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Vacation Bible School

Roar: Life is Wild, God is Good!

July 7-11, 6-8 pm


We will host our Vacation Bible School from July 7-11. Please note the new dates later in the summer. We will have dinner at 5:30 followed by program from 6-8pm. We start  on Sunday evening July 7 and will conclude on Thursday evening. This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Each day at Roar VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures. Our church will be transformed into an African savanna full of bright, vibrant colors, untamed grasslands, and majestic views. Hope to see you there!


We need lots of helpers to make this week a success. If you can be there to lead our children in this life-changing adventure, please contact Holly Fishback,



All volunteers with children and youth are required to attend a Safe Sanctuary training and be current with a background check (within the last 3 years).  Our Safe Sanctuary policy exists to ensure the safety of our children, youth, vulnerable adults, and all volunteers who work with them.

As it states in our policy, “Aldersgate United Methodist Church welcomes children and youth knowing that for some it may be the only place where they will experience God’s unconditional love and grace. Aldersgate UMC is committed to providing as safe and secure an environment as possible for all children, youth and those who participate in the ministries and activities sponsored by our church.”

The Safe Sanctuary task force has recently met and asks all volunteers to attend one training.  

Children's Sunday School


2-3 year old: Charlotte O’Brien

PreK-K: Evelyn Johnson

1st-2nd grade: Lara Rowland

3rd-5th grade: Sandra Reynolds

Summer Sunday School

From June 2 through August 25 we will offer two children’s classes. Our Preschool class will be for 2 year old through current Kindergartners. They will study our usual Deep Blue Curriculum. Our elementary class will be for current 1st-4th graders. Current 5th graders will be promoted to attend the Youth Sunday School class that meets in the youth room.


Helper’s needed: We are looking for teachers for children’s Sunday School during the summer from June-August. Typically this is a time when our regular teachers are on vacation or enjoying a break. You can choose to serve only once or a few times. Lessons and training are provided. Safe Sanctuary training and background check required. Contact Pastor Eric, if you can help.



Children’s Sunday School  

May 5           Best Friends                               

1 Samuel 18: 1-5; 20: 1-42

May 12         Courageous Friends          

Daniel 3: 1-30

May 19         The Four Friends                   

Mark 2: 1-12

May 26         Prayerful Friends                   

Acts 9: 36-43