Announcement about 2020 Vacation Bible School
After consultation with our church staff, our Church Council, our Health and Welfare Committee, and our insurance provider, as well as consideration of the CDC guidelines, the North Georgia Annual Conference recommendations, and the results from our recent survey for Tucker First UMC, there is great concern regarding the potential risks of offering Vacation Bible School this summer. We have canceled the Vacation Bible School (VBS) program scheduled for June 2020.
There has been near unanimous consent that VBS is one of our most vital ministries. No one wants to limit ministries with children. However, the safety of children is our top priority. Mimi Sanders is to be commended for her devotion to trying to make VBS work amid the challenges of COVID-19. She has put in countless hours of work and has also recruited volunteers who were committed to offering the best program possible. There are not adequate words to properly express the gratitude that is due to her and her team.
Some decisions are difficult. The right decision is not always the popular decision. There are great challenges in offering meaningful ministry amid social distancing. I covet your prayers.
Until we can gather in person, God bless you and keep you safe.
Rev. Gerald Varner
June 22 - 26 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | 4 years (by 9/1/2020) through rising 6th Graders