Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Churches of Charles Vacation Bible School 2020

VBS Update (May 11)

VBS Shifting to Once Weekly Evening Format this July
Mondays, July 6 – 27, 6 pm – 8 pm
Ages 3 – 5th grade

Plans are shifting for our 2020 Churches of Charles Vacation Bible School. Regardless of the government coronavirus mandates in place or not for our traditional last week of July VBS, we have decided to extend VBS over the course of the month of July.

Beginning July 6th, we will gather with kids every Monday evening from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, either in person or online. We envision two possible scenarios:

Scenario 1: If summer camps/day cares/churches are permitted to meet, we will hold the Monday evening gathering in person. We will divide the children into smaller groups by age. Each group will meet at a different church: either Cathedral of the Incarnation, First English Lutheran, or Second Presbyterian. (University Baptist, our location for the past several years, will be undergoing renovations.) In addition to the evening’s activities, families will receive craft, recreation and science activities related to that week’s Bible story to do at home over the course of the week.

We will enforce social distancing practices (eg: sitting on marks on floor 6 feet a part and arrows indicating how to move about the building.) We will also keep ourselves in one part of the building such as the fellowship hall or outside.

Scenario 2: If small groups are not permitted to meet, and/or camps/daycares/churches are closed in July then our Monday night gatherings will be online via Zoom. We will group the kids by ages for Zoom groups. We will also prepare VBS to-go kits and distribute them in advance to families.

Given these changes, we are exploring a different curriculum and will likely save “Knights of the North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor” for next year.

The VBS fee will remain the same: $25

Churches of Charles Locations for in-person VBS (if possible)

Cathedral of the IncarnationCathedral of the Incarnation
4 E. University Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21218

 

 


First English Lutheran Church

First English Lutheran Church
3807 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

 

 

Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore

Second Presbyterian Church
4200 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD  21218

 

 

University Baptist, also part of the Churches of Charles consortium, is still an active participant is this year’s VBS, but it will not serve as a location this year because of building renovations this summer.

Registration

Registration: $25

Register online for VBS here.