Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, July 30, 1998
Vacation Bible School promises fun
By CLAUDE W. PORTER
Early summer trips, summer youth sports programs, and
community celebrations are all out of the way. There is that
small window of opportunity when summer is winding down and
the public schools have not yet begun a new term.
Vacation Bible school! An excellent way to end the summer,
re-gain some classroom discipline before school starts, and
achieve spiritual growth which can be lifechanging.
The First Baptist Church of Pecos is scheduling vacation
Bible school this year from 9-11:30 a.m., the first week in
August. Under the direction of Nell Maddux, General VBS
Director, the school will be held August 3-7. Registration
will begin at 8:30 Monday morning, August 3rd.
Following the Biblical admonition of the Old Testament Book
of Deuteronomy, chapter 6, and verses 6-7, the congregation
of First Baptist Church is motivated to offer a week of
special instruction to children of the Pecos community. "And
these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in
thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy
children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine
house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest
down, and when thou risest up. " (KJV).
A prepared curriculum offered through the Sunday School
Board of the Southern Baptist Convention will be taught to
age groups including 3-years through sixth grade. Entitled
"Adventures of Jesus", the curriculum deals with subjects
including: "Why Jesus Came", "Jesus, the Son of God", "The
Golden Rule", and "Jesus' Death".
Children will be instructed in the meaning of Jesus' life
here on earth, and how emulating Him in our daily
relationships can eliminate or solve many problems that
children face. A deeper spiritual experience will be
First Baptist Church was organized in Pecos in the year
1885. Entering her 114th year of continuous ministry to the
Pecos community, the church is served by two fulltime
ministers: Greer Willis, Pastor; and Kevin Kimmel, Minister
of Youth. Support staff includes Judy Wyles, Church
Secretary, and layman, Dr. Michael Pharaoh, Music Director.
Denominationally, First Baptist Church is affiliated with
the Trans-Pecos Baptist Association, the Baptist General
Convention of Texas, and the Southern Baptist Convention.
According to Pastor Willis, people of all faiths and walks
of life are welcomed to attend any and all services open to
VBS Director Maddux says, "All children of the Pecos area
are encouraged to share in Bible School with us. We will
have fun learning about Jesus, making new friends, and
sharing in the festivities."
Hot dogs will be served at noon on Aug. 7. Parents are
invited to join their child for this occasion and view the
projects the children have worked on during the week.
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
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