Thank you for registering for Faith Lutheran VBS 2017!
DEEP SEA DISCOVERY
June 26 -30
9:00 - 11:30am
At Deep Sea Discovery VBS, kids dive into God’s presence by delving deep into His Word to see how He has been with His people every step of the way. Every kid will sail away each day saying
“God is with me – wherever I go! He KNOWS me, HEARS me, STRENGTHENS me, LOVES me, and SENDS me!”
VBS begins Monday, June 26 at 9:00am. We recommend arriving by 8:45 on Monday morning to allow extra time to get everyone settled in.
PARKING is in our main parking lot off David St. SE on the west side of the Faith Lutheran campus. Please leave the small parking lot in front of the church off Pacific Ave open for those with mobility issues.
PAYMENT INFORMATION: Have you already dropped off the $5/per child payment at the church or school office? If so, then the registration process is complete and your child(ren) is/are now enrolled. Payments may still be made at the offices this week before VBS begins. If you’ve chosen to complete your registration Monday morning, please bring $5/per child in cash, or check payable to FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH.
WHAT TO EXPECT MONDAY MORNING: On the first day, all children must have a parent/guardian sign them in with their crew leader (WATCH FOR A SEPARATE EMAIL WITH DETAILS ABOUT YOUR ASSIGNED CREW TEAM). Coming from the David St. parking lot, walk past the large Community Center to get to the church building. If you need to pay your registration fee(s) or have any questions please stop by the Registration/Help desk, otherwise head into the sanctuary and find your child’s crew/team sign. Sign in with the leader and children will receive their crew t-shirt that can be slipped over their clothes the first day.
DROP-OFF: Our mornings begin together in chapel with songs, a message, and offering. Our offerings this year will provide classroom supplies for English teacher Valarie Stonebreaker’s junior and senior high school students in Togo, Africa. After opening, crews will circulate through various stations for the rest of the morning.
SNACK: A themed snack will be offered each day.
Monday: Build Your Own Aquarium (graham crackers, Goldfish crackers, blue frosting, sprinkles and grapes)
Tuesday: Deep Sea Jell-O (blue Jell-O, Swedish Fish, graham crackers)
Wednesday: Dolphin Tales (banana, blueberries, Goldfish crackers)
Thursday: Shark Bait (popcorn, M&Ms, Goldfish crackers)
Friday: Starfish Sugar Cookies (sugar cookies, colored frosting and sprinkles)
Children with allergies, food sensitivities/intolerances have been individually noted and will be offered a snack appropriate for their dietary needs. Parents who wish to send their own snack with their child must send peanut/nut-free items.
PICK-UP: Our mornings end together in chapel with songs and a message. Crew leaders will release children to their parents/guardians after closing chapel. PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD LEAVE UNTIIL YOU HAVE SIGNED THEM OUT WITH THEIR CREW LEADER.
WHAT IF I MUST PICK UP MY CHILD EARLY FROM VBS?
Please let your crew leader know at drop-off if you need to pick up your child early. When you arrive on campus, check in at the school office (at the window beside the sanctuary) and we will coordinate getting your child to you.
WHO DO I CALL DURING VBS IF I HAVE AN URGENT QUESTION OR NEED?
If you need to contact VBS staff, please call Kenzie Carpenter’s mobile at 253.495.0429 or the school office at 360.491.1733.
CAN SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY CHILD FROM VBS?
If anyone other than the person dropping the child off is picking them up, the parent/guardian must let the counselor know ahead of time.
MAY I JOIN MY CHILD IN OPENING AND CLOSING CHAPEL?
We would love to have you join in on the fun! Opening chapel begins at 9:00 and lasts about 20 minutes. Closing chapel begins approximately 11:10 and children can be picked up here after dismissal.
WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?
We have a registered nurse on staff during VBS week. Emergency services will be called as needed and parents/guardians will be immediately notified.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO VSB EACH DAY?
We encourage all participants to bring offerings for the daily collection to support our Togo classroom project.
Children should wear closed-toe shoes.
Crew t-shirts will be given out on Monday and need to be worn each day of VBS. Please do not cut or alter the t-shirt during this week.
Modest dress should be followed (mid-thigh length shorts/skirts or longer)
Parents are encouraged to apply sunscreen to their child before arriving since part of the morning activities will be held outside.
items such as sun hats, water bottles, a change of clothes, snacks for special diets, and a backpack are allowed but not required, and left to the discretion of parents. Children are responsible for their own belongings and will have to carry their things with them from station to station.
We’re looking forward to a great week!
If you have any questions, please email or call our Director of Christian Education, Kenzie Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.491.3552.