Over 50 children attended the week long Vacation Bible School offered by Birdsboro churches Alice Focht UMC, Assembly of God, and Christ United Methodist Church. The “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey” themed school was held 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. July 22 to 26.
This is the second year the three churches have come together for Vacation Bible School. “It’s open to any other churches in the area for next year,” said Carole Cyktor, Director at Alice Focht UMC. “We want this to be a community event.”
The Vacation Bible School was held at the UMC, where stations were setup throughout the church. The kids were separated into tribes by age groups.
“The big kids help the little kids,” said Cyktor. A marketplace was set up where the children could make different crafts. Crafts included making picture frames, pottery, jewelry, Trojan horses and musical instruments. The children created prayer journals, where they would write down a “God sighting” daily.
Authentic Athens food was presented at the food court, where the children were introduced to Greek foods.
Miss Laura, a student teacher, managed the obstacle course set up for the different tribes to race.
“It’s fun,” she said.
Paul himself even came to share stories with the different tribes.
“The kids are really into the storyteller,” Cyktor said.
On the last day, the Bible School invited the parents to help their child make the crafts and see what they have been learning all week.