Stone Mountain FUMC works on beautifying community Inside Out & Upside Down
Stone Mountain First UMC celebrated its our annual Vacation Bible School under the theme: “Inside Out & Upside Down on Main Street.”
Two Stone Mountain churches joined forces for a colorful take on Vacation Bible School and a beautification project for the historical village of Stone Mountain. The combined efforts were spiritual and literal.
This year we had a growth from 3 in 2002 to 109 in 2011. With the leadership of Rev. Joy Brown and Rev. Kevin Days, our church attendance and Youth Department have grown greatly. The Youth Department was very instrumental in getting the word out about our VBS activities.
A great crowd of participants joined us for dinner, crafts (making “Thank You” notes for our troops serving our Country), Bible Study and an activity on the last day by helping to beautify our community with painting a mural on Main Street.
Artists Olivia Thomason and Susan Coletti donated their professional services in painting a mural of Main Street on the side of Stone Mountain First Baptist Church pavilion wall. The mural features four historic points of interest: The Rock Café, the Art Station, a community theater, art gallery and gathering center, historic Sherman Town, which contains some of the community’s oldest churches and homes; and historic Confederate Cemetery.
On July 21 the participants in Stone Mountain First were able to put their paint brush stroke on the mural. We had a great time working together, celebrating, and studying God’s word.