Clanton Church of Christ hosting bayou themed Bible School

Published 4:24 pm Thursday, July 21, 2016

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Staff Reporter

Clanton Church of Christ is hosting its Vacation Bible School July 24-27 from 6:30-8:30 each night.

The event will follow the theme of Down on the Bayou and focus on the term F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God).

“We’re going to try to teach the kids how to fully rely on God,” said Children Ministry Director Amy Jolley. “We will show them that the Israelites didn’t rely on God and had to pay the consequences for it.”

Jolley said that a church in Georgia did the same theme and let them have the curriculum to teach their own kids, but have added things like puppet shows to help the kids have fun while learning about the Bible.

Jolley estimated that 40-50 kids will be attending the Bible School and each person in attendance will also receive a free VBS shirt.

“The point of this event is to help kids realize that the problems they have now, have always been around,” Jolley said. “We want to show them that they can learn from Bible characters, that if you make bad decisions, there will be consequences.”

There will be fun activities such as singing, puppets, crafts, snacks, games and a photo booth. There will also be a different theme each evening to follow along with the overall bayou theme.

Sunday will be camo night, with a ton of Duck Dynast photo booth props, Monday will be Mardi Gras night, Tuesday will be swamp night and Wednesday will be F.R.O.G night, which will include a low country boil.

“I just want to teach the kids about God and help them have an outlet,” Jolley said. “I want them to know that God loves them because the world we are living in right now, kids sometimes don’t understand that and end up going down a bad path.”

Other surprises for the children will include, bags that will be filled with frog-themed items and Jolley’s daughter Claire, will be giving out handmade pillowcases from her organization, pillow fight for a cure; which benefits the American Cancer Society.

If you’d like your child to attend, it is open to anyone in kindergarten through fifth grade. You can have registration forms emailed to you by emailing or commenting on the groups Facebook page.