VBS at St. Paul's has been and continued to be a joint community effort this year involving 9 congregations from the Cumberland area using an online venue through Facebook LIVE presentations. Vacation Bible School took place over 5 weeks this summer. The following congregations were involved in VBS this year:
St. Paul's Lutheran in Cumberland
St. Luke's Lutheran in Cumberland
Souls Won Outreach Cathedral
First Presbyterian in Cumberland
Ministry of Encouragement
St. John's Lutheran in Cumberland
Trinity Lutheran in Keyser
Mt. Calvary Lutheran in Westernport
What did VBS look like during this year of social distancing and online activities?
Weekly online gatherings on Monday evenings that included music, puppet skits, scripture theme and intro, God Sightings reports, a closing prayer, and a blessing.
Weekly online gatherings on Wednesday evenings that included Bible story telling, music, and reports on where "Flat Jesus" has been seen.
A Celebration gathering that took place on Friday, August 14th when the stars of the weekly skits, Cam Track and Loralai (puppets) greeted children and their families for a drive through at St. Paul's. Each child received a treat box containing M&M's brought down the mountain on the train and a train whistle while getting to see and meet Cam and Loralai. Participants were also invited to sing along with this year's theme song, Jesus Power Will Pull Us Through. as they picked up their treat box.