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Adult vacation Bible school is a success

Published 9:32am Friday, July 12, 2013

First Presbyterian Church of Albert Lea hosted a vacation Bible school for senior adults this summer.

The event was during the mornings of June 17-19, and Adult Ministries Director Dean Christianson said it was a great success.

“Last year after the kids’ vacation Bible school was over and the adults, especially the seniors, said over and over to me that it sure looks like the kids had fun and, ‘Wish we could do that,’” Christianson said. “So I thought, why not?”

Participants at the vacation Bible school at First Presbyterian Church pose for a photo. --Submitted
Participants at the vacation Bible school at First Presbyterian Church pose for a photo. –Submitted

Christianson doesn’t know of other churches in the area that hold adult vacation Bible schools, but he has seen similar events in the nation.

“Our church and community has an older and growing population and it only makes sense to do fun events for our senior group,” Christianson said.

There were 26 participants. Lessons were adapted from the children’s vacation Bible school that was held the week earlier. The daily program included Bible lessons, old-fashioned hymns, group games and snacks.

Christianson said he heard great comments from the participants and the church will plan to hold the event again next year.