We received a thank you earlier in the week from the Jessie Rees Foundation, which you can read below:
Laurel United Methodist Church (Sunday School Kids),
You'll recall that the proceeds from our 2013 Bake Sale went to the Jessie Rees Foundation to create more JoyJars. By taking the time to bake goodies with your family and putting forth your most charming faces, you (along with our generous congregation) were able to raise money for such an important cause! Jessie was and is an excellent example of just how much a single individual with an idea can do for a whole lot of people. Her motto was that saying from the thank you note: "NEGU: Never Ever Give Up!" It doesn't matter how small or young you are, inside is an incredible person who is capable of great and amazing things - you've just got to believe. Believe in you and believe your faith will bring you through! Let's adopt that mission: NEGU!
The animated children's Bible series, Superbook that got its start in the '80s, but has been revamped and updated with a team of "award-winning animators, writers, and producers" is heading to ABC Family July 1-5, 2013.
Just what is Superbook and why should you and your family tune in starting Monday, July 1? Let's find out...
What is 'Superbook?'
Superbook teaches children in every language and culture timeless moral truths and life lessons through the captivating, Bible-based adventures of two time-traveling children and their robot friend. The familiar and the futuristic interact with ancient people, places and events to create a sense of wonder, anticipation, empowerment, and personal breakthrough as the children witness God's interaction with man. Superbook is always an exciting journey, full of discovery - with a transformational outcome.
Throughout this 5-day event on ABC Family, which will air 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, Superbook will be sharing Bible stories from the beginning of the Bible to the end:
So mark those calendars, set those DVRs and get ready to catch this "Amazing Bible-based adventure" on ABC Family, July 1-5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Source: The Christian Broadcasting Network, press release
According to our countdown (and at the time of this writing) we have a measly 19 days until it's time to open our doors for this year's VBS extravaganza! With that in mind we want to make sure you're as connected as possible. Following is this year's "family letter" sent out with the registration and volunteer forms, as well as a few things to expect at this year's VBS.
We’re bringing a global fair to the kids at our 2013 Laurel UMC Vacation Bible School, Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together! Your children will become neighbors at the Everywhere Fun Fair as we explore God's welcoming love and discover how Jesus teaches us to be great neighbors.
After a high-energy opening at Friendship Central (the sanctuary), the neighbors make their way to the Bible Bazaar. Interactive Bible lessons reveal five Friendship Phrases for living as the kind of neighbor Jesus teaches us to be, and your neighbors will discover Scripture Souvenir memory verses that will boost their faith long after VBS.
The children will expand on what they’ve learned by participating in a variety of activities: making their own art projects at the Creation Zone, singing (and dancing) to new music at the Choral Corner, exploring science activities at Innovation Station, participating in recreational activities at Global Games, and enjoying tasty snacks at the Eatery Expo.
We hope you’ll mark your calendars and step right up and join us at the Laurel United Methodist Church, 307 West Fourth Street on Monday, July 8, 2013 through Thursday, July 11, 2013. We’ll meet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., though registration/sign-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 8th.
We’d also like to invite youth in grades 6 and beyond to join us as VBS Volunteers and encourage you in that capacity as well.
To register or to find out more about Everywhere Fun Fair, call the church office at 628-6362 or checkout what the website has to offer, or email Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Everywhere Fun Fair VBS Neighborhood leader
VBS Colors of the Day (the kids are invited to wear variations of these colors each day. Dress code: comfy casual!):
Monday 7/8 – ORANGE/GREEN Wednesday 7/10 - BLUE
Tuesday 7/9 – RED Thursday 7/11 - PURPLE
We'll once again be drawing for camper of the day prizes at the closing of each day with a bonanza of prize give-outs on the last day. This year will be even more exciting, as we'll be running with this carnival/fair theme - the drawings will be done using a balloon-dart board! (Whether we'll actually bust out the darts remains to be seen, but it will be oodles of fun)!
We're excited to get decorating and get the ball rolling on this year's VBS - come early each day, we'll have the sanctuary moving and grooving with our VBS videos!
We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!
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