Vacation Bible School

The effects of the pandemic continue to unfold every day. At this time, Emmanuel will hold VBS outside for children ages 5 to 5th grade.  If possible, we hope to eventually add in preschoolers.  Safety protocols will be in place according to the current guidelines in June.  Space will be limited!  Church members can begin registering on March 21.  On April 11, registration will be open to everyone.

NEW DATES: June 28 – June 30, 2021
Also: Registration is full & thus closed!

VBS runs Monday through Wednesday: 9am – 3pm
*Participants will need to provide their own lunches! All activity will follow CDC guidelines & most activity will take place in small groups.

Emmanuel United Methodist invites children 5 years old to 5th grade to explore Cokesbury’s VBS 2021, Knights of North Castle: Quest for Kings Armor! This special Vacation Bible School theme invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of God’s power by exploring how we put on the armor of God. Kids will take on the role of brave knights and begin their quest each session by opening the King’s Book. They’ll explore Old and New Testament stories and discover different pieces of protective armor—the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Justice, the Shoes of Peace, the Shield of Faith, and the Helmet of Salvation—at work in the lives of familiar Bible characters, and explore how that armor works in their own lives as they follow and serve God.

You can register by completing this form here and emailing it to Donna Meoli (see below for address) or print out this pdf and fill it out by hand.

For more information contact: Donna Meoli at or 301-725-5200.

For a sneak peak of what’s in store, watch this promotional video:

Knights of North Castle from Cokesbury

Special thanks to Oriental Trading Company for sponsoring this event!

Crafts are sponsored by Oriental Trading