VBS 2016 Was a great TIME!!!!!! We had roughly 55 students and 30 Helpers! Throughout the week kids learned about how the seasons of the church year remind us that we are beloved children of God!!!! Kids played games, did crafts, engaged the Bible through plays and stories, learned about God as we cooked with Christ, and shared God’s love in our world by assembling 61 personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief, making card for home bound or sick members of the congregation! It was a great week! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make VBS happen this year and to all the families who participated!!!!!!
Our 2016 VBS program will be held the week of June 20-24.  Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-noon each day.  This year’s Program is called “Happy Holy Days I Journey with Jesus”  and will focus on the special meaning behind some of your favorite Holidays such as Easter and Christmas.  VBS at St. Andrew’s is a fun occasion which includes Games, Crafts, Mission Projects, Bible Stories, Songs, Snacks, and Lots of Fun!!!!
Who can come – Potty trained children age 3 – 4th grade are able to come and participate in VBS!
Does it cost money- NO, VBS at St. Andrew’s is always free.  However, we do happily accept donations of snacks and supplies to make the week happen.  Please be on the look out for more information about how to help out.  We also take an offering throughout VBS that lifts up and supports the mission and ministry of the ELCA.  More information about this years cause will be coming soon.
How do I register- Registration slips will be at the church and online (registration link above and below).  You can also register the first day of VBS, but we ask that you do your best to register ahead of time as this helps us to be better prepared for the week.  You can also register by clicking HERE and filling out the online form!
What about my older kids? Middle school youth 5th grade – 8th grade are invited to join us for the week as Jr. Guides!  Jr. Guides either help at a station such as crafts or games, or follow a small group and help the leader and children of that group throughout the week.  High School youth are invited to be Group leaders and station leaders. These youth work along side adult volunteers to help guide small groups and lead stations.  Both Middle School and High School Youth are a valuable part of VBS!
How can I help We have sign ups for volunteers to help decorate, run stations, set up snacks, clean up, and lead small groups.  Sign up sheets are posted in the Fellowship Hall at St. Andrew’s.  We also often have a need for special props and decorations.  If you have a love of art, decorating, helping prepare crafts, or just want to know how you can be involved, please contact Pastor Megan at the church office.
Items needed for LWR Personal Care Kits
Lutheran World Relief is an organization actively sharing God’s love with people during some of the most difficult times in their lives.  The Personal Care Kits that our VBS students help assemble each year go to people who have literally lost everything due to war, violence, and natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis.  Simple items make all the difference and let these people know they are not forgotten or alone as they recover from disaster.  The following items are needed to make these kits and all donations are welcome:
Bath Towels- Light weight dark colored towels are preferred
Full Sized bars of soap
Toothbrushes – Adult
Nail Clippers
Cash donations to help with shipping or buy more supplies
Please drop off items in the blue box at the church by June 19th.  Thank you for your donations!