Here are pictures of the decorations from this year’s  Vacation Bible School. These images show Gotham, Bat Man, the Bat Cave and pictures of the biblical heroes our children learned about this year. Click on a picture to expand it or view it as part of a slide show using the arrows at its sides.
The following pictures show the children participating in activities, watching plays about biblical heroes such as Noah, Jonah and Esther, doing crafts, playing games, having snacks, learning about their world and just enjoying their time together.
Here are some pictures from our Mortgage Burning Celebration taken by Mike Hampton. Click on the first picture to start the slideshow and then move through the pictures using the arrows on the sides. To return to the website, click on the close button on the upper right hand corner of the slideshow window.
Here are some additional pictures Mike took during the mortgage burning, lunch and the children’s activities after lunch.
Here are some pictures of activities by our children in Kids Who Care during a recent visit to Hillspring. For information on Kids Who Care click on the Get Involved button on the top of this page and then click on Activities for Children and Youth. To expand the pictures, click on an image.
Messy Party
During  this past month, when the theme of the weekly sermons was Life Is Messy, the young people held a “messy” party. Looks like they had a good time! (Click on the photos to enlarge them.)
Mission Trip to Uganda
You probably remember that Morgan Hunsacker was collecting contributions for a mission trip to Uganda this spring. The Mission group is FOYA Uganda ……this is an organization based in Westerville, Ohio that sends students and university professors and others in the community on a month long trip to Uganda to work with local project partners and the community to improve literacy, education, health and wellness, gender equity and community engagement in rural areas of Uganda. Morgan’s group raised money for vaccines for the children an
d collected over 3500 books for the new Rainbow Library. They were involved in health check-ups, helped to de-worm the children in the villages and painted and built shelving for the new books that they brought. They visited several villages over the month, working wherever needed in the clinics and schools. It was a life changing experience for all that attended. While in Uganda the group also got to go on safari and attend a Uganda soccer game against Madagascar.
The First United Methodist Church of Springboro was responsible for 1000 of the books that were donated on this trip and for over $1000.00 dollars of medical supplies that were divided among the villages that Morgan visited. Morgan would like to thank everyone in the congregation for their generous donations.  She feels truly blessed to be a part of such a giving church community.
Below is a photo gallery of pictures from the trip. Click on Show as Slideshow to expand the pictures.