St. Louis, Missouri


2020 Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 6 thru Friday, July 10
9:00 a.m. to noon

May 6, 2020
Due to the pandemic and the uncertainty of what will be safe for group gatherings
this summer, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Vacation Bible School.
We hope to see you in 2021!
April 9, 2020
VBS is currently on hold due to COVID-19 and more communication will come later
if we decide to have it or not. Families can still register if they would like to,
but we will not collect any payment at this time.


Knights of North Castle:
Quest for the King’s Armor!



Age 3 thru 4th grade

Participants will be grouped according to age, grade and gender.
Please note that we will do our best to accommodate requests for kids to be in groups together.
Volunteers are 5th grade and older. Please register them as a volunteer
at the bottom of this page and not as a participant!

How to Register a Child

Please read the registration steps carefully and all the way through!

Registration is a 3-step process
Registrations after June 1 may not receive a T-shirt; it will depend on what’s left.

1. Register each child at this link
Click here to register a child age 3 years – 4th grade (completed)

2. Pay registration fees via PayPal, check or cash.
Payment via PayPal is appreciated as it helps to cover the up-front costs more effectively.

Cost is $45 per child – with a maximum of $70 per family

  • 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 skarcher@hopeuccstl.org so we know who the payment is for.
  • To make payment through our secure PayPal page using 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.

  • Cash and checks are also accepted on or before the first day of VBS.
    Please make checks payable to Hope United Church of Christ.
  • 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 skarcher@hopeuccstl.org so we know to look for it.

3. Print/fill out/sign the consent form and bring it with you the first day.
Children will not be admitted without a signed consent form.
Forms will also be available the first day of VBS.
Click here to print a copy of the consent form


Click here to register a volunteer 5th grade (completed) or older
Volunteers can work in different program areas or as a group leader working directly with the children.


Group Leader Training
Sunday, June 28
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
There will be a group leader training on Sunday, June 28. Pizza will be provided.
All youth (especially those using this as service hours) are expected to attend.


VBS Set-up
Sunday, July 5
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Set-up for VBS will be on Sunday, July 5 until we are finished!
Please come help if you’re able! Many hands make light work!


For questions or more information
please contact Sara Karcher,
Coordinator of Youth and Children’ Ministries