Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Centreville UMC

LOCATION CHANGE:  Due to repairs in the Sanctuary, families will drop off and pick up their children from the Recreation and Outreach Center (ROC). The Recreation and Outreach Center (ROC) is at the far east side of the building (closest to Rt 28, the last entrance). The entrance will be marked with balloons and is labeled by a blue sign.  Please arrive by 9:30 am. We will end each day’s fun in the ROC at 12:30 pm.

WHEN: July 15-19, 2019; 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WHO: Children rising into Kindergarten through 6th Grade

WHAT: Students make new friends, have fun, and learn about Jesus during this 5-day Vacation Bible School program. PLUS, the students support a mission project for the week and hold a food drive to refill the shelves at the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries food bank.

HOW IT WORKS: The camp experience for children rising into Grades K – 5, begins and ends each day with a general assembly in the Recreation & Outreach Center (ROC / gym) where parents will sign the students in and out with their small group leader. Each small group is assigned a color and a mascot — look for the balloons and colored signs.  Following the opening assembly, students will rotate through stations by color group.  The stations include: science, interactive Bible story, crafts, music, and outdoor recreation followed by snack.

Rising 6th graders will participate in the opening assembly most days and then work on special mission projects, including a trip to the WFCM food pantry.  The preschool children (aged 2- 5) will have their own smaller-scale version of summer camp with their peers.  Nursery care and the preschool programs are reserved for children of volunteers.

Contact:  Diane Beatley, Director of Children's Ministry

Registration is now closed.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) REGISTRATION FEES: Vacation Bible School (VBS) registration fees are collected to offset the costs of operating the VBS program and include a t-shirt for each participant, all craft and science supplies, and snacks each day.

DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION: Ended May 31.  Payment is required within 14 days of registration.

GENERAL REGISTRATION:  Ended June 30. VBS registration forms submitted June 1 or later will have a fee of $40 per child with no family maximum.  Payment is required within 14 days of registration.

DEADLINE: Registration forms and payment must be received by June 22. NO REFUNDS ISSUED AFTER JUNE 22.

EMERGENCY CARE FORM:  In addition to completing the online registration, please print and complete the Emergency Care Form for each participant and bring or mail it to the church office, attention Diane Beatley.

Volunteer at VBS!

Thank you!  As of July 5, 2019, we have all the volunteers we need to host a fun week of VBS.

We would, however, appreciate donations of snack items to feed the nearly 100 volunteers. SIGN UP HERE.

DEADLINE:  Volunteers must sign-up using the online form by July 5, 2019.

WHEN: July 15 - 19, 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM, plus one hour of training prior to VBS.

WHO: Adults and Youth (rising 7th –12th grades) All volunteers must pass a background screening.

WHY: Fun, Share Your Faith,  Engage Kids, Earn Community Service Hours; Children of volunteers are eligible to attend the VBS Preschool & Nursery Programs.

WHAT:  Lead children - Training and all materials provided!

OPTIONS: Small Group Leaders (rotate with students, develop meaningful  relationships) or Station Leaders (lead Science, Bible Story, Crafts, Music, or Recreation sessions).

EMERGENCY CARE FORM:  In addition to completing the online volunteer registration, please print and complete the Emergency Care Form and bring or mail it to the church office, attention Diane Beatley.