By Heather Green
For those of us with school-aged children, June typically signifies the start of summer vacation, a time where parents realize how underpaid and underappreciated teachers really are. But June also means Christ Lutheran is getting ready for Vacation Bible School. I am personally very excited for VBS this year because it is going to be a milestone year for our family; my niece, who has attended VBS every year since she was three, will be volunteering as an aide in my daughter’s class for my daughter’s first year of VBS. Looking back over the years my niece has attended VBS, I have come to appreciate how the children learn about Jesus and also learn about helping others. Children are not only taught about being good Christians, they are given an opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned by helping others through the mission projects that VBS sponsors every year. This year VBS is supporting Lutheran Church Charities as well as Together We Cope.
As a congregation, we are reaching out to ask you to help our VBS mission projects succeed. There will be a free will offering after the church services on June 19th. We are hoping to collect $2500 that we will split with LCC for the support of their K9 Comfort Dog Ministry. Additionally, on June 19th there will be a display for donations to the “Sock it to Me” project. Donations will continue to be accepted during VBS, the week June 20 – 24.