Column: Bayport church offers unique Vacation Bible School

Sue Favilla, Guest Columnist
Sue Favilla, Guest Columnist

It’s summer, and that means it’s time for vacation Bible schools in the St. Croix Valley.

People’s Congregational Church in Bayport is trying to offer a twist on a traditional VBS program with our second annual Music and Arts Bible School Aug. 18-22, from 6-8 p.m.

This is an inter-generational Bible school focused on the arts.

We welcome children ages 5-10, and grandparents or other significant elderly friends to join us — our senior church members had a great time last year.

The 2014 Music and Arts Bible School theme is, “I Am the Light of the World” from John 9:5. We will encourage all participants to focus on God as a “Guiding Light” and discover how we all can be lights to each other through discipleship.

This will be illustrated through pragmatic curriculum and creative, hands-on activities, including clay/pottery, painting/artwork, music (we’ll be making our own instruments), candle-making and drama (we’ll have an inter-generational/interactive play on the last evening).

We intend to provide similar, but separate curriculum for Bible study for our elders and children, and come together for art and music activities. Friday night’s drama, followed by cake and ice cream, will be great fun, too.

Family time is precious in this “crazy-busy” world in which we live, and the chance for intergenerational faith learning and social interaction between children and seniors is rare: the wisdom of both youth and age will be shared for five August evenings at People’s. Our outstanding class of nine recent confirmands will assist in making sure everyone has a great experience.

For more information on the church or the VBS please email: [email protected] or call 651-439-5667.


Sue Favilla is a Sunday school teacher, choir member and pastoral search committee member at People’s Congregational Church in Bayport.