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Faith

July 12, 2013

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church rocks it out

Vacation Bible School draws a crowd

ANDERSON — Little heads bobbed up and down. Smiles spread from face to face. Music played, and children danced. It was music time during Vacation Bible School at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Anderson.

The church had a full house for the annual event, with as many as 160 kids, youth and adults swarming the church facility to have fun and hear a message while they were at it.

“We use every bit of the space,” said Martha Woodall, director of the VBS program.

“I have ‘friendship’ on the marquee,” said Martha’s husband, Dr. Edgar Woodall, who pastors the church. “I think it has paid off.”

With a theme of “Rock It Out: Praising God without limits,” kids sang, danced, played musical instruments and even made them. They did art projects, snacked and played games outside. The fun was one part of the objective.“We take this time to teach the children about Christ,” said Martha, noting that for some children it’s the first time they are introduced to the topic.

Kids come to Friendship’s VBS from different walks. Some are already part of the Friendship congregation, but many of the children came to the event from the surrounding neighborhood, or beyond.

“They’re from all over the city,” said Woodall. “Some don’t go to church at all.”

A team of about 30 volunteers graciously managed the crowd of kids, demonstrating some of the precepts they were teaching. They also kept things moving, and kept it fun. And everyone went home with a Rock It Out T-shirt designed by youth volunteer Jalisha Cameron.

“We have a blessed time … We just have a grand time,” said Dr. Woodall.

Raised in the church

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church was founded back in 1925. The church has been at its current location on 16th Street since 1973. Woodall knows just what it feels like to be a kid at the church.

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