2014 VBS -The Workshop Of Wonders

See what we have been up to during Vacation Bible School!


Thank you for allowing us to share God's love and wonders with your children during VBS this year.  Special thanks to 50 volunteers, half of which are GSLC youth, and the support of our congregation.  



Check out the 2014 VBS Theme: Workshop of Wonders -- Imagine & Build With God!


 

Why choose Good Shepherd's VBS?

Kids will...
Experience the love of Jesus. Start an adventure. Use their imagination and creativity to build their faith. Meet people from the Bible who used what they had to produce something amazing with God. Use their heart, mind, and imagination to participate in the creative life of God, the one who works wonders!


The Workshop of Wonders includes:
    Interactive Bible storytelling
    Fun Crafts
    Cool Science
    Exciting Recreation
    Awesome Music


Come and join the fun!

Monday – Friday, June 23rd– 27th, 9:00AM—Noon

(*Tweens Extended Day until 3:00PM)

                           OR

Monday Evenings, June 16th – July 14th, 6:00-8:00PM

(Optional Family Dinner at 5:30PM)


*Extended Day Program: Tween students (students who have completed 4th-6th grade) are invited to extend their VBS day until 3:00PM. Bring a friend and build a community filled with God’s love as we enjoy lunch, outreach activities, drama activities and Tween fellowship, all while building our faith together! 

Program Cost: There is a $15 fee per family. Financial support is available for families in need of assistance. Checks should be made out to “Good Shepherd Lutheran Church”. 

Volunteering: We also strongly encourage ALL parents of students to volunteer in some way, including donating food items. Adults and older youth (7th grade through High School) who are interested in helping should complete the volunteer form.  NOTE: Free, onsite childcare will be available during morning and Tween extended day sessions for volunteers’ children under the age of 3. Please include those children on the registration form to reserve their spot. 

Celebration Program: The grand finale of the week’s learning will be on June 26th at 7:00PM for all daytime VBS attendees or July 14th at 7:45PM for evening VBS attendees. Please bring a dessert to share. 

VBS Reunion: The VBS fun doesn’t stop – join us for a VBS reunion on Saturday, July 26th from 10:00-11:30AM at First Lutheran Church.  This will be a great family service project followed with an optional picnic lunch in Washington Park.

Questions: Contact Jen Jarman at 513.891.1700, x120 or jjarman@goodshepherd.com.



2014 VBS -- Important Dates To Know

VBS Volunteer Training Dates:
June 1st at 9am & 10:30am, Youth ONLY at 9:30am
June 5th at 10am and 7pm
Childcare available at all sessions with a reservation (RSVP to Jen Jarman)

VBS Teacher Blessing:
VBS volunteers will blessed at the 9am Family Worship and 9:30am Contemporary Worship on Sunday, June 22nd. Stand and be recognized for your service this summer!

VBS Celebration Programs:
June 26th at 7pm for daytime session or July 14th at 7:45pm for evening session
All VBS families are invited to attend a Celebration program highlighting the week's music and stories. Bring a dessert to share!

VBS Reunion-Family Service Project:
The VBS fun doesn’t stop – join us for a VBS reunion on Saturday, July 26th from 10:00-11:30AM at First Lutheran Church. This will be a great family service project followed with an optional picnic lunch in Washington Park.Please be sure to attend and wear your tee shirt. 


Volunteer Opportunities 

VBS can't happen without the support of our volunteers. We strongly encourage ALL parents of students to volunteer in some way, including donating food items. Adults and older youth (7th grade through High School) who are interested in helping should complete the volunteer form.  NOTE: Free, onsite childcare will be available during morning and Tween extended day sessions for volunteers’ children under the age of 3. Please include those children on the registration form to reserve their spot.  

If you are interested in helping in any of the following ways, please complete a Volunteer Form and forward it to Jen Jarman.  Thanks for your support!

  • Work during registration /greet students  (8:30-9:30AM June 23rd ONLY) 
  • Tee Shirt/CD Sales Table (8:45-9:15AM & 11:45-12:15PM daily)
  • Clean-up after VBS (Friday afternoon only)
  • Shepherd a preschool or elementary class
  • Be a Music Leader for a preschool or elementary class
  • Be a Games Leader for a preschool or elementary class
  • Snack & Missions Leader/Assistant
  • Large-Group Opening and Closing Assembly Leader
  • Assembly Puppeteer 
  • Be a Bible Story Leader for a preschool or elementary class
  • Sound Tech (run sound booth/video)
  • Craft Leader/Assistant for a preschool or elementary class
  • Photographer /Slide Show Coordinator
  • Be a Science Leader for a preschool or elementary class
  • Childcare (children ages 3 and younger in the nursery)
  • Tween extended day volunteer (noon – 3pm)
  • Decorate Narthex and Fellowship Hall – June 21st 
  • Donate needed art/science supplies (will be contacted with details)
  • Provide 2 packs of juice boxes (100% juice only please)
  • Provide snack items (will be contacted with details)
  • Help coordinate volunteer lunch Thursday at noon
  • Provide volunteer snack items (will be contacted with details)

Is VBS Right For Your Child(ren)?

Watch the video below to see what the kids did during a previous VBS, 'Operation Overboard' at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church!