Come Join Us on the River for VBS 2018!

This year’s VBS is June 18 – 22, 2018. Our theme is Rolling River Rampage, Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God! Children ages 4 to completed 5th grade are invited to participate.

We will have our in-person registration day on Sunday, April 22nd from 9:45 – noon in Wesley Hall at FUMC. You will be able to sign up your child(ren), pay for and pick up their t-shirts ($5), and sign up to volunteer if you are able. Don’t miss this date!

Child Registration

VBS Registration begins with our in-person registration event on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. Come to Wesley Hall during regular Sunday School hours, 9:45 – noon. You will be able to fill out registration forms for your child(ren), pay for and pick up t-shirts for your children ($5), and sign up to volunteer if you are able. Please don’t miss this important event!

If you are unable to register your children on our Sunday Registration Event, then you can still register your child(ren) by downloading this form, filling it out and dropping it off in the church office. Please note that you may pay for your child’s VBS t-shirt, but our church administrator cannot make change or hand out t-shirts to you. You will be able to pick up the t-shirt on the Monday VBS begins, June 18th.

For any questions or for more information, please contact Kalenda Adams.

Volunteers

We can’t have VBS without you!

As most of you know, putting on a successful VBS does not happen without the tireless work of many volunteers. If you would like to help us, we would LOVE that! Please contact Kalenda Adams and let her know what area you might be interested in.

What do VBS volunteers do?

We have many jobs available, for those who can be here for the week of VBS, and those who are only available for nights and weekends. Some of the things we need help with are:

  • Set decoration & design
  • Crafts station prep
  • Room decorations
  • Crew Leaders
  • Science Station helpers
  • Games & Snack helpers

We have several VBS Work Days coming up. Please join us if you can, no need to RSVP, just come and we will have a list of tasks that need to be worked on. Childcare is available. Here are the work days:

  1. May 7th at 6:30 pm, Room 119
  2. May 15th at 9:00 am, Children’s Workroom (Room 211)
  3. May 29th at 9:00 am, Children’s Workroom (Room 211)

Thank you for supporting VBS for children of this church & community!

Missions

Pack the Tent

One of our projects this year at VBS will be for our kids to bring in lightly used or new books from home to “pack the tent.” The books will be donated to Project Transformation, an organization supported by our United Methodist Conference. Project Transformation creates mini libraries in “book drought” areas. These mini libraries allow local children to borrow books, and take about 1,000 books to start. We hope to collect enough books to send along to Project Transformation for one whole library.

Connections Emergency Shelter

This program accepts youth ages 10 to 17 referred due to runaway behaviors, family conflict, abuse and neglect, or homelessness; this includes youth who are part of the state’s foster care system (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services). The program also accepts youth ages 5-9 who are in the state’s foster care system or are experiencing a family crisis that requires a brief placement.

Connections puts together “comfort bags” for these youth who come into the shelter. They are filled with items the kids can call their own – blanket, toothbrush, sheets, towels, a journal, small flashlight, etc. The bags help ease fears, concerns, and first night jitters as the residents begin their new journeys. All of these items go with them when they leave the shelter.

Our VBS participants will be collecting loose change and bringing in donations that will help to pay for the cost of putting together the bags. Our 4th & 5th graders will put together several bags as a part of our Big Missions group. For more information about this, please contact Kalenda Adams.