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Beauty pageant lesson rubs VBS leader wrong way

Selecting a curriculum for Vacation Bible School might seem like an innocuous enough task. How could kid-friendly Bible stories and crafts be fraught with controversy? Or so thought the Rev. Danyelle Ditmer—until she encountered the beauty pageant. Her church is using the “Kingdom Rock” VBS program this summer, which includes a lesson about Esther. The […]

UM relief volunteers take VBS on the road

By Kathryn R. White, UMNS… HENRYVILLE, Ind.—One hundred days after the March 2 tornado that claimed six lives and destroyed 200 homes in Indiana, more than 100 children, ages 4 to 12, from Henryville and Edwardsville gathered for a weeklong vacation Bible school at the Henryville United Methodist Church. Amid noise from hammers and power […]