Children let their lights shine at Vacation Bible School
GRASONVILLE — On Saturday morning, June 25, the congregation of Chesapeake Church of Christ in Grasonville hosted a “Glow in the Dark” themed Vacation Bible School, based on the children’s song “This Little Light of Mine.”
The children, ages 3 to 10, who attended were presented three foundations of Christian teachings; 1. Follow Jesus; 2. Do Good; and 3. Love People. They observed classroom skits where they were asked about everyday situations and what could be done to help people with their day to day challenges. The children learned from examples that were presented, and applied Christian principles of following Jesus’ example.
Scott Lambert, pastor at the church for the past 17 years, said, “This year’s program was less about biblical history, but brought in today’s challenges using historic Christ-like teachings for the children to find solutions. Let your light shine, as a Christian, to encourage others.”
The first Sunday of each month, the Sunday sermon, which begins at 10:45 a.m. at Chesapeake Church of Christ, is devoted to children.
“We call it our ‘Kingdom Kids sermon.’ It’s important to connect with the children in our community,” he said. “When Jesus was here on earth, where was he often found? Teaching the children.”
Sunday School begins each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for children and adults.
Among the more than 30 members of the congregation who helped prepare and put on the VBS program, the Jaros family of Stevensville played an instrumental part. Jeff Jaros, a local businessman, has been a member of CCC for 30 years. He currently serves as one of the deacons at the church.
Jaros said, “We have a very talented congregation. Ever yone brings their individual talents and shares to contribute to our VBS. When I was a child, VBS was a standard. We all went to VBS each year.
“You’ve got to get to the children about the love of Jesus Christ when they’re young — plant that seed that God and his son, Jesus, love them. When life gets difficult at times, they’ll remember that when they younger, someone told them that Jesus loves them. A light will turn on. It’ll help them know where to turn.”
The program included games, snacks, skits, crafts and lots of singing.
For information about programs at Chesapeake Church of Christ, call Lambert at 410-827-7087.
Kendall Fowler, 8, enjoys the inflatable slide during the annual Chesapeake Church of Christ’s Vacation Bible School, Saturday morning, June 25.
Chesapeake Church of Christ Paster Scott Lambert and Deacon Jeff Jaros stand with many of the young children who attended the church’s annual Vacation Bible School, Saturday morning, June 25. Themed “Glow in the Dark,” it was based on the song, “This Little Light of Mine.”
Children were awed by their glowing necklaces and bracelets in the “Glow in the Dark” VBS held at Chesapeake Church of Christ in Grasonville, Saturday morning, June 25. The theme was based on the children’s song, “This Little Light of Mine.”
Charles Martin, 5, enjoys the kick-ball activity during the Chesapeake Church of Christ’s Vacation Bible School, Saturday morning, June 25.