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Kids raise money for Helping Hands

| July 5, 2016
Pictured are Bible School adult and youth volunteers at Conesville United Methodist Church.

Pictured are Bible School adult and youth volunteers at Conesville United Methodist Church.

COSHOCTON – Conesville United Methodist Church had its Vacation Bible School the week of June 27 with 21 kids coming every day of the week.

“It’s been a blast,” said Pastor Karen Gibson. “They have had so much fun and we’ve had almost perfect attendance this week.”

The kids rotated each day through recreation activities, crafts, Bible study, snacks, and music, all with the theme, ‘We’re in God’s Olympics’. Each day focused on a different aspect of athleticism including commitment, focus, balance, strength, and endurance, and related those themes to God.

“We’ve had the opportunity to use the Bibles and the kids didn’t mistreat them,” said Gibson. “I had one little girl who always volunteered to go get the Bibles for me every day. We were able to reinforce scripture memorization.”

Pastor Phillip Gibson and Karen Wortman began each day of Bible School with a skit that introduced the day’s theme. Each day, an offering was taken and they raised $254.94 for the church’s Helping Hands ministry.

The Bible School closed on Sunday, July 3 with a program during worship service.

“It was fun to give them a life application in a down-to-earth way so they can follow Jesus,” said Pastor Karen. “We’ve touched a lot of lives this week.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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