Vacation Bible School 2015 – Day Five

June 19, 2015

Today is the final Day for Vacation Bible School 2015.  It has been a great week.  We had 39 navigators attending through out the week.  The Pathfinders, G-Force leaders, and Volunteers made each day special for the navigators.

Day 5 Verse – Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations    Matthew 28:19a

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In the Discovery/Science Zone

watching the volcano erupt

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The hospitality room was well stocked all week with wonderful snacks, thanks to the Hospitality Crew.

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In the Reflection Zone

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In the Scripture Zone

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In the Craft Zone

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3-year-old craft Zone

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or just playing

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The ladies in the snack zone prepared delicious treats for the Navigators each day

A special “THANK YOU” to Director Gloria Foster for coordinating this ministry & outreach to our community and beyond.

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A surprise party by the Activity Zone for Mrs. Gloria

5th/6th Navigators presenting Mrs. Gloria with a gift

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Closing ceremonies gave each group of Navigators a chance to show off their dancing skills for the guests

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3-year-old group and Pre-K & Kindergarten Navigators

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 3rd/4th Navigators

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5th/6th Navigators

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The VBS mission – gather kit items for UMCOR to aid the flood victims in Texas.

Good Job – Navigators!

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 The United Methodist Men provided a great Hot Dog Lunch for the Navigators, their parents, grandparents, special guests, and all the who participated.

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Here’s a great big “THANK YOU” to all !

Vacation Bible School 2015 – Day Four

June 18, 2015

A new verse is introduced to the Navigators each day of bible school

Day 1 Verse  –  And what does the Lord require of you to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8b  NRSV

Day 2 Verse – I’ll show you my faith by putting it into practice in faithful action.      James 2:18b  CEB

Day 3 Verse – Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ      Galatians 6:2   CEB


Day 4 Verse  –   “Come Follow Me”             Matthew 4:19a  CEB

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Following Jesus

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*A few of the Navigators were not in attendance on the day the group pictures were taken.

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3 year old navigators

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pre-k and kindergarten navigators

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1st & 2nd grade navigators

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3rd & 4th grade navigators

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5th & 6th grade navigators

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Volunteers – Colton, Jared, Waylon, and John

Maddie, Haley, Makenna, Sophie, Avery, and Kadi

 and Shay

(Not pictured is Taylor Corley)

5th & 6th grade Navigators into the Science Zone

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In the Reflection Zone

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Closing Assembly

MOVE     ACT        CARE        FOLLOW          SHARE                   

                             “LET’S GO”

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Vacation Bible School 2015 – Day Three

June 17, 2015

The G-FORCE meter

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Opening Assembly

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The Craft Zone

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3rd & 4th Grade Navigators in the Craft Zone

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1st & 2nd grade Navigators in the Activity Zone playing Duck-Duck-Goose

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Mr. Jim in the Science Zone

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Pre-K & Kindergarten Navigators taking a break in the Snack Zone

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In the Scripture Zone with the 5th & 6th Grade Navigators and the Pathfinders, Mrs. Katherine & Mrs. JoAnn

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In the Craft Zone with the 3-year-old Navigators

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Closing Assembly with the Navigators

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The closing music and dance is fun for the Navigators and the adults.  Just ask Mr. Arlie !


“Unstoppable” . . . VBS continues

June 16, 2015

Day two was a super day. The children explored how to act for God, following the examples of Solomon and the workers and sang great songs including “Unstoppable.”

A CD containing eight songs with movements was given to each family Monday. This CD-Rom is loaded with games that reinforce what we learn at G-Force for continued all-summer fun.

G-Force is all about moving and acting for God. Sometimes, we might need to act in new and surprising ways to help others and show the love of Jesus to them.

Share your fun and love of Jesus with friends and neighbors. MOVE and ACTinvite them to come to VBS too. It is never too late to come, so bring a friend tomorrow.


Checkers the Cheetah (a friendly puppet) will be with us every day to help us grow in our faith.

Checkers the Cheetah (a friendly puppet) will be with us every day to help us grow in our faith.

Remember God wants us to MOVE & ACT!

So “Let’s GO!”

An Invitation for Friday

June 16, 2015

Welcome to VBS at Hemphill First United Methodist Church. It was a fabulous first day at our G-Force Adventure Park.

Today we learned new songs with high energy and fast moving actions. Neat crafts got underway; we learned about Moses and had fun playing games.

A short Closing Celebration is being planned for Friday, June 19 at 11:40 A.M. We invite you to have lunch with your child and the VBS staff and enjoy a short recap of the week’s activities. The children will sing a few selected songs and everyone should enjoy the antics of Checkers, the Cheetah who promises to entertain us this week. We hope you will be able to attend.

Thank you for sharing your child with us today; tomorrow is going to be even better!


Remember God wants us to MOVE!

So “Let’s GO!”

2015 Vacation Bible School – Day Two

June 16, 2015

Meet some of our G-Force Leaders ( Zone Leaders), Pathfinders (teachers), Volunteers (the Youth), and of course the most important ones, the Navigators (the children ages 3 years thru 6th Grade).

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G-Force Photographer – Mr. Buzz

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Checkers and Volunteer, Shay

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G-Force Music Leader – Mrs. DeSay teaching the Navigators new songs

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Coach Starr interacting with Checkers

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VBS G-Force Coordinator, Mrs. Gloria and Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Donna enjoying the music

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G-Force Leaders for the Activity Zone, Mr. Arlie and Ms. Lisa with the 5th & 6th Grade Navigators

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The three-year old navigators at play

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In the Craft Zone with the 4 & 5-year-old Navigators and Pathfinders, Mrs. Carole, Mrs. Barbara, and Volunteers, Avery and Taylor

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The Scripture Zone – G-Force Leader is Pastor Grant with Volunteer Actors, Shay and John.

Pathfinders for the 1st and 2nd Grade Navigators are Mrs. Pat, & Mrs. Charlotte and Volunteers, Sophie & Makenna.  Also pictured is Mrs. DeSay

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Pathfinders for 3rd and 4th Grade Navigators are Mrs. Dollie and Mrs. Lynn and Volunteer, Haley

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Creating a Tornado

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The Science Zone G-Force Leaders are Mr. Jim, Mrs. Nicole and volunteer, Waylon

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G-Force Snack Zone leaders, Mrs. Janie and Mrs. Betty providing snacks to the 1st & 2nd Grade Navigators


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 Music and Dance to end another FUN day at VBS

Meet more of the G-Force leaders, Pathfinders, and Volunteers tomorrow.






Mission Project for G-Force

June 15, 2015


Recently Texas has experienced massive flooding in many parts of the state. One of the first organizations to be on the scene helping those affected was UMCOR. (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Because of this great need, UMCOR has requested health or hygiene kits be sent to help in Texas and Oklahoma especially. Our Mission in Motion project is to donate “spare parts” for Health Kits; these kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. Kits also help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies. They make a real difference in people’s lives.

We will be collecting the parts of the health kit, rather than focusing on completing the entire kit. The “spare parts” will be combined with other “spare parts” from all over the country and Health Kits created and rushed to the areas impacted by recent disasters. The spare parts will be sent to UMCOR for distribution to the needy in Texas and Oklahoma recently hit by tornados and devastating storms and floods.

Each child is encouraged to furnish at least one new item as listed below.

  • 1 hand towel 15” x 25” to 17”x 27”

Kitchen, cleaning and microfiber towels are not acceptable.

  • metal nail files or nail clippers

No emery boards or toenail clippers please.

  • combs

Comb needs to be sturdy; no pocket combs or picks please.

Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable.

  • toothbrushes

Adult size only – Must be individually wrapped.

Do not remove from original packaging.

  • bath-size soap

3 oz. and larger sizes only;

No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content;

Do not remove from original packaging.

  • wash cloths


  • 6 adhesive bandages

¾ inch to 1 inch-size;

Common household Band-Aids.

  • $1.00 – to purchase toothpaste. Toothpaste must be purchased when the kits are shipped to the disaster areas to assure it is not past the expiration date.
  • $1.00 – to help defray the cost of shipping


  • Important Notes:
  • All items must be new.
  • Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used.
  • All items may be purchased at the local Dollar Stores.
  • Bring items any day this week, spare parts will packed Friday and prepared for shipping to UMCOR with a designation to be used in Texas and Oklahoma for flood and storm victims.

It is the hope of the VBS Staff that our children recognize the needs of others and their own potential for helping. The needs are physical (the needed items in the Health Kit) and emotional (help & friendship from strangers) and allow the children to “let’s go,” Let’s Move, Act, Care, Follow, and Share, and live out our Bible Verse from Acts 17:28a.

“In God we live, move, and exist.


Vacation Bible School 2015 – Day one

June 15, 2015

 If you missed Day One of Vacation Bible School, please join us for Day Two – 9 am till 12 noon.  Don’t miss out on all the FUN

Register for VBS – Put these G-Force Squad leaders to Work

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Opening Assembly – Music and Mission

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 The Science Zone

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Activity Zone

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Three year old Story Zone

Scripture Zone

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Snack Zone

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Hospitality Area for the Volunteers

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Craft Zone

Reflection Zone

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Closing Assembly with Music

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Who is Checkers?

Don’t Miss out on all the FUN!   Be a part of Day Two….


June 13, 2015

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First United Methodist Church Hemphill will be hosting VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL this coming week, June 15 – June 19.

At G-Force VBS, the children will explore how to put their faith into action. In this mission-focused VBS, kids experience God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God.

The overall Bible verse for the program is Acts 17:28a, “In God we live, move, and exist.” A life with God is one of movement!

Each session’s action word sparks a way to show God’s unstoppable love: Move! Act! Care! Follow! Share! Go out and serve!

Session 1 – God Calls Moses (Exodus 3:7-12)

Session 2 – Solomon Builds the Temple (1 Chronicles 28:20-21 & 2 Chronicles 5:1, 13)

Session 3 – Four Friends Help (Mark 2:1-12)

Session 4 – Healing of Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52)

Session 5 – Women Find the Empty Tomb (Luke 24:1-12)

So LET’S GO!!! Registration forms may be completed Monday morning at Hemphill First United Methodist Church, 181 Milam Street across from the Hemphill ISD Administrative offices.

We HOPE to see YOUR CHILD at the G-Force: God’s Love in Action VBS at Hemphill First United Methodist Church on June 15 – 19 at 9:00 a.m. till Noon.




June 12, 2015

G-Force: God’s Love in Action is a mission-focused Vacation Bible School program  that illustrates how God is at work around the world and how God’s people are on the move.There are five action words used as a basis for living out God’s plans for our lives:

  Move!                    Act!                     Care!                 Follow!                        Share!


Each word sparks a way to show God’s unstoppable love. And every session includes Faith Fuel (Bible stories) –

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Vacation Bible School is just a few days away! June 15-19 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Hemphill First United Methodist Church.