GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN. – Bullying has become a topic of great concern in today’s society, and tragic stories related to bullying continue to flood the news. Such is much of the motivation behind “Weird Animals,” a vacation Bible school experience that celebrates everyone’s uniqueness, as well as the strength and grace found in relying on and expressing Jesus Christ’s love. Two weeklong sessions of “Weird Animals” will take place at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, Minn., during the month of June.
Children ages 3½ (must have turned age 3 by Jan. 1, 2014) through Kindergarten are invited to the session being held June 2-6 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Another session will be held the following week, June 9-13, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for kids ages 4½ (must have turned age 4 by Jan. 1, 2014) through grade 6. The fee for each week is only $10 per participant. Register online at calvary.org/weirdanimals.
Each day will focus on a specific life challenge, such as feeling excluded, different or misunderstood. Through colorful storytelling, songs, crafts and games, participants will learn how to face such situations with courage and to avoid creating such situations by being examples of Jesus’ love.
“Weird Animals” will also feature service projects that will help provide safe drinking water to the people of Haiti and snacks for Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
The mission of Calvary Lutheran Church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Established in 1946, Calvary offers seven weekly worship services and a wide variety of programs for children, youth and adults. For more information, visit calvary.org or call 763-545-5659.