Vacation Bible School

July 25 – July 28 / 9–11:45am

We are so excited to offer a full week of Vacation Bible School this summer! The program will run from Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28, 9–11:45am daily.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a wonderful opportunity for children 3 years old – 5th grade (Fall 2022) to learn more about the love of God in an interactive, engaging, and fun way! This year our theme for VBS is Abundant Life Garden Project® and it focuses on the abundance of God’s creation. Each day of VBS has a different theme: Water, Soil, Seed, and Harvest. A central part of this year’s VBS is our new Bethlehem Garden!

A general outline of each day is:

Gathering: We get the day started in an energetic way with skits from our leadership team and songs with Mr. Dave. This is when the theme and theme verse for the day is introduced. We ask campers to be checked in and ready to start promptly at 9am.

Stations: Campers will be in age-appropriate groups (preschool, lower elementary, and upper elementary) and rotate through different activities. The stations include crafts, games, science, and snack.

Closing: We end the day in the similar way that we start the day, reviewing the themes of the day and closing with song. We will wrap up the day at 11:45 and we ask that parents be ready to pick up their children at that time.

As of now, VBS is only open to Bethlehem disciples and Bethlehem preschool families, and the cap is 50 campers. The cost is $40 for the week (scholarships available as needed). Please register here and pay here. If you are not a member of Bethlehem, you can fill out the registration form and we will place you on the waitlist.

If we get more volunteers, we might be able to offer more spaces and open to the larger community. Volunteers can be as young as 6th grade (Fall 2022)! If you’d like to help, please fill out this form. BLC will run a background check on all adult volunteers.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Paisley at pastor_paisley@bethlhemluth.org  or Leslie Blount at leslie@bethlhemluth.org.


Materials Needed for VBS!

In addition to serving as a volunteer, there is also the option to purchase materials for VBS as a way of supporting this year’s program. This is a wonderful option for those who can’t help as a volunteer but would like to help out in some way.

Currently the items needed are:

  • 4 cases small water bottles
  • 4 white grape juice
  • 4 packages gummy bears
  • 2 packages oreos
  • 100 coffee filters
  • 100 clear plastic cups
  • 200 white paper plates
  • 100 gallon ziplock bags
  • 200 sandwich bags
  • 2 large containers vegetable shortening
  • 10 small spray bottles
  • 100 green pipe cleaners
  • 12 skeins yarn (prefer ombre colors but any are fine)
  • 1 large bag birdseed
  • 50 6-inch white flower pots
  • Extra fine point paint markers
  • 50 large river rocks for painting
  • Tempera paint, 8-12 colors
  • 100 pieces painting paper

We also have an Amazon Wish List! Please go to the list and the items can be sent directly to Bethlehem. Thank you for supporting this ministry!