Church of the Palms UM

Babylon - VBS 2018

Sign up today to serve at Vacation Bible School 2018 when Church of the Palms is transformed into a scene from ancient Babylon.The fun begins on Sunday, July 15 where we will invite the children to register early, identify their tribes and meet their leaders. Then Monday evening July 16, the adventure begins and finishes with a VBS Sunday Celebration on July 22. Parent's and congregants please help serve our children and community as we hope to make this our biggest and best VBS Ever! If you are seeking to register your child for VBS please go to but know you are always welcome to serve alongside your child too. 


Date: 07/16/2018 (Mon.)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Location: Church of the Palms

Created by:   Portia Foden
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Volunteer Coordinator & Recruiter

Recruiting members and organizing positions

Cheryl Hurley
I am on vacation with my family the week of VBS. Will do what I can before I go..

Tribe Leader (10)

Leading the children through the various stages of the experience

4 of 10 slots filled
Linda Robertson
Brenda Berg
Our granddaughter, Anna, will be in town and wants to be my assistant as a tribe leader!!!!
Jill Swab
would prefer not to have Beckett's tribe
Donita Todd

Assistant Tribe Leader (10)

Assist Tribe leader with various duties

3 of 10 slots filled
Brenda Berg
Anna, my granddaughter, will be my Tribe Assistant!
Audrey Lund
So I can learn how & promote myself for 2019
Teresa Danforth

Publicity leader & Team recruiter

Community outreach & distribution of collateral


Publicity Team

Work as a group on publicizing VBS 2016

2 slots filled - more available
Pete Berntson
Donita Todd

Communication leader

Reaching out to registrants for reminders & commitments


Costume leader & Team recruiter

Inventory current costumes and recruit seamstresses


Costume Team

Sew and craft costumes


Celebration Opening & closing Celebration Leader

Leading EVERYONE in music and dance

Tonia Voegele

Celebration Opening & Closing Ceremony Back up dancer (2)

Assisting Celebration leader engage families

1 of 2 slots filled
Lib Sanders
"Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise"

Kitchen leader & Team recruiter

Design menu, communicate grocery needs & preparation

The Brothers

Babylonian Kitchen chefs (10)

Preparation of nightly dinner

1 of 10 slots filled
Bill Taylor
Will work 2 or 3 evenings

Set up leader & Team recruiter

Organize and set up of sets, props, wardrobes and various tribe leader materials.


Set up Team

set up tribe time, sets, registation etc.

1 slot filled - more available
Pete Berntson

Clean up leader & Team recruiter

Clean up & Sunday worship set up


Supplies leader

implementing and organizing needs & contributions, from outreach to returns


Training leader

Organizing training sessions on June 8 @1:00 and June 12 @5:00


Registration Sunday Celebration (5)

Begins at 5:00 Sunday, July 15


Registration Day 1 (4)

Registering children, getting contact, image permission and allergy info and assign to tribes

3 of 4 slots filled
Har&Em Garrabrant (2)
Ann Gehlhoff

Registration Day 2 (2)

Checking in current tribe members and assigning new families to tribes

1 of 2 slots filled
Ann Gehlhoff

Registration Day 3 (2)

Register tribe members


Registration Day 4 (2)

Register tribe members



Candid and Tribe photography


Greeters (2)

Welcoming families and encouraging to join us for worship

1 of 2 slots filled
Maggie Taylor
Will do more than 1 evening, if needed


Tell the story of Daniel- Nightly Scenes which require line memorization and rehersals



Unbeliever who is changed- Nightly scenes with Daniel, will require line memorization and rehersals


Daniels Friends (3)

Daniels friends- Shadrach, Meshack and Abendego- Line memorization for final two nights-

1 of 3 slots filled
David Gies

Palace Playground (2)

Lead tribes in fun at 4 sessions of games each day


Shopkeepers (4)

Playing the role of an Babylonian artisan or merchant while visiting & assisting kids in creating various crafts & projects- Only 2 Needed per craft and only required to be present one evening

2 of 4 slots filled
Deborah Joyner
I would like metal working if available
David Gies

Animal Courtyard

A mock petting zoo

Audrey Lund

Mission - Leader (2)

Educate families on VBS Mission project


Decorating Team

Work as a group on set design and creation

2 slots filled - more available
Pete Berntson
Jill Swab

Supplies Team

Work as a team to collect, distribute and return borrowed items

2 slots filled - more available
Pete Berntson
Brenda Berg
I assume this is where we will outreach for any items needed for both the workshops and week of VBS needs for people to donate ?

Welcoming Night Coordinator

Coordinate the Opening celebration night - Sunday July 15


Sunday welcoming night team (20)

Set up chuEarly registration Celebration - Sunday July 15


Marketplace Assistants (4)

Only necessary to be present one evening

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