One Small Step For Our Kids…One Giant Leap For God’s Kingdom!

During the week of June 10-14, we will blast off with the first VBS to land on Mars! The theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS), To Mars and Beyond will help kids at First United Methodist Church discover the wonders of God’s universe. They’ll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them.
Beginning in the FUMC Fellowship Hall – an outpost on Mars – they’ll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too.
Adding to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun is learning about timeless Bible stories. Stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine! The theme verse (Vector Verse) is “Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us.” —Ephesians 3:20, CEB
The daily missions are:
• Session 1 – Go Beyond with Faith! Daniel Trusts God in the Lions’ Den (Daniel 6).
• Session 2 – Go Beyond with Boldness! Queen Esther Takes a Stand (Esther 4-9).
• Session 3 – Go Beyond with Kindness! The Good Samaritan Helps a Fellow Traveler (Luke 10:25-37).
• Session 4 – Go Beyond with Thankfulness! Jesus Heals 10 Lepers (Luke 17:11-19).
• Session 5 – Go Beyond with Hope! Jesus Comforts Friends on the Way to Emmaus (Matthew 24:13-35).
As we reach out to the children in our community, it takes a huge team of volunteers. We are still looking for Bible story actors, kitchen help and classroom teachers and assistants. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful mission, contact Janette Young at 409.579.3745 or email her at: for more information,

Meanwhile, encourage your grandchildren or children in your neighborhood to plan on attending “Mars & Beyond” VBS. Pre-Register now at .

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