Welcome! We have created this page to help you learn about our Vacation Bible School. Whether your family is well acquainted with VBS programs or this is your first time hearing about Vacation Bible School, we are so excited that you're here.
What is VBS, and what will my children be doing?
VBS stands for Vacation Bible School. Traditionally, VBS is a children's program that a church holds during the summer vacation months. Our VBS includes lots of fun activites such as games, snacks, crafts, skits and music. Children at Grace Kids VBS will join with themed Scottish Sleuth characters as they investigate God's word.
What is the cost of VBS?
We are excited to be able to offer VBS for free.
Who can attend VBS?
Children age 4 (as of August 1st) up through rising 4th graders may attend VBS. If your child is older and would like to consider participating as a helper, please let us know.
When/where is VBS?
77 Rockland Street (Route 139) in Hanover, MA
Our VBS takes place mid August, kicking off on a Sunday service, continuing for 3 days during the week, and then wrapping up at the next Sunday worship service.
We encourage families to attend the Sunday services, especially the wrap-up service, as children will be performing memory verses/songs they learned during VBS time.
VBS is a safe and fun place for your child to go this summer. Kids will enjoy snacks, games, music, skits and friendship. We also include a "missions moment" to help our children think about how they can serve others. We want children to know that Scripture says they are a valuable part of our community right now - they don't have to wait to grow up to be important! Most importantly, we want our children to hear, believe and be transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What if my child has special needs?
"Disability is a normal part of life in an abnormal world." - Stephanie Hubach, Same Lake, Different Boat.
Our church desires to welcome all children and families, including those who are impacted by disability. We recognize each person to be made in the image of God, and thus to be worthy of dignity, honor and respect (Gen. 1:27).
Our church is equipped with an exterior elevator to help with transition between the upper and lower levels of the building. We want to help your family integrate into our congregation, so please don't hesitate to reach out to the Children's Ministry Director, Kaity Troy, with any specific questions or concerns.
Child Safety & Wellness:
For the well-being of all children and volunteers, we ask that children temporarily refrain from participating if they’ve experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours:
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Any symptom of childhood diseases such as scarlet fever, German measles, mumps, chicken pox, or whooping cough
- Sore throat
- Any unexplained rash or any skin infection – boils, ringworm, impetigo
- Pink eye or other eye infection
- Thick green, yellow or constant nasal discharge
- Any communicable disease