Vacation Bible School

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018

July 9-13
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For children ages 4 through 5th grade
It's free!

 
Watch a fun preview and see how your children will Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God and learn that He promises. . .

Enrollment is now open! Register your child(ren) here.

PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 24, 2018. ENROLLMENT CONTINUES, BUT CREW ASSIGNMENTS AND PACKET INFORMATION WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE BY IN PERSON PICK-UP AFTER THAT DATE.

If you would like to order a T-shirt, you can do so here. Deadline is for ordering is June 21.

CDs of VBS music will be available beginning July 9 at check-in.

Download a chart of lessons and activities your child will experience during VBS.

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Please plan to be with us on Friday, July 13, for our celebration of Rolling River Rampage. The short presentation of music and pictures from the week begins at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary where you dropped your kiddos off each day.  We will end our time together with a fellowship time together out in the parking lot at Lightburne and Franklin Sts.  Come to join us and don’t be afraid to get wet!

CELEBRATION SUNDAY

We also invite you and your family to be at the 11:00 worship service on Sunday, July 15. Your VBS children will be singing songs from the week at the beginning of the service, so please arrive by 10:50 so we can gather in the Assembly Room, located behind the sanctuary.  After worship, the whole congregation is invited to have their Sunday dinner on the south side of the church with food trucks! The trucks coming are Casual Foodie, and Humdinger, (both with typical food truck fare) and Frosty Treats Ice Cream truck. Hope you will plan to be with us to celebrate the end of a wild ride experiencing God's love for us.

DAILY OFFERING

Your child will have the opportunity to help others in two ways this week at VBS.  We are asking the children to bring a monetary gift each day that will be collected and given directly towards the Upland Holistic Development Project in Thailand.  Second Baptist has a partnership with UHDP and is involved with their work in rural development among the hill-tribe people there.  Our money will specifically go towards the water projects. As UHDP starts a new relationship with a village, the first project is often a clean water source like a water well and delivery system.  Our kiddos can feel good knowing they are making a difference in the lives of these marginalized friends. (Parents, we encourage you to use this opportunity to have a conversation with your child about the discipleship of giving, whether it be 5¢ each day or $5.00. What we want is for your child to experience is the joy of helping someone else, and as you enjoy the benefits of clean water, it’s a perfect opportunity to talk.

The other opportunity for giving will be through bringing school supplies for the local In As Much Ministry.  As school begins, In As Much provides necessary new supplies for those families in the Liberty area who aren’t able to buy them on their own.  Below is a list of what we are asking you to bring each day:

Monday:  notebook paper or spiral notebooks – college or wide rule
Tuesday:  24 count crayons or colored pencils
Wednesday:  pocket folders with brads, all colors
Thursday:  pencil boxes or pencil pouches
Friday:  pencils or ink pens (red, black, blue ink)


 

DONATIONS NEEDED

Please sign-up on the posters located in the Welcome Center if you plan to donate items to VBS. Details about the items and the number needed can be found on the posters.

FOOD ITEMS

  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cheez-its
  • Golden Grahams Cereal
  • Gift Cards to Aldi, HyVee or Costco
  • Mini-Marshmallows
  • Mini Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Veggie Straws
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Ziploc Zip-close Sandwich Bags
  • Animal Crackers
  • Mini-Pretzels

DÉCOR ITEMS

  • Gift cards--Visa, AmEx or Home Depot
  • Foam Core, Large Poster Boards, Brown Paper Grocery Sacks
  • Two Large Rolls of Green or Brown Construction paper
  • One Braided Rope
  • Round Log
  • Old Wooden Pallet
  • Four Large Bag of Cotton Quilt Batting
ITEMS TO BORROW
  • Three Canoe Paddles
  • Two or Three Life Vests
  • Four Ping Pong Paddles
  • Small Pop-up Tent
  • Rolled-up Sleeping Bags
  • Teddy Bears medium sized
  • Three Small Blue Plastic Baby Pool

Would you like to Volunteer?

There are dozens of opportunities for you to engage in during VBS week. Choose from“behind the scenes” preparations, creating décor with a team, being a guide for a small group of rafters as they meander through the “white waters” of adventure, teaching music or Bible Study, working with crafts or recreation, preparing snacks, punching and stapling, praying for the week…and the list just goes on and on!

Begin praying now for guidance about your role with us this summer. We would love to have a “boat-load” of volunteers working alongside us.

If you've decided...Here's the link to sign-up and join us now!