Uniacke Baptist Castle hosts overflow “Kingdom Rock” Vacation Bible School
From July 16-20th, Uniacke Baptist Church (UBC) offered this popular Group VBS program, with the sub-theme “Where kids learn to STAND STRONG for God”! A dedicated team of just over 20 adults and Youth leaders, welcomed 66 children from a wide segment of the community and area. The daily themed crafts, “Sir Wally (a wannabe knight) skits and related Bible points, dramas & life principle demos were all popular with the young princes & princesses.
The Lords and Ladies in training also persevered in reaching and surpassing Prince (Pastor) David’s Cream Pie and Ice Bucket Mission challenges, which raised $625 to be split between local charities Uniacke Wishgivers and Beacon House Food bank. Financial & in-kind Support for the program was received from outside the congregation including a first-time municipal grant towards the recreational element in the program.
This was only the second time in the last five that we have run a Vacation Bible Camp, and last year we had an ABW student team to lead it and teach. So everyone on this year’s crew was doing “double duty”. But the extra effort involved built a stronger local leadership team, and was so worth it. Especially when you hear of comments, such as one that a Grade Five student from a church family made to her grandmother: “They must really love us, to do ALL of THIS for us!”
Submitted by Rev. David Cumby, Pastor of Uniacke Baptist Church (NS)