The board of Christian Ed was blessed with super people volunteering their time and talents once again to help with Sunday School, Youth Groups, Children's Church, Nursery and Bible School. As always if you can find it in your heart to help in any of these areas even twice a year PLEASE CONTACT  the board or the church office. Especially help is needed in Children's Church and Nursery.

Graduation Sunday was celebrated with a breakfast for graduates and their families. Our numbers of grads were down this year but we were very excited and thankful for our young adults and pray for their success in life. Graduates were recognized during church service and presented with a gift from the church.

Bible School was combined with the Tyson Methodist Church for a one day program. It was a great time of fellowship with our neighboring church along with good attendance on such a hot day.  It was decided by both churches to do it again in 2018 with VBC as the hosting church.

Several children attended Westport Church camp along with some great volunteers. They were recognized during the Sunday Church Service telling of their experiences following their week of camp.

The board hosted the annual Picnic at the Ohio Rod Shelter, providing the fried chicken, drinks, and table service. Even though the weather was nasty the food and fellowship was enjoyed. It was decided not to play Bingo due to the weather conditions and following the meal we called it a day. Next year the annual Church Picnic will be September 9, 2018 at Ohio Rod Shelter.

Again the Board of Christian Ed wants to thank each and everyone in the church for making 2017 a good year and for your service and dedication to VBC. AGAIN please offer to give at least two Sundays a month in volunteering to help in any areas of our church service.

Members of the Board of Christian Ed for 2017: Brenda Huntington, Missy Bowman, Leanna Phillippe, Jane Rogers, Lynn Baugh, and Nancy Porter.

Respectfully Submitted:
Brenda Huntington