May 21, 2020
Dear DS Families and Friends,
I am coming to you to share some good news and some not-so-good news. First, the not-so-good news: due to the current conditions regarding the social distancing recommendations because of the Coronavirus, many of our Kids’ Summer Fun programs are going to be cancelled this year. We will not be having our three scheduled Family Movie Nights, our Family Serve Day at Open Door Mission (click here for ODM serving opportunities at home: https://www.opendoormission.org/volunteer-category/volunteer-from-home/), our LEGO Camp, Art Camp or our Heroes Camp which were all scheduled for this summer. That is the not-so-good news.
However, here is the GOOD NEWS!! WE ARE NOT CANCELLING VBS!!! Our VBS is going to look different this year, in fact – we have given it a new name: VVBS!! VVBS stands for Virtual Vacation Bible School. Here’s how it works:
1. Go to our website to register for VVBS – dsomaha.org
2. On Thursday, July 9 either from 11:30 am-1:00pm or from 5:30-7:00 pm, come to the church to pick up your Wilderness Escape VVBS packet. (If those times don’t work for your family, just let me know – we will find another time or we will deliver your VVBS packet to your house.)
3. During the mornings of July 13-17, go to our website dsomaha.org and watch our Wilderness Escape VVBS videos which will start showing at 9:00 am. There you will join our awesome VVBS staff in singing, learning, meeting Moses and his friend Malachi, and so much more! Don’t worry! If 9 am during that week doesn’t work for you, you can watch the videos anytime throughout July and through August 13.
I know that we can’t all be together for in-person VBS this year. However, we can be together and learn about Moses and his Wilderness Escape during our VVBS. I hope that you can join us and invite all of your friends to join us, too.
BONUS!!! – On Friday, July 17 from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, come to Divine Shepherd’s parking lot for a drive-through parade! Come and see your Celebration Team! Meet Moses and Malachi and see our animal friends Mo the Mouse, Humphrey the Camel, Chase the Leopard, Isaac the Goat and Rocky the Rock Badger. You and your family will stay in your car and wave and meet your awesome VVBS staff as you drive through this fun parade! You don’t want to miss out on this fun Wilderness Escape Adventure! Join us for this awesome VVBS!!
Director of Children's Ministry