Methodist Vacation Bible School starts on Tuesday

GILFORD — On Tuesday evenings beginning July 16 and continuing each Tuesday evening through August 10, the First United Methodist Church in Gilford will offer an opportunity for children and adults to gather for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. followed by classes for all ages.
Children will learn one of the ways to carry out Jesus' teaching to care for others, as they learn of the animals that can be sent to help people in economic need through the Heifer Project. Younger children will learn about a variety of animals and make related crafts. Students that have completed grade 2 and up will have the opportunity to make a poncho as they learn of the llamas in Peru and will do weaving when they learn of the many ways wool from sheep can be used. They will also learn some basic wood working skills as each older student will make a wooden cross.
Adults will have the opportunity to either join the discussion of the book Mountains Beyond Mountains, the Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world or attend the prayer group that also meets at 7 p.m.
On August 20, a guest speaker will be present to tell of one of the ways United Methodists are working to help others through the project "Imagine No Malaria."
All are welcome to both the pot luck suppers, at 6 p.m. and the classes, at 6:45 p.m., for children and adults. Both local people and visitors are invited. The First United Methodist Church is located at 18 Wesley Way in Gilford which is off of Route 11 A near the by-pass.
For more information, please contact Nancy Morley at 524-2580.