Families!

We are so excited to welcome you and your children to this year's Vacation Bible School!

Yes, you read the right: We are having VBS this summer!

This is a special time! As we face COVID together, we want kids to hear the Good News about God's love for them more than ever. We can't meet in person but we are over-coming that challenge to give you a GREAT VBS for 5 weeks starting in July.

All About Compassion Camp

So, what is VBS this year? 
It's COMPASSION CAMP!
At Compassion Camp kids will learn all about God's big compassionate heart for us, and how we can be compassionate to others and ourselves! And, it's tailored just for us! Illustrated Ministry has created Compassion Camp specifically for all of us who are sheltering in place this summer - bringing all the fun and creativity of VBS to our homes.

How is it going to work?
Compassion Camp is a "Hybrid VBS" 
...part digital, part old-school paper 'n' crayons.

1) Trinity Heights will give you everything to do VBS activities at home! Each week has a theme, Bible story, crafts, games, movement, and community service project ideas that you and your kids can do together. We will prepare a kit with the directions and all the supplies you will need to do the activities at your own pace/schedule over the week.

Pickup time for kits will be Monday mornings from 9-noon @ the church. Delivery can also be arranged as-needed - please contact Kevin @

 

2) Watch "The Lighthouse!"
You're not on your own - we will "host" each week of VBS through "The Lighthouse" - our new YouTube channel just for kids. Starting Monday morning, you can tune in with your kids to join The Keeper and their friends as they learn about Compassion each week, hear the Bible story, and check out the activities in the program.

Here's the link to the channel
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3) Live Stream: Thursdays @ 6:30pm!
Our live streams are over - thanks for joining us!


What you can do to do to be ready:
1. Sign Up!
Contact Kevin () to get on the email list, so we can make sure you get your kit each week, and keep you in-the-know about videos, and activities as we go.
2. Subscribe!
If you have a YouTube account, you can subscribe to the Lighthouse channel to automatically get any video updates. Also, if you use Facebook, make sure to Like and Follow the Trinity Heights UMC page for ongoing updates.
3. Make a family plan!
Decide which days/times are going to be best for you to do the activities at home. Also, put Thursday evenings on the calendar to join us on the live stream.
4. Spread the Word!
Your kids will have more fun doing Compassion Camp VBS if their friends are doing it too! Also, most churches aren't able to do a VBS at all this summer - let's make sure lots of kids still get to grow in God's love! Please help us share the news on social media, by text or email - any way you can!
5. Pray! 
This is a HUGE change for us, and we are taking a big step out into untested waters to serve kids as best we can. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers 🙂