× Due to the coronavirus, VBS is Cancelled for the summer of 2020. We will return to North Castle in 2021.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Centreville UMC

WHEN:  July 2021 

WHERE: This event will be held in the Recreation and Outreach Center (ROC) located at the far end of the church building (closest to Rt. 28, the last entrance). Please arrive by 9:30 am and pick up at 12:30 pm.

WHO: Children rising into Kindergarten through 6th grade.

WHAT:  Imagine an icy realm filled with castles, dragons and medieval pageantry.  During this fun and faith-filled week our VBS campers will take the role of brave knights going on a quest in search for the protective armor of God. Campers will also support a mission project for the week and hold a food drive to refill the shelves at the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) food bank.

For our rising K-5th graders, each day begins and ends in the ROC with a group assembly time to go over key learnings and castle call outs for each session. Parents will sign students in and out with their small group leader daily.  Each small group is assigned a color and symbol/guild. Following the assembly, students will rotate through the activity stations with their color grouping.  Activity stations include an interactive Bible story, crafts, music, outdoor games, snack and science.

Rising 6th graders will participate in the opening assembly and help to collect daily offering and food drive items.  After the morning assembly they will move upstairs to the youth area for a time of bible study, special mission projects and team building games and activities. They also help screen and sort donated food items, then take a field trip to the WFCM food bank to learn more about this valuable community resource and help restock the pantry shelves.

There is nursery care and a preschool program for the children of parents, grandparents, caregivers, and siblings who serve as volunteers throughout the whole week of VBS. The preschool children (ages 2-5) will have their own smaller-scale version of camp with their peers.

Contact: Joy Rangel, Director of Children’s Ministry at jrangel@centreville-umc.org

Registration Begins January 2021

Registration:

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) REGISTRATION FEES: Vacation Bible School (VBS) 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: Ends May 31. Discounted registration is $40 per child with an $90 family maximum. Family maximum is for registration fees only and does not include any additional CDs, t-shirts or purchases.

GENERAL REGISTRATION: VBS registration forms submitted June 1 or later will have a fee of $45 per child with no family maximum. The 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 a snack each day.

DEADLINE: Registration, emergency care forms and payment must be received by June 19. NO REFUNDS ISSUED AFTER JUNE 19. The VBS wait list begins June 20 and children will be placed as spots in appropriate age groups are available. During the wait list period, $45 per child will be accepted and returned if a spot does not come available.

EMERGENCY CARE FORM: In addition to completing the online registration, please print and complete the emergency care form for each participant and drop off or mail it to the church office, attention Joy Rangel.

Volunteer at VBS!

As you might imagine, many hands are needed to make VBS a wonderful week for the children. There are opportunities for youth (rising 7th grade and up) and adults! All volunteers must pass a background screening.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please click on the link below. We are happy to verify service hours for our youth volunteers. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and siblings who sign up to volunteer are eligible to register their children for the nursery and preschool program.

WHEN: July 13 - 17, 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:  Have Fun, Share Your Faith, Engage Kids, Earn Community Service Hours; plus children/grandchildren/siblings of volunteers are eligible to attend the VBS Preschool & Nursery Programs.

WHAT:  Serve as Small Group Leaders (rotate with a small group of students, develop meaningful relationships) or Station Leaders (lead Science, Bible Story, Crafts, Music, or Recreation sessions). Training and all materials provided!

EMERGENCY CARE FORM:  In addition to completing the online volunteer registration, please print and complete the Emergency Care Form and drop off or mail it to the church office, attention Joy Rangel.