We\’ll that’s not entirely true. We were only in New York for about ten hours each day. The rest of the time we were in sunny Florida (although still sunny it was pretty cold).
Still confused? Well, last week several of us from Lifeway Kids (that weren\’t at the VBS Preview event in Texas) headed to Orlando for Children’s Pastors Conference. So while we were working the booth it was all New York…
Once we stepped off the fun green grass we were back in chilly Orlando. We had a lot of fun talking and meeting children’s ministers, and of course talking about Big Apple Adventure.
I thought I\’d share a couple of the things we used to create our booth. First, it really all started with the grass. Isn\’t it fun? We got the grass from Joseph M. Stern Co. and it really helped create that "New York Park" feel we were going for.
The second thing was the fencing, and you can get it at just about any Home Depot or Lowes! Now, before you head off to check it out, you\’ll need a truck (probably obvious, but when I went, I went in my two door Honda Accord).
Thankfully I live close to Lowes, and I made it home with four pieces of fenching hanging out the trunk!
In March we\’ll be headed to San Diego to talk about Theo and Flyte (our new preteen curriculum coming out in June). If you\’ll be there come say hi!
I have been helping with Lifeway’s VBS at our church since 1997. The theme was The Wild and Wonderful Good News Stampede. The next year I became the director for the 3rd and 4th grade VBS. My 5 children have all been through my class except one, which will be in it this coming summer. They all enjoy helping me make decorations, and sort the packet info. I would really like to win the $300 pack for our church, because after we finish with our materials, we pass them on to another church to use for their VBS, so more children reap the benefits!
I am the new VBS director at our small church in Warrenton, MO. We are planning the Big Apple Adventure theme for our church this year. I am very excited about starting some new ideas this year! In honor of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 we are having our local hero’s for family night. It’s a great activity for the kids as well as a good way to recognize our local hero’s.
This will be my third year as VBS Director. First year, we did Boomerang Express, and then Saddle Ridge Ranch…both years God blessed us with fabulous teachers and a numerous children we were able to reach with the Gospel. We were gifted supplies from another church in the area with their leftover supplies. What a blessing!