured. The VBS Bible Contest will involve two teams, “The Doctors” and “The Surgeons”. Also, nightly the VBS will feature Red and Papaw Puppets, mystery seats, tee-shirts, crafts, and refreshments.
The exciting Bible contest ignites great enthusiasm among the youth. Each person will receive points for his/her team for attendance, carrying his/her own Bible, bringing people, memorizing Bible verses, and reciting the pledges and the books of the Bible. Rewards are plentiful for the top achievers.
On Sunday evening, July 27, a closing program will be held so that each class can present a portion of what they have learned during the week. Awards will also be presented at that time.
“Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church of McConnell has been a monumental spiritual success in past years,” Godby said.