This summer our church kids took part in a creative new summer program in place of the traditional Vacation Bible School. Three Wednesdays during June and July were designated for youth from age 5 through 5th grade to take part in a Youth Summer Fellowship and Service Project.
As reported last month, the program kicked off on June 19 with a trip to the Charles Smithgall Humane Society. Five adults and seven kids helped at the shelter for a couple of hours. They visited and played with the cats in the “cat room” and helped walk the dogs.
On July 10, the youth visited the White County Senior Center, where they brought sunshine to some of our older citizens while enjoying a few games of Bingo.
For the final session on July 24, three youth and two adults met for lunch at Your Pie and then headed across the Clarkesville square to Splashe Art Studio to paint pottery. They created a cross and plaque that will look awesome displayed on the wall in the Sunday School room.
Take a look at the photos on this page and you’ll see that fun, service, and learning go very well together.