Vacation Bible School

Join us this summer for our Compassion Camp: Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You. VBS program!  We will focus on compassion for others, ourselves and the world.  In light of the COVID-19 restrictions and in order to make wise health choices, our VBS program will be primarily an "at-home" experience.  VBS will be held August 3-7 and is for your ENTIRE family, regardless of age!

 

All registered families will receive a Compassion Camp Kit with the necessary materials to make learning fun; lessons, crafts supplies, games, snack suggestions, and some surprises too!  Each day during VBS we will have a short Bible story skit video, music, gathering and closing videos to access via YouTube. You can watch the videos and do the activities throughout the week, when it is most conveneint for your family. If you are away on vacation that week, no worries, you can easily do the activities when you come back later in August! 


In lieu of a registration cost, we are collecting donations of "Kid Friendly Foods" for Keystone Opportunity Center. Donations of spaghettios, raviolis, beefaroni, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, tuna packets, juice boxes, goldfish crackers, fruit roll ups, peanut butter crackers, granola bars and microwavable popcorn. Donations of crayons, chalk, stickers and bubbles are appreciated too!


We are hoping to have 2 outdoor socially distant gatherings at Advent before and after VBS. However, with the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic situation, we will abide by Pennsylvania's social distancing guidelines. Changes to these events with be communicated to families via email. 


"Chalk the Lot" - Sunday, August 2nd. Come anytime between 6:30 and 8pm to pick up your Compassion Camp Kit and get your picture taken at the "Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You. Photo Booth". Bring your creativity and decorate a section of the parking lot with sidewalk chalk. You can bring your own chalk or use our individually packaged chalk. Donations will be accepted for Keystone Opportunity Center. Please bring a water bottle and wear a mask to the event. We will be adhering to social distancing guidelines. 


"Compassion Camp Wrap Up" - Friday, August 7. Come anytime between 6:30 and 8pm to take part in a Compassion Camp Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! Feel free to bring your completed VBS projects to show and tell. Donations will be accepted for Keystone Opportunity Center. Please bring a water bottle and wear a mask to the event. We will adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

 

IMPORTANT: Please register by July 31, so we have a VBS Compassion Camp Kit ready for your family. Contact Carrie Ryan cryan@adventharleysville.org or Becky Fisher elemtchr76@hotmail.com with any questions. Don't forget to invite your friends and neighbors!

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