VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
In the last full week of June, we team up with Willow Glen United Methodist Church down the street to co-host a camp-style Vacation Bible School. The fun includes worship, Bible stories, crafts, science, and play. Preschool-aged children through 5th graders (completed) are invited to participate. Each year we choose a theme to explore for the week such as Moses: Wilderness Escape, Building the Peacable Kingdom: A Person's a Person No Matter How Small, Rock The World, Amazing Love: Traveling with the Apostle Paul, etc. With 200 participants we can create hands-on learning experiences that can't be had in the church school classroom.
St. Francis teens and adults also participate as teaching assistants and activity leaders. This is a truly wonderful week where we celebrate God’s gift: our children. It’s especially fun to see our own St. Francis youth graduate from participant to volunteer and help with the young children. The volunteers who give their time to this event end up receiving just as much (if not more) as the young participants. This is a once-per-year event that you don’t want to miss. St. Francis members and their friends receive priority registration in March.