Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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June 28, 2014

St. Mary’s VBS teaches God’s love with Weird Animals

GREENSBURG – St. Mary’s held its annual vacation Bible school during the week of June 16 through 20 at St. Mary’s Parish, teaching God’s love using the Weird Animals theme.

“Children, teens and adults all look forward to being at our Bible school each year,” said VBS organizer Tina Kramer. “Everyone pitches in to do whatever is needed and together we all have a run time hearing stories, singing songs, having great snacks and making crafts about a different Bible point each day.”

This year, St. Mary’s VBS focused on the fact that everyone is unique, or weird, and that Jesus loves everyone. Participants were taught that God loves all his children; He created them and, no matter what, He is always with them.

“When we are afraid, or have done wrong, or don’t understand, Jesus loves us. We never have to feel alone,” Kramer said.

At St. Mary’s Weird Animals VBS this year, students and volunteers participated in several service projects. Canned food items were collected and given to the St. Mary’s Hot Meals Program. New Directions, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, received donation items collected by VBS participants. Finally, a loose change collection brought in $874.04 which was donated to Catholic Relief Services and will be used to help provide clean water to children and families around the world.

Kramer said, “We are so proud of our Bible school students and volunteers for their love and service to their organizations. Thank you also to parishioners who sent in a donation. We appreciate you!”

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004; amanda.browning@greensburgdailynews.com

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