Vacation Bible School


VBS (Vacation Bible School)

Vacation Bible School is a four-day, summer program of music, study, recreation, and arts centered around a Christian theme for rising Kindergartners through rising 6th graders.  EPC's Director of Children's Ministry, Croskeys Royall, along with other creative staff members, and a cast of energetic volunteers usually host around 200-250 children from the Columbia-area during the 3rd or 4th week in June. This past June we had a record attendance of 260 kids!

VBS 2019 was June 24-27 (Mon-Th from 9:00 a.m. until noon) The theme, "To Mars And Beyond" had the sanctuary, narthex, parlor, Thompson Hall and even areas of the gym.... decorated with heavenly bodies and ofcourse the rocket in the chancel - tangible symbols of how God's omnipresence gives us strength and courage. Croskeys and his fantastic group of parent volunteers, and Pastor Brian, along with Fredna and Hannah reinforced each day's message with a short Bible story and lesson, along with songs that had VBS kids all over campus playing, singing, creating and learning about the presence of God's love. They were given a wrist-band each day with a Bible Verse to memorize, so each day was a treat for the kids!  

Our rising 5th and 6th graders had one onsite fundraiser and then a few off-site activities that proved to be challenging, but a lot of fun!
We had the annual CAR WASH!  Parents were encouraged to drop their kids off in the Narthex and then to drive over to the CLC lot between 9:30 & 11:30 AM. All proceeds went to the Jubilee Academy.  Thank you to all who made donations!
Went to a trampoline park one day and also did a ropes course offsite. 

Thank you EPC member lead volunteers, for giving of their time and talents again this year, both to recruit other volunteers for the week as well as to serve each day of VBS wherever needed.