Church's Rally of Faith day camp in final week

Posted: Friday, August 09, 2002

Faith Lutheran's Rally of Faith Vacation Bible School Day Camp is in its last week, The camp is run by a different volunteer group each week.

Beginning in June and ending Aug. 16, the camp is for all children ages 4 through 12. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, children learn Bible stories, participate in activities, crafts and games, and are served snacks and lunch.

Each week a different theme is taught by a volunteer group made up of people from Alaska and the Lower 48. Many volunteers are from the Alaska Mission Committee, a mission arm of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

The AMC travels to Alaska communities that are too small to have their own church building or pastor, and brings everyone together so they can have a worship service under trained lay-people. The committee also does servant events around Alaska such as Bible school camps, hammer-and-nail projects and Christian athletic camps.

The volunteers "take part of their vacation time to come to Alaska and spread the 'Good News of Salvation' through drama, singing, games and activities while they enjoy our beautiful city," said Marilyn Clark of Faith Lutheran. "We have been blessed with teachers, pastors, university professors, nurses and business men and women, often with their teen-age children or grandchildren."

On Aug. 15, parents and friends of the children who have participated are invited to a Rally of Faith Praise Program from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

Also during the summer, Faith Lutheran will have a Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m. and a weekly summer Sunday service at 9 a.m., followed by coffee hour to meet the AMC volunteers.

For more information on the nondenominational Rally of Faith Vacation Bible School Day Camp, call Faith Lutheran at 789-7568. The church is at 2500 Sunset Dr., across Egan Highway from the Mendenhall Mall and down the street from Pipeline Skate Park.

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