1. What is this year's Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme?
This year's Vacation Bible School theme is Rome! Paul and the Underground Church. Your family won't just hear about Paul; they will feel like they have stepped into Bible history to visit him and see some of the trials and challenges of the New Testament Church. Your family will learn about God's love and how it is a beautiful and free gift that changes us, saves us, and always goes with us. Join us as we take a step back in time and experience the life-giving love of God!
2. Why is VBS in the evening this year?
Bethany Lutheran Church will be experiencing a Renaissance of our campus with daytime construction beginning early this summer. We have a desire to provide a meaningful VBS experience and due to the constraints put upon us by the building construction, a morning program would just not be possible. This year it is our goal to provide an evening VBS geared towards families.
3. Why is VBS a family event this year?
At Bethany we believe that Spiritual Formation is vital to the life of God's church. This year we are providing an evening VBS geared towards Spiritual Formation within families. We encourage your family to gather with us as we explore God's love in Rome and the Underground Church. Your family will have the opportunity for in-depth discussion with one another about the theme of the day and experience that theme with other families as well.
4. What are the times and dates for VBS this year?
Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 2018 from 5:00-7:30PM. Check-in and Dinner will be from 5:00-5:25PM and the Opening Program will begin at 5:30PM.
*Check-in on Monday, June 18th will open at 4:30PM. The remaining days check-in will be at 5:00PM.
5. Is there going to be food available or does my family need to eat before coming to VBS?
Dinner will be provided free of charge this year from 5:00-5:25PM before the opening session at 5:30PM.
*If anyone in your family has food allergies, please make note of the allergy on the registration form.
6. What if my family cannot come for the whole week or needs to miss a day?
That's okay! We want your family to be there as much as possible, but we understand that it may not be feasible to be there all week. Please let us know in advance if you can't be there on certain days so we can plan accordingly.
7. What if my entire family cannot make it to VBS?
We understand the busy-ness of life and know that there could be a chance that the entirety of your family cannot make it to VBS. Register and bring those who are able to attend.
8. What if, as a parent, I cannot make it to VBS? Can I register just my kids?
While we strongly encourage families to attend together, it is our goal to have at least one grown up (parent, grandparent or guardian) with children at all times at Rome VBS. We will not be able to accommodate young children who are unaccompanied. If you would like to have your children or grandchildren participate and you are not physically able to be with them, please let us know so we can work something out on a case by case basis.
9. How do I register for VBS?
Registration will open later this spring. Once registration is open, you will be able to register through our website or by filling out a form.
10. Will an evening and family VBS become the 'new' VBS layout & norm?
Bethany Lutheran Church is committed to providing a meaningful VBS experience. Due to the constraints put upon us by the building construction a morning program would not be possible this year. This year's VBS format will be a stand-alone year. It is our goal that once the Renaissance Project is complete, VBS will return to its normal daytime format.
11. Are Music CD's available?
Music CD's will be available for purchase ($10) at the check-in table every day from 5:00-5:25PM. Supplies are limited.
12. Will there be VBS T-shirts this year?
There will not be t-shirts for sale this year.
13. Will there be a cost for VBS?
We are pleased to provide VBS free of charge! There will be a free-will offering throughout the week to help defray the cost of the program. Your family will also have an opportunity to give an offering to help support a mission organization as well.
14. If you have any further questions...
Please contact Pr. Seth Moorman at or Kayleigh Lopez at .