VBS-Vacation Bible School

Welcome to VBS 2018!
FREE and open to the community!

Age Requirements for VBS:  Age 3 – Grade 6

Times: Preschool—9 a.m.–Noon

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.

VBS Dress UpMonday – Hat Day, wear your favorite team hat, Tuesday – T-Shirt Day, wear your VBS t-shirt,  Wednesday – Wild Hair Day, you can bring your quarters and pay for a spray of color (all money goes to backpack mission project), Thursday – Uniform Day, wear your team uniform, Friday – Team Spirit Day, find a friend or two and dress alike, form a team.

Yellow ShirtT-Shirts: T-Shirts are optional and can be purchased at the church prior to and during the week of VBS (while supplies last) Cost/sizes:  $10 each for sizes child XS-Adult XL, Larger sizes are available to be ordered, prices vary. T-Shirts will be available for cost $7 on Friday, June 1st @7pm Bethel Glow Games-join us for a night of  fun games in the dark, (while supplies last).

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 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.

Family 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.