Welcome to Sewickley United Methodist Church!
A message from our pastor.
Why consider VBS? To give God another canvas, another cast, another keyboard through which He can exercise his imagination. Every participant --- child, youth, and adult --- becomes a crayon in His hand. The images He created in recent SUMC VBS ventures are vibrant and indelible:
- Clara and Willa sharing their "burning bush" dance
- live chickens in the Simpson Room
- Grace as an angel asking for "pretty pink puppies"
- Hadley, Quinn, and Janice bringing Chanel, a black puppy with new pink highlights, into the sanctuary
- a spontaneous camper debate: Which color did God create first?
- Pastor Russel on the lawn with an owl puppet
- campers with magnifying glasses and binoculars
- coconuts, pineapples, and mangoes halved and filled with sherbet and fresh fruit
- soaking wet sponges passed from feet to feet as campers lie in the grass
- circus tents in the Simpson Room
- science with Susie
- the trouble squad
- crazy hat day
- the parking lot flooded
- super-soaker soccer
- girls raiding the boys' room to steal the hidden water balloons
- all-church decorating days
- Felicity as the voice of God
- a palm tree built from recycled milk jugs
- passports stamped daily
- the blind man, healed by Jesus, sitting on the lawn experiencing color for the first time
- a rainbow appears over the church as the blind man tells his story
The rainbow, unscripted, appeared a year ago. Come see what He draws for us, and with us, this year.
Register for our Surf Shack VBS week, August 15-19, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, at the church. It's open to children age 3 (must be potty trained) through 5th grade. To register, download the PDF form and send it to the church by mail or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shipping 100 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child is a year-long endeavor for our youth. Read their June report on the FOTC page.
Our children and youth planned and presented a wonderful Mother's Day service last month. Videos they produced and showed during the service our now available for viewing in our Media Gallery. Shake like you're changed!