First Baptist Church, Richmond KY
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Vacation Bible School is just around the corner!
        Kick-Off: Sunday, June 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
                 Activities will start in the Sanctuary
    VBS: Monday – Friday, June 3 – 7 from 6:00 – 8:45 p.m.
     Friday, June 7 @ 7:30 p.m. Farewell Finale in Sanctuary
You can also register at our VBS Kick-Off event on
Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. 
You will be able to register your child any night prior to VBS. 
If you wait until Monday or Tuesday evening to register, please
arrive 20-30 minutes early so that your child does not miss
the opening rally.

Things parents should know before sending their kids to VBS:

1. Your child MUST BE 3 years old before August 1, 2018 to attend VBS

2. Be sure to register. Online registration is now open, you will also be able to register your child at the Kick-Off event or nightly prior to VBS.  If you plan to register just prior to VBS, on Monday/Tuesday, we suggest that you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start so that your child doesn't miss any of the fun!  We hope to have a few opportunities to register prior to the end of May.

3. Our Kick-Off is Sunday evening June 2 @ 6PM beginning in the Sanctuary. You won’t want to miss the LIVE animal show provided by Animal Tales, snacks, inflatables, and fun!  Additionally, nametags and pick-up passes (parent packets)will be distributed for kids who are preregistered and as many as we can do for those who register at the kick off!  Otherwise, pick-up passes and name tags (parent packets) can be picked up beginning at 5:45 on the first night of VBS at the covered entrance!

4. VBS is Monday through Friday, June 3-7 from 6:00 - 8:30 each night.  We know it's late for little ones, but many of our volunteers work every day all week THEN hang out with and invest in your kiddoes during VBS!

5. Kids will be served supper nightly during VBS.  

6. Your child is going to have fun!!! Be ready to carve out some time to listen to lots of stories when they get home!

7. Friday night, June 7, is our Safari Celebration!  This will begin at 8:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Please join us for worship and celebration!!

8.  On Monday, all pre-registered children should enter welcome center (covered entrance).  All children who have not registered should enter under the steeple.

9. We would love to have your feedback. Your child’s crew leader has a card or you can pick one up in the Narthex outside the Sanctuary.  Fill one out and let us know about your week!

10. Each night, kids will be challenged to recognize God working around them.  We call these God Sightings.  We challenge you to talk about and help your kids recognize these at home

11. Pick Up Passes are our way of keeping kids safe.  You will be given two per child.  You MUST have this to pick your child up each night.  If you do not have it, you will be asked to present a driver’s license.  We will then check your child’s registration for the list of people allowed to pick you child up.  We are serious about keeping kids safe so please make sure your pick up passes are presented each night to your child’s crew leader.

12 . Our sincere desire is for your child to have fun, make friends and experience Jesus.  Please pray for your child and all of our leaders this week! 

13.  Don't forget to fill out your child's name tag with emergency info and allergies and point them out to your child's crew leader!  If your child has an allergy or medical condition, please PUT ON THE BLACK BRACELET PROVIDED!  Give the name tag to your child’s crew leader on Monday night.

14. Drop off begins at 5:50pm...Pick up at 8:30, but we would love for you to join us at 8:10 for closing worship. Look for designated pews!

15. Each night at VBS, you will receive a "Taking It Home" Card.  Please use this on your way home to talk with your child about VBS!  Throughout the week, share the awesome things they experience on Facebook or Instagram using #fbcroar2019

16. Offering will be taken up on THURSDAY night to help build a new roof for a Jamaican Church as well as provide $$ for our Operation Kid-to-Kid project where we will send $ to Zambia to help new moms and babies with prenatal care, nutritional monitoring,  education and essential vitamins.

Questions?  Contact Rachel Cobb, Director of Preschool & Children's Ministries at or 623-4028, ext. 212.

Additional Information:
If you are a parent with a child not old enough to attend VBS and you want to volunteer at VBS, there is a Worker's Only Nursery provided.  The nursery is only available for parents that are working at VBS.