What is Vacation Bible School?

Vacation Bible School – What exactly is Vacation Bible School? VBS, for short, is a program for children that teaches them about God and faith in a fun and creative way. The goal of a program like this, is for children to come away feeling and knowing they are loved by God regardless of anything else. This year’s program is based off of 1st Corinthians chapter 13. After reading this chapter, I can’t help but feel a sense of peace and happiness. My hope is for all children that attend VBS to have that same feeling of peace and happiness. I wish all children of every religion, ethnicity and background could have a place to go where they are welcomed and taught that they are loved by God. The goal of our team of volunteers here at St. Stephen’s is to do our part to make that happen right here in East Haddam. All children are precious to the Lord and as Jesus told his disciples, “Let the children come to me, and don’t try to stop them!” I believe that knowing in your heart that you are loved by God is an awesome start for children on their journey of faith. If we can accomplish planting that seed in a child’s mind and heart we have truly succeeded in the mission of VBS.

Register your child for this year’s Vacation Bible School!

God bless the children of the world,
Lynda Hickey