Theological Reflection with Rocks

Rocks are an abundant natural resource on the church property so we look for creative ways to use rocks at the free raw material for various art projects for VBS and for special services of worship during the year. The fruits of the spirit from Galatians 5:22 (left) were painted by the confirmation class and used to decorate one of the stations of Way of the Cross during Holy Week. The rocks were painted with watercolors; allowed to dry, then the word was painted on using acrylic and then the rock was coated with Mod Podge to stabilize the paint. A similar concept was used on Way of the Cross (below) where the rocks were painted white and the lettered with permanent markers. Acrylic paint is another option (bottom); it is more vibrant and stable but the paints cost more.
 kids love to paint rocks too, so it is a natural for VBS. The kids made paper weights and painted their rock with watercolors (left); then the adults lettered PEACE (below) on each rock to remind the children of the PEACE of Jesus.

1 Corinthians 13: Peace, Hope, and Love...and the greatest of these is LOVE.