First Baptist Church St. Simons Island

Preschool Nursery

VBS is Coming!

W are looking forward to another exciting week of Vacation Bible School Camp here at First Baptist Church SSI! Sharon did an awesome job with the children’s sermon this past Sunday as she promoted VBS. We also had a great meeting with volunteers following our Worship service. Once again, Mary Lane James did an incredible job recruiting volunteers.

Everyone who came shares a passion for young people and a desire to help them learn about the love that Christ has for each of them. This year’s theme is “Weird Animals: Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” This theme is incorporated in innovative ways within each rotation: Worship, Bible Study, Crafts, Music, Missions, Snacks and Recreation. It is our hope that parents bring their child for what we expect to be an unforgettable experience.

This year our theme “Weird Animals” calls for a focus on animals. Therefore, we have included a few special items to the program. It includes:

• Local animal organizations such as the Sea Turtle Center and the Humane Society coming to teach children ways they can help in their community.
• On Wednesday we will even have a Petting Zoo!
• On Friday we have a makeup artist coming to paint the children’s faces as an animal for their Parent Performance. They will also tie dye their free camp t-shirt in their craft rotation that they will wear on Friday.
• At Friday’s family lunch we will have a balloon artist to make balloon animals.

We are collecting mission offering all week for our Operation Kid-to-Kid Project where we raise money for clean water in India. The children may bring their offering down during Worship at the beginning of each day. As money is collected, children will see a clear inflatable container being filled with blue balloons to represent water.

Family and friends are all invited to attend the end of the week performance on Friday. It begins in the Sanctuary at 12:00 p.m. and will last 30 minutes. The performance will conclude with an end of the week highlight video. A lunch offered for children, family and friends and our church family will follow the performance in the fellowship hall.
We appreciate your prayers and any support that you are able to provide! Thank you!

Wednesday Night Programs Start Back

Our Wednesday night programs start back, next Wednesday, August 21st & 28th, and we are kicking it off with relevant engaging Bible studies taught by authentic talented leaders. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us this year. Please see below for information regarding our upcoming Wednesday night lineup. If you have any questions, please email me at

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Studies:

Dreaming the Church by: Brett Younger

This study will begin August 21 and will take place in the fellowship hall
August 21, 2013 – “Dreaming God’s Church” – Acts 2:1-21
Led by Barry Kerr
August 28, 2013 – “Dreaming a Courageous Church” – Acts 3-4:4
Led by Carolyn Pipkin
September 04, 2013 – “Dreaming a Sharing Church” – Acts 4:23-35
Led by Larry White
September 11, 2013 – “Dreaming an Authentic Church” – Acts 5:1-11
Led by Mike Hendley
September 18, 2013 – “Dreaming a Holy Church” – Acts 7:1-8, 54-60
Led by Paige Browning

In His Presence: Holy Ground Facilitated by: Angie Wainright

This study will begin August 28 in the LJL Classroom
It will also be offered on Thursday mornings at 10:00a.m.

Wednesday Night Children’s Bible Studies:

Developing Bible Skills for Children by: John Echols

This interactive study will be led by Rebekah White & Wendy Alberson for K-5 Children
This Study will begin August 21 and will take place in Faith Village (in Sunday School area)
August 21, 2013 – Jesus Calms the Storm/Learning from Bible Stories
August 28, 2013 – A Letter from Paul/Learning from Bible Verses
September 04, 2013 – Wasteful Worship/Learning from Bible People
September 11, 2013 – God Knows Me/Learning from Bible Poetry

Bible Stories that Tell of God’s Great Love

This study will be led by Debby Richardson for Preschool Children
This Study will begin August 21 and will take place in the Preschool Department.

Wednesday Night Children’s Choirs:

Young Musicians (2nd – 5th) – Michael Jennings & Joy Lewis (Adult Choir Suite)
Music Makers (K-1st) Faith Village
Preschool Choir – Betsy Crumbliss (Preschool Department)