Our 96th annual St. John’s Vacation Bible School is coming – June 18, 19, 20, 2019!
Each mid-June, St. John’s hosts our Vacation Bible School for children age 4 through 6th grade. VBS runs three evenings from Tuesday 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 20, 2018
Historical Document – St. John’s Vacation Bible School
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 years, VBS ran 5 mornings a week for 2 weeks. Until recently, it ran 4 consecutive nights on a week in June, now for 3 nights.