VBS programs reach out to Camas-Washougal kids in the summer
Lessons in Faith
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Every summer, groups of volunteers congregate at local churches, where they spend many hours planning and hosting vacation Bible school events.The focus of VBS programs vary depending on their yearly theme, but organizers at several different churches all emphasized that the main purpose is to provide a caring environment for young people to get to know themselves and God more, and to learn to reach out to others in need.
Bree Truax, youth and Christian education ministries coordinator at Zion Lutheran Church in Camas said regardless of belief, all are welcome at VBS.
“No question is too big or wrong,“ she said. “We come as we are, together, to share life and love. God’s love is expressed in countless ways in the world, and VBS is one vehicle for it as we play, seek, sing, explore and more.”