“Each day your VBS students will meet a modern-day superhero who is doing great things for God’s Kingdom and the children will learn how they can use their hands to help feed God’s hungry children.”
A New VBS
For 2013, there is a Vacation Bible School for children to learn about hunger and act. “Superheroes of the Faith” This VBS Mission Program, created by the Society of St. Andrew, is designed to be used either as a stand-along program or as a mission emphasis to compliment your church’s Vacation Bible School program.
UPDATE: the current offering for 2015 is called Abundance Orchard, and includes many of the same themes around hunger and outreach.
Each day children will be introduced to a different biblical character who did amazing things for God. “Superheroes of the Faith” is a complete VBS program that includes a Bible story, and related game, craft, snack, and music ideas. In addition, each day your VBS students will meet a modern-day superhero who is doing great things for God’s Kingdom and the children will learn how they can use their hands to help feed God’s hungry children.
Besides the fun and educational aspects of this mission project, the goal for each VBS is to raise enough money, through student offerings, for 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to end up on the plates of hungry children and adults. At 6 cents a pound, that’s a goal of $60. The fresh food will be donated by SoSA to feeding agencies across the nation to feed hungry children and adults.
About the Society of St. Andrew
The Society of St. Andrew partners with people of all faiths, and of many organizations, that they might all serve together by feeding the hungry out of the abundance that we are provided. Formed in 1979 as an intentional community of two families called to life and ministry together, it has grown into an ecumenical, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to leading others into lives of faithful community and service.
The SoSA has worked to fulfill the mandate of the Gospel in our lives by striving to adhere to the words of 1 John 3:18: Let us love not only in words, but in deed and in truth. The mission of the SoSA is to introduce people to God’s grace through meeting their hungers:
Food for the body
God’s word for the spirit
Community of love for the heart
Opportunity for those who desire action
Since 1983, the Society of St. Andrew has salvaged fresh, nutritious produce from American farms – produce that otherwise would be left to rot – and delivered it to agencies across the nation that serve the poor. God has called us to do this work. In Deuteronomy 15, it says, Since there will never cease to be some in need on the Earth, I therefore command you, ‘Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.’
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