Due to the challenges and restrictions presented by COVID-19, unfortunately we will not be offering our traditional in-person Vacation Bible School this year. As a church, we take seriously the command from Jesus to “love our neighbor as ourselves.” In order to do this, it means that we must change the way that we do some of our favorite things to protect others from the virus during this season. But, Anchored VBS is NOT canceled, it’s coming home to you!
This summer, we will be creating a special Anchored At Home: Weekend VBS experience. On the weekend of Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2 children from 3 years old to rising 5th graders will be able to participate in all of the fun of our traditional VBS experience from the safety and comfort of your own home. Each child will receive an Anchored At Home, Box of Awesome, with information to help you access videos online with songs and lessons for each day, materials and instructions for crafts to do at home to help your children dive deeper into the lesson for the day, and a game that your whole family can play to fill your home with VBS fun! We will even have different boxes for pre-school/early elementary children and older elementary aged children so that the fun will be appropriate for all ages.
The best part is, all of the videos and instructions will be given to you with easy online access that you can use at any time you want. So your kids can participate in Anchored At Home at their own pace, as many times as they would like, at the time that works best for your family’s schedule. In order to get your Box of Awesome, all you need to do is drive by and pick it up from First UMC’s East Campus (625 NE Mizner Blvd). The Anchored At Home, Box of Awesome pickup date is Thursday, July 30 between 5:00-6:30 pm by MECE Preschool. This pickup experience will be an event you don’t want to miss. But if you cannot come to pickup your box at that time, you can also stop by our Church Office on the East Campus anytime between 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30 to pick it up. With Anchored At Home, even in these unusual times we’re living in, your kids can still embark on an undersea adventure at home this summer, diving deeper in their faith and discovering the unwavering love of God.