Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, Part 3

  Noodling on a summer evening The third night of Vacation Bible School was planned to be a “noodle-ish” event —  and in that respect, there were no disappointments. Using the colorful, flexible, foam noodles most often found in swimming pools, the front lawn of the parsonage was turned into […]

Vacation Bible School, Part 2

  Enjoying the best summer has to offer The second of three nights of this year’s Vacation Bible School was held at Fort Williams on July 11 and any scripted plan for the evening was clearly secondary to relaxing, taking in the fellowship of friends and families, and soaking in […]

Vacation Bible School, Part 1

Creative interactions This summer’s VBS experiences are loosely based on Peter H. Reynolds’ book “Ish,” in which a young boy learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right.” The first night of VBS was June 28 with the theme “Playful-ish.” Carol Hubbard and Rick Fontana opened […]

Vacation Bible School 2011

   ‘Helping Hands and Singing Hearts’   Singing for our neighbors concludes VBS The familiar hymn “Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place” carried a deeper meaning for participants in the Cape Elizabeth UMC’s Vacation Bible School on Wednesday, July 27 — a neighborly presence. To conclude its […]

God’s mind

Photo essay by Mark Braun During this year’s Vacation Bible School, participants were asked to find evidence of God in Cape Elizabeth. Mark Braun wrote the following poem and used accompanying photos as one of the outcomes of his search: Random clouds suggest Imaginary windows Into God’s clear mind Click […]

Vacation Bible School 2010

  Searching for God: The Reality God is clearly alive in Cape Elizabeth! It didn’t take much of an effort nor stretch of the imagination to reach that conclusion. After two nights of exploring the beaches, farms, woods, backyards, gathering places, camps and even one’s inner self and each other, […]

Vacation Bible School preparations

  Searching for God in Cape Elizabeth We talk about it to our family and friends, to each other, and sometimes even to strangers during our walks around this marvelous corner of the country we call home — we are blessed to live by the sea and its magnificient coastline. During […]