• Children, volunteers and instructors at Sky Vacation Bible School surround a giant colorful parachute for a game called "Skydive" at Argonne Hills Chapel Center. The Religious Services Office is hosting the weeklong Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 years old through fifth grade.

    Children, volunteers and instructors at Sky...

    Children, volunteers and instructors at Sky Vacation Bible School surround a giant colorful parachute for a game called "Skydive" at Argonne Hills Chapel Center. The Religious Services Office is hosting the weeklong Vacation Bible School for children...

  • 1st Lt. Brandon Williams of the Maryland National Guard, a leader in this week's Sky Vacation Bible School, gives instructions during an outdoor activity. The program, which began Monday and ends Friday, features games, arts and crafts, and music to teach youngsters about the Bible.

    1st Lt. Brandon Williams of the Maryland...

    1st Lt. Brandon Williams of the Maryland National Guard, a leader in this week's Sky Vacation Bible School, gives instructions during an outdoor activity. The program, which began Monday and ends Friday, features games, arts and crafts, and music to...

  • Children eat lunch in the cafeteria area during this week's Sky Vacation Bible School. More than 190 children and 90 volunteers are participating in the ecumenical program that focuses on a different theme each year.

    Children eat lunch in the cafeteria area during...

    Children eat lunch in the cafeteria area during this week's Sky Vacation Bible School. More than 190 children and 90 volunteers are participating in the ecumenical program that focuses on a different theme each year.

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (Aug. 9, 2012) -- Through games, interactive exercises and music, more than 190 children enrolled in Vacation Bible School are learning how they can trust God in everyday life.

The theme of this year's ecumenical Bible-study program is "Sky Vacation Bible School."

"[The program] teaches children about God and teaches them to trust God," said Marcia Eastland, Protestant Religious Education coordinator at Argonne Hills who has directed Vacation Bible School for nine years. "It teaches them about God's love and how to be good people."

The program, which is being held at Argonne Hills Chapel Center, began Monday and ends Friday.

Vacation Bible School is sponsored annually by the Religious Services Office and features Bible points that are reinforced daily through Bible stories, games, crafts and songs.

The program is targeted to children ages 4 through fifth grade and is led by about 90 volunteers.

According to the website of Group Publishing, a national publishing house that develops each year's theme and curriculum, young people will "discover that by trusting God, everything is possible."

The summer's theme is taken from the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 10, Verse 27: "Everything is possible with God."

Eastland said the annual program makes a difference in young people's lives.

"Vacation Bible School stays with you through adulthood," she said. "It's a very good experience."

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