News from the Church

July 2, 2023   

VBC Youth

I’ve been a member of our youth group for 4 years now. It’s easy to look at our group and think, “awe, it’s so small” but I like having a smaller youth group. This size group allows me to connect on a deeper level with the people in the group. I feel known and listened to here. I can share deeper fellowship with the people around me. We may be small but we are mighty.

As a group we meet on Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons, Wednesday evenings, and for a variety of fellowships beyond that. I want to take a moment here in this article to thank those of you who have brought dinner to the youth group on Sunday afternoons. Not only is the food always delicious, we have gotten to connect to those of you who have brought the meals. We especially enjoy when you stay and eat the dinner with us. Having conversation around the table is one of my favorite things. For those of you who haven’t yet had the chance to bring a meal and spend time with us, contact Leigh Halverson and she can help get you signed up. I can guarantee it will be worth your effort and we’d sure like the chance to get to know as many of you as possible!

Our summer youth camp is this week and I’m really looking forward to it. We leave on Monday, July 3 and return on Friday, July 7. This year we are heading to Panama City. This trip was made possible by the support of this church during our spaghetti lunch and auction this past Palm Sunday. Thank you! Camps like this give us a great chance to connect with other churches. Not only is it neat to see so many other youth from around the southeast, it is interesting to learn how other churches create opportunities for growing closer to God. Every year we learn something new and come home inspired to grow in our relationships with each other and with God. Thanks for making experiences like this possible.

Ben Kelly