Vacation Bible School BOLT Online
July 17th - 19th
We are so excited to announce that VBS WILL BE HAPPENING this year (YEAH!) with one modification, though. Instead of you bringing your kids to VBS, we’re bringing VBS to your kids.
This summer, on July 17-19, we’ll be using a quarantine-friendly VBS called BOLT. With minimal preparation, easy-to-follow instructions, and a video that leads you and your kids step-by-step through each of the 3 days, BOLT is designed for you to perform with your family at home. It’s so simple! While we are hoping your family can participate on the above dates, we know that not everyone’s schedule may permit that. We are asking that you would complete the 3 sessions by July 21.
During BOLT, your family will participate in fun games that illustrate what it means to listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus. Depending on your pace, you can expect that each day’s experience will last about an hour and a half. It’s great for kids 5 and up. Even middle and high school kids can enjoy it!
If you want to get a better idea of what BOLT is, you can watch the Day 2 sample video here. (But don’t let your kiddos see it just yet—we want to save the fun for later.)
There’s something else we’re really excited about—this could also be an amazing outreach opportunity. If you feel comfortable gathering with more people, you can invite as many neighbors, friends, and family to your house for BOLT as you would like. It’s such an easy and fun way to share the good news of Jesus with our community. If it’s helpful, we’ve attached a printable invitation for you to use or you can share our social media posts with anyone you want to invite.
Register your home as a BOLT location by going to fairlandchurch.com and clicking on the registration tab. We will also be creating a Fairland VBS Facebook group where you can share pics of all the fun your family is having. If you aren’t on Facebook, just send them to the church office email and Laurie will put them on for you. You will receive an email around July 6 asking how many participants (child & adult) you will have at your location. We will be providing supply kits for pick up at the church on Sunday, July 12. If you are unable to pick up, we will arrange for one to be dropped off at your house. In your kits you will also find some fun themed snack ideas that you can choose to use. If you utilize any of these, please share pics so we can see how they turned out. We will have a color theme to dress up in each day:
Day 1: GREEN, Day 2: BLUE, Day 3: RED.
Our Vacation Bible Adventure wouldn’t be complete without a mission project. Let’s BOLT out into our neighborhoods to help feed Lebanon County. Collect non-perishable food donations from your families, friends or neighbors for our local food banks. How you implement this project is entirely up to you. You could make flyers to give to your neighbors or use your social media skills. Set up your own collection day/time–whatever you are comfortable with for your group. Just be sure to involve your kids as much as possible. We will have drop off times TBD at the church scheduled from July 19-21.
We’ll be sending you more information as we get closer to July 17. In the meantime, get your family excited about BOLT. This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!