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First United Methodist Church of Hurst’s “Off the Rails” Vacation Bible School FUMC Hurst is excited to offer an in-person Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year! We are taking VBS “Off the Rails” and out into the community for a series of fun and meaningful gatherings that will focus on how God helps us through difficult times. The two-hour come-and-go events will rotate between different community parks throughout the summer and will be full of crafts, music, games, fellowship, and fun in an outdoor environment (families should plan that their VBS experience will last approximately 1 hour). VBS is free and activities are geared to children in K-5th grade (younger siblings are invited to participate as appropriate).

There are 7 dates/times.

Join us for all the dates, or pick the dates that best fit your family’s schedule.

Do I need to register? What ages of children can attend?

Advance registration is requested for each VBS date so that supplies can be prepped. This is a family VBS experience and parents will stay with their children during the entire event. VBS is free and activities are geared to children in K-6th grade (younger siblings are invited to participate as appropriate).

What should I bring to VBS?

Be sure to bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, and something to sit on (blanket, lawn chair, etc.). Public restrooms will be available nearby at each location, but you may want to make sure you go beforehand. We will be doing messy crafts, so dress appropriately for painting, etc.

Do I need to stay with my children at VBS or can I drop them off?

This is a family VBS experience and parents will stay with their children during the entire event.

What is the cost of VBS?

VBS is free.

How long does VBS last?

The two-hour come-and-go events will rotate between different community parks throughout the summer (7 different dates) and will be full of crafts, music, games, fellowship, and fun in an outdoor environment (families should plan that their VBS experience will last approximately 1 hour). There will be a different theme and activities each date of VBS.

What COVID-19 precautions will be in place at VBS?

COVID protocols will be in place at all VBS events. Since VBS is outdoors this year, masks will be optional. Volunteers will be encouraged to “mask-match” with families (meaning: when volunteers are near you, they are encouraged to match what you are choosing to do regarding masking). Supplies will be sanitized between each family’s use.

Will there be food/snacks at VBS?

Light snacks will be available and families are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to the evening events.

I can't attend all of the dates. Can I come to some of them?

Of course, come to as many or a few of the VBS dates that work with your family’s schedule.

I have questions that aren't answered here, who do I ask?

Email Jennifer Acker at

Will VBS happen if it's raining or if temperatures are extreme?

Watch the Children’s Facebook page for weather updates or any changes.

Please support VBS this year with your gifts

of time, talent, service, and donations:

Youth and Adults: Review the list of ways to serve at VBS and register here:

You can make a purchase online and have it shipped directly to us by selecting
“FUMC Hurst Abbie Arellano’s Gift Registry Address” in the shipping instructions
OR you can go out and purchase a Walmart or Dollar Tree gift card to donate.

Contact info:

Jennifer Acker,   || www.facebook.com/fumchurst.children