Children learned about keeping the environment clean during Vacation Bible School at Saints Tabernacle Church of God in Christ this week.
Children learned about keeping the environment clean during Vacation Bible School at Saints Tabernacle Church of God in Christ this week.

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Saints Tabernacle goes green with VBS

Published 3:30pm Friday, June 13, 2014

Saints Tabernacle Church of God in Christ hosted between 20 and 30 children this week during Vacation Bible School.

The theme of the week-long school was conserving and preserving the environment.

Pastor Frank Stiff said he felt like it was a successful week.

“We averaged around 20 to 25 kids this week,” he said. “It was a good week, and I think the kids got a lot out of it. We wanted to help them understand how to better take care of their community. The children had a good time, and we enjoyed hosting them this week.”

On Friday, more than 30 children participated

Several children said they learned a lot during the week as well.

“I learned not to litter and to recycle,” Phoenix O’Neal, 9, said. “When we litter, not only are we hurting other people, but we’re hurting birds and animals too.”

Emirrah Thurman, 4, said she learned to “keep her space clean and green.”

Kaneishia Holloway, 10, said she enjoyed learning more about taking care of where she lives.

“Preserve means to protect,” she said. “I will do better to not litter, and I’ll keep my house clean.”

In the oldest group of the church’s Vacation Bible School, Paul Young, 14, said he learned about pollution.

“We learned that it’s important not to pollute the air with chemicals,” Young said. “When people pollute, we don’t get enough clean oxygen. We need to do a better job of not polluting and being better citizens.”

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