So many things have been cancelled this year. Most graduation ceremonies were cancelled this spring. The Chicago, Boston, and New York marathons have all been cancelled. Events like Thunder over Louisville have been cancelled too – as were most big fireworks displays over the 4th of July. (Although some folks in my neighborhood have tried valiantly to fill in the gaps – night after night after night after night!)
Other events like the Kentucky Derby and the Oaks have been moved and adapted to fit this new COVID-19 world we are all living in. It looks like the Indianapolis 500 will be run in August rather than over Memorial Day weekend.
While other events have gone virtual like the Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathon and the Marathon. Another event that is being offered virtually this year is Vacation Bible school.
Saint Stephen had to cancel our plans for Vacation Bible school this summer and so did most churches. It just wouldn’t be wise or responsible to have in-person VBS in this COVID-19 world.
Knowing this – the wonderful and truly talented and dedicated staff of the Kentucky-Indiana Synod of the ELCA has put together a plan for all of us to have VBS on-line together next week!
Will and I are all signed up and looking forward to it. We know it won’t be the same without Cheryl to make us delicious cupcakes and Brenda to teach the music. We will miss running around the yard at Saint Stephen with Paul and Jeffrey and doing crafts with Nikki. But it still sounds like a lot of fun! Please consider joining Will and me and lots of other folks for Compassion Camp.
The VBS materials will be emailed to the parents/grandparents/doting aunties/adoring uncles/deeply patient guardians.
A fun, lively (maybe even exciting) video presentation created by folks from across the Kentucky-Indiana Synod will premiere on YouTube Live at 6:00 pm each day Monday – Friday, July 20th – July 24th, 2020. These videos will also be available after the premiere for families to access whenever it is most convenient for them.
Each video presentation will include a Bible story for the day, melodious music, prayer, and lots of fun!
The emailed materials will include suggestions for crafts, games, activities, and ideas for putting compassion into practice in our own lives.
To sign up: