Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

Churches of Charles Vacation Bible School 2020

Compassion CampOnce Weekly At Home Vacation Bible School

Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 6 pm – 8 pm
Ages 3 – 5th grade

We hope your child(ren) will join us for our 14th annual Churches of Charles VBS– this year on Monday evenings in July via Zoom. They can even join from the beach! Our theme for the summer will be Compassion Camp: Be Loved, Be Kind, Be You!

We look forward to engaging them with Bible stories, music, and activities, bringing the stories of scripture to life in the face of social distancing. We also plan to organize a virtual version of our traditional final day of VBS music and dance program.

General Schedule for each Evening

  • Welcome & Orientation
  • Opening Music
  • Energizers
  • Opening Story
  • Create and Play/Movement
  • Introduction of Art Projects
  • Closing

Depending on the size of the group and age ranges, we may divide them into separate Zoom rooms for part of the evening’s program. 

VBS Activity Kits

Each child will receive a VBS activity kit with arts & crafts and science projects that accompany the Bible stories to be completed each week as they wish. A handmade mask will also be included. You may pick up the kit on one of the four dates below.

  • Monday, June 29, 5 PM – 7 PM at Second Presbyterian
  • Tuesday, June 30, 10 AM – 12 PM at First English Lutheran
  • Thursday, July 2, 5 PM – 7 PM at Cathedral of the Incarnation
  • Sunday, July 5, 3 PM – 5 PM at University Baptist Church

VBS Mission Plans

We will also use the month of July to participate in a number of mission opportunities that will benefit feeding programs around Baltimore.

VBS Registration

We encourage you to register your children as soon as possible so that we have an idea how many activity kits to prepare. We will share Zoom links to those registered closer to our July 6th start date.

We are requesting a donation this year for VBS, most of which will be donated to a feeding organization in Baltimore.

Suggested donation: $25


When deciding whether to participate in virtual VBS this year, we encourage you to consider “why” you have done VBS in the past. For us as leaders, our primary goals of VBS are to teach the stories of scripture, instill a foundation of faith, and create a shared community with our neighbors. Although we are not able to gather in the traditional way, we believe we can still achieve these goals and together we will continue our discipleship of serving as The Church at work in the world.

Questions? Contact one of our VBS Leaders

Rev. Sandra Carlson Alexis | First English Lutheran
Rev. Amy Carlson | Second Presbyterian
Rev. Dr. Isaac Mwase | University Baptist
Anne Stick | Cathedral of the Incarnation