Faith and fun intertwine during Park Memorial VBS

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, June 7, 2012

Will Reeves, left, and Hunter Kelly discuss an arts and crafts project during vacation bible school at Park Memorial United Methodist Church in Troy, Ala., Thursday, June 7, 2012. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

A simple message echoed through Park Memorial Methodist Church each night this week: “Everything is possible with God.”

That was the lesson behind Park Memorial’s “Sky” Vacation Bible School, where teachers focused on spreading the message that no matter what happens in life people can look to God.


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“We want the children to know how God is always there for them,” said Kim Kersey, one of Park Memorial’s VBS teachers. “For some of them this is the only time they get to spend with the church so hopefully they’ll get a good experience with God and come back again.”

Children who took part in “Sky” enjoyed plenty of activities including music, Bible stories, and outdoor games such as kickball and special lessons called “chatter,” where they watched a video that followed up on the day’s lesson.

“It’s been pretty fun and I’m really enjoying it,” said Gracie Glover, a third-grader from Troy Elementary. “I love singing and dancing and praising God. We learned to lie and to always be kind to others and I’m having a lot of fun.”

“It’s been great I might come back and help out next year,” said Bruce Laviner, a fifth-grader from Pike Liberal Arts School who is in his last year of VBS. “I really like the activities and the arts and crafts, but I have the most fun when we get to play kickball and stuff. I learned no matter what you can trust in God. It’s been fun.”

Park Memorial United Methodist Church is located on Elba Highway in Troy.