Vacation Bible School 2021 – Rocky Railway

Vacation Bible School 2021 June 15 -17

Rocky Railway

The 2021 VBS that’s just the ticket!
Everyone is welcome!

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

Our VBS mission for 2021 will supply local organizations that serve families with children in diapers. All donations will be used to purchase diapers that Children and Family Ministries can deliver to the organization with the greatest need. Thank you for supporting this mission! 5th grade Jr Crew Leaders will have an opportunity to organize smaller packs of diapers with personal notes at VBS.

Birmingham First

Day-camp experience on the front lawn.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
The 2-year-old program is $45
$20 per child to register (preschool through 5th grade)

Preschool – 5th Grade – (Must have turned 2 by 12/31/20)

Current 5th Graders – Be a Jr. Crew Leader!!
(Regular VBS registration fees apply.)

Berkley First

Family camp experience.
Jaycee Park in Berkley

Come early to picnic or hang at the playground

VBS program is 6:00-7:30 pm

There is no registration fee for families to attend. 
A donation to our VBS Diaper Drive would be much appreciated.

Registration and Volunteer Sign-Up

Safety and Registration information
  • Registration is limited to provide for social distancing.   
  • Using a digital thermometer, each participant’s temperature will be taken upon arrival. 

  • All children and volunteers must wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors, except while seated during snack time.   

  • The toddler childcare VBS program follows regulations set forth by the licensing body of the State of Michigan for childcare. Toddlers are not required to wear a mask.   

  • Preschool VBS will be hosted indoors, within the First Kid’s preschool classrooms, following state licensing regulations. Three-year-old’s are not required to wear masks indoors. Four & five-year old’s are required to wear masks indoors. These children do not have to wear masks outdoors on the playground.

  • Elementary VBS will be hosted outdoors unless there is inclement weather. Indoor programming will be held in designated spaces with appropriate HVAC systems, one-way travel through the church building, and room rest time for air droplet saturation levels to settle 30 minutes between rotating groups. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade must wear a mask at all times indoors and outdoors. 

  • It is the policy of Birmingham First UMC, that no child be excluded from participating in programming due to financial needs. If you need financial assistance, please email Kim Bowyer.

Volunteer Opportunities
We need your help at VBS!
Adult and youth volunteers are a critical part of the success of our camp program! There are several ways to contribute your talents and time. Thank you for considering being a part of a faith-filled, fun event!
  • Youth (& adult) Crew Leaders guide, sing and have fun with small groups of children through station activities
  • Adult room directors manage and organize supplies, lessons, and schedule for preschool kids
  • Adult station leaders teach a daily lesson to elementary children at their station, such as Imagination Station, games
  • Adult floaters support room or station directors with the supervision of children and dissemination of supplies
  • Band members needed to perform live VBS Rocky Railway music
  • Crafting nights to create decorations (variety of evenings)
  • Decorate building and set-up rooms/stations (the week before)
  • Prep prepackaged snacks prior to the first day of VBS
  • Clean-up crew after the last day of VBS

Volunteer Training Sessions

  • Sun, June 13, 4-5 pm  -OR- 
  • Mon, June 14, 10-11 am 
Mission Project

Our VBS mission project for 2021 will supply local organizations that serve families with children in diapers.

Diaper Drive
May 1 – June 17

Consider making a monetary contribution online or bringing in a package of diapers. We will begin collecting diapers in designated bins starting in May.
 
All donations will be used to purchase diapers that Children & Families Ministry can deliver to the organization with the greatest need.
 
Thank you for supporting this mission!