Upcoming Children's Activities


  • 2017 Vacation Bible School

    Thank you to all who have volunteered with Vacation Bible School 2017!

    Because of your willing response, we are so close to completing our VBS staff. We are in need of one more person to serve as a Guide with the Kindergarten group on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22. If you are interested in being a part of HERO Central, please contact Leslie Merrill at leslie@hvlfumc or 693.4275.


    VBS HERO Central Special Announcements 


    • Snacks for the VBS Staff Over the past two summers, the VBS staff has greatly appreciated the snacks that were so kindly brought in to the church during the VBS week for the staff to enjoy! Once again, we would like to provide snacks for our HERO Central staff. If you are willing to bring a snack in on any one of the four days – we would be most appreciative!! Some suggestions are: muffins, cookies, fruit, cheese/crackers, etc. It can be homemade or store bought! Please contact Leslie Merrill, leslie@hvlfumc.org or 693.4275. Thank you! 
    • Feel Free to Drop in for a Visit at HERO Central During the week of VBSWe welcome you to stop by the church and see the children, staff and the Hero Central decorations! Areas of the church will be transformed into a fun and cool Super Hero scene. Special thanks to Amy Elkins for leading the VBS decorating efforts and to the many wonderful people who are teaming up together to help with the decorations! Our heartfelt thanks to all for your continued support and prayers for Vacation Bible School and all the children who will come to us
    • VBS Music Celebration in Worship Sunday, June 25 On Sunday, June 25The VBS children and staff will be singing a couple of their favorite Vacation Bible School songs at the 11:00 worship service. We hope you will join us for worship and this special time together!.
  • PASSPORT Kids Camp

    Summer 2017 PASSPORT KIDS Camp is filled with fun, faith-building programming and hands-on missions education for older elementary children. This summer, one of the PASSPORT Kids Camp is being held at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, from July 9 – 12. The cost is $275.00. Currently, this camp is full. However, First UMC has been placed on the waiting list with the possibility (no guarantee) that an opening may occur. If your child/children is interested in attending the PASSPORT KIDS CAMP at Converse College, and will have completed grades 3-5 for the 2016/2017 school year, please contact Leslie Merrill, 693.4275 or email: leslie@hvlfumc.org no later than Wednesday, March 1. Another PASSPORT Kids Camp option, is at the Montreat Conference Center, Montreat, NC, from July 3-6. The cost is: $295.00. Presently, there are still some openings. If your child/children is interested in attending this camp, in place of being on the waiting list for Converse College, please let me (Leslie) know by, Wednesday, March 1. If there is enough interest for this summer and provided there are still openings, we will try to attend one of the two camps. For both of the PASSPORT Kids Camps, adult - male and female chaperones, will be needed.