2022 Vacation Bible School
You're invited to explore the ways God's great light shines in the world, and shows everyone how they can reflect that light in their own lives!
From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, Explorers are guided by a Lighthouse Keeper and Beacon the Puffin on an exciting quest to find five mysterious Infinity Lanterns to help light their way. Using map coordinates from the Reference Book (the Bible), children discover clues to finding each Lantern while learning how God's light shines in the lives of familiar biblical characters in Old and New Testament stories.
VBS will be Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Friday will run from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and parents are invited to stay while the children sing their music from the week. Our VBS is open to children who are entering preschool - 6th grade. They will have opening and closing each night in the sanctuary and will rotate between stations in between. The stations will be recreation, crafts, story telling, 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
Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 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 2022-2023 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.