Gwen Osborne portrays an astronaut to engage children in stories at Vacation Bible School at Epworth UMC in Rehoboth. DENY HOWETH PHOTOS
Children interact with a puppet during Vacation Bible School.
Ava Phillippe looks at her robot sketch.
Tykia Duffy instructs students on how to make a universe in a bottle.
Noah called his robot Marvi.
Navin Duffy and Kayden Holt collaborate on their robot.
Ava Phillippe is pleased with her robot.
Adults discuss the same lesson as the children, without the crafts. Shown are (clockwise from right) Rev. Vicky Starnes, JoAnn Merrick, Patty Brown, the Rev. Majorie Belmont-Burns, Suzanne Landon, and Rhonda Gawronski.
Tyler Batson gets some help coloring his robot.
Hearts are the theme for Cameron Winston.
Chase Reynolds gives his robot a mouth to say nice things.
Nyla Batson started her kind robot with a heart.
Middle school students create the universe in a bottle.
Kendall Deshields makes her robot colorful.
Kindness was the theme of the evening.
Kayden Holt left, and Navin Duffy is at work on their full-size robot.
The program to Mars and Beyond was brought to this year’s Vacation Bible School in collaboration with Faith UMC and Epworth UMC.
Chase Reynolds traces Jiyanna Holt for the body of their robot.
Scripture is worked into aspects of the performances.