St. James UMC is host to children and families every summer for Vacation Bible School.  We offer a FREE VBS, that usually runs the second week of July every year.  Our VBS is open to children
3 years old - rising 6th graders.  It runs from Monday - Friday and every evening you are invited to join us in fellowship with a free meal to you served by our Hospitality Team.
This year we have chosen "ROCKY RAILWAY" as our theme for VBS.
Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.
If you have any questions please contact:
Children's Director: Jill Jones
July 6th - 10th, Monday - Friday
Volunteers Dinner: 5:15 PM
Children & families Dinner: 5:30 PM
Opening Celebration: 6:00 PM
Closing Celebration Ends: 8:30 PM
We are doing a family VBS again this year, so if you as a family member would like to participate in VBS with your kids all week, or even for a few days or a few hours, we encourage so.  If not, no worries you do not have to participate in order for your child to.

Last Years VBS



How do I register?

Registration can be done online or in person. You can Register Online by clicking here. We highly recommend that you pre-register online as this will greatly help our process. However, if you can only join us at the last minute, you can register on-site at VBS.

What if I am having difficulty registering online?

Please contact us by clicking here.

How much does it cost?

We are pleased to provide VBS free of charge.

What is the age limit?

VBS is for children ages 3 years through those entering 6th grade.

Schedule & Activities

What are the times and days of the program?

Monday – Friday, July 6 - 10, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.  Children can begin checking in at 5:45 PM. You will need to check in your child each evening.  Dinner for all children and families will open up at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

What are the times and days of the program?

That’s okay! We want your child to be there as much as possible, just bring them the days that they are able to attend.

What should my child wear?

Appropriate and comfortable clothes and shoes (no sandals or flip flops please, we have recreation outside).  Each night we will have a different color for you to wear.

What should my child bring?

A great attitude, friends, and offering (optional) for our mission project.

Check-in, Drop-off, & Pick-up

How do I check my child into VBS?

We ask that each evening, you walk your child into the sanctuary and locate their tribe leader and check them in .

How do I register my child on site if they are not already registered online?

Just visit our registration table in the lobby and we’d be happy to guide you through the registration process. The following day, you will be able to check in through with your child's tribe leader.

How do I check out my child?

All grades except for Pre-School will be picked up from the same spot you dropped them off at, the sanctuary.  If your child is in pre-school, you can pick them up from the pre-school class room.  All tribe leaders will have a list of people allowed to pick up your child.  Only those on that list will be allowed to pick up your child.

Other Questions

Can I stay on campus during VBS?

Yes, our VBS is a family VBS, which means that kids from the same family are in groups together and if you the parent would like to participate as well you can follow along with your childs tribe throughout the night.

Will my child be fed a snack at VBS or I do need to pack one?

Every night our hospitality team provides a free delicious dinner for every volunteer, child, and family member.  A list of the meals each night will be posted and mailed to you before VBS week.

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