Children donate 42 Birthday Bags to Food Pantry
Rolling River Day Camp 2019 concluded with a fun Family Program and a big surprise: Children donated 42 birthday bags to Interfaith Food Ministry, Nevada County’s faith-based food pantry.
IFM development coordinator Lindy Beatie attended the program, thanked the families for their support and received the bags. Each festive bag contains items to host a celebration including six children. Items include party hats, toys and favors, a tablecloth and tableware; cake mix, frosting and a baking pan; and a greeting signed by campers and offering an inspiration Bible verse affirming God’s love for each recipient on their birthday.
This year’s theme at Day Camp was “I want Jesus in my boat!” Our Bible theme came from Joshua 1:9 – “Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Next year: “God’s Armor” keeps faith strong!
Day camp – VBS builds faith all year!
Volunteers from five area churches offer Day Camp, a Vacation Bible School program (VBS) offered each summer. Grass Valley United Methodist Church hosts the program, aided by Nevada City and Sierra Pines United Methodist, Emmanuel Episcopal and Peace Lutheran churches.