Vacation Bible School

VBS 2017
June 17 – 21

Registration for 2017

Slide25Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is a fun-filled program to connect with the children and families to our Countryside community. This year we will be focusing on The Good Samaritan! Our VBS week will run July 17 – 21. You can register your children ages pre-K through 4th grade starting on June 1.

The week of VBS will include games, snacks, crafts, skits, and, of course, Bible lessons! There is always a connection between God and the theme, allowing kids to discover God in a creative way. If you have questions or want to volunteer please contact Rebecca at Rebeccam@ countrysideucc.org. We look forward to teaching your little ones all about The Good Samaritan while having fun and building memories!

Want to learn more!  Check out last years VBS!

Our VBS theme for 2016 was “In the Beginning…” and we explored the Creation stories of the Old Testament with an emphasis on caring for all of God’s Creation!

BEN_4782The VBS leaders were able to create interesting and interactive experiences that covered recycling, composting, and creating and maintaining balance between humans and Creation.

Throughout the day, students traveled in small groups to different sites like science, art, cooking, community, snack, and a drum circle!

 

 

Each site invited the students to experience the story in different ways, encouraging them to deeply engage with the scripture through physical activity, arts, music, environmental stewardship, and food!   Our students were invited to bring compostable materials that were contributed to the Countryside compost bins that were provided by the CCC Faith and The Environment (FaTE) group!

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VBS small groups working on a scavenger hunt.

Our days ended in community with prayer, music, and small group discussion of the day’s activities.  On Friday, we welcomed the families of VBS participants for a pizza snack and short presentation of the week’s activities.

 

 

murals

Community murals created by the VBS leaders and students.