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June 13, 2014

Westside Christian to kick off summer season

DUNCAN —     Westside Christian Church will kick off their Vacation Bible School and summer events on June 15.

    This year’s theme for VBS is jungle safari. Children ages 3 - 6th grade are invited to participate in arts and crafts, enjoy the jungle landscape and learn about the christian faith.

    Jeanie Jones, the Church Administrator, encourages all interested members of the community to participate.

    “It’s very enjoyable watching the children (during VBS) and doing summer event,” Jones said. “To get more people interested, we’ve got to get parents out to get more kids out.”    

    In past years, themes have included space exploration, a farm and a yellow submarine.

    “The one year we started, we didn’t have as much and every year it just grows,” Jones said. “It’s not all about the jungle, it’s about God. It’s about the kids’ perception of God and who God is and who Jesus is.”

    On June 15, children will learn about God as the creator. On June 16, VBS attendees will learn about God as the protector while getting a chance to interact with Daniel and the lion’s den. June 17 will teach children about God as king.

    Each day, VBS and the summer event will start at 6:30 p.m. While children are participating in bible studies, parents are invited to the summer event. Adults will have the chance to participate in a hymn fest on June 15, watch Shapauni Budler, Buster Swoopes and the Gospel Beams Trio on June 16 and perform in a talent show on Tuesday evening. Each evening will end with cookies and refreshments.

    To finish up summer event and VBS, Wednesday evening will be a fellowship supper with sandwiches and ice cream for all ages.

    Church administrator Jeanie Jones,  Becky Crowdis and Anita Johns have spent the last month trying to pull these annual events together. While Johns has focused on the summer event, Crowdis and Jones have united with other church members daily to bring together the jungle safari.

    Decorating for VBS is time consuming, especially at the extent the ladies at Westside Christian Church go through to make sure kids can relate the theme with bible teachings. Jones said that each year they pick a new theme that has aspects they can relate to Christianity.

    Children of the church who have already seen the decorations are falling in love and getting excited to learn at VBS.

    For more information, contact Jones at 580-255-2825.

  

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