Special Offering at VBS!
We’re collecting nonperishable food items for Crisis Assistance Ministry (CAM) as well as school supplies for area education programs!
 Please bring these items as an offering to God and neighbor.
Pancake Mix
Peanut Butter
Mac & Cheese
Canned Pasta
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Soups of all Kinds
3 & 5 subject spiral notebooks
composition notebooks
Ticonderoga pencils
dry erase markers
reams of copy paper
blue or black pens
Passport to Peace Vacation Bible School is designed to help children make peace a way of life!  Peacemaking skills are essential for those who want to follow Jesus’ way of peace.  Children will be introduced to a variety of strategies for peacemaking and will practice those skills at VBS and then at home and school.  
In a world that is often divided, this VBS is a reminder that the love of God and the way of peace transcend all borders and divisions.  All are welcome in the family of God.  Let by God’s Spirit, we can all participate in a more peaceful world. 
Children: 3’s & 4’s; Rising Kindergarten-Rising 5th Grades
Youth: Rising6th – 12th Grades
We are super excited to have the opportunity to do service projects off site with our Youth on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evening during VBS. Our destinations will be announced soon!
In order for your youth to participate we need you to complete the brief permission form above in addition to the registration form. You only have to complete one form per family.
All Youth should enter and check in at the back door of the church by 6:30pm 
Please do not be late as the youth will promptly leave to their service project sites. All youth will return and should be checked out at the back door promptly at 8pm.
Should you have any questions,
please contact Heather Steffey, Ministry Coordinator,
Heather at myersmemorialumc dot com or call 704-864-3222


Q&As about VBS

Q: Who can come to VBS at Myers?
A: We are prepared to welcome those who just about to go to Kindergarten (older 3’s, 4’s 5’s who have not entered Kindergarten), all the way until they’ve finished 12th Grades
Q: Will my child eat at VBS?
A: We will not serve dinner but each night the children will come home with a sampling of snacks from around the world!  The youngest will always have snacks available as needed).  Please let us know of any  food allergies or aversions!
Q. Does VBS cost anything to participate?
A. Not at all! Myers Memorial UMC offers this ministry opportunity to the children and youth of our community because we feel it a vital way for children to experience the love of God! 
Q: What Bible Stories will they learn?
A: Sunday Night: Matthew 25:31-46 (Peacemakers notice the needs of others and seek to help).
Monday Night: 1 Samuel 25:1-35 (Peacemakers act creatively to keep everyone safe.)
Tuesday Night: Genesis 26:12-33 (Peacemakers respond to conflict without using violence)
Q: What are you the youth doing? 
A: Middle & High School participants are heading out into our community!  Don’t be late!  Youth meet at the back door at the scout hut area…
Sunday: Food Scavenger Hunt as we think of the basic needs that provide peace.
Monday: Visit Fire Station #4 to learn how firefighters offer safety in our community.
Tuesday: Visit with Police Officers and learn how they use negotiation and de-escalation to promote peace and non-violent resolution.
Q. What’s the Special Offering?
A. We invited VBS participants to join our church wide emphasis of stocking the food pantry at Crisis Assistance Ministry.  We are collecting food times throughout the month.  We also collect school supplies before school and welcome any donations you may have.