Prince of Peace will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe in this year’s VBS program, “To Mars and Beyond”. They’ll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, timeless bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!
Each evening will start with a light dinner at 6 pm. After a high-energy Opening Assembly time, Voyagers make their way to the Bible Story Station. Students will expand on their discoveries by making their own art projects at the Craft Station, singing new songs at the Music Station and exploring the wonders of creation at the Science Station.
Advent first took shape in Christian practice as a “little Lent,” during which people prepared for Christ’s coming with repentance.As in lent, a baptismal connection is appropriate in Advent.As the first season of a new liturgical year, Advent offers us a sense of new beginnings, heightened by John the Baptist’s imagery of repentance, cleansing, and preparation.
In your devotions this week consider a time each morning of confession and giving thanks for God’s promise of forgiveness.Make the sign of the cross as a way of remembering your baptism.
Questions such as the following would be good places to start your reflections:
Where has love borne fruit in your life?
What could be cleared away to make more space for love?
When have you had opportunities to repent and change?
When have you noticed the kingdom of God coming near?
Where have you found steadfastness and encouragement?