Anchored Weekend Vacation Bible School
This year, First UMC Boca Raton will be hosting Anchored: Deepening Faith in God, a weekend Vacation Bible School program for children 3 years old (potty trained) through 5th grade. At Anchored VBS, kids will embark on an undersea adventure, diving deeper in their faith and discovering the unwavering love of God. Please read the schedule breakdown carefully before registering, as this is not our traditional week-long VBS program. Pay close attention to the dates, as they have been changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic!
Dates: Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2
Location: First UMC Boca Raton, East Campus (625 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432)
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 3
- Friday, July 31, 5:00pm – 7:00pm: VBS Family Kick-Off Dinner
The whole family is invited to this event where there will be a free meal, an opening ceremony to sing and dance together, and a chance to learn about what the weekend holds at Anchored. This will also be a great opportunity for the kids to meet their group leaders before the weekend begins and for parents to complete all of the registration material so that sign-in on Saturday is quick and easy.
- Saturday, August 1, 11:00am – 2:00pm: Vacation Bible School
You can drop your kids off for all of the fun that you would expect in a week long Vacation Bible School program packed into 3 hours each day from 11am-2pm (so don’t worry about waking up early on the weekend). There will be the traditional singing, dancing, Bible lessons, and games that you would expect during VBS. In addition to the tried-and-true VBS activities, kids will also be served lunch each day _and participate in a community service project_ to help those in need while we’re having fun.
- Sunday, August 2, 9:30am – 10:30am: VBS Worship Service (optional)
Your whole family is invited to join us in our 9:30am Contemporary Worship Service where our whole church family will celebrate our weekend at Anchored and incorporate the VBS songs and dances into our worship service that morning. If you attend this worship service you can sign your kids into VBS a half-hour early and we will watch them until the start of VBS at 11:00am.
- Sunday, August 2, 11:00am – 2:00pm: Vacation Bible School
Join us for one last fun-filled day at Anchored VBS! Our schedule will be filled with Bible adventures, awesome games, a great lunch, and community service, just like Saturday. We will conclude our action-packed weekend at VBS the same way we started it: singing, dancing, and praising the unwavering love of God!
- Sunday, August, 2:00pm – 3:30pm: VBS Back-to-School Block Party
As soon as we finish our closing ceremony all families are welcome to join in our VBS Back-to-School Block Party. Everyone who wants to join in the fun will want to bring their swimsuit, as there will be a giant water slide and aquatic games, playground and splash pad time, and even more excitement to celebrate all the fun we had and friends we made over the weekend at Anchored!
Youth volunteers must be rising 8th-12th grader. Youth can receive up to 20 service hours!
All volunteers must attend a mandatory volunteer meeting and all adults must pass a background check.
Volunteer Hours: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm