Vacation Bible School – July 29-31, 2013 6:30-8:30 PM

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) at Mission Road is fast approaching with the theme “God’s Backyard Bible Camp- Under the Stars.” And this year it’s not just for kids!

Mark your calendars for Monday thru Wednesday July 29-31, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Each night’s theme will focus on “Serving.” On Monday we’ll focus on “Serve Family,” on Tuesday “Serve Community” and on Wednesday “Serve Jesus.”

As part of the VBS we’ll conduct a service project to raise $150 to send to Back2Back ministries ( which works with orphans in Mexico.

FOR THE ADULTS: We’ll meet with the children for an opening and closing session each night and then hold special interest sessions for Adults in the Sanctuary. On Monday, we’ll talk about “Recording Your Family History” (with a discussion of sources and ways to save your information). On Tuesday, we’ll discuss “Social Media (Facebook, Twitter) Tips and Tricks” (including how to access, post and benefit from the congregation’s Facebook page). On Wednesday, you’re invited to a “Bring Your Own Book” discussion. Come share what you’ve been reading and hear from others what’s on their reading list. For those who want to accept the challenge, read “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander, MD and we’ll spend part of the evening discussing that book.

LET US KNOW IF YOU’RE COMING: Children and adults need to register for VBS so we can anticipate supplies and know who’s coming. Please email the following information to Valerie Anderson ( or Robin Payne ( or print the attached form and turn it in Sunday (or you can mail the form to Val or Robin, their mailing addresses are in the Church Directory). One other option, inside the church’s front door is a green folder on the wall with registration forms; you can take one, complete it and put it back in the green folder. However you get us the information, this is what we need:

Name of Attendee (Everyone):
Date of Birth (Children only):
Grade Completed (Children only):
Age (Children only):
Parent or Guardian (Children only):
Address (Everyone):
City, State, Zip (Everyone):
Home Phone (Everyone):
Cell Phone (Everyone):
eMail Address (Everyone):
Emergency Contact Name or Number (Children only):
Special Needs/Allergies (Everyone):
Name of a Special Friend Your Child Would Like to be With (Children only):
Transportation Needed: Yes ____ No____

Come and join your church family on Monday through Wednesday, July 29-31, 2013 at the Mission Road Congregation from 6:30-8:30 PM each evening.

Parents and Members: This year’s VBS follows a backyard campout theme so we need tents, picnic baskets, coolers, camping chairs and so on. Any props to make it look like a campsite are needed. We can also use some light strings to simulate stars.

If you can help by loaning equipment or decorations, please contact Valerie Anderson.Image

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