Vacation Bible School 2021

NEW THIS YEAR! FAMILY-STYLE
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL • SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2021

RENEW: THE GREEN VBS HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS

God’s creation is a gift we all share. We live in it together and depend on it together. Caring for it – together – is both a good work and collective act of faith. The Bible is filled with stories and teachings that reveal our dependence on God through the bounty of the earth. In fact, you could hardly tell the story of the chosen people or hear one of Jesus parables without water, trees, wilderness, animals, and weather forming the backdrop. RENEW VBS will weave together this rich natural imagery with engaging activities kids love, resulting in a deeper, more memorable experience of God’s Word.

We will dig deep into the Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:1-9) at RENEW VBS and experience God’s Creation through a global, local community, & personal lens. Central themes will include: Planting Seeds, Taking Root, Growing, Facing Challenges and Living Together. We are very excited to experience this theme with you!

• IN-PERSON, VIRTUAL AND TAKE HOME EXPERIENCES
• MUSIC, CRAFTS, GAMES, LOTS OF LEARNING AND GROWING WITH GOD
• AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF FUN EXPERIENCED FAMILY-STYLE!

THEME: Planting Seeds

• 5:30pm: Optional picnic dinner

• 6pm-8pm: Vacation Bible School Activities

THEME: Taking Root

Vacation Bible School activities at home

THEME: Growing

• 5:30pm: Optional picnic dinner

• 6pm-8pm: Vacation Bible School activities

THEME: Facing Challenges

Vacation Bible School activities at home

THEME: Living Together

• 5:30pm: Optional picnic Dinner

• 6pm-8pm: Vacation Bible School Activities

IN PERSON FAMILY STYLE OPPORTUNITIES on SUNDAY, TUESDAY and THURSDAY from 6pm-8pm. Please register as a family in advance to help us plan. Registration will close on July 18, 2021.

OUTDOOR WORSHIP CANCELLED
DUE TO PEORIA HEALTH ADVISORY
In response to the recent Health Advisory issued by Peoria City/County Health Department describing rising levels of COVID cases and concerns, the planned outdoor worship service has been cancelled. Worship will still take place live at 6pm, but with worship leadership only. It will be recorded and available for viewing by 8am on Sunday, July 26.
 
This decision is not taken lightly but very seriously as we strive to follow health officials recommendations and cautions. We do this because we love one another and want what’s best for one another. In this time of pandemic, that means refraining from indoor as well as outdoor gatherings of larger sized groups.

The drive by farewell for Kristen will still take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30am as we will remain in our cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pastor Craig
Craig Swenson, Senior Pastor