Our theme this year for Vacation Bible School is such a great way to make all people who come and join us feel welcome. It is a theme of Hospitality. This year, VBS will be held at Bruton Parish Church the week of August 4-8th from 9:00 a.m. until noon for children from three-years-old through 5th grade from Bruton, St. Martin's and Hickory Neck churches. Everyone will feel welcome as we tell stories that focus on Jesus Receiving Strangers (Abraham and Sarah welcome three visitors), Caring for Neighbors, Meeting Jesus (the story of Zacchaeus) and so much more!
During this week, we plan to not only welcome those from our own parish, but invite others to feel welcomed and teach them what it means to make people feel part of a community. If you have grandchildren who will be in town that week, have them join us. We will sing, talk, play, listen, and just have fun!
The VBS curriculum is designed for our children ages three through fifth grade, but we do not discriminate! We would love teens and adults of all ages and genders to come be a part of this great experience, as you will grow spiritually as well. VBS really is for our entire church family. Share the love of God by volunteering that week or help with preparations leading up to the week of VBS.
Physical registration forms are available in the Parish House reception area or download it here (you’ll need 8.5x14” paper). It is important that you register by Sunday, July 27, so that we can accomodate all. The cost for VBS is $15 for the first child and $10 for the second ($25 maximum per family).
We need all ages to volunteer to help with: arts and crafts; decorations; shepherds; music/song leader/instrumentalist; nursery; outreach project; recreation/games; registration; snacks; prayer team; early morning childcare (8:30-9:00 a.m.). Please donate the following items and bring them by the Parish House: nametags; welcome signs; floormats; pineapples; and someone to burn CDs (we have the materials, just need the hands!).
If you have ideas to share or want to volunteer, please contact Meghan Brewer, Coordinator of Children's & Youth Formation, as soon as possible (email firstname.lastname@example.org; 757-345-6489; 252-347-7078).