Chapels invite children to Crocodile Dock 'Where fearless kids shine God's Light'
May 30, 2009
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel (MPC) and the Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR) Chapel are accepting applications for Vacation Bible School (VBS).
"Rockin' in the swamp, having fun, making new friends and learning more about Jesus' love is what this year's 'Crocodile Dock' VBS theme is all about," said Kathy Whalen, director of religious education, South Community Chapels. "We all learn best through our experiences, so VBS is set up for the children to be doing Bible study, music, drama, crafts and snacks.
"Their experience in each activity is related to the theme for the day," Whalen continued, "which truly helps them remember and own that experience."
The Schofield Barracks program will run June 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Main Post Chapel (MPC), Building 790, and the AMR program will run July 13-17, 9-11:45 a.m. at the AMR Chapel, Building 1790.
Crocodile Dock is for children who are 4 years old by June 1 through students who have just completed sixth grade.
Parents can register their children at the Schofield Barracks MPC, Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon.
A self-registration table is also available at the AMR Chapel on the lower lanai. Directions on the form will guide applicants through the registration process.
Additionally, the chapel has slots open for youth volunteers in seventh through twelfth grades or adults. Volunteer forms will also be available to fill out at the VBS registration table.
The chapel hopes to have more volunteers be part of this exciting week.
"Crocodile Dock" VBS is perfect for children who have just moved to Hawaii because they meet friends right away, and the entire family gets introduced to a congregation of people to help support them as they settle in.
For more information, call the Schofield Barracks (808-655-6645) or AMR Chapel (808-833-8175) Religious Education departments.