Calvary UMC and Deer Park UMC Presents:

“To Mars and Beyond”

For ages 3 years through middle school

June 24th – June 28th

Where: Deer Park UMC 2205 Sykesville Road Westminster MD 21157

Light Meal at 5:15

Vacation Bible School from 6—8 p.m.

Dear Families,

We at Deer Park UM Church along with Calvary UM Church are excited to tell you about our upcoming Vacation Bible School program, so please mark June 24 – June 28, 2019 on your calendar. Our program is for ages 3 years through middle school age. You won’t want your children to miss the fun!

Our program is called “To Mars and Beyond” and will be hosted by the Mission Commander and EP3-20 the Robot puppet, who is very funny. Each evening they will use humor and fun to lay the foundation for the session’s activities during the opening assembly and then reinforce what the children have learned from each session in the closing assembly. At “To Mars and Beyond” VBS, your children will discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program where they can explore where God’s power can take them. They will become Voyagers and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. After a high-energy opening assembly time, our Voyagers will make their way through 3 stations–Music, Crafts, and Story Telling–and then back to their classrooms for Reflection Time. Each evening will end up back where it started, in the sanctuary, for our closing assembly.

Please plan to join us from 5:15 to 5:45 PM in our social hall each evening for an optional light supper to help minimize the evening rush. We do ask that all children be supervised by a parent and/or guardian until it is time for our “official” Vacation Bible School opening time of 6:00 PM. As always, there will be a DAILY Sign-in/Sign-out sheet with your child’s classroom teacher in the sanctuary that you will be asked to complete. We will be meeting and dismissing from the sanctuary daily to assure your child’s safety; we do ask that parents accompany their children from the meal to the sanctuary. Please plan to sign your children in with their teachers between 5:45 and 6:00 PM and return by 8:00 PM to share the daily closing with your children.

Our nursery will be open for parents to hang out with their younger children while the older children are participating in VBS. Parents must stay with their young children in the nursery at all times due to our Safe Sanctuary rules. We encourage you to take advantage of this space.

Each day your child will be invited to wear the color of the day and to participate in our mission for the week. Our mission will be to collect non-perishable food items for children in need in our area through Carroll County Food Sunday. The color of the day and daily food item is listed below.

                   COLOR            MISSION

Monday:       Red               **Complete Pancake Mix, PancakeSyrup

Tuesday:     Orange         Macaroni & Cheese

Wednesday: Green            Peanut Butter

Thursday:     Blue               Kids Cereal

Friday:         Purple           Spaghetti                                    

**pancake mix that requires only water

Please know that you are always more than welcome to stick around – extra hands are always welcome!


Kathie Browning & Gail Evans

“Directors to Mars”

 To fill out VBS 2019 REGISTRATION FORM click (HERE)