One of Manakin’s strengths continues to be intergenerational events, where all of God’s children engage and are inspired by one another. In 2014, Manakin began hosting a one-day “Vacation Bible Spectacular.” This event is open to parishioners of all ages and provides additional opportunities for Christian education and spiritual formation. The one-day program usually is held in early August after most people have completed their vacations but before school starts. The event follows the 10:00 a.m. summer service and begins with a delicious home-cooked meal. The meal is followed by a program for adults and older youth and a separate program for the younger children. VBS incorporates singing, prizes, games, study, outreach, and more. The only cost is a modest fee to cover the purchase of the food, with any leftover proceeds going to outreach.