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Vacation Bible School session focusing on Island Culture

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  • Pass around the sextant
  • Bring map of tampa bay
  • Sea life, land builders, hazards to shipping
  • Sea life, land builders, hazards to shipping

Island odyssey onscreen Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Island Odyssey A Mix of Island Culture, Heritage, Science and Natural History
  • 2. MONDAY
    • TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: Paul & Barnabus sailing to Cyprus
    • THEME: Sailing the seas
    Jamaica
  • 3. Jamaica
  • 4. Where is Jamaica?
  • 5. How do you get there?
    • Today – by airplane or cruise ship
  • 6. In earlier times?
    • by sailing ship
  • 7. Sailing
    • Have you ever been sailing?
  • 8. Kids Sailing Squadron
  • 9. Sailing Facts
    • Parts of a sailboat
      • Deck
      • Hull
      • Sail
      • Mast
      • Boom
      • Keel
      • Rudder
  • 10. Boating Terms
    • Bow (front / forward)
    • Stern (back / aft)
    • Port (left)
    • Starboard (right)
  • 11. Sailing Video
  • 12. See you tomorrow!
  • 13. TUESDAY
    • TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: Sailing in a storm, losing your direction; Paul was imprisoned for his faith
    • THEME: Maritime Wayfinding
    Barbados
  • 14. Barbados
  • 15. Where is Barbados?
  • 16. What is Wayfinding?
    • Have you ever been lost?
    • How did you feel?
    • How did you find your way home?
    • Did someone help or were you alone?
  • 17. Tools of Wayfinding
    • Maps
    • Compass
  • 18. Tools of Wayfinding
    • Sextant / Octant
    • Celestial navigation
  • 19. Tools of Wayfinding
    • Lead and Line
  • 20. Tools of Wayfinding
    • SONAR - depth
  • 21. Tools of Wayfinding
    • GPS
    • LORAN
  • 22. Wayfinding Activity
    • Draw a map of your neighborhood.
    • How do you get to your park or playground?
  • 23. Think About It
    • How do you make sure you don’t lose your direction?
    • What are the hazards in our lives?
    • How can we avoid danger?
  • 24. See you tomorrow!
  • 25. WEDNESDAY
    • TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: Shipwrecked on Malta
    • THEME: Reefs and Other Maritime Hazards; Hospitality
    Trinidad
  • 26. Trinidad
  • 27. Where is Trinidad?
    • Trinidad & Tobago
  • 28. Reefs & Wrecks
  • 29. Reefs
    • Reefs are full of life!
  • 30. Florida’s Reefs
  • 31. Reefs Build Land
  • 32. Wrecks of Florida
  • 33. See you tomorrow!
  • 34. THURSDAY: Robben Island
    • TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: St. John was imprisoned for speaking about his faith
    • THEME: Guiding Light
  • 35. Where is Robben Island?
  • 36. Capetown Scenes Table Mountain overlooking Capetown, South Africa
  • 37. Capetown at Night View from Table Mountain at dusk Robben Island
  • 38. What’s there?
    • Robben is Dutch for “seal”
    • A colony of Robben Island penguins
  • 39. What else?
    • A lighthouse
    • A prison & leper colony
  • 40. Nelson Mandela, a prisoner
    • “ Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.” – Nelson Mandela
  • 41. Back to that Lighthouse…
    • Robben Island lighthouse
  • 42. Lighthouses of Florida
    • Lights at night
    • Stripes and colors during the day
  • 43. Lighthouses of Florida
  • 44. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Ponce Inlet is Florida’s tallest 203 steps to the top of the 175 foot tall tower
  • 45. Lighthouses of the Keys Alligator Reef Light Fowey Rocks Light
  • 46. The Fresnel lens
    • Prisms focus and concentrate the light, making it stronger.
  • 47. Think About It
    • Isn’t Jesus like a lighthouse… showing us the way and warning us of danger?
    • Isn’t the Bible like a Fresnel lens… bringing God’s message into focus for us?
  • 48. False Imprisonment
    • Imprisoned for what you say or believe
    • The Apostles Paul, John and other biblical heroes were imprisoned for their beliefs.
    • Nelson Mandela and others at Robben Island were political prisoners – jailed because of what they said and believed.
  • 49. U.S. Island Prisons:
    • Alcatraz in San Francisco – a former Federal prison
    • Ft. Jefferson, Dry Tortugas – Dr. Samuel Mudd who treated President Lincoln’s assassin
    • Egmont Key in Tampa Bay – Seminole Indians and, later, Confederate POWs
  • 50. See you tomorrow!
  • 51. FRIDAY: Fiji
    • TODAY’S BIBLE STORY: Good news for everyone!
    • THEME: Share God’s love with the world.
  • 52. Where is Fiji?
  • 53. About Fiji
  • 54. Share God’s love with whom?
    • Our neighbors
    Sarasota
  • 55. It has been fun!