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‘Praying in Color’ author to speak at LUMC VBS

The public is invited to experience “Praying in Color” Vacation Bible School (VBS) for kids and adults Sunday through Thursday, August 4-8, at Lower United Methodist Church in Hartfield.

A free dinner will be enjoyed by all from 5:30-6 p.m. with worship, Bible study, art, snacks and outdoor activities from 6-8:30 p.m. each day. Children also will learn how to use their Bibles and each child will be given a “Deep Blue Bible” that will be theirs to use during VBS and theirs to take home afterwards.

The guest speaker will be author Sybil MacBeth.

Praying in Color for Adults
Maybe you love color. Maybe you hunger to know God better. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractible or impatient soul, or a word weary prayer. Perhaps you struggle with a short attention span, a restless body or a tendency to live in your head.

This new prayer form can take as little or as much time as you have or want to commit. A minimum amount might be 15 minutes. A half-hour works well—any time of the day. Drawing is half the prayer (no talent necessary), the other half is transporting the visual memories or actual images with you to pray throughout the day.

“A new prayer form gives God an invitation and a new door to penetrate the locked cells of our hearts and minds,” explains MacBeth. For many of us, using only words to pray reduces God by the limits of our finite words.

Praying in Color for Kids
Praying in Color will forever change the way kids pray—and how adults teach them to do it.

This is prayer that makes sense to kids. One minute a day will do. Any time of the day will work. Drawing with markers or crayons is half the prayer; the other half is carrying the visual memories throughout the day.

Sybil MacBeth
MacBeth is a math teacher and a dancer who is active in her local church in Memphis, Tennessee. Her first book, “Praying in Color,” has changed the prayer lives of many thousands of Christian adults, and now she has created the ideal version for kids. She has been leading Praying in Color workshops across the U.S. for the past three years.

Pre-register for the VBS by emailing Lower United Methodist Church at or by calling the church office at 776-6250. Please leave your name and a contact phone number. Lower Church is located at 120 Lower Church Road in Hartfield.

posted 07.24.2013

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