2019 Vacation Bible School

2019 Vacation Bible School

Manchester UMC Presents: To Mars and Beyond

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One small step for your kids…one giant leap for God’s Kingdom!

Manchester UMC’s VBS registration is now closed. We hope you can join us for our 2020 Vacation Bible School!

Blast off with the first VBS to land on Mars! Kids age 4 by July 31st, 2019 (and potty-trained) through 5th Grade (Fall 2019) will become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them at Manchester UMC’s To Mars and Beyond VBS! Through Bible stories, music, games, science, crafts, and our annual service project, students will learn that God’s Voyagers can go beyond with FAITH, BOLDNESS, KINDNESS, THANKFULNESS, and HOPE. Watch the church come alive as it is transformed into outer space to help our kids discover the wonders of God’s universe. Our Voyagers will learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too.

To Mars and Beyond VBS is…

Evening VBS

Sun., June 23rd – Thurs., June 27th from 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm (optional family meal from 4:45 – 5:30 pm)

Daytime VBS

Mon., June 24th – Fri., June 28th from 8:30 am – 11:45 am (snack included for all daytime participants)

Registration opens Sunday, February 17th and is $25 per child/$50 per family max, which includes all materials, a t-shirt for every child and a VBS Music CD for each family!

Deadline for registration is Sunday, June 2nd; late registration is available from June 3rd-16th for $35 per child/$70 per family max. For more information, contact Chessey Brenton, Director of Children and Family Ministries.

Mini-VBS Program

We have a special opportunity for our friends who turn 3 by July 31, 2019, are potty-trained, AND whose parent(s) volunteer during the entire week of VBS (need to be Safe Sanctuary trained). They will get to experience our To Mars and Beyond VBS by journeying through space, and exploring where God’s power can take them in special programming specifically designed for our little Stars. You can register your child for Mini-VBS when you complete the Adult Volunteer Registration form online. Mini-VBS will be available during both the daytime and evening programs.


Adult and Youth Volunteer Sign-Ups OPEN NOW

Blast off with us during this year’s To Mars and Beyond VBS. Please join us as we help our Voyagers (VBS kiddos) discover the wonders of God’s universe. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved with the children at Manchester UMC. We are looking for VBS “Guides” (teachers) to lead our “Voyagers” (children) during both the evening (Sunday, June 23rd – Thursday, June 27th: 5:30 – 8:15 pm) and daytime (Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 28th: 8:30-11:45 am) programs.

As a “Guide”, you will be facilitating the kids as they travel to different activities throughout the day. All of the lessons, crafts, music, games, science projects, etc. have already been planned. Your key role will be to move the children from place to place, support their learning activities, and have fun!

In addition, we are looking for “Station Leaders” that will lead many of the different stations we have available to our students. Some of the stations include music, science, crafts, bible stories, and missions. You will work with a team of people to help create the best possible learning experience for our students that help encourage them along their faith journeys.

Our VBS leadership team is excited to announce that we will have a To Mars and Beyond VBS Kick-Off for all signed up adult and youth volunteers on Friday, April 26th from 6-8 pm (childcare provided). Let’s kick-off this exciting summer with food, fellowship, and fun. This is a great way to get to know other volunteers helping with VBS. 

Please prayerfully consider accepting one of these roles for our summer VBS program. We really do need you! You will be helping to support Christian learning for our young members and will receive bountiful blessings in return.

All adults serving with children at VBS need to be Safe Sanctuary trained. If you have questions about this process or serving at the 2019 To Mars and Beyond VBS, please visit our website or contact Chessey Brenton, Director of Children and Family Ministries.

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