Vacation Bible School encourages children 'to be good people'
By Lisa R. RhodesAugust 9, 2012
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."