Being a kid again at Vacation Church School

28 Jul

Vacation Church School 2014One of my greatest pleasures as a pastor is teaching at Vacation Church School.

This year, with the help of co-teachers Debbie Rappaport and SubDn. Chris Savisky, I had a great time with 7 energetic kids, ages 4–14.

Focusing our lessons and crafts around the Feasts of the Virgin Mary, here’s what we did:

We made decorated icons to take home…












some kids even added extra sparkles to themselves!


We learned about our “Father’s House” by exploring the inside of the Church, finding icons of the Virgin Mary in so many places, smelling beautiful incense, and touching drops of fragrant oils used to heal the sick.

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We made paper likenesses of the Angel Gabriel, to remember the angel’s announcement to the Virgin Mary that she would bear the child Jesus, our Savior.

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And, of course, we ate all the great lunches prepared by Mrs. Alesevich and Mrs. Stabler…yum!










We took time to play as well as pray!

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In short, for awhile, we all became “children” of our Father in Heaven…and it was joyous!


Matthew 18:3

And he said, “Truly I say to you, unless you will be converted and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”

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