Shabbona United Church of Christ will offer vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday. This year’s theme is “Growing with Jesus on the Farm.”
Enrollment is open to all children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade in the greater Kishwaukee Valley.
VBS at Shabbona United always starts off with a bang and ends with a chance to throw a pie in the face of Pastor Jim Allen.
“Years ago I discovered children will do a better job memorizing their Scripture verses if you give them an opportunity to throw a pie in my face,” Allen said in a news release. “The first year we tried this, one little girl was so excited, her hand trembled, she missed my face and the pie went all over me and some of the spectators!”
This year’s VBS will have a petting zoo, mini rodeo, a demolition derby with toy model trucks, and a hayride pulled by Belgian draft horses. A puppet show is planned for the closing session.
Daily themes include: Day One – “Be Good Dirt,” Day Two – “Get Watered” and Day Three – “Soak Up the Sonshine!” Since dirt and water are involved, parents are encouraged to send their children in old clothes.
For more information or to register, call the church office at 815-824-2359.