Decorating for the established theme of VBS is an endeavor that requires the energies of numerous congregation members and the conducting of several business meetings. The theme is part of the selected curriculum, and the Leader’s manual offers suggestions of how to turn a lowly country sanctuary into a backdrop that will transport the masses of children into a conducive learning environment. Some years the theme is accessible and you find yourself in the midst of a farm not unlike the five right down the road, and other years you have harried workers frantically trying to turn a 14×12 classroom in a metal building into one of the great pyramids while trying to figure out how to keep the toddlers from eating fistfuls of sand from the frog-shaped wading pool that represents an oasis in the desert. One of my favorite years was the western theme.
The members of the First Baptist…
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