Miracles can happen at home!
Everything you need for the Miracles of Jesus VBS can be found on this page. Here is where you will access each day’s videos, get updates and announcements, and reach out if you need help. Thank you for joining us, and know that we are praying for God to be at work in your family!
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In-Car Scavenger Hunt
Hey Secret City Sleuths! To celebrate the end of VBS, join us in the parking lot of First Baptist Church on Friday, July 17th at 6:00 PM for a city-wide scavenger hunt. You may even want to decorate your car! Once you arrive, your family will be given a list of clues to lead you to five secret locations around town. Once you arrive at a location, take a selfie and write down the miracle that you find there. Keep going until you find all five locations for a sweet treat at the end! We ask that you please stay in your car during the hunt. Families will be given different routes to increase traffic safety and social distancing, so please visit the locations in the order they are listed on your clue sheet. We want to make this activity fun for your family, if you would like to request clues optimized to your child’s needs (image based, literal language, etc) please let us know and we will have them ready for you on Friday.
Ministry Project:Compassion Closet
Foster care can often come with surprises…many placements are last-minute and the families have little time to ensure they have the specified items these children need. And, many of the children only have the clothing they are wearing. These factors can cause the first 24-48 hours of a new placement to be far more stressful for everyone involved than they should be. This is the core reason for the Compassion Closet. The Compassion Closet exists to show the love of Christ by providing quality clothing and tangible goods to children in foster care and their families. They also desire to serve birth families, aging-out youth, kinship placements and domestic/international adoptive families as God allows and the needs arise. The Closet was started in 2013 by an adoptive and foster care family as a means of helping other families as they had been helped. Over the years, the closet has grown and now has its own location and is supported by a number of volunteers from churches and organizations all over the greater Knoxville area including Oak Ridge.
The Compassion Closet needs supplies to provide to families in need. You can help kids and the special adults who are helping to provide them with a temporary home! Some of the items the Compassion Closet needs most are new:
- Baby Wipes
This week, all of the families participating in the Miracles of Jesus At Home VBS are invited to come together to provide these items to equip families. You can bring your new donations to First Baptist Church on July 17th at 6:00 PM and drop them off before our in-car scavenger hunt!