We crossed the finish line! Our VBS Safari is over – and we finished strong!! What an amazing week! Our Trekkers were so great at staying focused on our key job for the week (which of course was to have fun) but also to . . . ZOOM IN AND FOCUS ON JESUS!

We finished the week strong with some really fun activities in our various events:

  • CRAFT–The Trekkers created very special books. They made an awesome “In the Wild” frame with a picture of their group! All our campers loved the opportunity to decorate a frame and take home a picture of their group as a keepsake!
  • 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 AN ENCOUNTER ON THE ROAD. Two men were walking toward the village of Emmaus talking about everything that had happened during the last week. Jesus joined them, but they did not recognize Him. The men began explaining everything that had happened to Jesus and that He was a great Prophet. Jesus began telling them about Himself using Scripture to explain why all the things had happened. When they arrived in Emmaus, Jesus stayed and ate with them. As Jesus tore the bread and gave pieces to the men, they recognized Him. Jesus immediately disappeared from their sight. The men returned to Jerusalem and told the disciples about their amazing encounter with the risen Jesus.

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 99 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 “Following God” 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 [email protected].

VBS Sunday

Please make plans to join us TOMORROW for VBS SUNDAY!! This is a continuation of our amazing week with friends. We will watch a VBS video recap, hang out with our VBS friends, and enjoy bounce houses after service! 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, June 30th is a Starting Point Welcome Breakfast!

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.

What’s Next?

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. You can do that by clicking here https://registrations.planningcenteronline.com/events/231752

VBS2020 – 50% Off Super Early Bird Special

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 22-26, 2020). SIGN UP NOW FOR A SUPER DUPER EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! www.sandiegovbs.com.

Enjoy the rest of your summer – we’ll see you tomorrow!

Your rangers, Lesley & Jobie

And the rest of our wilderness crew

P.S. Use Hashtag #CSCVBS2019 on all of your pictures so we can share in your fun!

Teaser Pictures