Vacation Bible School to begin during first week in August
Story by: Calun Reece
1ST INF. DIV. POST
Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 to 10 at Morris Hill Chapel.
Registration for VBS is currently under way. All children ages 5 to 10 are invited to participate.
"It's a lot of fun and really good for the community," said Don Ericson, director of religious education, Fort Riley.
About 30 children have already registered for the August event. The average number of children who attend VBS is about 140, Ericson said.
In the past, VBS activities usually took place in early summer, Ericson said, but this year, it is planned for August so new Families who have just arrived in the area can participate and get involved in chapel services and activities.
Volunteers also are needed for VBS positions.
"I've got all my main responsibilities covered, but what we're looking for right now are crew leaders who take kids from class to class," Ericson said.
Preschool VBS will be available for the children of volunteers who are 5 years and younger. Child care for children of VBS volunteers also will be offered.
This year's theme for VBS is, "Everything is possible with God."
"We chose this particular curriculum because we thought it was very appropriate for our community where kids face so many challenges and unknowns," Ericson said. "They're concerned about what might happen to a parent who's down range, or they might be moving away, and this week is meant to equip a child to know they can trust in God no matter what they're facing or what their Family is facing."
All military Families are welcome whether they are involved in the chapel programs or not, Ericson said.
"This is for our military community regardless of whether you are part of the chapel – it's for any military Family," Ericson said.
To register or volunteer for VBS, call 785-239-0979.