VBS stands for Vacation Bible School! Where children from 4 years old through 6th grade learn all about Jesus, our Savior. Older students graduating from 7th grade -- Highschool are welcome to volunteer as Youth Helpers. Follow the registration links for more information. for both Youth and Adult volunteers.
VBS at Trinity Lutheran Church is FREE! Over the week, we do collect a free will offering for a mission project. Last year, our mission project raised approximately $9,000 for the Feed My Starving Children Mobile FoodPack in Ithaca. We also collected donations of clothing for the Rescue Mission. Be prepared for a lot of fun and excitement!
Children join groups based on the grade they have just completed. Each group has an adult guide plus several helpers to take the children through a series of rotations. Every day, the children see & hear the Bible story of the day, learn a theme verse, do a craft, sing great songs, see themed skits, visit a discovery center, and have time for snack/recreation.
VBS 2018 is Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. At this exciting river-rafting adventure, children and volunteers discover that on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side. Even in turbulent times when sin and Satan threaten to capsize our faith—God says “Yes” to us in Jesus, our promised Savior! Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that, on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side. God saves us through Jesus and gives us life and hope every day and forever.
By clicking on the fawn, you will be directed to a secure online registration page. Printable Registration forms are available at the church (149 Honness Lane 273-9017). We appreciate pre-registrations for planning purposes, but welcome walk-ins any day. Bring a friend!
Splash Canyon: God's Promise on Life's Wild Ride
The Mission Project for Vacation Bible School this year is support for Ithaca's Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event. Feed My Starving Children® is a Christian non-profit committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. These meals are shipped to distribution partners around the world.
2,000,617,840 meals shipped to date
Feed My Starving Children operates four full-time food packaging facilities in the Midwest. In addition, for big community events (100,000 meals or larger), they offer the opportunity for people to participate in what they call “MobilePack” events. During these events people take bulk, nutritionally balanced food of four types (rice, vegetables, soy, and vitamins) and combine them into smaller meal packets. These packets are then boxed and shipped to villages, where agencies distribute the food for at least one full year at that same location. For the MobilePack event, 100% of your financial help goes directly towards the food we will be packing.