To Mars And Beyond! - Vacation Bible School

Anything & Everything you need to know for Cork United Methodist Church's Vacation Bible School for the Summer of 2019

General Information

Get ready for the adventure of the summer! 

We are ready to blast off with Cokesbury's To Mars and Beyond! curriculum! We have space for 24 astronauts, ages Pre-k 3 to 6th Grade (12 years), on our mission beginning Monday, June 24th! This mission will continue each night that week from 5-8:30pm until Friday, June 28th. Registration is free for the 24 spaces* we are currently offering.

To take a look at the video preview to get a sense of the bible lessons we will prepare for the children, watch their promo video here.

The registration link below will be available starting at 8am on Easter Sunday, April 21st and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  

*If demands of the community increase, we may add more spaces for a small fee per registration.'


Dear Church: 

We are very excited to announce our VBS this year! To Mars and Beyond! We will be teaching the children to spread the love of Christ through our words and good deeds. While helping children discover the wonders of God's universe, they'll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. We will journey from an area outpost on Mars lifting off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. We will add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine! Our mission experiences will include a VBS food drive where each child will assemble a bag of food items to be delivered to those in need within our community.

We are asking church members to help us in our food drive. Included is a list of suggested items to include in your shopping bag for families in need within our community. If you purchase just 1-2 items a week during the next 10 weeks then each child will be able to fill a bag to help a deserving family during our VBS Mission Food Drive. If you prefer we will also accept gift cards from a local grocery store to cover the purchase of food items. Our deadline to receive food items or gift cards is Sunday, June 23. Simply drop your items in the Welcome Center or Lobby of the church. Gift cards can be marked for VBS food drive and placed in the offering.

On behalf of the Children's Ministries we thank each of you for your support in all of our endeavors.

"For God so loved a cheerful giver"

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

In Christ's love,

The Children's Ministry of Cork United Methodist


Spaghetti Sauce- In cans or Jars

Packages of pasta

Packages of yellow rice

Packages or boxes of instant mashed potatoes

Cans of hearty soup or chili

Fruit in cans or jars

Jello or Instant pudding

Bags of Sugar

Cans of Tuna or Chicken

Tea/Kool-Aid/Lemonade mixes

Cookie or Brownie Mix or Cake mixes with frosting

Cereal or oatmeal or instant oatmeal packets

Bisquick or Pancake Mixes


Jars of Peanut Butter

Jars of Jelly

Salt & Pepper

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Child Registration for 2019 Vacation Bible School

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Medical Release & Photo Permission Form

Each child that registers will need a MRPP form filled out and on file with the church office. Notary services will be available upon request.