(In The Life Of The Church)
Vacation Bible School // UBC
Growing up in the suburbs of Houston Texas, VBS was a BIG DEAL. Everyone summer I would count down the days until the children would get to take over the Church. If you didn’t grow up going to VBS, Vacation Bible School is a week-long day camp (or night in our case) where kids are able to learn a Bible story, sing and dance to catchy songs, and eat yummy snacks. Starting in May every church in town would display massive banners exhibiting their outlandish themes. Churches would magically be transformed over night from boring sanctuaries to secret spy bases and African Safaris. As a kid VBS was one of the few times I felt like the Church was a place I belonged. It was a chance for me to hang out with my friends, be invested in by adults or cool youth workers, and use my imagination within the Church walls.
This week at UBC our story was the parable of the sower, and we discussed what it meant for God’s love to be a seed that grows inside of us. We planted pizza gardens, filtered dirty water, learned about being good stewards of our planet, and ate dirt and worms. It was a BLAST!
Make no mistake for Taylor to pull off something like this it took not only takes weeks of her time planning, but also the support of volunteers. This week we had roughly 30 volunteers who showed up and loved on these kiddos. We had youths, students, and parents step up and sacrifice 5:30 – 8:30 PM every night this week to make VBS a reality. So shout out to all of our Rockstar volunteers, because of you these kids were able to call UBC their Church this week and encounter God in a special way that they will talk about all summer!
St. John’s Eve Potluck (6/23)
On Sunday, June 23rd, at 5pm, we’ll gather for a potluck and short liturgy for St. John’s Eve. This is the eve of the nativity of John the Baptist, so this is a sort of Christmas in June. We’ve never done it before, but you should come because it’s going to be your new favorite thing.
At UBC we put together meal calendars for our families who have just had babies or who might need a little extra help for one reason or another. We are currently running three different calendars for families with new babies and have several more starting very soon!! We could really use your help to make sure that we can serve our families during these transitional seasons! If you are interested in serving in this way please contact Taylor at email@example.com
UBC Summer Book Club
There is still time to pick up a copy of Understanding God’s Will by Kyle Lake, and join us for our book club discussion on the 26th. There will be copies available to grab in the office on Sunday. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Parishioner(s) of the week
All the wonderful volunteers who made VBS a smashing success!
Text: Psalm 139
SWCC summer movie days 6-26, 7-10, 7-24
Feast of Saint John 6/23
Youth Camp 6/29 - 7/1
Young Adult/College Lake Retreat 7/12-14
Work is Worship
Coffee Makers: Newman’s
Mug Cleaners: Newman’s
Money Counter: Mike D
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