Vacation Bible School

Summer 2022


Who:    Elementary school age children (ages 5-10) will be the focus of Vacation Bible School (“VBS”) at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church.  Church membership is not a requirement to participate.  Participants will be sought through word of mouth, advertising on the church sign, and mailings.
 

What:  VBS will be a weeklong Christian fellowship held during the week of July 25th.  
The theme for the week will be “Make Waves”, where children will learn how what they do today can change the world around them. Children will learn that when they put their trust in Jesus, they can “make waves” because of His Spirit living inside of them. Through fun activities, engaging lessons, and God’s Word, the children will explore what it means to “make waves” in their own lives that will influence the people around them. This theme will be used to creatively adapt to teachings from the Bible.  

A typical day at VBS will include:

  • Prayer

  • Bible stories

  • Character building activities

  • Songs

  • Arts & crafts

  • Team lessons

  • Sports activities

  • Games

  • Snack breaks

Where:  VBS will be held at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 22111 Chagrin Blvd. Beachwood, OH 44122 If COVID precautions are required, VBS will be offered virtually.

When:  The week of July 25, 2022, from 9:00 am – Noon. Free after-school care will also be provided for working parents until 5:00 pm.

Why:  VBS is an outreach meant to incorporate themed activities that entertain children and teach them about God.  As an evangelistic tool, VBS will help members of St. Mark’s to fulfill its mission, the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19, by helping children grow their faith. The benefits of VBS to families are:

  • Children will learn about God through fun, age-appropriate activities

  • Children will make new friends, socialize, and learn in a relaxed setting

  • Children will get a feel for camp without having to go away overnight

  • Membership in St. Mark’s is not required

  • VBS will be free to attendees

  • Free after-school care will be provided for working parents

Costs:  VBS will be free to attendees.  Free after school care will be provided.

If you are interested in your child attending Vacation Bible School at St. Mark's please download and complete these forms: