First Baptist Church Picnic Sunday; VBS June 2-6

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Rev. Michael Sepulveda will speak Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service at First Baptist Church,. 401 Gateway Ave, on "Seeing With Our Gut."  His texts will be John 14:5-21 and Acts 17:22-31. A covered dish family picnic will be at 6 p.m. at Dogwood Lodge.

Vacation Bible School will be June 2 - 6, 9 a.m. to noon, Theme, Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is One-Of-A-Kind. Two groups: Preschool, ages 3 to 5 and Elementary, completed K-5th grade. Weird Animals VBS connects with children when they feel different by introducing them to wonderful animals around the world.

When "weird" means special, unique, and one-of-a-kind, kids are reminded of Jesus’ special love for them – even when they feel different.


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