Vacation Bible School

“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it”
-Mark 10:15
 
Westwood Vacation Bible School happens during the Summer months.
The purpose of VBS is to blend themed activities that entertain children while they learn about God. Church membership is not required to participate. VBS is typically a week-long. Children attend around three to four hours each day.
Vacation Bible School teachers are church staff, church members and volunteers. 
The cost of VBS covers snacks, craft supplies and more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Westwood Vacation Bible School 2022
Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness
 
All week the kids learned about the Life of Joseph from the Book of Genesis. They got to see, hear, touch and even taste what it was like.
 
 
 
 
The staff and volunteers set up scenes all over the Church. Even some of the children helped. 
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The mission project this year is collecting canned foods to fill up Paxton’s Blessing Box to help the neighborhood needy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 1
Today the story was how Jospeh’s jealous brothers threw him and his beautiful coat into a well and sold him to merchants headed to Egypt.
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Day 2
Joseph is sold to powerful Egyptian officer, Potiphar. After being appointed Potiphar’s personal assistant, Joseph is falsely accused and thrown into prison where he meets Pharaoh’s cup-bearer and chief baker. With God’s help, Joseph accurately interprets their dreams. The kids also went across the street to Paxton’s Blessing Box and filled it up with donated food.
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Day 3
The kids learned how Joseph interpreted Pharoah’s dream about 7 good years and 7 bad years of food supply in Egypt. Pharoah put Joseph in charge of storing up food for the 7 bad years. The children also collected more food for Paxton’s Blessing Box.
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Day 4
The lesson was a comparison of how Joseph saved a county by storing up food while Jesus made a way to save the whole world. Lots of fun crafts and games and snacks.
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Day 5
Achotep, Joseph’s friend, tells the kids about the reunion of Joseph and his brothers after so many years of being apart. There was lots of crafts, singing, and wonderful snacks.
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Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made this happen! Also, a big thank you to all the people behind the scenes who gave of their time and talents. 
 
 
 
 
 
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
 
Our mission project this year is collecting canned foods to fill up Paxton’s Blessing Box to help the neighborhood needy.
 
Westwood Vacation Bible School 2021
The children take an exciting journey with God’s people, the Israelites. 
They caravan with Moses and the Israelites as they escape Egypt. 
Everyday they will discover the truth straight from Moses-one of God’s greatest followers. 
They see, hear, touch, and even taste what it might have been like to live in the Bible times in the wilderness.
 
Day 1
Moses came and told the kids about his being called by God at the burning bush.
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Day 2
Moses told the kids the story of the plaques of Egypt and the Passover.
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Day 3
The kids learned how God enabled Moses and the Israelites to escape Egypt by parting of the Red Sea.
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Day 4
The kids learned how God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness by sending manna and quail everyday to eat. The kids collected ‘manna’ on the ‘road’. Moses told about them about the pillar of smoke and the pillar of fire that God used to lead their way. A special thanks to the kitchen helpers who provided snacks for the children everyday.
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Day 5
The kids learned how God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on the mountain.
A special thanks to all the teachers and helpers who showered God’s love and word on the children all week.
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VBS Celebration Sunday Worship Service
The kids sang, said memory verses, danced and showed everyone how much they learned about the story of Moses and trusting God during their week at VBS. 
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One of the projects Westwood supports during VBS is
        “The Shoe That Grows” 
Over 1.5 people suffer from soil transmitted diseases worldwide. Without shoes, children are especially vulnerable to soil transmitted diseases and parasites that can cause illness and even death. Children who get sick miss school, can’t help their families, and suffer needlessly. Since children’s feet grow so quickly, they often outgrow donated shoes within a year, leaving them once again exposed to illness and disease.
The Shoe That Grows changes that!
 
 
 
Rolling River Rampage 2019
 
The children went on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God!
Along the river, children discovered that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories helped kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing Grace!
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Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus 2018
 
At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discovered how Jesus rescues us through life’s storms. Shipwrecked was filled with incredible Bible learning experiences for kids to see, hear, touch, and even taste! Creative crafts, team building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats where just a few of the standout activities. Plus, we helped kids discover the evidence of God in everyday life.
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