FBC continues tradition of daytime VBS

Children at First Baptist Early Childhood Ministries are getting ready for the daytime Vacation Bible School at the church the week of June 4 - 8.
Staff Writer

First Baptist Church kicks off it's Vacation Bible School at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 4. The weeklong VBS is the only one that takes place in the morning from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

"Even if children go to other Baptist vacation bible school, ours is different," Thea Kay Tribble, director of children's ministries at the church, said. "We have a different format from the nighttime VBS. We'll have Bible study, music, missions, crafts and snacks are all on the rotation."

Parents are asked to bring children at 8 a.m. Monday for registration. Children ages 4 - sixth grade are welcome to attend VBS at First Baptist.

"We will start each day with a worship rally," Tribble said. "We will be taking an offering from the children each day. It goes to sponsor two children in Guatemala, and to build a long house in Malaysia."

Tribble said the long house will cost approximately $1,400. The project is to help provide housing for 150 families through the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

"This is the third year we have sponsored two children," Tribble said. "We help them with clothes and supplies for school with a donation of $600 each a year."

This year’s theme is “Gear Up, Get Ready, Game On!”

Wednesday night, the church will meet at Marshall Park for organized games, football, softball, tennis, karate and soccer with coaches teaching the different sports. There will also be games that are not organized, according to Tribble.

"We will have a surprise speaker," Tribble said, "And we will have food. It will be a fun night for everyone."

Tribble said there are more professions of faith during the week of Vacation Bible School than any other time.

"Our goal is to teach children that Jesus is the reason for all of this," Tribble said. "We are here to share the Gospel with everyone that attends."