Vacation Bible School 2017 Is in the Books!

Vacation Bible School 2017 Is in the Books!

What an Amazing Week!

VBS 2017 has come and gone, but my prayers are that the lessons learned, the friends that were made, and the fun that was had will last a lifetime!! We visited “Operation Arctic” and explored the week away! Although the Arctic is a place like no other to explore, we got to explore something even more exciting! We explored a one of a kind book, THE BIBLE!!!

Each night we learned something new…

Night one = It’s the Book of Books

Night two = It has had (and continues to have) Incredible Impact

Night three = It’s our Bedrock Base

Night four = It’s a Letter of Love (To US!!!)


Night five = It’s Exciting to Explore

We Learned to Learn It, Love It and Live It!!!


Here are the stats from the week…

121 different kids attended VBS 2017

62 of those kids were visitors


26 of those visitors did not mention a church home

We had over 90 different volunteers “during” VBS and MANY more during the months of preparation leading up to VBS (Way to work together Church!).

Our Missions Project for the week was Pioneer Bible Translators (represented by Jan Barczuk). Our goal was to raise enough money to translate “a chapter” of a Book of the Bible (approximately$1300.00). We raised $1,943.75 during the week! AMAZING!!! May “His” Word be known in every language!! Thanks to Jan for being a good sport and letting us slime him with “whale blubber” when we hit our fundraising goal!

We also wanted to put a Bible in the hands of any individuals or families who did not have one. We gave away 32 Bibles!

A HUGE thank-you goes out to Sarah Jakymiw, our VBS Director, for the past 5 years! Her love for God and His Kingdom shines through in ALL she does! Although VBS is a “team” effort, I am thankful for her leadership within this ministry! As Sarah retired her VBS hat this year, we are excited to see how God will use her in the days to come at Central Christian Church and in our community!

This summer has started out great and there is a lot more fun to be had!!! Check out our website at or call the church office at 815-399- 6767 to check out what’s happening in the Children’s and Youth departments at Central Christian Church!

Serving Him,