This year’s Vacation Bible School was simply amazing! With planning completed before our campus opened up from the pandemic, our VBS team found creative, innovative ways to produce a great program in a new way. The thing that remained the same was our great group of volunteers and a bunch of enthusiastic kids … and parents! Owing to this scheduling change, more parents were able to participate, and some of our dads able to get fully involved. We had 80 participants supported by 30 volunteers, all of whom were engaged, excited and energetic.

Each year, VBS sets goals for benefiting the local community. This year, the goals were to donate:

  • 233 books to Dunbar Elementary
  • 200 items to Feeding Tampa Bay, and
  • $430 for Metropolitan Ministries

All of these goals were met. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers who found a new way to share the love of Jesus with some of our youngest members. They did amazing work, even bringing a motorized train to the Magnolia Parking Lot for the Kick-off Event! Their response to the new normal of VBS connects to this year’s motto: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through!

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