VBS goes virtual at Asbury UMC, July 13-16. Register now!


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Virtual VBS is gearing up at Asbury UMC. Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC

Are you ready to go on an island expedition? Then sign up for virtual VBS with Asbury United Methodist Church July 13-16. Register by June 13 to receive a free supply bag!

Learning Through Faith

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VBS 2019. Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC

Last year, over 600 kids from across the greater Birmingham area filled Asbury UMC’s building for their yearly VBS program. But with social distancing still in effect, Asbury UMC has decided to go virtual—island excursion style. Good thing all that e-learning and work Zoom meetings have trained us all well the past few months!

Through music, dancing, science and crafts, kids will discover a fun, active and immersive faith experience.

“We’re really excited and we’re doing our best to make this feel as ‘real’ as possible. We’ve got supply bags to give families with everything they need—all they have to do is watch and they’ll be transported to a tropical island.”

Angie Gongwer, Children’s Ministry Director, Asbury UMC
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Andy Wilson from Crosskid Nation. Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC

What’s super exciting is that Asbury UMC is welcoming back Crosskid Nation Star Andy Wilson—a Nashville-based writer, performer, producer and worship leader who specializes in engaging programs for ministries of children and students.

Wilson will perform brand-new energetic music during VBS that is sure to get kids singing, dancing and growing spiritually.

Who is Asbury UMC?

Asbury UMC has served the Greater Birmingham Area for over 30 years, offering traditional and contemporary worship, along with dynamic programs for adults, families, children and youth.

If you’re seeking fellowship for your whole family, Asbury UMC welcomes all with open hearts and open minds to worship and experience the love of Jesus Christ. Learn more.

The Daily Schedule

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Preparing for Virtual VBS. Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC

The VBS schedule may be a bit different than previous years at Asbury UMC, but it will still be filled with fun, Scripture and togetherness. 

Simply set aside one hour each day during July 13-16 to log in and set sail from your very own living room

Here’s a look at the daily schedule:

  • 8:55AM: Sign in for a quick virtual chat
  • 9AM: Kickoff to VBS with worship, singing, dancing, missions and Bible story
  • 9:20-9:45AM: Science experiments and crafts
  • 9:45AM: Celebrate the day with worship and closing prayer

The fun doesn’t stop there! Though VBS at Asbury UMC is going virtual to maintain social distancing, they still want to give kids a sense of community and togetherness. 

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Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC

Each night at 6:30PM during July 13-16, staff members from Asbury Kids Town‘s children’s ministry will host a VBS Zoom call. This is the perfect time for kids to show off crafts and science projects and chat with friends. The main goal—togetherness. 

“VBS is the biggest way we can connect with our kids. Our hope is that each child leaves knowing Jesus loves them, that they matter, that they are valued, and that their positivity is needed in our world.”

Angie Gongwer, Children’s Ministry Director, Asbury UMC

Sign Up Now!

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Enjoy a free supply bag when you register for VBS by June 13. Photo courtesy of Asbury UMC

Wondering what sort of supplies your kiddo needs to participate? Great news! Asbury UMC has it all taken care of. 

Register by June 13 to reserve a supply bag for your child.

Supplies include:

  • Craft items
  • Science kits
  • T-shirt
  • Family guide

Supply bags can be picked up Friday, July 10 at Asbury UMC between 11AM-1PM or 4-6PM.

Register now!

If you don’t need a supply bag then there’s no need to register. Just jump in, the water’s fine! Join at asburykidstown.org during the week of July 13. Participation is free to kids in K5 to 6th grade.

Gear up for a virtual island excursion!

Are your kids excited for VBS? Of course they are! Sign up by June 13 to participate in VBS at Asbury UMC July 13-16. 

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