McCONNELL, W.Va. — The First Baptist Church of McConnell conducted Vacation Bible School from July 24-29 with the theme Joshua: Conquering the Enemy.
The experienced staff of the church originated the lessons which taught the story of Joshua, but also gave spiritual truths that could be used in the daily life of the Christian. An average of 210 attended each night.
A Bible contest was held where participants were divided into two teams: the Soldiers and the Warriors. Points for the contest were achieved by attending, bring your Bible, memorizing a list of Bible verses, the books of the Bible, the divisions of the Bible, the pledges to the American and Christian Flags and the Bible and by inviting people to attend. Each evening, a challenging lesson was presented, mystery seats were announced and Red and Papaw Puppet appeared to have a fun ending.
This year the winners of the Bible contest were Kenzie Scott and Hannah Ellis. The first place adult prize went to Bailey Workman, the youth class winner was Hannah Ellis, the middle school winner was Elizabeth Adams, the primary class winner was Sophie Kelly, the early childhood winner was Elijah Dingess, the baby winner was Makenzie Martin and the nursery winner was Braxton Meade.
Vacation Bible School is an important event at the First Baptist Church of McConnell. VBS is a stepping stone to enrolling new people into the Sunday School. Sunday School is a vital part of the arm of the church. It is the place where children are trained to be active members in the family of God.
For more information on First Baptist Church of McConnell, call 304-752-7774 or check them out on Facebook and on the web at fbcmcconnell.org.