Leaders and children in the Vacation Bible School program gathered for this photo. Photo by Pastor Christine Mitchell, HFUMC

The Honeoye Falls churches hosted over 40 children ages 4 -12 August 22-26 for an annual Vacation Bible School (VBS).  The First Presbyterian Church of Honeoye Falls was the host. Each day students would come in and have some time of worship through song and dance, hear from the Bible Buddy Animal of the Day and how God created them to be unique. The balance of the day was moving around from stations to do crafts, science experiments, play games, enjoy a delicious snack and learn more about kids like them through a Kid Vid Cinema. Children closed out each day with more singing and dancing.

In addition to learning about how Monumental a life with God can be, officials always try to raise awareness of a ministry that could use help.  This year the program’s mission project was for St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality in the city of Rochester.  St. Joseph’s helps families who are homeless with meals, toiletries, clothing and so much more. Each day at VBS, leaders asked the children to bring in supplies or a monetary donation to help support St. Joseph’s. At the end of the week the Bible School program had raised approximately $300 and almost 200 items to be delivered to St. Joseph’s.

Church leaders hope to see more children at VBS next year. A big shout out to the VBS Director, Pastor Christine Mitchell from the Honeoye Falls United Methodist Church as well as Rev. Virginia Tyler-Smith from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Father Michael Fowler and Christine DeVito from St. Paul of the Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rev Kirk Baker from First Presbyterian church of Honeoye Falls, and Rev. Brian Smith from St. Mark Lutheran in Mendon for their support of this program!

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