VBS teaches looking beneath the surface

Published 10:37 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016

By Dawn Burleigh



Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

– Psalm 139:23-24


Finding the truth beneath is the theme for Vacation Bible School (VBS) at 6th Street Community Church this week.

The church is located at 1619 6th Street in Orange.

First Lady Qiana Thomas took over VBS recently.

“We did not want the regular. We wanted to go over the top,” Thomas said. “We want to have an impact on the children’s lives. We want them to remember praising God and having fun. We want it to be exciting.”

With the sanctuary and each classroom decorated in representation of scenes from under the sea, the excitement was easily recognized in the children’s eyes on Monday.

Submerged under the sea while in search of hidden treasure only helped spike the interest of the children.

“Submerged is finding the truth beneath the surface,” Thomas said. “It is having a personal relationship with Christ and not just on the surface in a fun way.”

Thomas also said before looking at everybody’s faults, one should look at oneself first.

“It makes you a better son, daughter, wife or husband,” Thomas said.

Registration for VBS is available online at https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/mychurch/?id=35603

The event is nightly 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. until Friday.

Friday is Family Night with a special concert featuring Soulfruit.

While Soulfruit has transitioned members across its 20+ year journey, the past 10 years

have been molded by the lives and experiences of current members Toby, Vanessa and

Ty. Known to be a group of purposed influencers, their musical collection takes you on a

journey of transformation, empowering you to strip away suggestions of who you should

be, to uncover who you truly are. With today’s generation of young adults dodging

bullets from a pop culture driven society aiming to kill dreams and define every thought,

Soulfruit lives as an example of truth, purpose and love, according to their Bio at http://www.soulfruit.net/