Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Join us for our FREE Block Party VBS!


Sponsored by:
Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois

WHERE:
In your own home or with a host family in or near your neighborhood

WHEN:
July 27-31, 2020
Online Video begins at 9:00 a.m.


For 3-year-olds through 6th grade
(Based on child's age at the start of VBS or the grade they just completed.)

CHILDREN:

Safety is our priority: We look forward to hosting VBS each year, and don’t want this year to be any different. Yet, we care about the children and the volunteers, so we decided to modify our VBS to provide additional safety measures. Instead of meeting at the church, this year’s VBS will include some online content, easy hands-on activities (supplies provided), and small group connections with a neighborhood block-party feel. We will keep all current mandates and guidelines in mind, and you may choose to opt out of the small group portion of VBS and do those activities within your own family. Our Host Families will have passed an application process and background check before they are approved to serve in this way.

Activity bags provided: The week before VBS begins, registered families may drive up to our church during designated times to pick up an Activity Bag. During VBS, your child can use the supplies in the bag to participate in VBS. More information will be sent to registered families.

What your child will do: At 9:00 a.m. each day, there will be an online video that includes the Bible Story, Theme Song, Object Lesson and more. If it is allowed at that time, and if you choose to take part in this, we will also pair your family with a Host Family from Grace for the Block Party portion of VBS. Here, your child can participate in small group activities that the Host Family will lead.

If it has been determined safe to do so, we’ll end our week of VBS with a Family Fun Night. We’ll meet as a large group outside to play games and other fun activities, as we are permitted. Stay tuned for updated information.

For more information, please contact Julie.

Register Your Child Here!


VOLUNTEERS:

New format, but still easy and fun! To bring community connection to VBS, we will have VBS Block-parties as a part of the modified VBS experience. As a Host Family, you can show the online video lesson to the kids and then lead activities with a small group to help them connect more with the lesson, to God, and each other. This will be similar to your responsibilities as a Table Leader, since the teaching will be done in the video.

Instructions and training will be provided. You may invite kids in your neighborhood to join you, or you may be assigned kids who have registered. There needs to be two Hosts per home for accountability and all hosts will need to pass an application process and a background check.

For more information, please contact Julie.

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