What's new this year?
We are excited to announce that 6th graders can participate in VBS this year! We've restructured our Sunday morning programming to include sixth grade in our elementary programming (in keeping with many area elementary schools.) We're carrying this change over to VBS, too, by creating a special 5th and 6th grade club that will run during VBS. Your kids will still participate in the opening/closing assemblies, but the rest of the morning will be spent with leaders dedicated to leading your older children in activities and Bible study on a deeper level.
What's the theme for 2017?
We're excited to announce our theme for 2017 is VICTORY: The Ultimate Pep Rally! The curriculum is from Go Fish resources. They are committed to 'putting the Bible back in vacation Bible school!' We look forward to using their material this year!
Don't you usually do your own VBS program?
Yes, we do. Because of the many new programs for children, students, adults, and families we've rolled out at Yorkshire this year, we are using a purchased curriculum to ensure the quality of VBS.
Child Pick-Up: How does it work?
All children are picked up in the sanctuary. Safety is our number one goal! Therefore, our policy requires parents/guardians to come up the center aisle of the sanctuary to your child's group, let the leader know who you are picking up, then proceed around the front of the sanctuary and exit via the side aisles. This way we minimize the traffic jam and work to ensure children are leaving with the correct person.
My child has dietary and/or medical needs. Is this a problem?
In most cases, it's no problem at all! Please be as thorough as possible on the registration form in describing everything we need to know to make sure your child has a fun, safe and healthy week at VBS. If we need to know more, we will contact you, so please make sure your contact information is correct.
I'm a sixth grader, what can I do?
We're excited to welcome you back as a participant in 2017 for a special program just for 5th and 6th graders. You'll still participate in the opening and closing assemblies, but you'll have your own 'club' to share in activities and Bible study.
I can't come for the whole week, is that OK?
YES! The week builds on itself, so your child will get the 'full effect' if he/she is with us all week. However, each day is special so even if your child can only come for 1 or 2 days, we'd love to have them! (The same goes for volunteers!)
I want to volunteer and have a child who is too young to attend VBS, what can I do?
Sign up to volunteer! Let us know of your need and we will assist you!
Will there be a CD of this year's music available?
We are not legally permitted to share the music we use in VBS. Therefore, as a matter of integrity, we will not provide a CD of this music. However, you can purchase the music on iTunes!
Is the picnic free?
YES! It is Yorkshire's privilege to offer this picnic to you and your family for free! After the week of VBS, the concluding picnic is a popular time to socialize with new (and old) friends!
Can we bring friends?
Absolutely! The more the merrier! As long as each child is registered, there is no problem with bringing friends. (If you know ahead of time that there will be a large group coming with you, please pre-register... it's a big help in planning!)
How much does it cost?
The entire week of VBS is free (even the picnic!) The Yorkshire church family looks forward to offering this week to the community each year!
Can I make a donation?
Yes, we gratefully accept donations! If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can drop it off in the church office or put it in the offering plate marked 'VBS'. If you would like to make a food/supply donation, check back soon for a list of needed items.
I have an idea or suggestion... how can I share it?
Email us at email@example.com. We appreciate your input and, though we cannot guarantee it will be used, it will certainly be considered!
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