by Lisa Tome
Georgeann Winslow and Laurelle Christie found a way to get families to Vacation Bible School.
They fed them.
Those two women and five others were charged with the task of making sack meals for whomever attended VBS at West Nottingham Presbyterian Church. Mondays menus were wraps, followed by chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and a buffet on Thursday.
"We want families to come to Bible school and not worrying about feeding their kids. Anyone can come here and eat," said Winslow.
"Food is part of fellowship. It brings people together, said Christie.
The VBS was for children ages four through 12. VBS director Lisa Lottes said that the church was using a pre-packaged curriculum, Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World. Lottes said the majority of those attending the VBS were from the community and the neighboring daycare. "This is just outreach. For some of these kids this may be their only introduction to God," said Lottes.
Daily activities included singing, Bible stories, science lessons at the imagination station, and games. About 15 volunteers and teen helpers served at the Bible school.
West Nottingham Presbyterian has several food ministries.
From September through May, the second and fourth Tuesdays, they offer free lunch from 11:30-12:30. They also host family dinners one Wednesday per month.