Fair Haven Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
616.662.2100
Sundays 9am & 10:45am

VBS

 

 Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019

 

ROAR!!! Your child is invited to join us for a wild safari adventure where we’ll learn God is good- all the time! 

 

Registration is OPEN! *Important Note: Due to the high volume of children that attend our VBS and our high value for the safety of each child, registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registrations will be accepted through July 7. However, this could be closed earlier if we are at capacity sooner than that date. Please click here to sign up today, and be sure to share this page with your friends!

 

  • When: July 15-18, 2019 6:30-8:30pm

  • Where: Fair Haven Church, 2900 Baldwin St., Hudsonville

  • For: Children age 3 through entering grade 6

  • Children with special needs are welcome to attend! There is a place to note this on the registration form, which will allow us to contact you to determine a plan together to help your child have the best experience possible!

Come volunteer with us!

At the core of our VBS experience is a team of amazing volunteers; they serve as an expression of their love for God and for children. We’d love to have you be a part of the team! There are a variety of roles to choose from, and we’d be happy to help you find a position that fits your interests and gifts! Please note, for your convenience, if you register a child for VBS, you will be able to sign up to volunteer within that form!

Click here to volunteer!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • +How do I pick up my child?

    When you register, you will choose how you would like to pick up your child. If they are older and you are comfortable with them finding you after VBS is done, you may choose to have a green sticker on their name tag. If you choose this option, their group leader will release them after VBS each night to meet up with you. If you would like your child to wait to be picked up, you may choose to have a red sticker placed on their name tag. If they have a red sticker, you will receive a pick-up card for each of your children when you drop them off at the beginning of each night. You MUST show this card to their group leader when the VBS night concludes for us to release your child to you.

  • +How do you place children in groups?

    When registering, children may request up to one friend in the same grade; this must be a mutual request, meaning the two friends must request each other. We will do our best to fulfill that request! Other than that one request, we place children with a mix of boys and girls in their grade and a grade above or below them.

  • +May my child bring a friend?

    Absolutely! Children are encouraged to bring friends to VBS! This is a great opportunity to invite friends and family who may not typically attend church or even know Jesus yet! When inviting friends, keep in mind that they must be registered by their own parent or guardian. Please ask them to fill out our online registration form for their child or you may bring a completed printed registration form that includes their parent’s signature.

  • +What do I need to know for the first night?

    Fair Haven Church is located at 2900 Baldwin Street in Hudsonville. You can enter for VBS using any one of the main entrances (doors A, B, E, or F). If you preregistered your child, you will find their name on a list; kids age 3 & 4 will be in our 500 wing lobby (near door O) and elementary age on the Worship Center windows. The list will include their name and their color group assignment. These areas will be open to drop off your kiddos at 6:20pm. When the doors open, all you need to do is find their color group – their leader will have their name tag and any information you need. You will need to return to pick up your child by 8:30pm in the same place that you dropped them off.

  • +What do you serve for snacks?

    We serve a snack on each night of Vacation Bible School. All snacks are peanut-free. If your child has additional allergies, please note this on the registration form and plan to bring in a safe alternative snack that your child would enjoy during this time. (Please leave this special snack with your child’s group leader when you drop them off each night!)

  • +What does VBS Cost?

    Vacation Bible School is free! We place a high value on children here at Fair Haven and want to see as many children as possible participate in VBS.

  • +What if it rains?

    The majority of our Vacation Bible School takes place indoors, except for our games rotation. In the event of rain, the games rotation will take place inside and we will modify the games to work indoors. Don’t worry, if it rains, we will have just as much fun!

  • +What is there for preschool-aged children?

    Children age three and four get to participate in their own VBS that includes all of the same elements as our elementary program, but age appropriate for a preschooler. They meet in our 500 wing (near door O).

  • +What is your volunteer policy?

    At the core of what we do is our incredible team of committed and enthusiastic volunteers. They express their passion for God by faithfully serving your children. These volunteers commit to teach, care for, and pray for the children they lead. At Fair Haven, we care about the safety and security of your kids. All of our volunteers have been through a screening process that includes a written application. In addition we run a criminal background check on each adult.

  • +What should my child bring or wear?

    Children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that allow them to run around and play games. The games time takes place outside, so be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather and sun.

  • +What do kids do at VBS?

    Vacation Bible School is a ton of fun for kids and their friends!  Our 3 & 4 year old’s start and end in our 500 wing and elementary kids start and end in the Worship Center. At those locations, they sing songs, dance around, watch hilarious skits and hear the Bible story for the night. Kids ages 3 & 4 enjoy six rotations packed full of fun and the Bible theme of the night. For kids age 5 to grade 4, it’s off to four rotations with their group leader and other pals. Rotations include crafts, Bible story application, outdoor games, and small group time that includes a snack. Kids in grades 5 & 6 have an awesome ‘camp- like’ preteen experience with their leaders and friends in a separate space designed just for them!

The GVK Cafe

A space at VBS just for parents! Whether you’ve had a great day or a super lonnnnng day, we invite you to stop in at the GVK Cafe’ anytime between 6-8pm to enjoy a great beverage and hang out for a while! We’ll have a staff member available who’ll be excited to meet you, and we’ll even have some suggested parenting and kids resources available for you to check out.

Parenting isn’t for wimps! It’s hard work, and we’re here for you. Stop in and say “Hello!”