McCONNELL — First Baptist Church of McConnell conducted a very successful Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 27-31, at 7 p.m. with the theme “Kidz Under Construction.”
“Each night there was a full house of excitement as the attendees learning how to build their lives on the scripture and not the sinking sands of the world,” Pastor John E. Godby said.
The adults studied “Families Under Construction” and the teen class learned “How Not to Ruin Your Life.”
A Bible Contest was held during the week between the “Carpenters” and the “Brick Layers.” The youth captains for the teams were Ryan Blankenship and Will Adkins. The Bible contest consisted of memorizing the books of the Bible, divisions of the Bible, pledge to the American flag, the Christian flag, and to the Bible, and 30 Bible verses. Each person could receive points by inviting friends. The Brick Layers won the Bible contest by the slim tally of 75 points. The grand prize winner was Ryan Blankenship.
All children, middle school, high school, and adults that participated in the Bible contest took home a prize. Bailey Workman scored the most points in the adult class division. Kenzie Scott was the teen-division first place winner, and first place for the children was Sophie Kelly. Four people said all the scriptural memory; they were Ryan Blankenship, Will Adkins, Kenzie Scott and Bailey Workman.
Red, Thumper and Papaw puppet entertained the crowd in the closing program with wit and comedy. The puppets also announced who sat in the mystery seat each evening. The mystery seat is a place in the church set aside to reward good boys and girls with a special treat.
The average attendance each night was 202. According to Godby, the most important fact the Vacation Bible School this year was the five decisions for Christ that were made in the hearts of adults and youth. Godby accounts the success of the Bible school to much prayer, cooperation among the church, and the God honoring lessons.
For more information on the church, call the church at 304-752-7774 or visit the church’s website at www.thefirstbaptistchurchofmcconnell.com.