Vacation Bible School 2022

VBS is open to all potty-trained children 3 years old through children that just completed 5th grade.

Dates:  Wednesday, June 15- Friday, June 17, 2022 from 9:00am-12:00pm

On Sunday,  June 19, the children will sing at the 9:30am worship service.

Cost:  $20 per child for early registration; $30 per child if registered after May 22.

Deadline to register is June 1.

~Many volunteers are needed! If you are able to help, please use this same registration to sign up to volunteer. Youth volunteers are welcome for all rising middle and high school students. Community Service hours will be given on the last day.~


Summer Programs

Each summer, we plan different programs for children of all ages!

Vacation Bible School – FULLY BOOKED

VBS is open to all potty-trained children 3 years old through children that just completed 5th grade.

Dates:  Tuesday, May 30- Friday, June 2, 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm

On Sunday,  June 4, the children will sing at the 9:30am worship service.

Cost:  $25 per child for early registration; $35 per child if registered after May 15.

Summer Sleep Away Camp

Rising 4th graders through recently graduated seniors are invited to jump-start their faith while making life-long relationships and unforgettable memories on beautiful Lake Griffin!

We’ll be going to camp July 17-22. Contact Cindy Walls for pricing and registration.

Updated Campus COVID-19 Policy

The CDC’s updated COVID-19 guidelines for fully vaccinated people have changed, and following guidance from the Florida Conference, we are adapting our campus policies accordingly. Those who are fully vaccinated will now have the option of not wearing masks or maintaining physical distancing in most outdoor and indoor settings, including Bible studies, small groups, and attending worship. There will be no temperature checks and registrations for worship will no longer be required.

The church will not ask for proof of vaccination, but will expect that individuals will be responsible for understanding what fully vaccinated means and take precautions if they are not fully vaccinated.

People who are unvaccinated should continue to wear face masks. There are many in our congregation who will also wear masks – immunocompromised people, children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, and other people who choose to wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status.   One of our core values at FUMC is welcoming all. We will maintain our long-standing tradition of doing no harm and honoring those who choose or need to wear masks.

Remember that we all have different levels of comfort after a year of pandemic living. Even the most enthusiastic fans of hugging pre-pandemic may have discovered they aren’t ready yet! Please wait to be invited into each other’s personal space, even as we are able to gather with fewer restrictions.  

Things to Remember:

  • If you believe you or a household member may have been exposed to the virus, we ask you not to attend worship services and instead worship with us via the live stream.
  • Masks should be worn by all unvaccinated adults and children age 5 and over.
  • Seating will be self-selected, but please respect distance from other parties already seated.
  • We will not be using offering plates.
  • We will not serve coffee and other food until further notice.

Vision Prayer Focus #7 from Pastor Tom

You are invited to pray this week for our congregation as we gather on Sunday afternoon (September 27) for a Town Hall meeting to receive and respond to a report from the Vision Team about the purpose and vision and core values and strategic initiatives of FUMC-BR over the next several years.  Pray for a significant turnout from all sectors of our church family.  Pray for Pastor Marcus as he presents the report.  Pray for enthusiastic involvement of all in attendance and for guidance from the Holy Spirit as we dream together big dreams about how God would have us go about the work of the kingdom.  Pray a hopeful prayer that several years from now we will be able to look back on this very week as a milestone time in the life of our church and community.

Great and almighty God, save us from small dreams and little prayers.  By the power of your Holy Spirit inspire us as we meet this week to seek your will boldly and without fear.  Bless us with passionate involvement in a spirit of mutual trust.  Fill us with hope for the future.  If what we want for our church is not what you want for your Kingdom, make us aware of that and guide us in the way you would have us go. Challenge us and assure us.  Reveal to us your Kingdom call.  Speak into our hearts and lives.  We are listening.  Amen.