Families look forward to Vacation Bible School (VBS) every summer, but the Coronavirus pandemic has prevented most programs from pushing through.
Since the public is advised to stay indoors, churches had to think of an alternative to the usual VBS where kids get together to learn about religion, do creative activities, and sing worship songs, reports The Villages Daily Sun.
Many churches decided to take VBS online. First Baptist Church of Oxford offers “Concrete and Cranes” to children in kindergarten to fifth grade.
“Due to health concerns, we are taking as much caution as possible to get VBS to children in our community,” said Marc Preece, youth pastor for First Baptist Oxford. “That’s why we are going to be a fully online VBS this summer.”
Parents are advised to pick up the supplies needed for VBS at the church a week before the program starts. The package consists of the materials for VBS for every registered student. Throughout VBS week, the church will send out the link of the day’s set of videos to the parent’s registered email address.
Due to health concerns, we are taking as much caution as possible to get VBS to children in our community. —Marc Preece, youth pastor for First Baptist Oxford
Meantime, Myers Park Baptist in Charlotte, NC offers a 20-minute Zoom call which includes a song and a daily question, according to