Sunday through Thursday
July 30 – August 3, 2017

Optional FREE dinner from 5:15 – 5:45 pm
VBS program: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

 For ages 4 through 5th grade

Our Vacation Bible School serves more than 100 local children every year. This vibrant program is full of fun and teaches age-appropriate lessons about God’s love through games, music, crafts, science, and storytelling.

We offer an evening program, Sunday through Thursday, that includes an optional free dinner beforehand to make it convenient for families to arrive after work or other activities.

Check back often as we continue to add details on our 2017 program, HERO CENTRAL!


and promises epic fun
as kids discover their STRENGTH through GOD!






Plus, they will sing and dance, enjoy fun and games, perform exciting science experiments, and learn an important Bible stories. 

And as if all of that were not enough fun, we are also once again offering dinner every night before VBS! And all of these things are being offered for free!

Many volunteers are needed each year to make VBS a success! Be a HERO and lend a hand in an area that suits your interests and talents. 

Let us know you can help! Click HERE for our online Volunteer Registration form.

It promises to be a fun and rewarding experience. We can’t do it without you!

Want to help in other ways?
We welcome donations to help offset our budget and make VBS wonderful for the children.

Maybe you are willing to loan or purchase some items we can use in decorating? 

Please check back soon for a list of items we are looking for as donations or to borrow for HERO CENTRAL! 

Join us for dinner! 

An optional, free dinner will be available for VBS participants and volunteers each evening beginning at 5:15 pm. We are planning nutritious and delicious meals!

Dinner will take place upstairs in the Fiesta Center. At 5:45 pm, VBS participants will be escorted to the Sanctuary for the start of the VBS program at 6.  

(Snacks and the ingredients in the snacks will be posted every night at the Registration Table so you also have a heads up about what they will be eating. Our registration form has space for you to alert us to allergies and our snack leaders and dinner leaders will be alerted to this information.)

Click here to go to the Cokesbury website to register online for VBS! 

(After completing information for the first child, you will have the opportunity to add additional children.)




Frequently Asked Questions about VBS

What ages can participate in VBS?
The VBS program is for children age 4 years through Grade 5. But VBS can be fun for the whole family! Older children and adults are invited to serve as Crew Leaders or other assistants and join in the VBS fun. See our Volunteering tab for more details.

What does it cost to participate in VBS? 
VBS at the United Methodist Church of West Chester is FREE of charge for participants. Donations of time, money, and supplies are always welcome and help to offset the cost of VBS and dinner.

For other questions about HERO CENTRAL Vacation Bible School, or any questions about kids’ programming at the United Methodist Church of West Chester, please contact us.

Contact Person: Judy Schlabach, Director of Children’s Ministries
E-mail: Judy@umcwc.org
Telephone: 610-692-5190
129 S. High St
West Chester, PA 19382
For our 2017 mission project, we are partnering with the United Methodist Children’s Center to provide school supplies for a church-sponsored school and medical facility in Liberia.

We are asking families to purchase school supplies on sale and bring in anything that school children may need. We have no particular list. The children at the Faith Victorious Academy will be happy to receive anything that we can donate.

See photos of the children of the Faith Victorious Academy below: