Blast from the Past VBS was held July 6-10th. We had 218 kids come to our VBS to discover how God’s love is Incredible, Faithful, Invincible, Unconditional and Real! Throughout this week we achieved our vision of bringing VBS into the community and reaching new families, less than 1/3 of our total attendance was affiliated with our church membership. And throughout this week we celebrate with 32 children that accepted Christ or recommitted their lives to him. We also celebrate with the 60-70 children that chose to come forward to be anointed with oil and blessed as they sought to experience the unconditional love of Christ. During VBS week we emphasized service. We completed 6 service projects: 40 water bottles for our volunteer break room, 40 placemats for Meals on Wheels, 40 snack bags for the Good News Club, 160 Trail Mix Bags for City Union Mission, 180 Flower Jars for Covenant Park and Vintage Park Retirement Communities and 190 Cards for the orphans at River or Life orphanage in Bambasani, South Africa. We also raised over $1550 for our offering project for One Life Ministries, which will go toward a well/water drainage system for the River of Life Orphanage. We were grateful to have 105 volunteers who served in this amazing ministry and the many others who donated time and resources to make this week such a success! This ministry is such a great example of what it means to come together as the church to be the church to our entire community.