Vacation Bible School at First Church of the Nazarene is a family event this summer. “Babylon: The Courage of Daniel,” is an interactive drama that will unfold over the course of five evenings, according to Bobbi Jo Grieb, director.
“Babylon” will run from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly starting Sunday, June 24, and continuing through Thursday, June 28, at the church, 4811 Broadway Ave. The church sanctuary will be transformed into the hanging gardens of Babylon in the time of Daniel. Each family that participates will be assigned to one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Families will step back in time, exploring Daniel’s adventures as a captive in a foreign land. Kids and adults will participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Daniel (played by the pastor, the Rev. Josh Foster) and collect Bible memory makers to remind them of God’s Word, Grieb said. There will be crafts and a petting zoo as well. The actors will be in costume as they interact with the participants.
Participants will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called “God Sightings.” Each day concludes with an upbeat worship time called Celebration.
Kids and adults at Babylon will reach out to needy families by donating their daily offering to the Kujip Hospital in Papua New Guinea, where Pastor Amy Foster and her two sons, Este and Conner, just returned from a Work and Witness trip.
For more information call the church, 620-793-6139.