We are so excited to announce that VBS WILL BE HAPPENING this year! It will look a little different but it will be A LOT of fun.
This summer, on August 7th, 8th, and 9th, we’ll be using a quarantine-friendly VBS called BOLT. BOLT is a virtual VBS and we will be offering it in two formats for ages 2 all the way through 6th grade:
At home - you can pick up a kit from church with the supplies needed for your family to participate. (More details to come about a date and time)
At a host site! We will have a total of 6 host sites around our city in the back yards of some of our awesome families! These host sites will meet from 7-8:30 PM on the evenings of August 7th-9th with the exception of the preschool site, which will meet from 5-6:30 PM. Giant inflatable movie screens will be set up to view our virtual content. These families will also facilitate games and other activities and provide a snack. One parent (and only one from each family) should stay with your child(ren) when attending a host site.
With minimal preparation, easy-to-follow instructions, and a video where Mrs. Emily 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! 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 of all ages and can be tweaked for little ones too!
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 in your home, 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.
We need you to REGISTER whether you are participating at home or at a host site. The virtual material will be password protected so we need to know who to distribute it to. We also need to know what materials to include in your VBS kit.
Host sites will be capped at 25 people per site INCLUDING PARENTS to follow the recommendation of our local leaders so they will fill up quickly. SIGN UP TODAY for the site you would like to attend.
Click Here to register to participate at HOME
With the exception of the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade host site, ONE PARENT MUST ATTEND WITH YOUR CHILD. This is NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. Please limit to only one parent so we can allow as many families as possible.
-4th, 5th, and 6th graders (rising) are welcome at any host site BUT there will be a 456 specific host site (no littles allowed) at the home of Emily and Daniel Reed (our Youth ministers) who live about 5 minutes from the church. **Parents are NOT required to stay at this host site**
-2's, 3's, and 4 year olds **meet from 5-6:30 PM** are also welcome at any host site but a preschool specific host site (no big kids allowed) will be at the Sanchez home in Matthews. Click here to sign up.
Matthews Host Site - Home of Jesse and Heather O'Shea. Click here to sign up.
Mint Hill Host Site - Home of Travis and Sarah Wrangham. Click here to sign up.
South Charlotte Host Site - Home of Dane and Meagan Valdetero. Click here to sign up.
Steele Creek Host Site - Home of Clint and Sara Hyden. Click here to sign up.
We’ll be sending you more information as we get closer to August 7th. In the meantime, get your family excited about BOLT. This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!