Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a family program–parents get to participate fully in the VBS experience with their kids! 

When is VBS 2020? 
Monday, July 6, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 30, 5:30-8:15 p.m.
TBD: Family Service Night**

What Happens at VBS?
Each session includes the following activities.
1) Meal: The evening starts with a simple meal, providing a time for parents and kids to catch up on their day and enjoy some fellowship with other families.
2) Theme-Setting: After the meal everyone gathers to sing fun VBS songs and learn the Bible point for the day.
3) Activity Stations: A station leader guides parents and kids through a variety of activities at each of four stations–Bible, Movie, Games, Science/Imagination. The activities help participants learn each day’s Bible story and main point. Station leaders provide all materials and instructions. 
4) Wrap-Up: The evening ends with a few more songs and activities. The final night includes a slide-show starring the VBS participants!

Who Can Participate?
a)Families with children ages 4-12.  (Children should be age 4 by August 1; oldest children are those who just completed 5th grade.) 
b) All children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult for all activities.
c) Older siblings are welcome to participate or to serve as program assistants.
d) Younger siblings are welcome to attend, but please note that the program activities are not geared toward toddlers.

How do I Register?
Complete the registration form and return to the church office by
June 15. It isn’t necessary to attend all of the sessions; families can indicate on the registration form which days they will attend.

What is the Family Service Night?
The service night provides an opportunity for parents and kids to serve together. Details are still being finalized, but past service nights have included visiting a local nursing home or senior center and doing simple activities with the residents.

How Can I Volunteer?
Adult volunteers are needed to help set up and decorate for VBS and to serve as station leaders, crew leaders, and technical support; youth who have completed grade 6 or above are also welcome as volunteers. Adult volunteers must pass a background check and become trained in safe-environment principles through a program called “Protecting God’s Children”. Contact the program coordinator if you are interested in volunteering.