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..

Communication leader

Reaching out to registrants for reminders & commitments


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

Supplies leader

implementing and organizing needs & contributions, from outreach to returns

I will coordinate with various areas of both Work Shop and VBS team members in generate a "Supply Needs List" for all aspects of VBS needs. This will be used to ask the congregation to donate needed items or supplies to borrow.

Supplies Team

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

1 slot filled - more available
Pete Berntson

Costume leader & Team recruiter

Recruit seamstresses and lead design and schedule

Linda Forry

Costume Team

Sew and craft costumes


Training leader

Organizing training sessions on June 29 @6:30 and July 9 @6:30



Candid and Tribe photography

Sandi Gies

Decorating Team Leader

Coordinate with team to decorate & set-up for VBS on July 13, 9:00-3:00

Susan Hazlett

Decorating Team

Work as a TEAM under the leadership of Decorating Team Leader to equip, set-up and decorate CLC On July 13 9:00-3:00

6 slots filled - more available
Pete Berntson
Jill Swab
Becky Johnson
Donita Todd
Cheryl Hurley
Holly Higgins

Kitchen leader & Team recruiter

Design menu, communicate grocery needs & preparation

The Brothers

Welcoming Registration Night Coordinator

Coordinate the Opening celebration night - Sunday July 15


Welcoming Registration Night team (20)

Interact, participate & serve our early registrants - Sunday July 15

3 of 20 slots filled
Brenda Berg
becky johnson (2)
add Bill as well please

Registrations at the Registration Sunday Celebration (6)

Actually registering children for VBS


Greeters (2)

Welcoming families and encouraging to join us for worship

All slots filled
Maggie Taylor
Will do more than 1 evening, if needed
Bill Taylor

Registration Day 1 (6)

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

All slots filled
Har&Em Garrabrant (2)
Ann Gehlhoff
Mim Mazon
Kathy Berntson
Lorrie and Gordon Arnold

Registration Day 2 (4)

Checking in current tribe members and assigning new families to tribes

2 of 4 slots filled
Ann Gehlhoff
Cynthia Pringle

Registration Day 3 (2)

Register tribe members

1 of 2 slots filled
Cynthia Pringle

Registration Day 4 (2)

Register tribe members

1 of 2 slots filled
Cynthia Pringle

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"


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

Larry Dellavechia


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

Craig Denny

Daniels Friends (6)

Various characters who make appearances during the marketplace and/or after Daniels experience

1 of 6 slots filled
David Gies

Tribe Leader (8)

Leading the children through the various stages of the experience

4 of 8 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

4 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
Tonia Voegele

Palace Playground (2)

Lead tribes in fun at 4 sessions of games each day

1 of 2 slots filled
Travis Frietsche

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
David Gies
Deborah Joyner
I cannot attend on the 16th but am available other nights

Shopkeepers Assistants (4)

Only necessary to be present one evening

1 of 4 slots filled
Carol Dellavecchia

Animal Courtyard

A mock petting zoo

Audrey Lund

Mission - Leader (2)

Educate families on VBS Mission project

All slots filled
Jeff Harrison
Kay Harrison

Missions Team

Assisting in the planning, design, teaching and implementation of COTP Community Garden


Clean up leader & Team recruiter

Clean up Saturday July 21 9:00 am


Clean Up Team

Clean up July 21 9:00 am

5 slots filled - more available
sharon Boulware
Chick Mazon
Larry Dellavecchia
David Gies
Pete Berntson
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