Vacation Bible School

At Topeka First UMC

Welcome to Children's Discipleship!

Everything we do is designed to equip children to connect, grow, and serve for the good of the city. If you're looking for fun activities, creative worship, community-minded outreach, and engaging life-lessons from the Bible, then you and your children belong at Topeka First UMC. We'll help them connect with our church family, grow in their faith, and learn to serve others with glad hearts. 

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Vacation Bible School Information for Registered Families

Friday, July 23 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner Served
Saturday, July 24 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch Served
Sunday, July 25 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Block Party for the whole family
Dinner, Kona Ice, and Fun in the park!

Email with any questions!

Things to bring with:
Water bottle, backpack with change of clothes (if needed), two face masks for indoor activities, comfortable shoes for running and playing, and anything else your kiddo needs to feel comfortable.

Mission Offering

We are helping the church collect school supplies for Topeka North Outreach as our VBS mission offering. Plan to bring an item or two to add to the collection. Ideas below on what to bring:

  • Antibacterial Wipes 

  • #2 pencils – 12 ct. pkg.                                                                          

  • 2 Pocket Folder  

  • Book Bags / Backpacks (for Boys only)

  • Ballpoint Pen: red, black or blue

  • Big Eraser                       

  • Binders 3 ring: 1 or 2 inch wide

  • Colored Markers:  10 ct. Broad Line Colored Markers: 12 ct. Fine Line  

  • Colored Pencils: 12 ct. pkg.   

  • Crayons: 24 ct. box

  • Dividers for Binders: 5-tab        

  • Dry-erase Markers  

  • Elmer's Glue: 4 oz

  • Facial Tissue / Kleenex 

  • Glue Stick:  Jumbo or Regular                                                    

  • Loose leaf filler paper: college & wide rule                                     

  • Pencil Box: plastic                                                                                  

  • Pencil Pouch for Binder 

  • Rulers: cm. & inches

  • Scissors: blunt or pointed

  • Spiral Notebook: Single, college & wide rule

  • Yellow Highlighter

Weekend Schedule:


Friday, July 23

5:15 Check-in opens/parents can drop off or stay for dinner

5:30 Dinner

6:00 Opening Arise! Shine with Love!

6:30-7:15 VBS fun!

7:15-7:30 Closing

7:30 Checkout/pick up

Saturday, July 24

9:45a Doors open/Check-in

10a Opening Arise! Shine with Faith and Hope!

10:30a-2:345p VBS Fun including lunch and outdoor play!

2:45-3:00p Closing

3:00p Checkout/pick up

Sunday, July 25

5:30p-7:30p Block Party

All are invited to celebrate the end of VBS with dinner and Kona Ice and play in the park. (Families are asked to stay with kiddos)

Registration (One Per Child)

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