During VBS week, the church was decorated like a medieval castle and children entered the Great Hall Sanctuary by coming across a “drawbridge”. Director Treva Hanvey, Baroness of the Castle welcomed everyone each night as they participated in songs, pledges, offering, and prayer. Brent Griffin was the music leader and the many teachers led the children through the activities of the night.
Teachers included: Erlene Fann, Bonnie Johnson, Candace Gilmore, Jackie Thomas, Connie and Lindy Law, Valerie Emigh, Joan Haney, Judy Maddox, Toni Cooper, Charlene McGatha, Amanda and Brent Griffin, Shasta and Dale Lane, Kristy Smith, and James Bishop.
The children learned that God loves us, calls us, saves us, guides us and cares for us and that the power of God is with us in all we do.
Linda Morgan and Marie Hooper were in charge of crafts and snacks were served by Sarah Law, Bonnie East, Edna Allen, Phil Stephenson, Cindy Bishop, and Mary Roberts.
The children enjoyed nightly puppet shows given by Arlene Minter, Randall Christopher, and Rita Jo Parker, with help from Brandy Payne and Elysia Dyson.
Carolyn Law was in charge of recordkeeping and Ann Meeks counted the offering and kept up with whether the boys or girls had the most since they were in a competition to see who gave more.
If the girls won, Pastor Tim Smith would get a pie in the face, if the boys won, his wife, Kristy would get the pie.
Friday was Family Night and was filled with special activities for the children and their families including a puppet show and special singers. Little Luke Smallwood sang “God Bless America” and Tori Emigh gave a beautiful rendition of “Power of the Cross”.
The assembly was turned over to Pastor Tim Smith who talked to the children about the power of God and then performed some Christian Power demonstrations by breaking a Louisville slugger baseball bat on his leg and bench pressing various amounts of weights until he had reached 400 pounds!
The evening closed with a hot dog social in the fellowship hall and the announcement of the winner of the offering contest. Since the boys won over the girls, Kristy Smith, got the honor of receiving the pie in the face…VBS is always fun at DSBC!
We would like to give special thanks to Dansby Heritage Chapel for loaning us the tent for kick-off and to H.S. Law and John Meeks who ran the van route each night…and thanks to all who came and made our week so special!