What is Vacation Bible School All About?

Published : Friday, May 25, 2018 | 1:20 PM

Regular churchgoers may be aware of the merits of Vacation Bible School. Set up over a hundred years ago, it is an educational yet fun program for children and is held at the majority of Protestant churches.

The First United Methodist Church of Pasadena is no exception. From July 9 to July 13, it will be holding a fun-filled few days where curious children can transform into inventors and spend their time carrying out science experiments and more. Here’s what it looked like last year:

You don’t have to be a wholly religious family for your children to attend Vacation Bible School. The church welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about their faith.

Every year has a different theme (this year’s is clearly inventing) ranging from medieval times to the Wild West. As well as games and crafts, children will attend Bible lessons. Religion isn’t pushed on the young ones. Instead, they are taught about God through more creative means.

Parents are often encouraged to help out with Vacation Bible School and children, from preschool to high school age, are welcome to attend. Donations for craft activity materials are appreciated, as well as the donation of time from those who know best how to make those crafts.

It’s a particularly great scheme for younger children as they can experience being away from home for the day while picking up vital life lessons that will help them become a good person to themselves and to others.

Most Vacation Bible School programs are free. However, a few may charge a small fee to cover the cost of food and other supplies.

If you’re so inclined, you may register your kids now for the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena’s Maker Fun Factory:


It runs from July 9 until July 13 with each session beginning at 2 p.m. and finishing at 5:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Pasadena is located at 500 East Colorado Boulevard, in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 796-0157 or visit http://fumcpasadena.org/.

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