2015 Vacation Bible School
scenes from Vacation bible school - June 22 - 26
The Island Chapel Vacation Bible School 2015 was a big hit! For the 42 children, ages 4 - 12, enrolled in the program, and the 30 hardworking volunteers, it was an exciting, and educational opportunity. The focus of VBS is to teach the basics about God through fun activities - crafts, games, music, snacks and engaging lessons.
Each year there is a special theme, decorations and activities for Vacation Bible School. For 2015, the theme was, "Journey Off the Map," featuring the scripture verse from Isaiah 30:21 "and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: 'This is the way. Walk in it.'" Their guide through this journey: our Lord, Jesus Christ.
We are pleased to report that there were 16 professions of faith during this year's program and 5 baptisms!
In addition to the fun - the children worked hard! As a result of their efforts, 36 bags of groceries and 60 Bibles were donated to S.T.A.A.R. (Stop the Abuse and Rescue), an organization devoted to rescuing young women who have been victimized by human trafficking and abuse.
Mark your calendar for next June's program. Information will appear on this site in early 2016!
Our mission: to take care of the flock and to win people to Christ. One acronym best expresses our main focus: WIFE
W = Worship God in all we do;
I = Instruction; share the Word of God with others;
F = Fellowship, an integral part of our mission;
E = Evangelism, or expression of our faith
Through our mission programs, we express our faith, share the Word of God, often with those who have never heard it, worship God and share fellowship with people from different cultures. In addition to international mission trips to Haiti, Cuba, Jakarta and other locations, we have an active local/national mission program. Read "more."
Valentine Auction a Success!On February 15th, The Island Chapel held Valentine's WIth a Purpose - a dinner auction to help fund the mission programs supported by The Island Chapel. The event was a success, netting more than $6,600 - due to the generosity of folks who donated goods and services for the auction. Select "more" to view the names of these donors:
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St. Petersburg, FL
Grace and Glory
Grace and Glory Women's ministry is designed to meet the needs of today's women - at all ages and stages of their lives, providing nurturing support, fellowship, learning and volunteer opportunities.