“Where in the World is God?”
It wasn’t the Vacation Bible Camp we began planning last fall, but “Where in the World is God?” Virtual VBC provided some of the VBC staples like Bible stories, laughter, songs, dancing, games, prayer, connections, and more—on a platform we would never have dreamed possible! During July, VBC became a month-long adventure accessible to families in their homes, on their own time, and/or during Zoom meetings. It was a hit with those involved!
“This experience was so great for our family. It really kept the kids connected to their friends and to their faith. The different activities kept them engaged and we had lots of good conversations about why they were doing them. I appreciate all the thought and love that went into this program.” — Tiffany, parent
“We have interacted with VBC Zooms and loved it! The activities and crafts were fun, and everything was so engaging. Thank you for bringing VBC to our home!” — Milissa, parent
“The virtual VBC was really fun and I got to do a lot of great activities.” — Mia
“I liked learning about God and different people in the Bible. And I liked seeing my friends.” — Sophie
“I liked the crafts, especially the whale and piggy!” — Ellin and Joel
“I loved making friends and seeing people on Zoom!” — Abigail
Here are a few stats from this year’s Virtual VBC and July with Vista Kids!
- 600 stuffed activity packs, divided into 5 weeks, for a total of 120 VBC bags. (A huge thanks to Christina Dixon, Chanel Ridgley, and Amber Ridgley for putting them together!)
- 13 Zoom calls with 40-plus children.
- 4 Facebook Live Cooking events hosted by 3rd-5th graders.
- A kickoff and bag pickup event put together with the help of Children’s Council.
- 733 canned meat items collected for Christian Community Action Food Pantry.
- 50 children participating in Virtual VBC that were not previously involved with Vista Ridge UMC.
- Daily challenges that tied into the weekly stories.
- Children making new friends, even if through a computer screen.
- Kids excited to share the ways they connected with scripture and story.