Holiday Bible Club 2017
Dervock Presbyterian Church
You may have noticed the mini bus driving around Dervock village picking up boys and girls and bringing them along to our annual Holiday Bible Club. This year’s Holiday Bible Club was held during the third week of August and we followed through the story of Daniel. Every day we memorised new memory verses, sang different songs, heard a story about the life of Daniel and had some other interesting activities along the way. On Monday and Tuesday, James from Fun with Drums visited us and we were taught how to keep beats and use many of the plethora of instruments he brought along. Jonny Bell from Coaching for Christ visited us on Friday and we were drilled and worked hard with the balls and equipment he brought. Harry’s Ice Cream van visited us also on the Friday and we all enjoyed an ice cream each. In between all of these activities, we made crafts, watched DVDs and played many games together.
Our stories took the following themes; the forbidden food, the dazzling dream, the stunning statue, the heavenly hand and in the pit. Daniel is a story that we’ve all heard many times, but it’s a constant reminder to us that we all set up our own kingdoms and we all make ourselves kings of our own lives, but there is only one King, and He expects our whole lives and devotion. Daniel is also a lesson to many of us when it comes to prayer. We hope the lessons from the stories this week will take root and grow in the lives of the 70 boys and girls whose names were on the roll during the week. We even had the challenge of organising the club on the Friday with no electric, but we persevered on and it didn’t cause too much of a problem, thanks to the organisational skills of all of the leaders.
Many thanks to the members of our own congregation who helped out and made sure we could staff it ourselves this year. This year it was good to see some of our ow members step up to the mark and help lead from the front. This is a good way of introducing members to leadership in youth ministry, why not think about coming along and helping with a quiz or a memory verse and developing skills in leadership? Thank you to the boys and girls who came along and thank you to the parents who dropped their children off every day. We look forward to planning next year’s, with even more input and participation from our own congregation.
If you enjoyed Holiday Bible Club, please don’t forget Sunday School during the year. It’s back again during term time.