Vacation Bible School

What is VBS?
Vacation Bible School helps children grow in their faith by exploring Bible stories through music, crafts, science, recreation and snacks. This year, divers-in-training will go deep in discovering their faith with God.

When is VBS?
VBS will be Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. – noon. Sign-in begins at 9 a.m.

Where is VBS?
VBS will be held at Choctaw United Methodist Church.

Do I have to be a member of Choctaw United Methodist Church to attend?
No, everyone is invited to VBS!

How old do I have to be to attend?
VBS activities are designed for children from ages 3 to those entering 5th grade (fall 2021). With this year being a family-style VBS, families are welcome to bring younger and older children along as well (the church will not provide nursery care).

Will there be food?
Yes, we will have a packaged gold fish snack during the course of the morning. A gluten-free option will be available. Bottled water will also be provided.

When do I need to register?
Families must register by June 30.

Do parents and grandparents need to stay?
Yes. Each family is required to have at least one adult (age 18 or older). Parents will be asked to help lead their children through the hands-on stations.

What are the church’s current guidelines for VBS in response to COVID-19?

  • Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals and are recommended for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Temperature checks of all participants will be taken at the door.

What should I wear?
Weather-permitting, VBS will conclude with water games, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. Children are welcome to wear their swimsuits under their normal clothing if desired, as there will be limited time for changing during the course of the morning.



Church Services:

Choctaw UMC, in response to COVID-19, has the following precautions:

* Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals and are recommended for unvaccinated individuals.

* Nursery care is provided for children three and under.

* Temperature checks will be done as children enter the nursery, and/or participate in children and youth activities.

* Social-distancing wristbands will be available on greeting tables. These wristbands are used to indicated a person's willingness for close interaction: Green = okay with high-fives and handshakes, Yellow = okay with talking but no touching, Red = would like to maintain a distance of six feet.