PRE-REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED (You can still register in-person when you arrive for VBS this week)
(The pre-school age group is currently full. We are still accepting in-person registrations for K - 6th Grade. Doors open for registration at 5:30 PM, check -in at 5:45 PM)
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.
Monday - Thursday, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Dinner will be served for all participants and family members every night before VBS begins at 5:15 PM in the fellowship hall building.
VBS is for all kids going into preschool - 6th grade for the 2023-2024 school year.
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.
Groups will be made up of similar grade levels (Preschool, K-1st, 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, or 4th-6th.)
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.
The only people that can pick up your child from VBS are 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.