Registration is now open for a special VBS Take-Home Kit and Kick-off Party for ALL AGES! Since we are not having an in-person VBS program, we are putting together kits for three different age groups and having a Kick-Off Party outside on July 31st (rain date of August 1st) from 5pm - 7pm.

Whether you would like to participate in VBS or not, we're inviting you to pre-register for a party! Bring chairs and/or blankets and enjoy some food, fellowship, and music while hearing the story of God's Love, the theme of the VBS programs. There will also be a mission project that you can do with your families which will be sent to our homebound members or those at a local nursing home.

Registration is open now through July 18th. Registration is free and open to anyone.

Please register your children, grandchildren, and/or yourself for the VBS Take-Home Kits and register to attend our evening to kick off the program and receive your kits. Please note that all children must have a responsible adult remain with them at the Kick-Off Event.

If you have any questions, contact Pastor Gary at pastorrarick@gmail.com. You must include the subject line of "VBS Question" as Pastor Gary is still on sabbatical and is not closely monitoring his email. He will try to respond to you within 48 hours.

The event and kits are completely free. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be provided at the party. An optional free-will offering will be taken at the party to help cover expenses.

Registration has now closed. Contact Pastor Gary (pastorrarick@gmail.com) with any questions.


Each kit will be designed for your age group. Children will receive an activity book, craft, and stories of God's love. The teens will receive the book "Love Wins for Teens: If God threw a party, would everyone be invited? Would you be invited?" by Rob Bell with some contemplating questions to read and grow their faith. The adults will also receive a book "If God Is Love: Rediscovering Grace in an Ungracious World" by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland with some contemplating questions.

Adult Kit

Each "kit" will include "If God Is Love: Rediscovering Grace in an Ungracious World" by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland and some questions for further thought.

Book overview: If God is love, why are so many Christians fearful, and why do so many church leaders sound hateful? Two controversial pastors address issues the church won't face, calling us to restore grace as the center of the Christian life.

In If Grace Is True, Pastors Philip Gulley and James Mulholland revealed their belief that God will save every person. They now explore the implications of this belief, and its power to change every area of our lives. They attempt to answer one question: If we took God's love seriously, what would our world look like?

Gulley and Mulholland argue that what we believe is crucial and dramatically affects the way we live and interact in the world. Beliefs have power. The belief in a literal hell where people suffer eternally has often been used by the Church to justify hate and violence, which contradicts what Jesus taught about love and grace. The authors present a new vision for our personal, religious, and corporate lives, exploring what our world would be like if we based our existence on the foundational truth that God loves every person.

Gulley and Mulholland boldly address many controversial issues people in the pews have wondered about but churches have been unwilling to tackle. For too long, the Christian tradition has been steeped in negativity, exclusion, and judgment. Gulley and Mulholland usher us into a new age--an age where grace and love are allowed to reign.

Teen Kit

Each "kit" will include "Love Wins for Teens: If God threw a party, would everyone be invited? Would you be invited?" by Rob Bell and some questions for further thought.

Book overview: If God were throwing a party, would everyone be invited?

Or does God invite some and not others?

And if so, how does God decide?

Is it what you say?

Is it what you do?

Is it what you're going to do?

Is it who your friends are?

Or what your friends do?

Or what religion you happened to be born into?

Or where you live, or what you look like, or what you believe?

What if the idea of heaven and hell that we have been taught is not, in fact, what the Bible teaches? What if Jesus meant something very different by the concepts of heaven, hell, and salvation from how we've come to understand them?

And what if the answer to life's meaning is much better than we ever imagined?

In his teen edition of the bestselling book love wins, Rob Bell tackles all these questions in a way that addresses the real challenges of growing up in today's world. This is not just a book of questions and this is not just a book of answers.

This is a book of exploration.

This is a book of discovery.

This is a book about why love wins.


Kids Kits

Each "kit" will a collection of activity pages and stories and a craft.