Posted by First Presbyterian Church

On Thursday at the Great Bible Reef, we learned that listening to God’s word gives us a strong foundation for life. For access to the full photo gallery, call the church office or, if you’re a VBS family, check your email for the password, or pick up a flyer in the church office.

Our wake-me-up-and-get-me-moving dance has proven very popular. When we invited “anyone who wanted to come up front and rejoice with us, 40-something kids came up with huge smiles on their faces, singing and praising God.

Mr Starfish ended the day by going on a grand adventure with his old friend, Mango, a sea turtle, to relocate his house. See, Mr. Starfish had not listened to Mango’s wise advice, and had built his house in the middle of the beach. When the tide came in, the house washed out to sea.

Meanwhile, the B Attitudes, Barracuda and Coral, were hanging out with some city fish when they realized that they could use some help building safe homes for their families. Our friends pointed out that you can either be part of the solution or part of the problem. In other words: Be the change you want to see in the world. The beatitude of the day:

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the children of God.”

The B Attitudes also shared a Bible verse with us. It’s from Psalm chapter 95, verse 7:

“Listen to God’s voice today!”

In Bible Story time, we saw that a house built on sand will wash away, while a house built on solid rock will stand firm. Likewise, the teachings of Jesus give us a strong foundation for our lives and the choices we make. How do we listen to God? He talks to us in the Bible, and through our teachers and church leaders and in our music!

Check back soon for pictures from Friday’s closing celebration and games. Even though the firetruck didn’t make it this year, we still had a great time taking pictures, riding the zipline, playing volleyball, parachute games, sack races and dancing!

Below, some general photographs from Thursday. Be sure check out Thursday’s full gallery by clicking here and entering the password!

Note that we will be posting photo galleries throughout the week of VBS.
Thursday’s full photo gallery
Wednesday’s full photo gallery
Tuesday’s full photo gallery
Monday’s full photo gallery

If you need the password, call the church office, check your email, look for a flyer in the Narthex, or ask Mrs. Leardi. Enjoy!