Albuquerque Central Celebrates God’s Greatness During VBS
ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque Central Seventh-day Adventist Church held a weeklong Vacation Bible School in June. The theme for this year’s session was “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness,” which included Southwest decor, including desert plants, animals and vistas.
Each of the five days introduced a key Bible point and verse, an associated Bible story, and a Bible Buddy – one of the desert animal friends who brought God’s wisdom in a way more relatable to the children. Each evening began and ended with a song service and prayer for everyone in the sanctuary while attendees moved from station to station enjoying dramatic renderings of Bible stories, activities and crafts, games and snacks!
The program itself was a great success, with children of elementary and preschool age getting to know Jesus in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment. Children from families within and outside of the church participated, and everyone had fun! After the separation during the COVID-19 pandemic for the last couple of years, it was wonderful to make connections and share God’s love again especially in an interactive and educational setting.
Members of the Albuquerque Central church, both adults and teens, served as the staff and prepared for weeks so that the program would go off without a hitch. Amanda Dady led the team as the director, and her outstanding organizational skills made the tasks easier for the staff and the events more enjoyable for the kids!
By Steve Conyne