Volunteers are essential to Vacation Bible School! They work with each small group, lead activities, and help with set up and take down. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Faith Development Team at faith@firstprescdale.org

Our 2017 Mission focus is Camp Carew. Camp Carew is a mission of our Presbytery and many of our children have attended Camp Carew over the years. There are now repairs and development projects that need financial support.

Vacation Bible School 2017
Sunday, June 4 – Thursday, June 8
5:15–7:45 pm
Supper at 5:15 in Fellowship Hall
VBS from 5:45-7:45pm

First Presbyterian Church
310 S University Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901

Rev. Janice C. West, Pastor

Do you like surprises? Jesus often surprised the people he met – just by the way he welcomed all and the questions he asked. Join us for a week of surprises as we grow in faith together at Vacation Bible School 2017: Surprise! Discovering the Stories of Jesus.

Vacation Bible School is for everyone! We will have classes for pre-schoolers, elementary aged children, youth, and adults. Childcare for babies and toddlers will be available by request. We hope that you will join us. So that we can prepare for you, please return the reservation form to the church office by May 21 or email your reservation to faith@firstprescdale.org
Each evening will include:

*Drama & Stories
*Music & Singing
*Bible Study/Response
*Games & Puzzles
*Creative arts & crafts
*Mission projects
Bible Stories
Sunday, June 4 – Luke 4:41-52
Jesus in the Temple

Monday, June 5 – Mark 10: 13-16
Jesus with the Children

Tuesday, June 6 – John 6: 1-14
Jesus and the Crowd

Wednesday, June 7 – John 3: 1-21
Jesus at Night

Thursday, June 8 – Luke 24: 13-35
Jesus on the Road
Children ages 3-5 eat dinner and attend opening worship with their families. They will then meet with caring adults for stories, crafts, games, and free play time.

After opening worship, children in grades 1-5 will be in small groups that rotate through stations for games, crafts, and Bible study related to each evening’s theme.

Middle and High school youth will meet each night following opening worship for Bible Study, mission projects, and creative time – including assisting with the evening’s drama.

Adults will be able to choose from a discussion group based on the themes of the week or assisting with children and youth activities.

Print the registration form and return it to the church office or email it to faith@firstprescdale.org

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