Vacation Bible School 2019 August 5–9
During Roar, our terrific kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life! What an epic African adventure we will engage the whole herd in!
The First Church of Squantum
Monday–Friday, August 5–9
9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 3–11 (finished 5th grade)
Ages 3–5 (Pre-K) — Only 20 spots!
Ages 5–11 — Only 30 spots!
Free of charge to all!
First Church of Squantum (Congregational) 164 Bellevue Road • Quincy, MA 617-328-6649 •
Note: In recognition of some needs,
this week First Church will be a nut-free zone.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s Vacation Bible School?
Vacation Bible School (or VBS for short) is something our church does for children and families that engages the whole person in learning they are loved—by people and by God. We do this through our caring volunteers and an active learning curriculum that features games, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, videos, science—even the snacks!
Who runs Vacation Bible School at your church?
This year, Cynthia Gray is directing Vacation Bible School. Cynthia has led our VBS for 4 years and recruits and trains our volunteers. She has a love of science and active learning and is really amazing with kids. Pastor Doug Gray is one of the leaders as well. He brings lots of years of youth ministry and a goofy
Are you trying to convert my kids to your church?
No! We are a Christian church and so part of our understanding of God’s love comes through Jesus—dying to show us that love is compassionate and willing to sacrifice for others, and rising to show us that love has the last word and it is abundant! Having said that, we aren’t trying to get you to change churches or go from Catholic to Protestant. We think of other churches as on “Team Jesus” with us, and we make space for people to believe different things about God and Jesus.
I’m not sure what I believe about God. Is that ok?
Sure! We aren’t here to judge, but we are here to show grace. You are welcome to come as you are and see how things work. If you would like to observe our program, you are welcome to do that as well…though we do find that sometimes that makes it harder for the kids.
Are my kids safe?
Your child’s safety really matters to us. We test all our activities ahead of time to make sure they are educationally sound and physically safe for the kids. Of course, sometimes kids think of things we didn’t and sometimes minor accidents happen. But that’s part of learning and being a kid.
All the adults and teens have been part of our church family for at least 6 months before we allow them to work with children. We use the widely accepted “two-adult rule” to make sure that an adult is never alone with a child. When someone registers a child, we ask who the parent will allow to pick up the child. If you have other questions, feel free to give the church a call.