By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The First United Methodist Church of Madison will begin its annual Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, July 7, and going through Friday, July 11. The VBS is open to children, ages three up to the fifth grade. Sessions begin every morning at 8:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. The theme for this year’s VBS is “Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God.” VBS students will discover “how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God” as they meet people from the Bible, including Esther, Ezra and a young boy, who produces something amazing with God’s help. Children will be taught to expect big things from God as He works wonders in them. The first session will be “Imagine with God!” as students learn the story of Esther, from the Book of Esther. Day two will be “Build with God!” as they discover the rebuilding of the Lord’s House in Ezra 3:8-13. Day three will help students “Grow with God!” as they learn the Parable of the Mustard Seed from Matthew 13. On day four, children will learn to “Work with God!” as they learn the story of the feeding of the 5,000 from John 6:1-13. On day five, the lesson will be “Walk with God!” as the students learn about the walk to Emmaus, following Christ’s death and resurrection, told in Luke 24:13-32. For further information, contact the First UMC office at (850) 973-6295 or Ruth Ann Latner at (850) 464-0236 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.