VBS-Vacation Bible School

Welcome to VBS 2017!

Click slide to register a child or register as a volunteer for VBS 2017Slide2Slide1FREE and open to the community!

Age Requirements for Attendees (by June 1): VBS Worker’s kids: Babies – Grade 6, Bethel Members: Age 3 – Grade 6, Public: Age 4 – Grade 6

Times: Preschool—9 a.m.–Noon    *    Elementary—9 a.m.–12:15

What to bring to VBS each day:  A Bible if you have one, a friend, and you should wear tennis shoes for safety.

CameraPLEASE TAKE NOTE:  Many photos are taken during the week of Vacation Bible School. By enrolling your child(ren) in our program, you acknowledge Bethel Baptist Church of Troy, Illinois, may use your child’s photograph for printed and virtual publications without further consideration, and may crop or treat the photo at its discretion.

thVBS Dress UpMonday – Mission Monday (Bring your pennies to purchase backpacks), Tuesday – T-Shirt Tuesday (VBS t-shirt),  Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday (mismatched/backwards/inside out/wacky hair), Thursday – Throw Back Thursday (old VBS t-shirts or dress in styles from the past), Friday – Friend Friday (Find a friend and dress alike)

Yellow ShirtT-Shirts:  T-shirts are optional and can be purchased at the Childhood Office prior to and during the week of VBS.  (While supplies last)  Cost/sizes:   $10 each for child XS thru adult L, $13 for adult XL, $13.50 for adult 3XL, and $14.50 for adult 4XL.

CD PicMusic CD’s: Music cd’s are available for purchase for both the Preschool and the Elementary. Cost: $3 each


Splash City PicVBX -Etra: 5th & 6th Grade only (Register ONLINE beginning APRIL 1)—5th & 6th Grade and VBS youth helpers – Splash City Day Thursday, June 8th, 12:30-4:30, Tweens and teens will have the opportunity to attend a special activity designed just for them. A permission slip is needed. This form will be sent home the first day of VBS or you can register online here. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, appropriate swimwear, fee to be determined, students will ride bus to Splash City in Collinsville and back to Bethel.

Backpack PicPennies PicPenny Brigade: Begin saving your pennies for our VBS community mission project. For some families, even the back-to-school essentials can be a financial burden. This friendly competition between the boys (rockets) and girls(stargazers) will help lighten the load by providing backpacks for children in need. Our goal is to purchase 175 NEW backpacks for our “Back-to School Backpack Give Away”. Together we can meet our goal.

preview-logoFamily Celebration: Sunday, June 11 at 10 a.m. Make plans to attend our Family Celebration. It is a great event for family and friends. Join us as we dive deep celebrating together in worship. Preschoolers will perform a short singing program and then our elementary students will perform our Submerged Musical. After the music program, come have lunch with us on the church grounds. We will have games, bounce houses, food, and fun for the whole family.

Any further questions, please contact Tracy DeRossett or in the church office, 618-667-7775.