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One small step for your kids...one giant leap for God's Kingdom!

We blasted off with the first VBS to land on the moon! Cokesbury's To Mars and Beyond helped kids discover the wonders of God's universe. They became Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power takes them. We started in the sanctuary-an outpost on Mars-they lifted off to distant planets on special missions and collected power sources. Along the way, they learned how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. We added to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspired our kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!
Please enjoy the photos from  our Vacation Bible School in the summer of 2019. 

THANK YOU TO ALL who helped make this year’s VBS a success! We appreciated all those who volunteered in some way, all those who sponsored children, and all those who attended the potluck dinner on Thursday night. We had 45 children enrolled throughout the week, and they enjoyed the lessons, crafts, recreation, snacks, and music. Check out our church Facebook page for pictures of the voyage to Mars and beyond!
Sturgis First United Methodist Church VBS director, Robin Schuler and puppet robot, EP 3:20 met with Ark Animal Sanctuary manager, Cindy Miller. The VBS mission collection from July 22-25th raised $150 for Ark Animal Sanctuary in LaGrange, Indiana.
Vacation Bible School Summer 2019
Since the pandemic hit in 2020, our church Vacation Bible School has had to make some changes. We were looking at a different idea on the structure rather than one week. We had considered several options. Although we are on hold, please know that the church is still excited about teaching all of God’s Children. Please consider praying for all the children’s lives we touch with this beautiful program.  
In the meantime, read below to see our last VBS.