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Updated Thursday, July 2

BIG VBS 2020 CHANGES …
During this trying season, we have re-learned at least these important lessons: We don’t know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future, and all of our best-laid plans must be held loosely in an open hand.

Vacation Bible School is no exception. After much praying, consulting, and considering, we have decided that it would not be a wise or safe course of action to proceed with our plans as previously given. Cases of COVID19 are on a significant upswing in our area and a number of churches – including our own – have now been affected. To do our best to love each other and our neighbors well, we are adjusting course on VBS and are moving to implement a sort of “hybrid VBS” model in its place. Our plans include two primary components:

1) We will offer “At-home VBS kits” for families who will teach the lessons, do the crafts, and learn the scriptures and songs together as a family. We will supplement these kits with online content from our children’s ministry team. 
2) We will encourage families to host neighborhood VBS parties at their homes for families they know or who live around them. These gatherings will be condensed, small-scale versions of VBS held outdoors. We will provide the materials and training necessary for anyone willing to host such an event.

This hybrid VBS will culminate in an on-campus VBS celebration on Sunday afternoon, August 2, followed by VBS family night at WaterWorld.

As always, our primary aim in Vacation Bible School is to share the Gospel with children and give them an occasion to respond in faith. Those of you utilizing the at-home kits will have great opportunities to talk thru the Gospel with your own children. Those of you hosting a neighborhood event will have similar opportunities to share Jesus with your neighbors. 

The children’s ministry team will be sending out detailed information to families next week. If you have any questions and/or would like to host a neighborhood event, please call our church office at (334) 792-5159 or email us at kids@calvarydothan.com.
And thank you for your understanding and flexibility. These are trying times for everyone, but we want to keep the long view in mind. These times shall pass, but meanwhile, we will continue to be a church of everyday missionaries who make disciples. Participating in our “hybrid VBS” will equip us to do just that!

Registration for kids to attend is coming soon!

Registration Deadline for Hosts and Helpers is Wednesday, July 15

Contact Information
Calvary Kids Ministry
334-792-5159
kids@calvarydothan.com