"Lord Voldemort's gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
- Dumbledore in The Goblet of Fire
July 18th-22. 2022, children will be invited to step into the wizarding world of Harry Potter and compete in the Goblet of Fire. We will face dragons, swim with mermaids, and search for the Goblet of Fire in Scramble. Through it all, we will encounter God through play.
Play and friendship are central themes for Hogwarts Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2022. It has been a challenging year for all of us and one that has tested our relationships. We have faced rhetoric of division and discord and wonder what God is doing. Frankly, we all could use some time to play with God and to be reminded of the love of friendship.
Similarly, in the Goblet of Fire, our book for this year's VBS, our characters are also facing a year at Hogwarts filled with challenges that test friendships and force them to be reminded of what really matters-love.
Therefore, each day of Hogwarts VBS we will dive deeper into the story of God’s playful love for us and learn how to love each other the way God loves us. Through games, art, science experiments, rest, and interactive scripture lessons, we will be challenged to wonder together about one of the following questions:
- How do I play with God?
- What does being friends with God really look like?
- How do we love with open hearts?
- What is my part to play in the story of God’s Love?
- How do we become a community that plays together, that celebrates the unique gifts each of us has to offer, and who are united in friendship?
I am excited to see how God will join our conversations, and our play this year at Hogwarts Vacation Bible School. I can't wait to see more children encounter God's love for them and for them to show God's love to those around them. I pray it will inspire all of us to face the discord in our lives with God's unifying love.
I hope you will be a part of our playful, adventure back to Hogwarts this year! We invite you to register your children for Hogwarts VBS HERE
We also need volunteers to be professors. If you have time to volunteer with VBS the week of July 18th- July 22nd. Please e-mail Lbreeden@thefallschurch.org
We also invite you to pray for our leaders and children the week of Hogwarts VBS and the weeks of planning leading up to it.
Don’t forget to join us this Sunday, May 22, 2022, for a taste of Hogwarts Vacation Bible School! Learn more about what to expect HERE