On July 1, the city of Sequim will provide paint and rollers for church volunteers to paint the entirety of Sequim Skate Park. Children and adults from Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Trinity United Methodist Church plan to paint the park during their combined vacation Bible school running June 28-July 1. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Sequim Skate Park gets a clean slate on July 1.
Three churches, Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Trinity United Methodist Church, plan to work together during their vacation Bible school to repaint the park.
For the past few years, church volunteers have contacted the city of Sequim about possible service projects.
Last year, they fixed and painted the gazebo in Carrie Blake Park and pulled weeds.
Jeff Edwards, city of Sequim parks coordinator, said the skate park has numerous splashes of paint covering up graffiti. The church group plans to paint it a cement-colored gray.
On July 1, the park will close for the day while children and volunteers paint the park and trash cans with supplies provided by the city.
Co-organizer Jan Webb said the service project really helps the children see the Bible’s messages come to life.
“Because they are having fun, when they go to the park they’ll remember that they did this,” Webb said.
Bible school This year, the churches’ vacation Bible school motto is “Renew: Parable of the Sower.” It runs from 9 a.m.-noon June 28-July 1 at Trinity United Methodist and focuses on how children can live “green” and care for the environment and community while serving God.
Between the churches, 27 volunteers signed on to help lead children going into kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is a $5 donation, with scholarships available, and snacks, crafts, music, games and more provided.
The three churches have combined their summer programs for more than 20 years.
Registration forms are online at www.dvelca.org and can be delivered to any one of the three churches, Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., 681-0946; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., 683-4862; or Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave, 683-5367.