VBS Registration Form

First Presbyterian Church VBS Registration

(VBS for children ages 4-entering 6th grade-------one form per child must be completed)

Effective for Vacation Bible School August 1, 2016, Time   2:00-5:00 p.m.

Theme:  A Day in the Life of Jesus

Registration deadline:  Monday, July 25, 2016

NOTE TO PARENTS:  There will be a family cookout at 5 p.m. on August 1st at the close of VBS


Child’s name___________________________________

Gender___________ Last grade completed______________


Name of Parent /Guardian:__________________________________________



Mailing Address:___________________________________________________


City:_____________________State:______   Zip:___________



Primary Phone #:_____________________

Cell  phone #:____________________

Home church_________________


Assigned VBS group (church use only)



Please explain any allergies, dietary and/or medical concerns for your child in the space below:






Functions and activities: I authorizer my child to participate in all Vacation Bible School activities.    INITIAL HERE_________


Publicity:  I authorize First Presbyterian Church to take pictures of my child during Vacation Bible School activities.  I also authorize the use of said pictures for the purpose of newsletters, church websites and for other promotional/informational usage.     INITIAL HERE_________


Medical Custody Release:  I authorize the VBS Leadership of First Presbyterian Church to seek and authorize Medical attention in the event my child needs medical care for Emergency or Normative reasons.  I understand a first call will be made to the parents/guardians, however, if contact cannot me made on first call, assistance will be authorized by the Church VBS leaders.    INITIAL HERE_________


Release of Liability:  By signing this form I understand there are risks associated with all activities including VBS activities.  I agree not to hold First Presbyterian Church or any of their VBS leadership or other agents liable for any harm that may accidentally occur through the normal course of Vacation Bible School.  I understand the VBS leadership will make every reasonable attempt to provide a safe and caring environment for my child.   INITIAL HERE_________


Other Emergency Contact:





Primary phone #: ___________________________

Alternate Number #__________________________



Name of individual responsible for dropping child off at VBS: ____________________________________________


Name of individual responsible for picking child up at VBS: ______________________________________________


Final Approval:  I as the parent/guardian agree to the above:



Print Name_______________________________________

Posted on July 15, 2016 .

From The Pastor



“The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, has blessed us.”  (Psalm 67:6).


Dear Friends,

Each of the seasons offers a great deal of wisdom for the spiritual journey.  Autumn is a season of transition, reminding us that our lives are constantly in flux.  Of course change is always with us, but autumn brings us to a deeper awareness that we live in a continual cycle of dying and rising.  In the Benedictine monastic tradition, one of the commitments is to conversion.  Essentially it means being open to the surprise of God throughout your life and therefore open to change.  It means believing that God is far bigger than anything you can ever imagine.  Autumn is also a reminder of our need to give thanks for God’s blessings.


Psalm 67 praises God for the harvest and for blessing us, and in Genesis 12:2, God says to Abraham, “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you…so that you will be a blessing.”  God blesses us that we might be a blessing to others.  Our blessings should flow to others.  When we bless others, God takes care of our needs.  Our blessings to others flow back to us.  Poet and United Methodist Pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes has captured this sentiment in his beautiful poem “Autumn Blessing.”


            As the trees bear fruit and the harvest is brought in,

            blessings ripen in you.


            As the earth holds dear the roots of trees,

            God’s love for you holds you fast, and gives you life.


            As the trees shed their leaves in beauty

            and the garden gives up its riches in abundance,

            you learn to surrender gracefully,

            forgive deeply, offer gifts generously,

            and in all your losses trust that deeper blessings

            are given in you.


            As the earth turns toward winter’s darkness

            in its gentle dance of seasons,

            you walk through life’s challenges without fear,

            trusting the unseen spring yet to come.


            As autumn’s colors pour into the world,

            blessings unfolds in you;

            as autumn puts its gold in your hands,

            you grow in love and become more beautiful,

            and make the world more beautiful.


            And even the trees, amazed, thank you.

                                                                                                            Blessings,  Roger


Posted on August 1, 2014 .