Vacation Bible School 2011

June 20-23

Come cook some fun at Shake it up Cafe where the kids will carry out God’s Recipe. Shake it up Café will introduce the children to stories of biblical festivals that reveal God’s ingredients, and link the Old and New Testaments to our lives today. We’re looking forward to sharing a fun week of crafts, stories, music, and more with kids in Preschool through 5thGrade. If you’d like to help with VBS—with preplanning or during—please contact director, Janin Comiskey, at the church office.

Online registration is now closed. There are a limited number of walk-in spaces, please contact Janin Comiskey or Leslie Horak for more information. Thank you!

We welcome your donation to help send a child to VBS.

2011 VBS Info & FAQs

◆  June 20-23, 2011.  9am-12noon daily (Mon-Thurs)

◆  Thursday evening celebration at 6:30pm.

◆  Stony Point Ministry Center, 2150 Giffen Ave. (at Stony Point & Giffen across from RL Stevens Elem).

◆  Ages 3 (potty-trained) to 12 years (current 5th graders); older kids can volunteer to help.

◆  Registration closes JUNE 5TH.  (One form per child please.)

◆  Register by filling out a paper form or online at  and click on “Vacation Bible School” on the right side to get to registration & payment.  Checks should be made out to FUMC Santa Rosa with VBS in the memo line.  Online payment is through PayPal.

◆  Tuition is $35 per child.  Scholarships are available; please speak with Janin Comiskey at 707-545-3863 x210 for more information.

◆  Slots are open on a first come, first served basis, so register early (especially for Preschool!)  A limited number of “walk-in” slots will be held until the first day of camp, but there are NO GUARANTEES of availability.

◆  If your child wants to be placed with a friend in the same age group, please note it on the “placement request” line of the registration form.  Every effort will be made to accommodate special requests.

◆  Kids who register by June 5th will receive an apron the first day of camp.  Space permitting, those who register after the deadline MAY receive an apron.

◆  Kids receive snacks at VBS, but NOT LUNCH.

◆   Kids need to be checked in by 9am & picked up at 12noon daily at the Stony Point Ministry Center.  AFTER the first day, please sign in & out with kid’s Group Leader.

◆  Most activities are OUTSIDE, so wear comfortable play clothes, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, etc.

Donations needed for VBS:

  • Baby food jars with lid (or other small ½-cup capacity jars)
  • Bottled water—8 cases (Costco)
  • Cereal boxes
  • Craft sticks
  • Distilled water (sodium free)          2 gallons
  • Dixie cups (3 oz./100 count)            4 packs (Costco)
  • Dixie bowls (12 oz./125 count)       4 packs (Costco)
  • Food/Cooking magazines
  • Margarine or frosting containers
  • Oatmeal boxes (round)
  • Paper grocery bags (large)
  • Paper towels
  • Paper towel tubes
  • Plastic eggs (empty)
  • Plastic zip-top bags—gallon, quart, and  sandwich sizes
  • Sharpie permanent markers
  • Sugar (1 pound)
  • Vanilla (large jar)
  • Water bottles (plastic)
  • Yeast (jar)