NEWS

Posted: 03/26/2019

Vacation Bible School to be held 6/24-27 for all ages in the evening

Abington Presbyterian Church is entering a construction project to install a new elevator and create accessible entrances for our church buildings. Due to the construction at the church this year, we will be unable to provide our regular Vacation Bible School during the day for our members and community.  But not to worry- for this year’s Vacation Bible School, we are going to try something different.  June 24-27 we are having an EVENING, ALL-AGES VBS! The week will include art projects and crafts, a movie, a YMCA trip, a community clean up event, and dinner every night. This summer’s VBS is for all ages from our youngest through our older adults. All are welcome!

The main change is that due to the uncertainty of building and grounds safety during our construction all children must be accompanied by an adult for the evening- we are not able to offer a drop-off event for children under 7th grade this year.

VBS will be from June 24thth through 27th (Monday-Thursday) from 6pm to 8:30pm. There will be a 4-year old class each night following dinner. All other activities are intergenerational. A grant has been given to pay for the majority of this special event. Registration is only $10 per person and will cover a T-shirt, dinner every night and the costs of all supplies. Click here for a registration form.  Please see the schedule below for the week.

 

Monday- VINTAGE VBS NIGHT

Dinner is served at 6pm in the Parish Hall followed by the story and theme for the week- “UNDER CONSTRUCTION”. Everyone will break into groups and have the chance to learn a new craft, cook dinner for Aid for Friends, bake bread, sing camp songs, study the Bible Story more in depth and much more.

 

Tuesday – SILENT MOVIE AND COOKOUT

Dinner is served on the lawn under the flagpole. After dinner we will play games on the York Road lawn. At 7:30pm Music at Abington hosts the Silent Movie Night accompanied by live organ music in the Sanctuary. Popcorn and lemonade are our intermission treat. After the show we will have an outdoor evening prayer worship under the stars.

 

Wednesday – APC AT THE YMCA

We will travel across the street to the YMCA where dinner will be served. All are invited to participate in some fun and interactive activities- gym time, pick-up basketball, Yoga class, swimming and time for kids in the ball pit are all part of the plan.

 

Thursday – MISSION, BBQ, AND S’MORES

Dinner will be served on the lawn- our own barbeque cookout with award-winning smoked ribs and brisket. Mission and helping will be our theme for the night; we will sort all the donations we have collected during the week, clean up Susquehanna Road, pack meals for Aid for Friends, clean up at the cemetery, make crafts for shut ins and the sick, and much more. After the work is done, we will head to the lawn for a bonfire and s’mores.

 

Donations – GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

  • SPCA of Montgomery County.  The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for unwanted, lost and abused domestic animals.  Items to donate are floor cleaner, old and new towels, cat/dog dry food (no Gravy Train please), guinea pig/rabbit food, and hand sanitizer.
  • Cradles to Crayons.  Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. We hope you will give generously.
  • Interfaith Food Pantry. The interfaith food pantry recently made a move to its new home at Living Word Lutheran Church on Easton Road in Roslyn. Summer is always a difficult time for families with food insecurity- kids are not at school where there are opportunities for reduced or free breakfast and lunch. The food pantry is always in need in the summer months. Bring your non-perishable items to the church all throughout June. Items that are always needed: peanut butter, pasta, canned pasta meals, canned meats, dessert mixes, bread mix, condiments, crackers, coffee/hot chocolate, personal care items and paper products. We hope to deliver a large load of food, paper goods and supplies to help our community to fight hunger.

 

We look forward to a fun-filled week with you and your family! Should you have any questions please feel free to ask Ruth Sall at rsall@apcusa.org or 215-887-4530.

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