Vacation Bible School Recap 

Hero Central VBS - June 10–14, 2018

This year we were blessed to have 127 kids registered for VBS. 71 kids were from St. John and 56 kids were from the local community. Our largest night we had 109 kids in attendance. We had so much fun putting God’s love into action. We hope you were able to check out the wall by the coffee hour table to see all the children’s actions for the week.

We would like to thank all of the families who brought their children to Hero Central. Thank you to everyone who donated supplies, food or money for VBS. It is truly appreciated. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped before, during and after VBS. We had over 70 teens and adults involved in making our VBS program a success.

The kids learned the 5 Hero Codes for the week:

1. God’s Heroes Have Heart

2. God’s Heroes Have Courage

3. God’s Heroes Have Wisdom

4. God’s Heroes Have Hope

5. God’s Heroes Have Power


Our Hero verse was “Do good! Seek peace and go after it!” Psalm 34:14b

Each night we had Heroes of the Day who came and spent their evenings with our kids during snack time.

Sunday, June 10: Sgt. Steve Liss, Darien PD

Monday, June 11: Camp “I Am Me’ Rep. Jenny Tzortos

Tuesday, June 12: Officer Joe Piry, Calumet City PD and Officer Alex Piry, Indiana University Northwest PD

Wednesday, June 13: Bryan Ogrizovich, Joliet FD

Thursday, June 14: Lt. Jason Vorrier, Lockport FD

Our service project was filling the Boot for Camp I Am Me. This is an Illinois camp for young burn survivors.

The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance has been providing this safe, non-judgmental environment for children to have the opportunity to build their self-esteem as they enjoy the varied activities that make up their camp experience. This camp is at no-cost to the campers. They rely on the generosity of donors, supporters and volunteers to provide this opportunity for the kids. This week our kids raised over $600 for Camp I Am Me. With the congregations help we were able to raise a total of $1,044.35!!! Thank you for supporting this great organization.


Vacation Bible School 

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Dates:                    June 10th thru June 14th, 2018 (Sun thru Thurs)

Times:                   6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost:                     $10 per child

                              $25 per family of 3 children of more

Ages:                     4 through entering 6th grade

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Invite your friends and neighbors to have fun with us at VBS!

VBS 2018

June 10th - June 14th

6:00 - 8:00pm 

Ages 4 thru entering 6th grade

This is an annual event which attracts kids from the neighborhood as well as from our congregation. They all come together to learn about Jesus. This interactive program teaches about the love of Jesus through song, Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks, and a service project. VBS is always creative, interactive, and just plain fun! It’s a time for kids and adults to kick off the summer with a faith-forming adventure right here at St. John.