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) 2017, Passport to Peru!

Click here to view our recap video of VBS 2017!

Are your kids still singing along to all the great songs we sang this year? Click here to learn what they were and add them to your favorite media platform!

We’re already planning ways we can grow even more next year! Save the date… July 16-19, 2018 and be sure to visit fhchurch.org/vbs to pre-register in April 2018!

 

Details:

  • When: July 17-20, 2017 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 or a leader who they would like to be placed with. 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 one to two grades younger or older than them. We find that a mix of grades makes VBS more fun and helps the children encourage one another to learn and grow.

  • +May my child bring a friend?

    Yes! 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! The only concern with inviting friends and neighbors is they must be registered by their own parent or guardian. We will not allow you to sign the registration form for a child who is not your own. If you plan on inviting friends, be sure to have them fill out our online registration form by midnight July 9, or bring a printed registration form along with 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; preschool age at the Family Life Center entrance 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 the Family Life Center.

  • +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! Preschoolers start in the Family Life Center and elementary kids start in the Worship Center. At those locations, they sing songs, dance around, and hear the Bible story for the night. Then, each child is assigned a group and 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. Preschoolers end in their group rooms in the Family Life Center and elementary kids end in the Worship Center for wrap-up!

Parent Central 

That’s right, Parent Central! 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 during the hours of VBS to enjoy a great drink and hang out for a while! We’ll have a couple of staff members available who are excited to get to know you, be a listening ear if you need one, offer a prayer for you, bounce around parenting ideas (and parenting fails- let’s face it, we all have ’em!) 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!’