By this time of year, most churches have already held Vacation Bible School. Children would have already attended multiple sessions of VBS.
They would have learned new songs, made unique crafts and participated in a number of games and activities. But this year is anything but normal. COVID-19 has sent church leaders
scrambling to find creative ways to hold weekly church services while keeping their parishioners safe.
That creativity has now been extended to Vacation Bible School sessions, and Oak Grove Baptist Church is sponsoring a
virtual VBS beginning Sunday, August 9. Materials for the program “The Rocky Railway Bible Adventure” will be available at the “train depot” pickup in the church parking lot on Sunday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Students can go ahead and register for VBS on the church’s Facebook page.
Virtual VBS will be held throughout the week and the whole family can participate via a Google docs link on their computer. Each packet will include crafts and activities for each night of Bible School.
Organizers for Virtual Vacation Bible School at Oak Grove hope that the program will provide kids with hope at a time when things have become very difficult. There is something comforting about coloring a poster that relates to a Bible lesson. It will also help children realize the love and the power of Jesus Christ, even in difficult situations.
Bible school packets will also include snacks for kids to enjoy while they are learning. The lessons will be organized in a different folder for each night.
Everyone is invited to register and participate. For more information, see the church’s Facebook page.