McCONNELL, W.Va. — The First Baptist Church of McConnell Youth Group had their annual Winter Bible Contest that continued from January through March on Wednesday evenings.
The youth of the church were divided equally into four teams that were challenged to obtain 12,000 points by memorizing 30 Bible verses, bringing their Bibles weekly to the meeting, inviting friends, answering Bible quiz questions, and unscrambling Bible words. This objective was obtained the last week of the contest.
The group had a pizza party celebration for reaching their goal. Each young person was given a Winter Bible Contest tee-shirt that attended at least eight out of the 10 weeks and the top five point achievers received special prizes for their efforts.
The theme of the Winter Bible Contest this year was “Heroes of the Bibles”. The study started with 10 judges from the book of Judges, David and Jesus, the superhero. The team that scored the most points had the word “champs” printed on the back of their tee-shirts.
Hannah’s Hebrews was the winning team. Their captain was Hannah Ellis and the co-captain was Kenzie Scott. That team scored 3,642 points.
The second place team was Ryan’s Revelators with Ryan Blankenship, captain and Bailey Workman co-captain; they scored 2,892 points.
The third place team was Will’s Warriors with Will Adkins, captain and Zack Lusk, co-captain; they scored 2,662 points.
The fourth place team was Shelby’s Saints with Shelby Adkins, captain and Hunter Meade co-captain; they scored 2,600 points.
The children’s Winter Bible Contest was conducted by Paula Barker. This group was made up of children from 3-years-old through the fourth grade; they scored over 4,000 points in their contest. The success of the Winter Bible Contest is due to the continual support of adult supervision and encouragement. Pastor John E. Godby says any unchurched youths of the area are welcome to attend the Wednesday evening youth meeting of the First Baptist Church of McConnell.
“This youth group meets each week, all year round and has fun in learning God’s word,” Godby said. “They have outings, special trips and do goodwill projects.”
For more information, you may call the church at 304-752-7774.