Every year we host a community Vacation Bible School for children. This high-energy, Christ-centered program is offered annually during the last full week of June. It is our largest children’s ministry event.
In 2019, our evening VBS (6:15-8:45 pm) met nightly during the week of June 24th-June 28th (2019) around the theme of ROAR…Life is wild, God is Good! We “traveled” to the African plains and explored the Exodus story.
VBS 2020: After much prayerful consideration, we decided not to hold VBS last year. APC has been blessed with a thriving, joyful, “kid-and-volunteer-FULL” ministry and we did not believe that we could effectively provide this ministry to our children while maintaining “social distancing.”
Instead, we improvised and provide a way for us to be connected with “COVID VBS 2020,“ if you will: Connecting Our Voices In Devotion! Each day, we sent home one or two dance videos of VBS Music Hits from the past few years! Along with a BRIEF video message, we provided an opportunity to stay connected as a community of believers and connected with our awesome Father.
This year we are happy to report that VBS is BACK at APC! VBS 2021 is…ROCKY RAILWAY: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through! June 21-25, 2021 6:15-8:45 pm VBS is for kids entering 1st-6th Grade in Sept ’21. Hover over the QR code above to connect to the VBS Registration site or click on this link: https://vbspro.events/p/apcvbs2021rockyrailway
VBS will look a little different this year, but we still have the same purpose of sharing the love of Jesus with our kids! With their Crew Leaders, the kids will visit Storytelling, Music, Games/Snack, and Craft stations.
What will be different?
- For the first time ever, we will be limiting enrollment. Because of this, we ask that every child who registers commits to attending at least 3 nights of VBS.
- Parents must complete a Covid Questionnaire nightly. If your child is sick, please keep them home.
- We are closely monitoring CDC guidelines and updates. As of now, all participants and volunteers must wear masks and social distance; and we will sanitize often!
- We will be outside for the majority of the time (inside for Storytelling only).
- Because of space limitations, this year we cannot invite our parents to join us for the Opening and Closing time. So sorry about that. You’ll have to ask your kids all about it!
Regardless of your church affiliation/denomination, your children are welcome to join us for a free week of fun, fellowship, and faith as we learn that Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through at Rocky Railway VBS 2021!
Contact Maureen Harshman with any questions.
Additional info: Service Component
VBS is provide free of charge to the kids in our communities. There are, however, community service components to our VBS: We collect food for the Allentown Food Pantry and we collect donations for the Good Neighbor Fund. During this time when so many in our community are in great need, we are connected and united in our faith and call to help others. Many use this week as a focal point to teach our children about service and generosity. We will gladly accept your food and monetary donations. Thank you for your support.
We look forward to being together again, raising our voices in praise, giving our minds to learn, and our hearts in service to the One who loves us unconditionally at VBS 2021! “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:31
Here are some photos from VBS 2019 ROAR: Life is Wild, God is Good!
Here are some photos from VBS 2018: Shipwrecked…Rescued by Jesus!