Vacation Bible School 2023
Dates: Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27
PLUS Saturday, July 29, join us at the Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center from 7-8:30pm! Open to all VBS participants and volunteers and their families.
Each evening will involve Bible stories, music, arts and crafts, games, a full supper, and more!
As always, our VBS program is totally FREE to any children who would like to participate
Compassion Camp: What Every Living Thing Nees
Compassion Camp is a program where particiants explore what it means to have compassion for themselves, others, and the world.
Children age 3 and up are invited to join us as participants; Youth entering 7th grade and older are encouraged to sign up as helpers.
VBS children and families are encouraged to join us for worship on Sunday, July 30, 9am. During the worship service, we will feature our VBS children sharing with the congregation some of what we’ve learned over the week.
Here at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, we are eager to welcome you and your family back into the life of the church. If you have any further questions or concerns about safety measures or anything else for the week, please do not hesitate to contact me, Pastor Colie Bettivia, or our Director of Christian Education, Mark Schmitt
As always, our VBS program is open to the community and FREE to all families.
Our summer Vacation Bible School programing takes place every year over one week at the end of July.
Monday through Thursday are days of fun and learning. Daily activities include crafts, music, games, storytime, and other activities. Children are fed supper and a snack/dessert.
Vacation Bible School is open to all children in our wider community (you do not need to be a church member to attend), and it is free for all families. There will be opportunities to donate food or supplies for the week.
Children age 3 years and older are welcome. Youth 6th grade and up are encouraged to come as helpers.
Adult and youth volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of roles, including: help with prep work before VBS; teach in one of the classrooms (the same material will be taught multiple times over the evening); be a family leader (an adult who leads our children from one activity to the next–no lesson plans to prepare); help with game-time activities; work in the kitchen; help in the craft area, assisting children with the day’s project; be a shepherd (circulating among the activities to insure a safe atmosphere); be an actor or puppeteer at opening time or closing worship; do some car-control at the end of each day so we can have our closing worship on the lawn in front of the crosses.