VBS: planters, growers and diggers

SOUTH TEXAS – Bible learning, songs and much more engage students with the Word during Vacation Bible School throughout this area each summer. This year features programs on basic concepts, but the teams present them as only energetic VBS volunteers can.

Youth Leader Stephen Charlebois took the Weber Road teens filming every Saturday in May in preparation for an activity. Others have gathered the stuffed animals, baskets, fishing nets, plastic foods needed for a sea voyage as part of a Noah’s Ark adventure. Offering adult classes as well as children’s activities for guests, Weber Road’s VBS runs from Sunday (6-7:30 p.m.) through Wednesday evenings (7-8:30 p.m.), June 17-20. For more information, call the church at 361-853-7701.
Students at Pleasanton’s June 30 event will grow with God “Down on the Farm.” In the one-day session from 2-6 p.m., the children will taste the fruits of the spirit: love, kindness, patience, generosity and faithfulness (Gal. 5). The number at the church office is 830-569-5502.
Several San Antonio congregations are also offering sessions. This verse, “For man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (I Sam. 16:7), will set the theme for the June 11-14 VBS at Lackland Terrace. From 6:15-8:15 each night, students will experience “Discovering the Treasures of Jesus.” For more information, call the church office at 210-674-8124.
During June 17-20, the San Pedro VBS team is set to “Excavate: Discovering the Treasures of Jesus” from 6:30 – 8:30 each evening. Youth Minister Al Huff will lead as the students dig into passages from Luke and Matthew

to find the treasures buried there. Other information is available at 210-822-3305.
When “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” people learn at the Northwest church of Christ VBS, they will travel to stations that build up faith. The stops focus on salvation from loneliness: “The Lord will hold me close” (Ps. 27:10), worry: “The Lord comes to the rescue each time” (Ps. 34:19), struggles: “Be still, and know that

I am God!” (Ps. 46:10), guilt: “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart because I have overcome the world” (John 16:33) and powerlessness: “This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead” (Eph. 1:19-20).

Student from ages four through having completed fourth grade may be thus rescued on July 16-20 fro

m 6-8:30 p.m. The church phone number is 210-688-3002.
The “Excavate: Discovering the Treasures of Jesus” vacation lessons from July 30 – Aug. 2 at Northern Oaks will focus on four passages in Luke’s gospel. The classes will draw on Luke 5:1-11 for Jesus’ teaching on dedication, on Luke 7:36-50 for a gem on repentance, on Luke 9:46-48 for a jewel on humility and on Luke 10:25-37 for the nugget on mercy.
Minister Mel Hutzler said that the Sunday sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The weekday classes go from 7-9 p.m. Students of all ages from cradle roll to adults are invited to register online at northernoakscofc.org. For other information, call the church office at 210-496-1346.

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