Vacation Bible School
Sloan UMC and Wesley UMC - Joint VBS Venture
Sloan UMC and Wesley UMC teamed up to provide a week of study, arts & crafts, tasty treats, fellowship, fun, and community outreach with its VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL focus on the theme: “24/7 – Jesus Makes a Way Every Day”. Classes were held for Pre-K thru Adults as studies focused on the components of: FOUNDATION, PRAYER, FORGIVENESS, and OUTREACH.
Teachers for the sessions included: Ms. Sharon Gross, Ms. Patricia Jefferson, Mr. Harold Hempstead, and Rev. Frank Guidry, Jr. (Pastor of Wesley UMC). The Arts & Crafts sessions were under the leadership of Ms. Susie Ford, Ms. Genevieve Oliver, and Ms. Ester Perez. Hospitality (tasty treats – EVERY DAY) were provided thru the services of Ms. Annette Johnson, Ms. Rebbie McGowen, Ms. Debra Tate, Ms. Isabella Potts, and Ms. Diane Lastrape. Ms. Jewell McGowen and Ms. Jewell Maddox took on communications tasks while Ms. Darlene Nunn served as the VBS clerk.
The VBS participants donated monetary funds and supplies of socks, shampoos, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorants, lotions, hand sanitizers, etc. and prepared “SHARE PACKS” to be distributed to the persons that we all meet on a day-to-day basis standing on the street corners and byways soliciting assistance of one kind or the other. Special notes and contact information were placed inside each “share pack”. The “share packs” were placed on the altar for the closing service and a special prayer and blessing over them were offered by Rev. Anjelita Dirden (Pastor of Sloan UMC).
The week-long venture culminated with a beautiful “balloon release”. The balloons contained special prayer requests prepared by the VBS participants during the week.
The Sloan UMC Family has an additional commitment this year as they will host another VBS session in their “5th Ward mission field” at Kennedy Place, the Houston Housing Authority Complex with whom they partner throughout the year. Their VBS focus will be from the theme: “Game On! – Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game!” – 2 Peter 1:3
PRE-K TO KINDERGARDEN CLASS
FOCUS OF STUDY
THANK YOU TO OUR VBS DIRECTOR!!!!!
Ms. Patricia Jefferson