One of the best parts of Vacation Bible School is the dinner that we share before the sessions start. Teachers, parents, helpers, children all gather for a simple meal that allows time for us to get to know one another and enjoy some conversation, a cookie or two and a smile.
Today's Community Corner activity was serving the neighborhood by picking up litter around the church, and then along the high school lot and the library sidewalk. The Bible story for the day was about Zacchaeus climbing the tree to see Jesus, then coming down to have Jesus over for dinner and announcing to Jesus that he would share his wealth with the poor. The craft was to make a Community Bag to collect clothing, old toys, and housewares to donate to a local charity. The trees on the bags are Zacchaeus trees, made by tracing the children's helping hands, then by gluing real leaves on the bags.