Welcome! We are glad that you are joining us on this adventure! Here are the details about how our virtual VBS will work.
Each day, Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31, we have activities and presentations prepared to fill your morning from 10 am to 12 pm, plus an optional interactive Zoom session at noon.
What to Do
Each day’s session will begin at 10 am with a live Opening you’ll be able to watch right here. Grab your supply bag and and join us to start the day. You will also want to have crayons or markers, scissors, tape and/or a stapler handy.
After Opening, you'll be ready to watch the prerecorded content for the day. Click on the link each day (you'll see it under the Opening video) and enjoy! The video will take you through the day's Bible lesson, music, a craft and a science activity. You'll want to pause the session as needed, for breaks, a snack, and to complete activities and return after you complete it..or keep going and complete the activities later.
There is also an optional activity for each day in your bag that will not be covered in the pre-recorded video, and there are themed snack suggestions you might want to try! Extra instructions and resources can be found here.
After Closing you are invited to share your VBS crafts and enthusiasm with the leaders and other participants via Zoom. Please join us if you'd like--log in information will be emailed to you prior to the start of VBS week.
Please Share Your Photos
We would love to see some of your family’s photos from VBS week! Please share as many photos during VBS week as you wish by adding them to our Google Album.
**Important Note: We will be creating a slideshow to share during online worship and may also use the photos in other church communications. By emailing your pictures, you agree for them to be used in these ways.
When we are all together in person, themed snacks are an exciting part of each day. But with virtual VBS, we wanted to create no pressure on parents to provide specific themed snacks, since we couldn't provide all the ingredients in your bags. However, in case you DO want to incorporate themed snacks into your morning or your lunch after VBS, you'll find snack ideas and corresponding blessings and discussion points here. If you'd like pdf of the snack recipes (and a few extras!) you can download it here.
Most Importantly - Have Fun!
This VBS is intended to be a fun family activity. Don't worry if you find you need extra time to complete a craft, or your kids zip through something! Follow along at your own pace--you can always come back to the content later (even the live sessions will be posted to our site each afternoon for anyone who needs to catch up), or if your kids aren't into something or finish quickly, that's why we have included extra coloring pages and activities in your folder and your music CD is full of music you can all enjoy anytime.