Date published: February 20, 2012
Mennonite Vacation Bible School materials have been available earlier this year. "Typically, our customers use Bible school materials during the summer months," says Mary Ann Weber, MennoMedia's managing editor for curriculum. "But they begin exploring options far in advance." This year's curriculum, "Take Me to the Water: God's Love Flows," includes flexible materials for children from age 4 through Grade 8. The content may be organized for a traditional weekly VBS plan or as a 12-week Sunday school program. "Take Me to the Water" includes several new items including the ability to offer individual mp3 files of songs in addition to a song CD. Also a PowerPoint slide show with the Bible memory verses and a calendar for children to use at home after VBS is over will be available free online. Weber worked with a team from the Virginia Conference of Mennonite Church U.S.A. to develop the materials for VBS 2012. The writers for VBS 2013 are from Manitoba.