Team EpiscoPALS

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s, Worthington, invites all Columbus-area kids to join in the fun

Team EpiscoPALS logoSummer is almost here, and that means it’s time for children and adults to come together at St. John’s, Worthington, to learn, play and grow in faith at Vacation Bible School. This year, the families of St. John’s are extending a special invitation to kids in the other Columbus-area parishes to join in the fun as we learn about our tradition together at “Team EpiscoPALS” VBS.

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s is always a bit unusual and full of surprises. For starters, our schedule is different – we meet in the evenings, and we don’t do VBS all in one week. This lessens the pressure on kids, parents and volunteers, and it makes the fun of VBS last an entire month. We also create our own program each year, exploring fun new themes that won’t be found anywhere else.

Team EpiscoPALS VBS will be held on four consecutive Monday evenings in June (8, 15, 22 and 29) from 6 to 8 p.m. We’ll begin by sharing a meal together, and then we’ll have our large group gathering time, where we’ll learn about the things that make our Episcopal tradition so unique. Over the course of our four sessions, kids will gain an understanding of their identity as Episcopal Christians, and they’ll learn why it’s so cool to be an Episcopalian!

After large group time each evening, we’ll divide up into smaller groups according to age and experience different activities that connect to the evening’s theme through art, science, games, drama, crafts and more! Each session will end with a time of joyous singing and dancing and a closing prayer.

Team EpiscoPALS is open to preschoolers through rising fifth graders, and youth (sixth grade and up) are encouraged to volunteer. You do not have to be a member of St. John’s to attend VBS – all are welcome! There is no fee for registration, but there is a suggested donation of $5 per night to help cover the cost of food and supplies. Donation baskets will be available each evening at VBS.

Register your child(ren) online at www.StJohnsWorthington. org/vbs-sign-up/. If you have questions, please email Maggie Leidheiser-Stoddard, Coordinator of Children’s & Youth Ministries ( All who register will receive an email with important details sometime during the last week of May.

We hope to see your family at Team EpiscoPALS in June!