"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Children's VBS at St. Vincent's--The Grand Finale

Tonight the children's Vacation Bible School at St. Vincent's came to a glorious end with a song and dance extravaganza.The "Green Team" even sang an original praise song of their own composition. (Well, actually the tune was "The Beverly Hillbillies" theme, but the lyrics were their own!)
The kids spent the week learning Bible stories in the context of a space adventure called "Galactic Blast." They presented some of what they learned tonight.
Laura, our children's minister, and the other adult volunteers (like the gifted song leader above) did a great job!
The "Galactic Blast" involved being taught, in part, by a green space gorilla named "Galileo." It was a wonderful teaching tool.
Randy Foster, my father, took these great pictures as well as those of the adult class in the post below.


Anonymous Ann McCarthy said...

How did you work doing adult VBS and kids VBS at the same time? Our VBS is 2.5 hours long - is yours, and does your adult VBS go the same length as the kids' one? If you could email me about it, that'd be great.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Texanglican (R.W. Foster+) said...

Our adult VBS ran from about 6:20PM to 8:15PM, with a ten minute break in the middle each night. The kids were taken from dinner in our parish hall to their VBS at 6:00 and were released from class at 8:30. So that way the parents could see their kids off and be in the appropriate spot to pick them up without having to hurry from the adult class. Of course, it takes some doing to prep more than nine hours of adult material for the week, but I have a tendency to go long anyway. I have too much to say!!

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Ann McCarthy said...

Thanks! I mentioned at a VBS meeting today that you'd done an adult VBS and the only way we could figure on doing it was with an evening VBS. We're thinking of doing two next summer, one at the church and one at an outreach center in the next town, perhaps a week or two after the first one. The idea of an adult session was pretty intriguing. I like the idea of the adult one ending a little earlier as our adult ed offerings always run overtime and parents don't pick up their kids on time. If we ended them earlier, that might help. Maybe.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Texanglican (R.W. Foster+) said...

I hope you are able to stage an adult VBS alongside your children's version. It really has been a positive for us at St. Vincent's. We had more than 70 kiddos, but also 33 adults in class.

Good luck and God bless!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Diana Ricketts said...

Can you give instructions as to how you created the control table and seats. LOVE< LOVE it. Thanks

8:49 AM  

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