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Hope+Elim Vacation Bible School

Hope+Elim Island

palmVacation Bible School is an action-packed week for kids (age 3 – grade 6*) and volunteers to learn and experience the Bible in memorable ways! Throughout the week we’ll explore five awesome Bible stories through worship, music, song actions, skits (featuring your favorite VBS characters), crafts, and daily lessons.

*denotes fall 2023 age group/grade


July 24-28, 6:00-8:00 pm, (age 3 - grade 6*)

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flowerRegistration Cost

$15 per child through June 15; $20 per child after June 15. T-shirts are included with registration. If registering after June 15, sizes will not be guaranteed.


Many volunteers are needed to keep a fun and safe environment!

Adult Volunteers

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Jr. Volunteers (grades 7-12)

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* 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 [email protected] or 515-222-1520.


If you have questions about online registration or would like more information about VBS, please contact [email protected] or 515-282-4481.

VBS Supply Donations

It requires a lot of supplies to pull off VBS! We would love your donations of the following items if you would like to contribute in this way. Thank you so much for your support!

Snack list

Monday: Goldfish crackers
Tuesday: String Cheese & Goldfish
Wednesday: Cheez-Its
Thursday: Teddy Grahams
Friday: Fruit snacks

Allergy-free options will be available for those noted on registration.

In addition to the programming snack, VBS participants will receive an “island snack” on their way home.