We crossed the finish line! VBS Game On Tournament is over – and we finished strong!! What an amazing week! Our Players were so great at staying focused on our key job for the week (which of course was to have fun) but also to . . . GEAR UP, GET READY AND GAME ON!
We finished the week strong with some really fun activities in our various events:
- CRAFT–The Players created very special books. There was a picture of their VBS group on the front and several blank pages inside. Some of the kids used it like a journal while others used it like a yearbook and had everyone sign it! Still others used it to write thank you letters to their leaders and friends. 🙂
- REC–It was one big fun time with wet sponges and the slip & slide! And, boy, was it ever slippery!
- MUSIC–We got to review ALL the fun songs that we’ve done this week. Then, all the kids circled up and got to share individually what their favorite part of VBS is. It’s great to hear how different parts of VBS resonate with different kids. 🙂
- STORY–Our story today was about when Paul and Silas were in jail and there was an earthquake that opened the prison doors and broke loose their chains. The prison guard was afraid but Paul and Silas comforted him. They told him about Jesus and how he could be saved. The Bible tells us that “he was filled with joy because he (and his household) had come to believe in God. This story reflects our message for the day: JESUS GIVES US JOY!
Acceptance of Christ
Toward the end of the week, during Storytime, the kids were given the opportunity to pray to invite Jesus into their heart and become part of His family. Throughout the week we had 150 kids say that prayer and accept Christ! That is absolutely wonderful!! Please talk to your child and see if they made this decision this week; they should have come home with a “God Loves You” book which explains everything that was talked about. If you have any questions, would like to find out more or want to discuss “what’s next” for your child, feel free to email Lesley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make plans to join us TOMORROW for VBS SUNDAY!! This is a continuation of our amazing week as the kids will come on stage to perform two VBS songs and then get watch the highlight video from the week. The bonus is getting to hang out with the VBS friends for one more day! Be sure your child wears their VBS shirt!
New Here, Wanna Learn More?
Whether you are brand new to Canyon Springs or have attended for a while – if you want to learn more about us, then Starting Point is for you. Join some of our staff and other church members, enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or breakfast snack, and learn more about us in a casual and friendly setting.
This Sunday, July 1st is a Starting Point Welcome Breakfast!
Held on the the first Sunday of every month, we meet in the teacher’s lounge adjacent to the courtyard at 9:50am (in between services) It’s easy – stay a bit longer after first service (ends at 9:45a), or arrive a bit early for second service (starts at 10:30am). You’ll get to mingle with others for 10-15min, and then hear from our staff for the remainder of our time together to learn more about and what’s important to us.
Once school starts, we have mid-week programs that your kids would love! AWANA is for kindergarten through 3rd graders and meets on Wednesday night at the Cove. Sign up now for a special VBS discount… www.sandiegoawana.com. Club 45 is for 4th & 5th graders and meets on Monday nights at the Cove. It is a FREE program but we ask that you sign up so we know how many are coming…. just email Lesley Hyatt at email@example.com.
We enjoyed every minute with your kids this week. If your child had fun this year, they will NOT want to miss VBS next year! (June 24-28, 2019). SIGN UP NOW FOR A SUPER DUPER EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! www.sandiegovbs.com.
Enjoy the rest of your summer – we’ll see you tomorrow!
Head Ref Betsy and Assistant Ref Lesley “Blue”
and the rest of the Coaching Crew
P.S. Use Hashtag #CSCVBS2018 on all of your pictures so we can share in your fun!
Day 5 Video Message
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Day 5 Recap Video
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