VBS 2020 was very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we still gathered in different ways to promote our mission to Gather, Grow, and Serve. We met online via Zoom for the first two weeks and learned about Gathering together from, “Let the Children Come to Me,” Matthew 19:13-15, and Growing in the Word from “The Church is United,” Acts 2:42-47.
For the theme of “Serve” we chose to say “THANK YOU” to the staff of the Day School for their dedicated service to the children throughout the pandemic. In the first week, families painted small flower pots as gifts to the ILDS staff. Families painted these at home or during project time in our parking lot. Then to complete the service project, we decorated the outside entrance of ILDS with “Thank You” signs and cards, streamers, and planted succulent plants in the hand painted flower pots, one for each ILDS Staff Member! Lastly, we provided a delicious sandwich lunch for the entire staff of ILDS – they certainly appreciated the love and support of ILC!