Vacation Bible School 2017
This year’s Vacation Bible School took place the week of 8/14. We had a wonderful group of 70 children, ages 3-10 (and a few younger ones, too!) – our largest group to date! This year’s theme was, ‘Hero Central’, "Do good, seek peace and go after it!"
The children embarked on a weeklong journey through the books of 1st Samuel, Luke, Matthew and Acts and learned that God’s Heroes Have Heart, Courage, Wisdom, Hope and Power. There were Bible stories, creative crafts, exciting games, tasty snacks, and lots of wonderful singing.
In addition to the children learning about God’s amazing love, they also showed how much they cared about the less fortunate. Specifically, the Armenian children refugees who have immigrated from Syria to Canada. Our sister church, First Armenian Evangelical church in Montreal, Quebec, is helping these children with food, housing, and taking them to school. This year we will send the VBS collection money to this church to help the refugee children with their back to school expenses. $610.00 was raised!
Many thanks to:
- Our fabulous leaders: Pastor Joe Garabedian and Lisa Baboian (Assembly leaders), Christina Baboian (music), Lucina Ayvazian and Michael Guyumdzhyan (activities and games), Talin Abidian (snacks), Gloria Distefano and Nora Melikyan (crafts), Angela Najarian (decorations), and Silva Khoshafian (missions), Sabine Keljik (newsletter)
- Our amazing teachers: Talin Abidian, Lisa Baboian, Suzan Bedoyan, Christine Getzoyan, Silva Khoshafian, Nina Kiredjian, Nora Orchanian, and Danielle Shamlian
- Our fantastic volunteers: Arpi Ayvazian, Alexa and Isabella Balian, Alexis and Christian Dell’Anno, Rima Damirjian, Taline Garabedian, Monique Getzoyan, Alice and Greggory Guyumdzhyan, Gabrielle Hanley; Judi Hanley, Alique Haserjian, Lara Kebabjian, Jessica Manguikian, Justine Morgan, Adam Rogan, Seza Seraderian, Nyree Shishmanian, Ariane Sroubek, Sevana Stepanian, Tamara Tokadjian, Katarina Westermark, Nanik Yacubian.
For His glory,
Talin Barsoumian and Charlotte Janigian