Ankeny
VBS

VBS

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Register Online!

» Session 1
  
July 22-26, 9:00 am - noon, (age 4 - grade 5*)

» Session 2
  
July 22-26, 6:00-8:00 pm, (age 3 - grade 5*)

Online registration is now closed. You can still register on Monday in person. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to register.

* denotes fall 2019 age group/grade


Registration Cost

$20 per child; $40 family max.

T-shirts are included with registration. If registering after June 15, sizes will not be guaranteed.

Volunteer for VBS Volunteer

Many volunteers are needed between now and the end of VBS! Childcare is available for volunteers with children who are too young to attend VBS. For volunteers over age 16 we ask you to fill out a background check form every three years. View volunteer position descriptions.

  • Volunteer training: Thursday, June 27, 7:00-8:00 pm OR Sunday, July 14, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • VBS Kickoff (you will also get your t-shirt here): Sunday, July 21, 3:00-4:30 pm


Online sign-up is now closed. Volunteers are still needed! Please email vbs@hopeankeny.org.


* Please note: Photographers and videographers will be present during VBS, capturing the various events and activities throughout the week. These photos and videos will be used by Lutheran Church of Hope to promote VBS via mainstream marketing channels such as: church bulletins, printed newsletters, special publications, website and social media. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, please direct them to Chris Gunnare, Executive Minister - Operations, at chris.gunnare@hopewdm.org or 222-1520.

Join us for an action-packed week at VBS! It’s a time both kids and volunteers won’t want to miss. Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways.


Questions?
If you have questions about online registration or would like more information about VBS, please contact vbs@hopeankeny.org or 515-964-5586.


VBS Supply Donations

It requires a lot of supplies to pull off VBS for 1300 kids! We would love your donations of the following items if you would like to contribute in this way. We ask that you bring your items to the church by July 1 (unless otherwise noted) so all items can be accounted for and prepped for the week of VBS.

We are also in need of empty cereal boxes, empty shoe boxes, large empty (clean) laundry detergent containers and newspaper. Thank you for your support!

Sign up here!


VBS Mission Project

We are collecting tools for Habitat for Humanity as our VBS mission project this year. Please see the list below on things your children can bring:

  • Framing Squares
  • 7" alum rafter/speed squares
  • 12" alum rafter/speed squares
  • 8" plastic rafter/speed squares
  • 12" plastic rafter/speed squares
  • Carpenter pencils
  • 4' Plastic Levels
  • 2' Plastic Levels
  • 9" Torpedo Levels
  • 8” Sliding T Bevels
  • Screwdrivers              
  • Flashlights

VBS Snack List

Each day we tie the snack to the lesson of the day. If your child has dietary restrictions or allergies, they are free to bring their own snack and drop off in the kitchen, labeled with their name.

  • Monday - Butter crackers, cheese cubes, apple slices
  • Tuesday - Pretzel sticks, Teddy Grahams, Cheerios, M&Ms
  • Wednesday - Mini rice cakes, marshmallows, Hershey’s kiss, chocolate chips, vanilla pudding, graham cracker
  • Thursday - Pretzel rods, vanilla almond bark
  • Friday - Rice Krispie treat, pretzel, almond bark

Pick up your T-shirts in Advance!

Kids t-shirts can be picked up at the church during these times:

  • July 13-14 & 20-21, before all services
  • July 8-12 and 15-19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • During VBS (please know lines can be long during VBS, so we suggest picking up in advance to save time)

Please note that T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for registrations received after June 15, and that all volunteers will pick up their T-shirts at volunteer training.