WE SWITCHED TRACKS FOR ROCKY RAILWAY VBS 2020! Due to increasing COVID 19 related concerns and issues within our community, we made the very difficult decision to suspend in person VBS and switch to VIRTUAL VBS via Zoom. After making that hard decision, we were determined to find a way to have a virtual VBS that still let us interact with the kids and provide a sense of community. We are excited to say that God has shown us a set of tracks that will allow us to have an innovative, interactive, and exciting VBS with the potential to reach kids and families in our church, our community and well outside of our immediate area!
July 20-23/ 7-8 pm
Rocky Railway Boxcar Kit (supply kit) pick up: Sunday, July 19th 3-5 pm FKC Parking Lot
Celebration Night: Friday, July 24th 7-8pm; FKC Parking Lot
Where: Your TRAIN STATION (location) is your home. If you are comfortable inviting a friend or neighbor to join you in your home to Zoom down the tracks for VBS that is great. If you prefer to stick with only your family in your train station (home) that is great. We do encourage everyone to invite a friend, neighbor, or relative to join us (whether together with them or on their own). They don’t even need to be close by to join the virtual fun.
Who: Kids ages 4-12 (and their adults). The VBS programming is designed for kids pre-k through entering 6thgrade. Younger kids can also join the fun of the music and teaching time.
How: How will this work? Each day we will email a Zoom meeting id and password to the train stations (homes) that have REGISTERED to join us. You will log on to Zoom a few minutes before 7pm (from your train station/home or wherever your child is) with the supplies from your kit for that day and join the fun! Our Zoom will be different than the average “zoom classroom” or simple video format. We are planning an innovative way to be able to provide live teaching, as well as interaction with the kids! If you need a little help with the Zoom technology, we can email you information to help walk you through the technology. And, we will also record the Zoom event and post it to our YouTube channel so those who can’t join us live via Zoom that week can still enjoy the fun (or you can go back and relive the VBS fun)!
Registration: REGISTRATION IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL KIDS! Please register all of your crew members (kids ages 4-12) and encourage any crew members (neighbors or friends) you might invite to join you at your train station (home) to also register. Registration is important for 3 reasons: (1) The only way to receive the zoom meeting id and password is to register and provide us with a valid email address. (2) Registration reserves your Rocky Railway Boxcar Kit (supplies for the week). Registering EVERY crew member (kid) assures you have the correct number of supplies in your kit. (3) It makes sure you receive updated information about the VBS week. If you are planning to join us only through YouTube, please still register your crew. Register via the link on the church website www.fellowshipkc.com.
Supplies: The Rocky Railway Boxcar Kit will have (almost) all the supplies you need to join the fun of crafts and games for the week (as well as some bonus fun). Rocky Railway Boxcar Kits will be available for pickup (via some drive thru fun) for those registered on Sunday, July 19th from 3-5 pm in the Fellowship Kansas City north parking lot. (We’ll also have a photo opportunity and treat for the kids.). If you can’t make it Sunday afternoon, you can pick up kits Monday, July 20th from 11am – 2pm at the church. (There is no cost for a Rocky Railway Boxcar Kit.) For those who aren’t nearby and able to get a kit – we will be posting a list of supplies and suggestions on the VBS page of the website closer to the week.
As a train station adult what will I have to do? The Bible teaching, music, craft instruction, and game instructions will all be included in the live event. While you may need to do some guiding through the craft or the game, we’ll take care of the basic instructions. You simply encourage the kids to jump on board the fun by singing with us, answering questions, shouting the motto, doing the craft and joining the game. There may be a couple of times where you will need to change a zoom setting (we’ll provide instructions). We will also have a complete support team available to help with simple tech questions, questions on the craft or other questions that may arise. They will be available via text and/or Zoom chat. (We’ve got your back.)
Friday night CELEBRATION! We are planning a drive in/drive thru CELEBRATION to end the event on Friday, July 24th 7-8 pm around the north parking lot of Fellowship Kansas City. You’ll receive a copy of the picture you took on Sunday and get a treat to enjoy as a family.
Invite a Friend: Please help us spread the joy and hope of Jesus! Invite a friend, neighbor or relative to either join your train station (home) or to join us on their own (either live via zoom or later on YouTube). As you think about who to invite, think beyond our immediate community. This year kids can join the fun no matter where they live or where they are! During the VBS week, share pictures or videos of your kids saying the verse or motto or simply having fun at VBS (and tag @FellowshipKC).
Get in Touch
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7310 NW Hampton Rd. Kansas City, MO 64152
Give us a call:
Fellowship Kansas City (816) 984-8311
Mon - Thurs, 9:00am - 5:00pm