Vacation Bible School

Our 94th annual St. John’s Vacation Bible School will be held in June, 2017!

Each mid-June, St. John’s hosts our Vacation Bible School for children age 4 through 6th grade. VBS runs four evenings from Monday through Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Older children and youth serve as helpers for the younger children, along with our team of adult teachers and leaders. Our VBS begins each evening with a dinner in the Assembly Hall from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, followed by a time of music and worship attended by all. After that we split into classes for age-appropriate study and activities, then we come back together at the end of the evening for another time of music and worship.

There is also an adult Bible study class each evening led by Pastor Sue which follows the same Bible story theme as the children are learning that evening.

Below: Group picture from St. John’s VBS – June 22, 2016

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DSC_0872 - VBS 6-22-16

From the archives: St. John’s Vacation Schol, 2015DSC_0095 DSC_0103DSC_0100  DSC_0112 DSC_0138DSC_0149

From the archives: St. John’s Vacation School, 2014

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According to this announcement below in The Herald for the 47th annual VBS in 1970, St. John’s Vacation Bible School has been held annually since 1923 – we have been celebrating each year for over 90 years & we are working toward our VBS Centennial in 2023!  For many years, VBS ran 5 mornings a week for 2 weeks. 

1970-06-07 VBS

From the archives: St. John’s Vacation Bible School, about 1941

1941-era St. John's VBS 1

From the archives: St. John’s Vacation School, 1928

1928 VBS