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Help Run VBS in Schenectady, NY

Janet Birkmann

Calvary OPC in Schenectady, New York, is seeking volunteers to come help them run their VBS program this summer (Monday – Friday, July 27 – July 31, 2015).

Caroline Weerstra, who creates the theme and writes the curriculum for each year’s VBS, provided the following details about the 2015 VBS:

VBS Details:

Seeking Volunteers:

We are hoping to receive the help of five or more volunteers, particularly a few adults with experience teaching Sunday school and/or VBS.

Our particular needs are:

Arrive Early and Help Decorate!

If volunteers can arrive on Saturday, July 25th, to help with decorating the church for VBS, we would be thrilled! Decorating an entire church in one day is a yearly challenge that requires many volunteer hours before VBS even starts.

And this will allow you to settle in, worship with us, and get acquainted with us before VBS begins on Monday morning.

Housing and Activities:

Housing and meals will be provided for all volunteers.

Calvary OPC is situated in the middle of Schenectady, with parks, shopping centers, basketball courts, etc., within a few blocks of the church, and we will also plan some activities, so volunteers will have things to do during “down time” in the afternoon or evening if they choose.


Rick and Caroline Weerstra

Phone 518-423-9900


PHOTO: "The Sola System" VBS in 2012 featured the Reformation solas in an outer space setting

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