HOPE
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
St. Louis, Missouri
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2017 Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 10 thru Friday, July 14
9:00 a.m. to Noon

 

Calling All Superheroes

Discover Your Strength in God!

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3 years old thru 4th grade
Volunteer Helpers – 5th grade and above

 

What is Hero Central

Join us on an awesome adventure, alongside some of your favorite Bible heroes, and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. Each day at Hero Central your children will engage in six fun activity labs: music, crafts, recreation, science, cooking, and Bible stories. They will be grouped with children their own age or grade and led by our awesome group of leaders! Every participant receives a Hero Central T-shirt and is invited to participate in the closing assembly performance on Friday. The performance is followed by a hot dog lunch for all participants and their families.

Who can come

  • Children ages 3 years old (by July 10) thru grade 4 (completed) are invited to participate.
    Online registration is required.

  • Students grade 5 (completed) thru high school are invited to be group leaders. There is no cost to be a leader but online registration is required. Please make sure to register them as a volunteer so they will be on the roster, will receive a shirt and will be assigned to a group.

  • Adult volunteers are always welcome and are greatly appreciated! Childcare is provided for adult leaders who need it. There is no cost to be a volunteer but online registration is required. Please make sure to register as a volunteer!

Daily Bible Verses, Stories and Clothing Color

  Bible Verse Bible Story Color of the Day
Monday 1 Samuel 16:1-12 Samuel Anoints David Red
Tuesday 1 Samuel 25 Abigail Saves the Day Yellow
Wednesday Luke 2:41-52 Jesus Goes to the Temple Green
Thursday Matthew 4:23-5:12 Beatitudes Purple
Friday Acts 2:1-41 Pentecost Blue VBS T-shirt

 

Musical Performance and Hot Dog Lunch

Friday is a fun day! We will have a musical performance and a hot dog lunch. All are invited to attend! The musical performance begins at 12:00 noon. Parents and guests, please arrive between 11:45 and 12:00. Seating is available in the back of the sanctuary and in the balcony. Please do not sit in the pews marked reserved as those are for the kids. The hot dog lunch will be provided in Fellowship Hall following the performance. Please bring a blanket for your family to eat “picnic style.” A few tables and chairs will be set up for those who need them. Please e-mail Sara Karcher at the address below if you plan to attend so we have an accurate head count.

Service Project

Every year we have done some kind of service project during VBS. Our children have been collecting spare change this year and sending it to Heifer International to help provide fresh water to those in underdeveloped areas. This summer, we will continue this project. If your child would like to bring spare change, there will be a collection bin next to the pulpit in the front of the sanctuary. Last summer we collected over $300 for Heifer International and were able to provide the gift of a fresh water well to a community! Click here for more information about the Heifer Clean Water Project.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY and opens March 1, 2017
Cost is $45 per child – with a maximum of $70 per family

Registration is a 3-step process

1. Register each child at this link
  Click here to register a child for Vacation Bible School.

2. Pay registration fees via PayPal, check or cash
 To make payment through our secure PayPal page using either your PayPal account or a credit card:

  • Select the correct payment amount in the drop-down box (one child or family maximum).
  • Click the “PayPal” button to make payment.


  • Payment via PayPal is appreciated as it helps to cover the up-front costs more effectively.
  • If you pay via PayPal and the last name on the PayPal account is not the same as your child’s last name, please e-mail Sara Karcher at the address below so she knows who the payment is for.
  • Cash and checks are also accepted on or before the first day of registration.
  • If you would like to pay by cash or check before the first day, please send payment to the church office and mark it VBS registration and include the children’s names.
  • Please e-mail Sara Karcher at the address below and let her know that you have made payment.

3. Print, fill out and bring the consent form on the first day
  Click here to print a copy of the consent form.

Youth and Adult Volunteers

The reason our VBS is so awesome is because of the dedication of the youth and adult volunteers! If you would like to help in any capacity, please click the link below and sign up to volunteer. All volunteers will receive a VBS T-shirt. Please indicate the T-shirt size you want on the registration form.
Click here to register to be a group leader or adult volunteer.

Director Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Sara Karcher at vbs@hopeuccstl.org.