Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School set for Au­gust in North Syd­ney

Cape Breton Post - - News - BY JEREMY FRASER jeremy.fraser@cb­post.com

Plans are un­der­way for a five­day bi­ble school this sum­mer.

Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School will take place Aug. 7-11 in North Syd­ney. The pro­gram is open to chil­dren ages 5-12, free of charge, and will fea­ture mu­sic, crafts, games and guest speak­ers.

Keith Bur­ton, mu­sic di­rec­tor at St. Matthew Wes­ley United Church, is one of five com­mit­tee mem­bers work­ing to make the pro­gram pos­si­ble.

“I men­tioned the idea of run­ning some sort of mu­sic thing within the church and from there it went to run­ning a full bi­ble camp with mu­sic and crafts,” said Bur­ton. “We thought it would be good for the chil­dren in the area to be able to have some­where to go that week, be­cause it’s just be­fore ex­hi­bi­tion week, so it’s kind of a dead week.”

The pro­gram will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. through­out the week at St. Matthew Wes­ley

United Church, the spon­sors of the pro­gram. A breakfast will be avail­able for those at­tend­ing be­tween 8:45-9:15 a.m. each day.

Bur­ton be­lieves it’s im­por­tant to of­fer a bi­ble school pro­gram in the com­mu­nity.

“I think as the mu­sic di­rec­tor of the church, I’m re­ally ex­cited about hav­ing a bunch of chil­dren come in and teach them the fun­da­men­tals of mu­sic and rhythms,” said Bur­ton. “It also gives, not only the par­ents a break, but the chil­dren as well – It’s a place to go and learn dif­fer­ent things.”

“It’s a good way for chil­dren to in­ter­act through­out the pro­gram as well,” said Bur­ton. “Ev­ery­body has some sort of a tal­ent and hope­fully the chil­dren will be able to bring that out through­out the pro­gram.”

Or­ga­niz­ers are ac­cept­ing reg­is­tra­tion for the bi­ble school. The pro­gram will ac­cept 30 chil­dren and the dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion is Aug 1.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the bi­ble school, phone 902544-1233.

JULIE COLLINS/CAPE BRE­TON POST

In this Cape Bre­ton Post file photo, Andy Jes­some, left, and Bernie MacNeil with Joneljim Con­struc­tion work on the re­place­ment of shin­gles on the roof of St. Matthew Wes­ley United Church in North Syd­ney due to a win­ter storm.

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