VBS 2023

July 26 - 29 (6-8:30 PM)

2023 Vacation Bible School

You're invited to answer God's call to serve together!

In the depths of a colorful underground cave, is the beating heart of the hero community, the Hero Hotline Headquarters where everyone’s gifts are valued and every hero has a role to play. Each day at the Hero Hotline Headquarters, superheroes of all ages and abilities answer the call and join the Professor and veteran hero, Super Meer the Meerkat, to provide expert assistance and solutions to Hero Teams everywhere.

When Heroes in the field call in, the Professor, Super Meer, and our team of heroes will spring into action and explore the ultimate Hero Handbook -the Bible- to discover how all Heroes can follow the examples set by a cast of supporting Bible Heroes in stories from the Old and New Testaments, who work together to bring peace, build each other up, and share the great story of God’s love for us where they are and with the whole world.

As kids (called Heroes) experience these stories through music, drama and storytelling, recreation, arts and crafts, science, and even snacks, they’ll learn that Heroes are called to Follow Jesus, Help Others, Work Together, Listen to God, and Show Grace! And, best of all, they’ll be invited to answer this call at VBS, at church, at home, and in every area of their lives.

VBS will be Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Our VBS is open to children who are entering preschool - 6th grade. They will have an opening and closing each night in the sanctuary and will rotate between stations. The stations will be recreation, crafts, storytelling, and science. Check out our FAQ below for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions...

what time is vbs at?

Monday - Thursday, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Will there be dinner?

Dinner will be served for all participants and family members every night before VBS begins at 5:30 PM in the fellowship hall building.

What grade levels can participate?

VBS is for all kids going into preschool - 6th grade for the 2023-2024 school year.

who's responsible for my kids while at vbs?

At St. James UMC, all volunteers attending VBS are Safe Sanctuary trained and have had background checks done prior to VBS. Each group will have (2) adults. At each station, there will also be (2) station leaders, and you will always be joined with other groups at each station as well.

what group will my child be in?

Groups will be made up of similar grade levels (Preschool, K-1st, 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, or 4th-6th)

can my child be in a group with a friend and/or sibling?

Absolutely! We try to accommodate as much as possible. As long as your kids and their friends are within a close enough age range we can put them in the same group if requested. Please make sure to request it when signing up.

who can pick up my child from vbs?

The only people that can pick up your child from VBS is you the parents/guardians that signed up the child and dropped them off, or the emergency contact/pick up listed on their sign-up paperwork.