Vacation Bible School at Casas Adobes Church
VBS Registration is Open. Invite your child, grandchild or anyone else to join us for VBS June 19th to 23rd. We will be traveling to Rome and meet with Paul, Priscilla and the Undergroud Church. We have crafts, story-telling, music and more planned. Registration forms are available in the church office and from this web site. Please contact John or Jean-Marie with any questions. Thanks!
During past years, our church campus was transformed each morning to 29 AD in Galilee with a vibrant marketplace with activities like basket-weaving, pottery, metalwork, and making sandals, ropes, and bricks. Exhibits for weights and measures and a very fragrant spice table taught the children commerce and grinding seeds and leaves with mortar and pestle.
Reverend Lee as “Rabbi Levi” began each day with teaching the foundations of the Jewish faith with the prophecies of the Messiah to come. Roman soldiers roamed the campus and exacted tribute in the form of silver or gold rocks, including a levy on the Kitchen Team (who paid in bread and fruit) and they even hassled a beggar, while the children made their own “daily bread” served with honey, as well as mezuzahs and glyphs along with Hebrew lettering.
The children wandered through the 29 AD marketplace and learned a new art each day, such as making musical instruments. At noon, a second worship session was held in the chapel for the 1st Century Christians to explore the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies. After lunch we traveled forward in time two thousand years to present-day to compare the ancient and modern worlds.
Throughout the week, the children worked on the hearts of the Roman Soldiers to convert them to Christianity, through meals and games. The children performed two plays from Scripture on Friday. “Jesus” who had been wandering during the morning, dressed in period costume, spent time with the children comparing then and now with the lament that poverty is still with us, which is why on Friday the children made hundreds of sandwiches to donate to Casa Maria to feed the hungry here in Tucson.