VBS 2023 is underway and it’s SO AWESOME!
100 children are excitedly experiencing God’s love and what it means to be an “everyday hero.” They’ve met Fire Fighters (including Creekwood’s own Bill Tabor), school teachers and coaches, and today their going to be meeting some military veterans, as we look at how people have responded to God’s call to “help others” (one of our “Hotline Tips” for how to be a Hero).
One of my favorite parts about VBS is watching the children sing and dance. This year I lucked into the role of helping to lead music, which means I had to actually learn the words! Every song so far tells us another important truth about what it means to be a hero for God.
That truth: “Heroes need to work together.”
Our scripture passage for the week says it this way:
“Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.”
-Romans 14:19 NRSV
You can be sure that the kids are helping each other, celebrating each other, and sharing God’s love with each other – but this “Hotline Tip” doesn’t stop when we grow up into adulthood. As adults we tend to fall into a way of thinking that “I can do it myself” or “I don’t need anyone,” especially when it comes to big feelings or handling tragedy. We can’t deny that life is a struggle sometimes OR that we need someone to validate why we are so happy!
That’s why small groups are such an important part of our journey to continue becoming God’s heroes as an adult. Small groups are meant for support, encouragement, fun, joy, and learning with and from each other.
This summer, I want to highlight our Sunday morning and weekday small groups and invite you to check them out. This week:
FaithWorks meets in Room 103 on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. It’s a group predominantly consisting of empty nesters and plays a very active role in missions at Creekwood. Leadership of the morning’s lesson is rotated and studies generally dig deep into the Bible and work to apply to not only our individual faith journey but how we can engage our community in Christian love as well.
If you’d like to ask any questions or would like to visit them, contact Lauralee Campbell.