VBS Mission Emphasis 2017

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VBS 2017

Our Maker Fun Factory Mission Emphasis. July 2017 Newsletter

Dear parents/caretakers:

Every year during our VBS worship time, we collect money, and/or supplies to give to others in need. None of it stays at our church. Over the years we have donated to “Heifer International”, “Kid-2-Kid”, “Souls for Souls”, “Operation Christmas Child”, just to name a few. The last few years we have donated to “Pack the Bus”, organized by our local CanHelp, to collect tons of additional school supplies for our kids and schools in Hopkins County.

This year there will not be a “pack the Bus” drive. However, CanHelp has created a much bigger event: a “Back to School Fair” on August 4th at the Hopkins County Civic Center, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. It’s open to anyone and completely FREE! Families can get haircuts, health- and vision screenings, immunizations, foods-drinks, as well as other goods and services at many different booths.

Wesley UMC has reserved a booth where kids can play an interactive game to receive filled pencil boxes/bags for the upcoming school year! So during VBS it’s our goal to collect as many crayon-boxes, scissors, glue sticks and highlighters as possible. Monetary donations will always be welcome as well! We’ll use them to buy extra supplies for this event! The children at our church have been collecting money over the last few months to buy the boxes and bags!

Please help us out any way you can to get all our kids ready for the new school year!

Monday night:       we’ll have money jars to collect $ for extra school supplies.

Tuesday night:      boxes of crayons

Wednesday night: glue sticks

Thursday night:     scissors

Friday night:          highlighters