Condit Presbyterian Church member Polly Horn reported that the June 6-10 vacation Bible school was a success, with 36 children attending sessions.
Horn said that, under the leadership of Pam Sheets, a staff of 24 teens and adults used the “Cave Quest” program.
“Each day the children discussed a Bible lesson, visited the cinema to see children acting out the topics, then went outside to keep minds and bodies sharp,” Horn said. “Using their imaginations they visited different kinds of caves, learning how they were formed. They checked out rocks in caves — real and in photos — and even looked at glacial rocks — including a photo of the largest glacial erratic on Hartford Road.”
Horn said prehistoric stone age tools and spear points were shared with the Bible camp participants, and mid-morning snacks had a Biblical theme.
Horn said $200 was pledged to Habitat for Humanity to purchase a door for a new home in Delaware County.
“The children met their goal and also donated over $800 to an orphanage for 30 children in Uganda run by Samuel Mugabi, who is here visiting his friend, Rev. Annie Melick,” Horn said. “To help support his mission, he is selling handmade items from Uganda.”
The families of the Condit vacation Bible school participants attended Condit Church last Sunday when the children performed in the worship service and then shared their science discoveries with their families.
Horn said the children have been invited back for “Condit Kids” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, and Sunday, Aug. 14, for a mini-vacation Bible school and dinner.
The Condit Presbyterian vacation Bible school participants and their parents have also been invited to walk along with the church in Sunbury’s July 2 Independence Day parade.
For more information, visit ConditChurch.org or call 740-965-2911.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093